San Antonio PSS: Sims Scratches Both Events, Dressel Bumped To 200 Free A-Final

2022 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES SAN ANTONIO

THURSDAY FINALS HEAT SHEET

Thursday’s Finals Session will feature the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, and the 400 IM.

Notably, Bella Sims has scratched from finals in both of her events. She was the #3 seed in the 200 free (1:59.81), which was the event she’d compete in to earn her Olympic berth last summer. Sims also scratched the 100 fly, where she placed 13th out of Prelims.

On the men’s side, the biggest scratch was Maxime Rooney, who placed 6th out of Prelims. Rooney’s scratch means that Florida’s Caeleb Dressel has been bumped up to the A-Final. Rooney has opted to keep his B-Finals slot for the 100 fly later in the session.

Olympic gold medalist Chase Kalisz has also scratched out of the 100 fly, instead turning his focus to the 100 breast (1:01.90), dropping from his season-best and just missing his personal best of 1:01.64 from 2018.

There were no changes to Event #5 (Women’s 100 Breast) and #6 (Men’s 100 Breast).

FULL LIST OF SCRATCHES:

WOMEN’S 200 FREE

  • Lockett Bowley (Blue Dolphins – FL), Keelan Cotter (TAC Titans – NC), Katie McCarthy (Edina Swim Club) all scratched into the C-Final.
  • #3 Bella Sims (SAND)
  • #19 Ching Hwee Gan (IU)
  • #23 Julimar Avila (AZFL-FG)
  • #24 Tjasa Pintar (TENN)

MEN’S 200 FREE

  • Gabriel Araya (Azura), Aryan Nehra (GSC-FL), Bora Unalmis (UN-MICH) all scratched into the C-Final.
  • #6 Maxime Rooney (PLS-PC)
  • #10 Marwan Aly ElKamash (ISC-IN)
  • #10 Bartosz Piszczorowicz (NSC-NC)
  • #16 Charlie Swanson (NOVA-VA)

WOMEN’S 100 FLY

  • Lockett Bowley (BD-FL) and Amelia Bodenstab (TXLA-ST) scratched into the C-Final.
  • #13 Bella Sims
  • #15 Caroline Bricker (COSA-CO)

MEN’S 100 FLY

  • Tate Bacon (UN-02-NC) and Tony Puertas (UN-01-UT) scratched into the C-Final.
  • #12 Chase Kalisz (ABSC-GA)
  • #21 Sam Stewart (UN-01-MS)

WOMEN’S 400 IM

  • Kate Christian (TXLA-ST) scratched into the B-Final to combine into two heats.
  • #13 Karina Kanary (TXLA-ST)
  • #17 Aino Otava (MIA-FG)
  • 19 Hayden Miller (CFSC-GU)

MEN’S 400 IM

  • #16 Brandon Schuster (FSON-CA)

 

 

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Melanie
8 months ago

She’s my granddaughter’s training partner. Amazing athlete and person, always smiling. I think her group is getting ready for Open Water so they may be leaving.

Sherry Smit
8 months ago

I’ve always wondered why she is so good in the 200/800 but not quite there in the 400… 1:57.4/8:23.5 and then 4:10.2. Her 500 is 4:32, so I’d expect her to be at least a 4:05

Troyy
Reply to  Sherry Smit
8 months ago

Her 400 PB would be faster if she swam it at trials.

Sherry Smit
8 months ago

Why did Sims scratch?