Olivia Smoliga is Stoked about her New Waffle Maker (Video)

Reported by Karl Ortegon.


  1. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldogs) – 27.85
  2. Kayla Sanchez (HPC – Ontario) – 28.13
  3. Kathleen Baker (Team Elite) – 28.37

After a beautiful underwater, Olivia Smoliga held strong and posted a 27.85, the only finisher under 28. She’s the American Record holder in this event, and she looked very quick.

Kayla Sanchez, the 200 free B final victor, carried that momentum into this race. She broke up what could’ve been an all-American podium, going 28.13. Team Elite teammates Kathleen Baker and Ali Deloof went 28.37 and 28.38, respectively.

16-year-olds Jade Hannah of HPC – Victoria, Isabelle Stadden of Aquajets, and Phoebe Bacon of NCAP went 5-6-7 in this event at 28.45, 28.50, and 28.55, respectively.

Madison Broad of Swim Ontario won the 50 back in 29.10 ahead of Simone Manuel‘s 29.31.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

6 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Olivia and Coleman should have a debate of waffles v pancakes.

Jambo Sana

Isn’t her pet name for Chase “waffles”?


I heard that Belgian waffles are awesome lol

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

Read More »