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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Bearly Breathing

Their drip?

E Gamble

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

CanSwim13

I love them

25 free champ

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

12beatkick

caeleb dressel prettier than all of them

2Fat4Speed

Blume

WHKIRCH

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

Swimnerd

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

ERVINFORTHEWIN

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

Eagleswim

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

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

Kate

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

GeeMGee

Marry me Smoliga?

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