2016 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 6, 2016
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center
- The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Heats 9:00 AM / Finals 5:00 PM (U.S. Central Time)
- Psych Sheets
- Live Video
- Friday Prelims Heat Sheet
- Live Results
- Championship Central
14-year old Minnesotan Regan Smith, who’s already a Minnesota High School State Championship runner-up before ever taking a high school class, has broken Missy Franklin‘s 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 100 long course meter backstroke.
Swimming on Friday morning in heats at the 2106 U.S. Open Championships, Smith swam a 1:00.31, which is better than the 1:00.50 that Franklin did in the event in 2009. Franklin did her swim in the final of that year’s Junior National Championships which qualified her for her first international team – the 2009 Duel in the Pool.
- Smith ’16: 29.23/31.08 = 1:00.31
- Franklin ’09: 29.54/30.96 = 1:00.50
Smith’s previous lifetime best in the event was a 1:00.96 done 5 weeks ago at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Smith swims for the Riptide Swim Team in St. Paul, Minnesota.