Men’s butterfly was stacked, with Nicholas Santos (23.03) and Kristof Milak (1:53.89) combining to break both meet records in the fly events today
Milak’s time of 1:53.89 knocks over half a second off the previous Mare Nostrum Record of 1:54.42, set by Chad Le Clos in 2016.
Although beat out for 200 free gold by newly turned Pro Matt Sates, Dean still shined with a silver medal-worthy time of 1:46.27
After a breakthrough collegiate season at the University of Texas, Anna Elendt has continued her success into long course.
Elendt of both Germany and the University of Texas fired on all cylinders, registering a super quick prelims time of 1:05.82 in this women’s 100m breast.
Canadian Kylie Masse was the lone swimmer to produce a sub-1:00 performance in the women’s 100 back, qualifying in 59.43.
This included swimming 50s and 100s of every stroke, with finals of some of those 100s and skins (potentially 4 rounds per event) for the 50s
Maggie MacNeil raced for the first time since her elbow injury, placing third in the 100 free on Day 1 of the Barcelona Mare Nostrum stop.
Reigning Olympic champion Tom Dean put up a solid morning swim of 1:46.89 in the 200m free and will try to improve upon that mark tonight in Barcelona.
Dean put up a time of 1:46.89 to edge out the previous mark set by his countryman James Guy, who clocked 1:46.91 at the competition back in 2016.
32-year-old Bruno Fratus put up super quick 50m freestyle time in Monaco and we’ll see him race once again in Barcelona this week.
Several Canadian women headline the 2022 Mare Notstrum Tour stop in Barcelona including Panny Oleksiak, Kylie Masse, Summer McIntosh, and Sydney Pickrem.
Sunday’s women’s 200 breast final figures to be tight after Tes Schouten touched in 2:28.44, barely in front of Lydia Jacoby (2:28.46) and Sophie Hansson.
The first finals session of the 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour kicks off tonight from Monaco, with the likes of Arno Kamminga taking flight.
In the first heat of the day, Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands distanced himself from the pack by more than five seconds in the men’s 200 breast prelims.