2022 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- November 30-December 3, 2022
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
- Long Course Meters (50 meters)
- Start Times:
- Prelims: 9 AM (ET)
- Finals: 6PM (ET)
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
In the prelims of the 200 IM at the U.S. Open Championships this morning, Regan Smith clocked a personal best time of 2:11.66 to take the top seed going into tonight’s final.
Smith’s swim marks a 1.48 second drop from her previous best of 2:13.18, which she set at the Des Moines stop of the TYR Pro Series in March of 2020. Most of her improvement came from her breaststroke leg, as she was nearly a second and half faster on that 50 alone.
Since 2020, the fastest Smith had been in the event was 2:14.64, which she swam at the 2022 Speedo Grand Challenge this past May.
|U.S. Open Championships (2022)||Des Moines TYR Pro Series (2020)|
Smith announced this past August that, after one year at Stanford, she was forgoing the remainder of her NCAA eligibility to turn pro and join Bob Bowman’s group at Arizona State University.
This is the first national level meet we have seen Smith compete in since making the move to Bowman’s group. This swim is a good indicator that Smith has transitioned well into Bowman’s training and is already seeing benefits from the move just a few months in.
Bowman’s pro group has recently expanded drastically with the additions of Smith, Chase Kalisz, Jay Litherland, Simone Manuel, and Sierra Schmidt. Kalisz is the only other Sun Devil newcomer that we will see in action this weekend.
Smith’s remaining entries for the U.S. Open include the 100 fly, 100 back, 200 back, and 200 fly.