Race Video: Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace wins 100 Free, Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando

Race Video is courtesy of USA Swimming.

2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando

WOMEN 100m Freestyle – FINAL

Bahamian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace completed her sprint sweep of the day with a 55.38 in the women’s 100 free. She sprinted out with an aggressive front-half of 26.29 and was able to hold off the field for the victory, with American veteran Amanda Weir placing 2nd in 55.70 and Canadian veteran Victoria Poon placing 3rd in 55.72.
Bucking the trend of youth success in the women’s A-Final at this meet, 4th-place British swimmer Lauren Quigley was the only teenager in the top 8. Alia Atkinson (55.06), Caroline Lemire-Lapierre (56.31), Hannah Riordan (56.67), and Katie Meili (57.22) topped off the A-Final.

The B-Final was a different story, with six out of eight being 18-years or younger, including winner Chloe Tutton (56.61) from Great Britain and runner-up Penelope Oleksiak (56.75) from Canada. Oleksiak is only 14-years old.


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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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