Ryan Lochte will swim just a single event on Friday night, but rest assured that he’ll probably spend his newly-found free time signing autographs.
Meagn Romano will be swimming three events, the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, and the 50 freestyle, on the second night of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.
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Michael Phelps entered the 50 free, but swam it butterfly on Friday morning at the Mesa Grand Prix.
Michael Phelps swam the 50 meters butterfly in 24.06.
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While the Phelps hype will still be at an all time high today, National teamers suit up for some grueling doubles and even triples in Friday’s session.
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Adrian was first at the turn touching in at 23.00 on his feet. Ryan Lochte came off the wall with a great underwater dolphin kick, but wasn’t able to put himself in competition with Adrian, who smoked the rest of the field by over a full second touching the wall in 48.23.
So the storybook version of the men’s 100 fly final in Michael Phelps’ big comeback didn’t go exactly according to plan, but afterall, it’s sort of Ryan Lochte’s comeback too.
In what seems to be a trend tonight, Katie Ledecky won the women’s 400m freestyle in start-to-finish fashion in a new junior world record of 4:03.84. That improved upon her own official record of 4:05.27 from prelims, though it was still four seconds slower than her personal best.
Veteran swim star Natalie Coughlin kicked off the women’s 100m freestyle with a strong start, leading the field to the wall in 26.16 – very similar to how she paced her prelims swim.
Dwyer was a body length behind McBroom at the halfway point, and couldn’t catch up to him going into the last 100, with McBroom winning in 3:50.87. That’s withing about a second of his lifetime best.
Alia Atkinson stole the show tonight in the 200m breaststroke leading from start to finish.
Nathan Adrian smiles after his 48.2 win in the 100 free during the post race interview with Rowdy Gaines.