2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM/Finals 5:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Standard Time)
- Avery Aquatics Center (Stanford, CA)
- LCM (50 Meter Pool)
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheet
- Pre-scratch timeline
- TV & Livestream Schedule
- Omega Results
Olympic champion Ryan Lochte returned to competition this week in Palo Alto, California, racing for the first time in over a year as his 14-month suspension expired this week. Lochte kicked things off with a 200 IM time trial on Wednesday, posting a 1:57.88. That was his fastest time in the event since the 2016 Rio Olympics by a full second. Tonight, he lowered that mark a bit to win the title in 1:57.76. Lochte finished over a second ahead of the field.
- 50 fly- 25.54
- 50 back- 29.47
- 50 breast- 34.12
- 50 free- 28.63
- Final Time- 1:57.76
Lochte could be named to his first national team since 2016 after that performance. He was a member of the USA Olympic squad in 2016, but failed to medal in the 200 IM there. Making the team for 2019-2020 would be a good first step in his comeback. Lochte is now the 4th fastest American of 2019 in this event, just a tenth behind Worlds team member Abrahm DeVine.
The 200 IM is also Lochte’s best shot at making an individual Olympic appearance in 2020. Right now the leading American man is 2017 World Champion Chase Kalisz, who put up a 1:56.78 for Worlds bronze this summer. Lochte is still the World Record holder in the event.