Why does national Champ Kelsi Worrell need her Chucks? (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

Kelsi Worrell: “I’m excited. I love racing a lot, and that’s what I wanted to do again this summer. I just need to take it one day at a time, finishing each race and taking a deep breath … to keep my energy for the rest of the meet.  


  • American Record: 25.50, Dara Torres, 2009
  • U.S. Open Record: 25.50, Dara Torres, 2009
  • LC National Meet Record: 25.50, Dara Torres, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 26.49
  1. Kelsi Worrell, CARD, 25.69
  2. Hellen Moffitt, NCAC, 26.19
  3. Kendyl Stewart, TROJ, 26.24

Kelsi Worrell qualifies for Worlds in an individual event for the first time in her career with a quick 25.69 showing in the 50 fly. Slightly faster than her morning swim, Worrell narrowly misses the American Record of 25.50, set by Dara Torres in 2009.

In a very tight battle for 2nd, Hellen Moffitt got there in 26.19, with Kendyl Stewart 3rd in 26.24. Alyssa Marsh dropped over two tenths from the morning for 4th in 26.46, and Annie Ochitwa was 5th in 26.51.

There were four more 26s in the B-final, led by Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson in 26.76. 17-year-old Sophie Lindner of SwimMac won the C-final in 27.16.

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