After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.
15-year-old Matthew Tannenberger won the 200 and 400 freestyles at the Gulf Senior Championships in Houston, going 1:52.71 and 3:58.53. That 400 ranks him just inside the top 100 all-time for his age group (per USA Swimming’s records) and the 200 sits just outside the top 100 with more than a year to go in the age group.
Hali Flickinger is the one to watch in the 200 fly after breaking Mary Meagher’s 37-year-old U.S. Open Record this morning.
This afternoon will bring 6 heats each of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free, while the 7th and fastest heat will swim with finals.
Star sprinters Caeleb Dressel and Nathan Adrian headline the men’s 100 free, while the 200 fly brings in Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark for a rematch.
2018 U.S. Nationals Day 1: Brinegar (1500 free, #8), Rooney (200 fly, #15) Scratch out; Eastin Still in
Rooney was the 15th seed there, but will instead focus only on the 100 free tomorrow, where he’s seeded 10th.
Jersey Wahoos announced the appointment of Paul Donovan as their new Director of Competitive Swimming, making him responsible leading and delivering the complete Wahoo program from lessons to the Senior National group.
Zachary Hojnacki, the Head Age Group Coach for the prestigious Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics, is taking over as the head coach of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester “Marlins” Swim Team.
The Georgia 14U Age group Champs meet was held this past weekend, where SwimAtlanta emerged victorious in team scoring by 1600 points.
Thomas Bretzmann (North Carolina Aquatic Club) won the men’s 1500 with a time of 15:48.05. That time comes in slightly off his best time of 15:45.55, which he swam at last Summer’s Junior Nationals.
Delaney Duncan finished off the Cleveland Sectionals with a win in the women’s 50 breast.
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Jake Mitchell, a 16 year old out of Carmel Swim Club, took the men’s 800 free with an 8:21.58.
Daniel Orcutt of Kentucky Aquatics took the men’s 200 IM with a 2:03.42, marking a sizeable time drop.
No other 16-year-old has been under 23 in the United States this year, and only Michael Andrew has been faster in the 18 & under range.