Michael Chadwick Pops 48.6 100 Free PB In Charlotte


  • June 1 – June 4, 2017
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
  • LCM
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The fourth and final day of the 2017 Charlotte Ultraswim was a quick one, with the distance session starting at 9 and a second session at 11. The second session featured 100 freestyle prelims, followed by timed finals of the 400 IM, and then 100 free finals directly after. According to the timeline, 100m swimmers had about 70-80 minutes between prelims and finals.

The men’s 100 final saw Michael Chadwick blast his way to a new personal best time of 48.69, topping his 48.87 PB from 2015. Chadwick was out very fast in 23.11, and held strong coming home in 25.58. He now sits 21st in the world for the year, but is the 2nd fastest American behind only Nathan Adrian. Chadwick’s meet in Charlotte has been a huge success, as he also won the 50 free in a quick 22.22. With World Championship Trials right around the corner, he’s looking good.

Brazilian Matheus Santana finished as the runner-up to Chadwick in 50.77, while both Ryan Held and Justin Ress found themselves in the B-final. Held and Ress took prelims a bit too lightly, coming in at 52.67 and 52.77 for 14th and 16th overall. However, they showed up in the B-final, with Held clocking 49.69 and Ress right behind in 49.81.

Courtney Caldwell topped the women’s 100 free field in 55.11, with Israel’s Andrea Murez 2nd at 55.68. Caldwell had an overall solid meet, winning the 50 back and finishing runner-up in the 50 free last night.

The women’s 400 IM featured a close battle between Brazilian Joanna Maranhao and distance freestyler Leah Smith, as they finished 1-2 in 4:41.42 and 4:42.94 respectively. Maranhao and Smith were virtually even through 200m, until Maranhao pulled away on breaststroke and matched Smith on free (both split 1:01.9) to take the win.

Robert McHugh cruised to the win in the men’s event, clocking 4:23.56 to finish over 8 seconds ahead of runner-up Mason Revis (4:31.76). McHugh picks up his third win of the meet after winning the 200 fly and 200 IM on Friday.

The distance session had a couple of runaway winners, as Hannah Moore (16:22.96) and John McIntyre (8:07.73), both of the Wolfpack Elite, dominated the women’s 1500 and men’s 800 free

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samuel huntington

updated 4×100 relay – Adrian, Dressel, Held, Chadwick


Blake pieroni will be in the top 4.

samuel huntington

I think Chadwick will be in top 4. Pieroni prelims swimmer.


My boiii, Lil Ress(justin Ress)


We thought the same thing last year but then trials happened


Don’t leave Conger out of it, 47.7 split as a soph


Sweet. His 40.9 was a good indicator. All signs point to him being the fourth relay member.


Seems like it’s basically going to be just USA vs Russia competing for the gold in the 400 free relay this year. There’s no french relay, the Australians have nobody after Mcevoy, and the Brazilians didn’t perform well at their trials.


Russia went bad too.
Brazil aggregate is 0,5 faster than Australia and 1,0 faster than Russia. US gold Brazil silver and Russia bronze.


Brazil have 3:13:89 Australia 3:14:52 Italy 3:14:90 and Russia 3:14:99 expecting us to sum up to 3:13 flat


At trials I predict

Dressel 47.7
Adrian 47.9
Held 48.1
Chadwick 48.3

For 3:12 flat






Relay times for Comparison (Free and Medley men) Free relay Brazil Gabriel Silva Santos 48.11, Marcelo Chierighini 48.46, Bruno Fratus 48.50, Cesar Cielo 48.92 Total 3:13.89 Australia Cameron McEvoy 47.91, Jack Cartwright 48.43, Zac Incerti 49.03, Louis Townsend 49.15 Total 3:14.52 Italy Luca Dotto 48.66, Ivano Vendrame 48.68, Alessandro Miressi 48.71, Filippo Magnini 48.85 Total 3:14.90 Russia Vladmir Morozov 48.28, Danila Izotov 48.53, Andrei Arbuzov 49.05, Nikita Korolev 49.13 Total 3:14.99 JPN Katsumi Nakamura 48.26, Shinri Shioura 48.66, Matsumoto Katsuhiro 49.02, Yuki Kobori 49.42 Total 3:15.40 GBR Scott Duncan 47.90, Adam Barrett 48.94, Jack Thorpe 49.44, Calvin Jarvis 49.47 (But probably Guy will swim it?) Total 3:15.75 Probably Result: US Gold, Brazil/Italy/Australia and Russia for the other medals.. Probably Brazil… Read more »


Not Australia on Medley.. GBR (Mistake)


Obviously, without Chalmers and Magnussen Australia is out of contention for Budapest podium, but Jack Cartwright is already far more than “nobody”, and I think that he will become a top player come Tokyo2020. And also Louis Townsend is an interesting prospect.
Anyway, for Worlds2017 Usa strong favorite and for the medals’ fight keep an eye to Italy: Miressi and Vendrame are quickly emerging, Dotto will swim well at the end of July and if Orsi will regain his form..(and Magnini is still there, Izzo improving..)


I think Italy is the most dangerous team on that free relay …..for a minor medal .

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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