Pro Swim Series: Mission Viejo- Day 3 Prelims Live Recap



The third day of the Mission Viejo Pro Swim kicks off this morning at 9 AM local time with a slew of World Championship team members headlining the prelim session. Sandpipers’ Claire Weinstein, fresh off of a breakout performance at Trials a month ago, comes in as the top seed in the women’s 200 free, while Trenton Julian comes in as the top seed on the men’s side.

A pair of collegians lead the field in the 200 back, as Cal undergrad Isabelle Stadden comes in as the top seed in the women’s 200 back, while Arizona State swimmer Jack Dolan leads the way in the men’s 200 back. Sandpipers’ Katie Grimes, who set a new lifetime best in the 400 free last night, comes in as the top seed in the women’s 400 IM, while Frenchman and ASU superstar Leon Marchand sits as the top seed in the men’s side.

The session will wrap up with the 100 fly, with USC undergrad Anicka Delgado holding the top women’s seed and Julian sitting atop the men’s field.

Women’s 200 free

  • World Record: Federica Pellegrini (ITA): 1:52.98
  • American Record: Allison Schmitt: 1:53.61
  • US Open Record: Allison Schmitt/Katie Ledecky (USA): 1:54.40
  • Pro Swim Record: Katie Ledecky (USA): 1:54.40

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Claire Weinstein (SAND): 2:00.36
  2. Bella Sims (SAND): 2:00.95
  3. Justina Kozan (Unattached): 2:01.27
  4. Kyla Leibel (TEX): 2:01.42
  5. Sophia Kundryashova (Unattached): 2:02.39
  6. Lindsay Looney (SUN): 2:02.48
  7. Ayla Spitz (Unattached): 2:02.63
  8. Lainey Mullins (SSC): 2:03.69

A pair of Sandpiper high schoolers, Claire Weinstein and Bella Sims, took the top two seeds heading into tonight’s finals. Both Sims and Weinstein were well off of their seeds, coasting to victory in their respective heats.

A third high schooler, Justina Kozan, rounded out the top three after touching in 2:01.27. Kozan is a local product of Mission Viejo, recently moving back to represent the Nadadores after a short stint with Mark Schubert’s The Swim Team.

Men’s 200 free

  • World Record: Paul Biedermann (GER): 1:42.00
  • American Record: Michael Phelps: 1:42.96
  • US Open Record: Michael Phelps (USA): 1:44.10
  • Pro Swim Record: Sun Yang (CHN): 1:44.82

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Grant House (SUN): 1:49.90
  2. Trenton Julian (Unattached): 1:49.94
  3. Patrick Sammon (SUN): 1:50.18
  4. Marwan Aly ElKamash (ISC): 1:50.75
  5. Julian Hill (SUN): 1:51.39
  6. Colby Mefford (Unattached): 1:53.91
  7. Jack Dolan (SUN): 1:54.17
  8. Tiago Behar (SUN): 1:54.22

Arizona State’s Grant House took the top seed in the men’s 200 free, winning his heat in 1:49.90. He will be joined by an additional four Sun Devil swimmers in the A final tonight, as Arizona State placed 5 swimmers in the A final.

Top seed Trenton Julian cruised to victory in the final heat, touching in 1:49.94 to qualify just behind House.

Women’s 200 back

  • World Record: Regan Smith (USA): 2:03.35
  • American Record: Regan Smith: 2:03.35
  • US Open Record: Phoebe Bacon (USA): 2:05.08
  • Pro Swim Record: Regan Smith (USA): 2:05.94

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Isabelle Stadden (CAL): 2:12.50
  2. Katie Grimes (SAND): 2:12.58
  3. Summer Stanfield (UTAH): 2:14.77
  4. JoJo Ramey (FAST): 2:15.96
  5. Taylor McCoy (MVN): 2:16.58
  6. Hazel Derr (PAC): 2:17.07
  7. Alexa Conner (Unattached): 2:17.09
  8. Teagan O’Dell (NOVA): 2:17.80

Cal undergrad Isabelle Stadden defended her top seed this morning, winning the final heat in 2:12.50. She was pushed in that race by Sandpipers’ Katie Grimes, who touched just .08 back and qualified second in 2:12.58.

Utah undergrad Summer Stanfield qualified third in 2:14.77, squarely ahead of Fishers’ JoJo Ramey, a Florida commit, who qualified fourth in 2:15.96.

Men’s 200 back

  • World Record: Aaron Peirsol (USA): 1:51.92
  • American Record: Aaron Peirsol: 1:51.92
  • US Open Record: Aaron Peirsol (USA): 1:53.08
  • Pro Swim Record: Xu Jiayu (CHN): 1:55.04

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Harry Homans (Unattached): 2:05.17
  2. David Cespedes Echeverri (Unattached): 2:05.86
  3. Parker McOmber (UTAH): 2:06.15
  4. Jack Dolan (SUN): 2:06.20
  5. Jacque Wenger (Unattached): 2:06.40
  6. Diego Camacho Salgado (Unattached): 2:06.44
  7. Luke Ellis (SAND): 2:07.98
  8. Kenta Chiyo (GWSC): 2:08.81

Harry Homans cruised to the top seed for tonight’s 200 back final in 2:05.17, three quarters of a second clear of the field. David Cespedes Echeverri was only the only other swimmer under 2:06, qualifying second in 2:05.86.

Top seed Jack Dolan, an Arizona State undergrad, qualified fourth in 2:06.20, nearly 6 seconds off of his seed. 15 year old Luke Ellis of Sandpipers qualified for the A final, finishing in 2:07.98.

Women’s 400 IM

  • World Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN): 4:26.36
  • American Record: Katie Hoff: 4:31.12
  • US Open Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN): 4:31.07
  • Pro Swim Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN): 4:31.07

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Katie Grimes (SAND): 4:43.46
  2. Bella Sims (SAND): 4:49.35
  3. Viktoria Gunes (Unattached): 4:52.83
  4. Abby O’Sullivan (MVN): 4:53.82
  5. Lindsay Looney (SUN): 4:56.64
  6. Taylor McCoy (MVN): 4:57.07
  7. Jade Foelske (SUN): 4:58.03
  8. Lainey Mullins (SSC): 4:58.04

The Sandpipers continue to make their mark on this meet, with Katie Grimes and Bella Sims both qualifying for their second A final of the day. Grimes, who will swim this race in Budapest later this month, qualified first in 4:43.46, almost 6 seconds clear of the field. Sims, who swam the 200 free earlier this morning, qualified second in 4:49.35.

Turkish swimmer Viktoria Gunes, who is representing Unattached Mission Viejo, qualified third in 4:52.83.

Men’s 400 IM

  • World Record: Michael Phelps (USA): 4:03.84
  • American Record: Michael Phelps: 4:03.84
  • US Open Record: Michael Phelps (USA): 4:05.25
  • Pro Swim Record: Chase Kalisz (USA): 4:08.92

Top 8 finishers:

  1. David Johnston (TST): 4:22.31
  2. Ilya Kharun (SAND): 4:28.10
  3. Ryan Healy (KMS): 4:30.03
  4. Tyler Kopp (Unattached): 4:34.32
  5. Baylor Lewis (UTAH): 4:34.77
  6. Brice Barrieault (SAND): 4:35.53
  7. Maksim Maskalena (SAND): 4:40.08
  8. Sean Swift (Unattached): 4:40.20

Texas undergrad David Johnston, representing The Swim Team, qualified first in 4:22.31, dominating his heat to finish nearly 6 seconds clear of the field. Sandpipers’ Ilya Kharun, an Arizona State commit, qualified second in 4:28.10.

KMS’ Ryan Healy, a high schooler out of Oklahoma, qualified 3rd in 4:30.03 after dropping over three seconds from his lifetime best.

Two of Kharun’s Sandpiper teammates, Brice Barrieault and Maksim Maskalena, also qualified for the A final, finishing 6th and 7th respectively.

Women’s 100 fly

  • World Record: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE): 55.48
  • American Record: Torri Huske: 55.66
  • US Open Record: Torri Huske (USA): 55.66
  • Pro Swim Record: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE): 56.38

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Krystal Lara (BAD): 1:01.19
  2. Justina Kozan (Unattached): 1:01.24
  3. Jade Foelske (SUN): 1:01.37
  4. Isabelle Odgers (TROJ): 1:01.52
  5. Morgan Brophy (TEX): 1:01.58
  6. Ayla Spitz (Unattached): 1:01.67
  7. Anicka Delgado (EVO): 1:01.91
  8. Maggie Schalow (NOVA): 1:02.15

Krystal Lara, representing Badger Swim Club, qualified first in 1:01.19, just ahead of USC commit Justina Kozan. Kozan dropped three tenths from her seed to qualify second in 1:01.24.

Arizona State undergrad Jade Foelske qualified third in 1:01.37.

The field sets up for what should be a tight final this evening, with all 8 qualifiers finishing within 1 second of one another.

Men’s 100 fly

  • World Record: Caeleb Dressel (USA): 49.45
  • American Record: Caeleb Dressel: 49.45
  • US Open Record: Caeleb Dressel (USA): 49.76
  • Pro Swim Record: Caeleb Dressel (USA): 50.92

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Trenton Julian (Unattached): 53.04
  2. Gabriel Jett (Unattached): 53.09
  3. Ryan Held (NYAC): 53.15
  4. Ilya Kharun (SAND): 53.57
  5. Matthew Jensen (Unattached): 53.87
  6. Grant House (SUN): 54.57
  7. Alec Filipovic (SCST): 54.60
  8. Danny Syrkin (Unattached): 55.04

Trenton Julian defended his top seed, winning the final heat in 53.04. He finished just ahead of his Cal teammate Gabriel Jett, who qualified second in 53.09.

Ryan Held, who has had a resurgent year since changing his training base to Arizona State, qualified third in 53.15, just ahead of Sandpipers’ Ilya Kharun. That is Kharun’s second A final of the day, coming just minutes after finishing second in the 400 IM.



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Former swimmer.
4 months ago

Not a fan of having someone in safesport swimming. If it’s no big deal than why can’t someone anonymously come on here and say what it is.

4 months ago

No Marchand today?

Reply to  Mike
4 months ago

went back to France

4 months ago

Letting Julian swim is usa swimming risking a very expensive law suit !

Reply to  Gavin
4 months ago

By whom?

4 months ago

Those women 200 free times? Not looking good for Worlds, ladies. Better time spent training than wasting it on a meaningless meet.

Reply to  GetItTogether
4 months ago

these aren’t final times

Reply to  GetItTogether
4 months ago

I would think they are training through the meet.

Reply to  GetItTogether
4 months ago

Yes, better train 24/7 and end up over training. Meet practice is meaningless. Dude, what are you on?

Former Big10
4 months ago

Giving Mr SafeSport a lot of ink. Nice.

4 months ago

Just tell us what he did if you know it please.

4 months ago

what did trenton do bc dropping vague comments when he possibly did something horrible to children is not it

Last edited 4 months ago by CADWALLADER GANG
4 months ago

They never put people on safe sport list for any good reason ! Should not be swimming period

Reply to  Tom
4 months ago

i agree but the comments are hinting they know what he did specifically without saying it

4 months ago

Yes, and it is so annoying. There are a few people on here pretending to know the situation but it is obvious they do not.

I also would really like to know the details.

Reply to  2Fat4Speed
4 months ago

it really is annoying

4 months ago

what did he do?