No major scratches on day 2 of U.S. Winter Nats, True Sweetser drops 400 IM

There are only a handful of scratches heading into tonight’s Winter Nationals finals, and none out of an “A” final.

The highest seed to scratch out is Gator Swim Club 17-year-old True Sweetser, who was 12th in the 400 IM. Sweetser is in the middle of a huge breakout meet; in prelims of the IM, he dropped six and a half seconds off his lifetime-best to go 3:53.43.

He’ll drop that event to focus on the 200 free tonight, where he’s seeded 23rd after going 1:37.95 in the morning. Given that the 200 came shortly after the 400 IM, he should have a great shot to better his prelims swim (already a lifetime-best) in the C final.

Other scratches for tonight’s finals:

Women’s 400 IM: #18 Bailey Nero, Fort Collins

Men’s 400 IM: #12 True Sweetser, Gator

Women’s 100 fly: #23 Rhi Jeffrey, Phoenix and #24 Megan Moroney, Saint Andrew’s

Men’s 100 fly: #21 Bruno Ortiz, Michigan, #23 Cullen Jones, SwimMAC and #24 Ian Finnerty, Counsilman Center

Women’s 200 free: #20 Grace Vertigans, Indiana

Men’s 200 free: #24 Jorden Merrilees, Oakland

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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