Olympic champion Ryan Murphy leads a tight field in the men’s 200 backstroke, where the battle for the second spot is tight between 3 swimmers.
Ryan Murphy is the defending Olympic champion in the 100 backstroke, though he missed the podium in that event at the 2019 World Championships.
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The last AM men’s prelims session will feature the 200 IM (top seed Caio Pumputis), 200 back (top seed Ryan Murphy), and 100 free (top seed Caeleb Dressel).
Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free.
NCAA Champions Kieran Smith (3:48.78 season best) and Jake Magahey (3:49.16 season best) will put up their morning bids for the 400 FR final here in Atlanta.
Hali Flickinger comes into Friday night as the big favorite in the women’s 400 IM after a strong 4:42.61 prelim swim.
Caeleb Dressel’s 8 LCM swims for the 2021 Atlanta Classic: 50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR (all #1), 200 FR (#5), 200 FL (#6), 200 IM (#6), 100 BR (#9), 100 BK (#17).
With Dressel (48.82) and Apple (48.89) scratching the 100 FR, Nathan Adrian will have a shot to out-swim their season bests after his 48.98 on Saturday.
Pro swim series Nelle finali che si disputeranno oggi sfida nei 200 misti tra Andrew, Dressel e Lochte. Ledecky finale dei 100 stile
The last prelims session of the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo is set to begin with the men’s and women’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
Preliminary heats for Saturday morning’s finals session in Mission Viejo will take place tonight, mirroring the format that will be used in Tokyo.
California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
#1-ranked Ryan Hoffer was the top-scoring swimmer in the outgoing senior class – but the #2 swimmer rose from being the #18-ranked recruit.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.