2019 PRO SWIM SERIES – RICHMOND
- April 10-13, 2019
- Collegiate School Aquatics Center, Richmond, VA
- Meet information
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
- TV/Live Stream Schedule
- Live Stream – USA Swimming (Prelims & Finals)
- Live Stream – NBC Sports (Finals)
- Friday Finals Heat Sheet
Olivia Smoliga‘s momentum from the Short Course World Championships in December, where she won a dazzling 8 gold medals, continued on Friday at the Pro Swim Series stop in Richmond, Virginia.
She swam a 58.73 to win the final by 1.1 seconds ahead of high school senior Katherine Berkoff, and in the process broke both the Pro Swim Series Record in the event, and swam her own personal best time.
Her previous best time was a 58.75 done at last summer’s US National Championships.
|First 50||Second 50||Total Time|
|Olivia Smoliga||New PR||28.53||30.20||58.73|
|Olivia Smoliga||Old PR||28.54||30.21||58.75|
|Emily Seebohm||Old PSS Record||28.86||30.10||58.96|
Her previous in-season best was a 59.14 at the Atlanta Pro Swim Series meet in early March of 2018.
The time ranks her 3rd in the world so far this season. Only Canadians Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck, both of whom already had a big taper meet at their World Championship Trials, have been faster.
Smoliga is scheduled to swim both the 50 and 100 meter backstrokes at this summer’s World Championships individually.