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)
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- Friday Prelims Heat Sheet
- Live Results
- Championship Central
14-year old Regan Smith broke the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 100 long course meter backstroke on Friday evening. She swam a 1:00.26, which improves upon the 1:00.31 that she swam in prelims on Friday at the 2016 U.S. Open in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The record previously belonged to Missy Franklin, who has since gone on to win 4 Olympic gold medals and 11 World Championships, including 8 of them combined as a backstroker.
- Smith Final: 28.96/31.30 = 1:00.26
- Smith Prelims: 29.23/31.08 = 1:00.31
- Franklin ’09: 29.54/30.96 = 1:00.50
Smith went-for-broke on the opening 50 meters, where she led the field, and while she paid on the back-half of the race, she still had enough to re-break the record.
Smith took 2nd place in the race behind Australian veteran Holly Barratt, who swam 59.96.