2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
MEN’S 200M IM – FINAL
- American record: 1:54.00, 7/28/2011, Ryan Lochte
- U.S. Open record: 1:54.56, 7/10/2009, Ryan Lochte
- U.S. Open Meet record: 1:59.24, 8/6/2017, Ryan Lochte
- Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldogs/Georgia – 1:57.28
- Carson Foster, Mason Manta Rays – 1:57.59
- Ryan Lochte, Gator Swim Club – 1:58.89
Ryan Lochte blazed to an early lead with a 25.34 butterfly leg. He was followed by Carson Foster of Mason Manta Rays, who took over the lead after the backstroke leg. Lochte was in second place at the halfway point, while Daniel Sos of University of Louisville was in third. Chase Kalisz of Athens Bulldogs moved into first place after the breaststroke and was able to hold onto the lead until the end, setting a new U.S. Open Meet record with 1:57.28. Foster finished second in 1:57.59, while Lochte grabbed the bronze medal with 1:58.89.
This was Foster’s first sub-1:58. He came into the meet with a seed time of 1:58.48, which he earned at World Junior Championships this summer. He went 1:58.38 in prelims before dropping to 1:57.59 in the final. The NAG for 17-18 boys was set by Michael Phelps in August 2003 with 1:55.94. Foster ranks second all-time behind Phelps.