2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
WOMEN’S 100M BACKSTROKE – FINAL
- American record: 57.57, 2019, Regan Smith
- U.S. Open record: 58.00, 2018 Kathleen Baker
- U.S. Open Meet record: 59.11, 2008 Hayley McGregory
17-year-old Phoebe Bacon stunned the crowd by upsetting World Record-holder Regan Smith in the final of the women’s 100 back. Bacon came into the meet with a PB of 59.02 from 2019 Pan Am Games. She qualified second in heats this morning with 59.55. In the final, she went out with Smith, who turned at 28.4 at the 50. It looked like Smith was cruising toward victory but Bacon began to take control over the final 20 meters and she got the touch, 58.63 to 58.68. Bacon’s back half was .1 faster than Smith’s, which made all the difference.