After having a monster year as a freshman for the Louisville Cardinals, Nicolas Albiero raked in a pile of new best times this weekend in Indianapolis, including the 200 back and 200 fly
16-year-old Carson Foster of the Mason Manta Rays passed veteran Matt Grevers on the fourth 50 to grab 3rd in the 200 back. Foster’s 2:00.60 was his fastest ever in-season swim
Zane Grothe of Mission Viejo completed the 400/800/1500 sweep, taking the men’s 800 in a new best time of 7:50.94
Chase Kalisz broke the tie atop the men’s Pro Swim Series point standings, jumping out to a two-point lead over Zane Grothe. Meanwhile Taylor Ruck leads on the women’s side, but Katie Ledecky is making a charge.
In many pro sports the ‘contract year’ is a well known phenomenon. Athletes in the last year of their current deal have extra motivation to perform so that their next contract will be a big one.
Lenny Krayzelburg continues to run away with the inaugural SwimSquad points lead, winning Indy by 5 points to go up by 30 for the tour. Natalie Coughlin was close behind, sitting second. Jason Lezak and Kaitlin Sandeno continued a spirited battle for third, scoring identical totals in Indy.
Katie Drabot had a sensational meet in Indy, droping numerous personal bests, including a 4:08 400 free and 2:08 200 fly
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This Spring since coming off of surgery, Cal’s Tom Shields has tried doing it “his way” in training, changing nearly everything up in his daily routine
Michael Andrew scorched a lifetime best 21.73 to dominate this race by a second. That took .02 off his former lifetime best of 21.75
Katie Ledecky will hunt down another world record tonight in the women’s 800 freestyle.
Three top seeds have scratched out of Saturday night finals at the Indianapolis Pro Swim.
Ress, who went a PB of 22.36 in the 50 free prelims, had his second fastest swim ever in finals in 22.51
Margalis, who sat 7th in the world rankings in the 400 IM with her 4:37.43 at the Austin Pro Swim, moves up to 4th in the world after her performance in Indy
Lilly King will swim the women’s 100 breast on day 4 in Indianapolis.