Tom Shields used his outstanding underwaters to leave the field in his wake on night 1 of the Austin Grand Prix.
After tying the his own 13-14 record in prelims, Andrew got in the pool around 8 minutes later to break the record in a time trial.
Dwyer executes an odd double at the Arena Grand Prix in Austin, 100 free and 200 breast, but handles it with ease with his NBAC base of training.
After a great swim in the 100 free on day one, Simone Manuel is back again on Saturday for the women’s 200 free and 50 free.
Micah Lawrence won in front of a very familiar crowd in the 200 breast. The SwimMAC pro, who grew up in the Austin area, went 2:25.73, splitting her race with incredible consistency to win the event.
Yannick Agnel continues to impress on American soil after joining Bob Bowman’s North Baltimore Aquatic Club for his training.
The American sprint star pulled out a surprising 48.26 to blow away a great field here in the 100 free. For a swim in mid-January, that’s an awfully promising time for one of the many great sprinters in a crowded world field.
2013 was an incredibly good year for Katie Ledecky. It looks like 2014 isn’t off to a bad start either.
Many thanks to Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com, for these beautiful swimming photos.
Nathan Adrian went 48.26 for a nice 100 free win, while Katie Ledecky blew away the 400 free field, going 4:04.46.
NCAP’s Katie Ledecky will face her World Championships rival Lotte Friis in the 400 free on Friday night after the two took the 1 and 3 seeds in prelims.
Allison Schmitt doesn’t has one entry left on the 1st day of the 2014 Austin Grand Prix.
Conor Dwyer is swimming a less-usual set of 200’s at the Austin Grand Prix.
Amanda Kendall appeared to be one of the rising stars of U.S. swimming before flaming out with two different college programs in six months. But she’s now back after a year-and-a-half hiatus, competing at the Austin Grand Prix.
The last time Ryan Lochte competed was in Barcelona at the 2013 World Championships, where he won three gold medals.