Pro Swim Series

Ally McHugh Talks Racing all Stroke 200s, Taking Mile Out Fast (Video)

16:12.87 is the 23-year-old’s third-fastest swim ever, and quickest since August of 2019. It also makes McHugh the second-fastest American in 2020-21.

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Nic Fink Explains Why Georgia Swimmers Finish Races Well By Design (Video)

Nic Fink home like a freight train down the stretch to sneak by Will Licon for the 200 breast win in 2:11.28, with Licon just .02 back. Fink’s final 50: 33.20

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Zane Grothe on Training: “I’ve really focused on having a better 1500” (Video)

Grothe, 28, finished in a time of 15:10.29, stacking up as his fastest swim since July of 2019 while also making him the second-fastest American this season

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Kieran Smith Breaks Down the Approach That Led to Lifetime Best 200 IM (Video)

Smith’s 1:59.38 showing lowers his previous PB of 1:59.56, set way back at the 2017 World Juniors, and ranks him 13th in the world this season.

Kathleen Baker: “First time in a hot second that my freestyle leg was faster than my backstroke” (Video)

Baker finished in 2:10.30, moving past Cox to become the 2nd-fastest swimmer in the world this year, with only Kaylee McKeown (2:08.23) ahead of her

Changing Short Course to LCM Racing Mindset is Key for Abbey Weitzeil (Video)

Abbey Weitzeil put up solid performances in San Antonio, taking a win in the 50 free and claiming 2nd behind Olivia Smoliga in the 100 free

The 5 Biggest Stories From the January 2021 Pro Swim Series

Class of 2013 Texas alumnus Austin Surhoff (above) posted 2 new lifetime bests to place 2nd in the 50 free (22.54) and 3rd in the 100 free (49.76).

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Zach Apple Breaks Down Mixed Bag Results at First LCM Meet of 2021 (Video)

Zach Apple began to close on him down the stretch and employed his patented straight arm technique over the closing meters.

Ryan Murphy Breaks Down The Pain You Need to Feel in a 200 Back (Video)

Murphy becomes the 6th-fastest man in the world with a 1:56.82. The fastest Murphy has ever been in January came in 2016 at 1:55.99.

Olivia Smoliga Breaks Down Prelims/Swim Off/Finals 200 Free Triple (Video)

Smoliga admits she expected to break 2:00 in the 200 free in San Antonio, and that swimming 3 of them in 1 day was more of a mental challenge than anything

2021 January Pro Swim Series: Day 4 Combined Results

The top 4 finishers in the men’s 100 free from Richmond were faster than the San Antonio final. Meanwhile, Kathleen Baker’s 200 IM is now #2 in the world.

2021 Pro Swim Series – San Antonio: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Ryan Held comes into the final of the men’s 100 freestyle as the top seed on the last night of action in San Antonio.

2021 Pro Swim Series – Richmond: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Ashley Twichell will contest in the 1500 free tonight while the men’s 100 free will feature Justin Ress, Michael Chadwick, Coleman Stewart, and David Curtiss.

Kieran Smith Knows What He Has to do to Take the Next Step Forward (Video)

Kieran Smith put on a dominant display in the final of the men’s 400 free. “I like a little bit of pressure,” he said post-race, “Pressure makes diamonds.”

Alexander, Nelson Scratch 200 IM Final in Favor of 200 Back at Richmond PSS

Nick Alexander and Baylor Nelson (pictured) dropped the 200 IM final in Richmond, where they were seeded 1-2 after prelims, to focus on the 200 back final.