Olivia Smoliga Loves! Short Course (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • American Record: 49.69, Ally Howe, 2017
  • U.S. Open Record: 49.69, Ally Howe, 2017
  • Meet Record: 50.64, Natalie Coughlin, 2007
  • Pool Record: 50.73, Courtney Bartholomew, 2013
  1. GOLD: Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldog Swim Club, 51.23
  2. SILVER: Bridgette Alexander, Kentucky, 52.28
  3. BRONZE: Isabel Ivey, Gator Swim Club, 52.29

Georgia postgrad Olivia Smoliga tacked on another gold medal tonight as she dominated the 100 back from start to finish in 51.23. The battle for 2nd was a close one between Kentucky’s Bridgette Alexander, Gator Swim Club’s Isabel Ivey, and NCAP’s Phoebe Bacon. Bacon had the slight edge on the front half, but Alexander and Ivey closed in on her. At the touch, Alexander got her hand there first with a 52.28 to clip Ivey (52.209) by a hundredth. Bacon was just hundredths back in 52.36, dropping half a second from the best time she set this morning.

Louisville’s Ashlyn Schoof was just shy of the 2017 NCAA invite mark with a 52.71 for 5th place. Alexander’s 52.28 puts her udner the mark by nearly 4 tenths.

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5 years ago

I love Olivia

crooked donald
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5 years ago

Plus, anyone who loves a 50 SCY free has an exceptionally high IQ.

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