Michael Andrew Scratches 100 Fly On Day 3 At World Champ Trials


After a few major scratches yesterday, including a couple of top ten seeds, there hasn’t been as many significant ones today.

The most notable comes in the men’s 100 fly, where Michael Andrew has scratched out after placing a very respectable 4th in the 50 fly last night, going a best time of 23.42. Andrew was seeded 11th in the 100 fly, and now shifts his focus to the 50 breast and 50 back today, where he’s seeded 4th and 12th overall. The 50 breast could very well be his best shot at making the World Championship team.

Bethany Galat, who made the team last night in the 200 breast, has scratched the 50 breast in order to focus on the 400 IM where she’s the #2 seed.

Zachary Lierley, who was 15th at the Olympic Trials last year, has scratched out of the men’s 400 IM as the 11th seed. Other top 24 scratches this morning came from Vinny TafutoTaylor DaleBlair Bish and Phoebe Bacon. Check out the full list of scratches from swimmers seeded in the top 50 of their respective event below:

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bobo gigi

400 IM day today! 😎 Georgia internal war on the men’s side and crazy open race on the women’s side with probably Galat, Cox, Forde and Beisel as favorites. I’m expecting big time drops from Curtis Ogren and Carson Foster too. Can Sean Grieshop enter the conversation for the second spot behind Kalisz?

bobo gigi

I believe I haven’t still mentioned the name of Michael Andrew a single time in my comments so far this week.
I’m not a fan of 50s of stroke but his 50 fly was pretty encouraging. I’m waiting for his 200 IM.
While I know that his best chances of qualification are in the 50 breast.


Turning into a great 50’s swimmer


It’s great the worlds have the 50s of stroke, the Olympics should have done the same.


50’s are for Summer Leaguers and the weak minded, slack sprinters who miss practices, can’t finish practices and who have all of the physical maladies. “Coach, my shoulder really hurts allot this time……………..”


you mad?


he is very Grubby at times ….no worries , it shall pass


Silly grubby

Too short

Agree, 50’s are for the un-trained swimmer who has tech issues but can muscle through this distance


I disagree. Anthony Ervin, Dara Torres, and Tom Jager were all extremely well trained.


50s are the perfect balance of power and skill. Silly too short .


Wrong. The 50’s are the most technically demanding events.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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