Kate Douglass, Erika Brown, Patrick Callan, Natalie Hinds, Rhyan White, and Bryce Mefford came back for redemption in 2021, improving upon their 2016 swims.
Day two of the 2021 US Olympic Trials did not fail to provide us with many surprises, one being Ryan Lochte missing the semi-finals in the 200 free.
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.
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.
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).
Sierra became the fastest woman in Uruguayan history, improving upon Erika Graf’s previous mark of 1:14.21 from November 1994.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 FR heat followed by the finals of the 200 BK, 100 FR, 200 BR, 200 FL, and the 400 FR relay.
The Cal Bears returned 8 up and 2 down swims Saturday morning, yet the Texas Longhorns look strong to hold onto their lead from yesterday.
After tying for 8th in prelims of the 200 back, Florida’s Clark Beach topped Virginia’s Justin Grender in a swim-off for a spot in the A-final.
Texas enters the meet as the top seed by over 4 seconds.
Shaine Casas is favored to sweep his individual events, but his toughest test may come in the 200 back, where veterans and newcomers alike will take him on.
Check out race videos from Day 4 finals at the 2021 Men’s SEC Championships, which saw several meet records and nearly an American record.