2023 PRO SWIM SERIES – FORT LAUDERDALE
- March 1-4, 2023
- Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Long Course Meters (50 meters)
- Prelims: 9:00 AM (EST)
- Finals: 5:00 PM Wednesday, 6:00 PM (EST) Thursday-Saturday
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After scoring a new 200 freestyle world junior record earlier on in the meet, Summer McIntosh did it again in the 200 IM on the final night of racing. McIntosh improved upon her own WJR with an event-winning 2:08.08. Her previous time was a 2:08.70, which she swam at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
In addition to this being a new world junior record, the time is a new Pro Swim Series record. The former PSS record was the 2:08.66 that Katinka Hosszu swam eight years ago in 2015.
This is also a new Canadian record for Summer McIntosh, beating out Sydney Pickrem‘s time of 2:08.61 from 2019. McIntosh now holds Canadian records in the long course 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.
|McIntosh – 2023||McIntosh – 2022||Hosszu – 2015||Pickrem – 2019|
|100||32.39 (59.53)||32.52 (59.78)||32.82 (1:00.96)||32.65 (1:00.82)|
|150||38.57 (1:38.10)||39.11 (1:38.89)||37.59 (1:38.55)||37.08 (1:37.90)|
|200||29.98 (2:08.08)||29.81 (2:08.70)||30.11 (2:08.66)||30.71 (2:08.61)|
McIntosh got within half a second of Alex Walsh‘s US Open record in the 200 IM from 2022.
Before this swim, McIntosh was tied with Melanie Margalis as the 17th-fastest female in the history of the 200 IM. With a 2:08.08 she advances to become the 8th-fastest performer.
All-time Long Course 200 IM Performers
- Katinka Hosszu – 2:06.12 (2015)
- Ariana Kukors – 2:06.15 (2009)
- Siobhan O’Connor – 2:06.88 (2016)
- Stephanie Rice – 2:07.03 (2009)
- Alex Walsh – 2:07.13 (2022)
- Ye Shiwen – 2:07.57 (2012)
- Yui Ohashi – 2:07.91 (2017)
- Summer McIntosh (2022)
- Alicia Coutts – 2:08.15 (2012)
- Kaylee McKeown – 2:08.19 (2021)
Summer McIntosh‘s 2:08.08 put her in the top spot worldwide in the 200 IM this season, surpassing Regan Smith’s 2:10.40.
2022 – 2023 Women’s Long Course 200 IM Rankings
- Summer McIntosh – 2:08.08
- Regan Smith – 2:10.40
- Leah Hayes – 2:10.67
- Marrit Steenbergen – 2:11.52
- Mio Narita – 2:11.68
What with Kaylee M’s very recent, legendary 2 back — granted, a different event — the 2 IM, maybe in Fukuoka, but definitely in Paris, seems to be tending toward, ‘Only a WR can win it’. Douglass, A Walsh, McKeown, McIntosh? Who’s kidding whom with a field that strong? Kate and Alex will be coming out of school at the right times (a year staggered) to be totally prepared for the long course seasons, and I can’t see how Kaylee possibly can miss being around at least 2:07.
The wild card, at least among this group of four contenders…is Summer. She can be anywhere from 2:05.0 to 2:07.0, is my thought. Where will she be? As has been unfailingly so… Read more »
am absolutely loving how fast she’s swimming! Hoping for more and even faster swimming (maybe a 200 free record?
all this talent is just so great for the sport. I’m just so psyched to see how they all push each other to incredibly fast swimming!! WAY TO GO MCINTOSH!!!!!
Leah Hayes went 2:08.91 last summer. June 19, 2022. Your rankings have her at a 2:10+
Rankings for the year
Summer 2022 doesn’t count.
Swimswam swimming calendar starts after summer
Interesting, 2022-2023 Women’s LC Rankings but not summer of 2022
like how the 2022-2023 school year doesnt include summer 2022
Hmmm. School year comparison?
Jay’s point is valid. I think most readers are assuming 2022-2023.
Awesome swim Summer!!!
“NEW” readers are assuming it.
Swim seasons are sept – sept generally….
It was three near-perfect days for Summer McIntosh. Only one very small regret, she still does not have (today) the reaction time at the start of Bella Sims, 2:04.99 (200 fly) 1:53.99 (200 free) and 2:07.99 (200 QNI) it’s pretty too.
Summer is talking to Mary Sophie Harvey before the race and Mary Sophie is laughing.Mary Sophie was the Canadian record holder 200 Im 16 year olds and I bet she knows thats about to be obliterated.If true its a nice coincidence.
I thought McIntosh had a poor age distribution with her Olympics coming at 14-17-21-25. Now I realize I was flat wrong. She could have won some stuff last summer and this summer. But next summer she should be ready for a legendary performance, and still not at peak. Plus she already knows what it’s like from Tokyo.
Titmus was very smart to accelerate the middle laps in Birmingham and build a body length lead over McIntosh by 250. There’s an element of doubt there. McIntosh won’t have doubt against anyone else.
Accelerate the “middle laps”? Did you even look at the splits? Slowest “middle laps” at a taper meet since 2019. The fantasies you build in your head …
FYI you put her in top 8 for 2022 but it is 2023
In my opinion she is currently the most versatile, arguably best overall swimmer in the word
She reminds me of Tracy Caulkins.
She reminds me of a combination of Katinka Hosszu and Ye Shiwen.
idk if that makes sense considering they’re both primarily IMers. More like a potential Hosszu + Titmus at this rate
Or Shane Gould who was freestyler extraordinaire and fantastic IMer
With a bit of Belmonte. 400 free, 400 IM, 200fly.
You’re 100% right. Can’t think of anyone on the men’s side with the 5 event range that McIntosh has
400 free probably based on his 500 free scy
Marchand has incredible IMs and has been lights out this short course season, but to say he’s a gold contender in 5 events is quite the stretch. He’s 2-3 seconds behind Stubblety Cook and Milak in the 200 Breast and 200 Fly, respectively. And 400 Free is really just an assumption at this point. 500 Free SCY is a completely different race, and even then, he’s 1.5 seconds behind Smith, who isn’t exactly a gold medal favorite.
Summer is in a league of her own right now when it comes to versatility in the big pool.
Leon Marchand is NOT gold medal threat in those 5 events
I don’t wanna jinx it but it looks like the closest comparison on the men’s side is gonna be someone like Phelps. They both have the 200/400 IM, 200 fly, and 200 free, but while Phelps goes down to the sprintier events (100 fly/100 free), McIntosh extends to the longer distance events (400 and possibly 800 free).
This isn’t even a question tbh no one comes close. Has 5 events with high medal potential and a 100 free for a relay. Closest is mckeowen with 4 (not as strong) and maybe a prime Mckeon has 4 too.
Kate Douglass in scy
Wake me up when Douglas is gold medal thread in those 5 events LONG COURSE METER
SCY has exactly nothing to do with LCM. Maybe KD is the SCY version and SM is the LCM version, but since this is an LCM meet, Summer gets the accolades today! Just so damned impressive!!
She can swim (and has almost done so) the Worlds’ A standard easily in most olympic events apart from 50 free and likely 200 br. Her recent 100 br time was amazing.