Olivia Smoliga and Natalie Hinds Explain Their Drip (Video)

2019 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

WOMEN’S 50 FLY – FINALS

  • World: 24.43 7/5/2014 Sarah Sjostrom
  • American: 25.48 7/29/2017 Kelsi Dahlia (Worrell)
  • U.S. Open: 25.48 8/26/2017 Rikako Ikee
  • Jr World: 25.46 8/26/2017 Rikako Ikee
  • Pro Swim: 25.74 4/14/2018 Kelsi Dahlia
  1. Farida Osman (Pinnacle)- 25.79
  2. Kelsi Dahlia (Cardinal)- 25.87
  3. Kendyl Stewart (Team Elite)- 26.37

The Knoxville 2-3-4 finishers repeated the same order from January in the 50 fly. Farida Osman took advantage of the closing meters and punched the wall 0.08 seconds ahead of Kelsi Dahlia.

The Egyptian swimmer now holds the second-fastest time in the world with Dahlia right behind her. Kendyl Stewart also cracked the top 10 to take third behind the duo.

Notably Natalie Hinds finished 4th in 26.41, a new best time for the veteran.

WOMEN’S 200 BACK – FINALS

  • World: 2:04.06 8/3/2012 Missy Franklin
  • American: 2:04.06 8/3/2012 Missy Franklin
  • U.S. Open: 2:05.68 6/25/2013 Missy Franklin
  • Jr World: 2:06.43 7/28/2018 Regan Smith
  • Pro Swim: 2:06.36 2018 Taylor Ruck
  • Trial Cut: 2:14.69
  1. Kathleen Baker (Team Elite)- 2:08.08
  2. Hali Flickinger (Athens Bulldogs)- 2:10.24
  3. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldogs)- 2:11.18

Taking the win was Kathleen Baker, who won by over 2 seconds with the #2 time in the world. Bulldog swimmers Hali Flickinger and Olivia Smoliga finished shortly after Baker.

Flickinger now has the 400 IM final left, where she is the top seed from prelims. At Knoxville, Flickinger was also second, but finished with a 2:08.72.

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Kate
3 years ago

Okay but how do I convince them to let me be their best friend

Superfan
3 years ago

Why didn’t you ask her where her “friend”, Chase, is at this week?

William Wallace
3 years ago

Drip too hard don’t stand too close you gon mess around and drown off dis wave

carti
3 years ago

+SLATT+*🦋

25 free champ
3 years ago

Olivia Smoliga is the best looking swimmer in history. Change my mind.

12beatkick
Reply to  25 free champ
3 years ago

caeleb dressel prettier than all of them

2Fat4Speed
Reply to  25 free champ
3 years ago

Blume

WHKIRCH
Reply to  2Fat4Speed
3 years ago

But Olivia Smoliga has never stopped at the 50 in an international final, so she’s got that advantage.

Swimnerd
Reply to  WHKIRCH
3 years ago

Hey can we not make this about looks/appearance. Thanks

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  WHKIRCH
3 years ago

agreed !!! she is full of fun and joy and crazy drive on top of her awesome talent

Eagleswim
Reply to  25 free champ
3 years ago

She’s also the best interview by a fair margin in my mind. professional swimmers are usually pretty dry and measured in camera, which is smart for the most part, but I do really enjoy Olivia’s humor and candor. When she retires I hope she stays in the swimming world, and some outlet utilizes her in front of the camera. (Are you listening, Swimswam?)

anonymoose
Reply to  Eagleswim
3 years ago

she acts like a 13 year old? its p annoying imo

Kate
Reply to  anonymoose
3 years ago

My guess is she has never concerned herself with your opinion 🙂

GeeMGee
Reply to  25 free champ
3 years ago

Marry me Smoliga?

CanSwim13
3 years ago

I love them

Bearly Breathing
3 years ago

Their drip?

phelps swims 200 breast rio
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
3 years ago

I prefer Mary T over Cardi B.

Kate
Reply to  phelps swims 200 breast rio
3 years ago

¿porque no los dos?

E Gamble
Reply to  Bearly Breathing
3 years ago

Drip:as an adjutive is used to describe your outfit..your swag.

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