Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte To Face Off In The 100 Freestyle At Bulldog Grand Slam

The prelims session of the final day of the Bulldog Grand Slam has wrapped up in Athens, Georgia. Day three features the 200 IM, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, and the remaining distance events; the women’s 800 and the men’s 1500.

Melanie Margalis had the fastest time of the morning in the women’s 200 IM. She touched the wall at 2:14.28. The men’s 200 IM should be fun to watch tonight. The top three qualifiers were Ryan Lochte, Tyler Clary, and Chase Kalisz. Lochte had the fastest time at 2:01.87, while Clary was second at 2:02.57 and Kalisz was third at 2:02.85.

ABSC’s own Hali Flickinger had the fastest morning swim in the women’s 200 backstroke with a 2:12.00. Kylie Stewart and Jordan Mattern were second and third at 2:13’s. Tyler Clary, the defending Olympic Champion in this event, earned the top seed with a 2:03.54. Ryan Lochte was entered in this event, but was a no show at the time of the race.

The women’s 100 free was won by Amanda Weir from SwimAtlanta. She posted a 55.02 to lead an impressive final heat. Other swimmers in the final include Megan Romano, Allison Schmitt, Shannon Vreeland, Jordan Mattern, and Maddison Kennedy; all of which have been or are on the US National team.

Michael Phelps had a strong morning swim to earn the top seed in the men’s 100 freestyle. He touched ahead of the field at 49.59, followed by Lochte (49.88), Conor Dwyer (50.08), and Yannick Agnel (50.28). Caeleb Dressel just missed the A-final, finishing 9th at 50.70.

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We Love Phelps

wow…. Phelps 49.59!
what’s your secret MP?
48-low tonight would be purrrrfect 😀
lets do it!

Jonathan Minier

Wish dressel would’ve of made the final:/

bobo gigi

He was great in the 50 free yesterday.
He still struggles a little bit in the 100 and the 200, probably because of his lack of training, but he’s better and better every day.
He can swim close to the 50 barrier tonight in my opinion.
It looks like he has everything planned well to peak in August.


Sedov swam today and went 21,15 at European Champs.. Dressel gotta catch up… probably Jr World Records will go to sub-48 and sub-22 by YOG

Rafael – that’s 22.15 for Sedov today.


Did not see my mistyping.. thanks!

I am really interested in the outcome of this race

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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