17-year-old Emily Weiss has likely joined the U.S. National Team for next season based on a big swim at Junior Pan Pacs in the 100 breast.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Defending national champion Zane Grothe leads 5 qualifiers with sub-3:50s in the final of the men’s 400 free.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.
With no stroke 50s at Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals will be Lilly King’s only major-meet shot this year to lower her own 50 breast world record from last summer.
This race is Lilly King’s to lose.
Hellen Moffitt won the 100 fly on the final night of the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
Blake Pieroni had an impressive swim in the 200 free at the Fran Crippen Memorial SMOC.
The meet will include a loaded field of competitors both from domestic and international sources, like Li Bingjie – a Chinese swimmer who is also a World Junior Record holder.
Andrea Berrino won a pair of events on the final day of the 2018 Argentinian National Championships.
After a tight race in the 50 breaststroke, Breeja Larson was unchallenged in the 200.
Larson beat Argentina’s Macarena Ceballos in the 50 breaststroke, though Ceballos still qualified for the South American Championships.
In the women’s 50 breast rounds, Austin champ Molly Hannis once again took the win. She put up yet another sub-30, touching in 29.97 while fellow Olympic breaststroker Breeja Larson was 2nd in 30.42.
After competing in Mesa this weekend, Breeja Larson talked with SwimSwam about her excitement at the opportunity to race in Argentina