World champ Simone Manuel was the top 100 free qualifier this morning, checking in at #8 in the world. She’ll challenge the PSS record of 53.12 tonight.
The first full day of racing at the first stop of the 2019-2020 Pro Swim Series gets underway this morning in Greensboro.
After a 49.5 butterfly in short course yards last month, Michigan/Canada flyer Maggie MacNeil could be targeting the U.S. Open record in meters this week.
Arik Katz, who finished 5th in the mile at the 2019 World Junior Championships, is the fourth Katz sibling to commit to a D1 school for swimming.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the intensity and ferociousness of Day 5 at the 2019 US National Championships.
The final day of the 2019 U.S. National Championships has arrived. This morning’s prelims session will feature only two events: the 200 IM and 50 freestyle.
The ‘B’ final pf the 100 back was won by Dean Farris in 53.93. Will Grant touched 2nd in the ‘B’ final in 54.57, and Zachary Poti 3rd in 54.72.
Tonight’s session features finals of the 400 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
Though American swimmers hold the World Records in every event this morning except the men’s 400 free, none of them will be racing in Palo Alto today.
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships included finals of the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, and women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay.
It might be time for everyone to get acquainted with Kieran Smith; he’s now the second-fastest American in the 200m free this season.
Teenage phenom Claire Tuggle headlines the women’s 200 free, but Worlds team member and Olympic Champion Allison Schmitt is also in the mix.
Kieran Smith is now the American #1 for 2019 after dropping a second and a half off his time in the 200 free today. Smith clocked in at 1:46.21 in prelims.
Urlando, 17, entered 2019 having never broken 1:50 in the 200 free and now sits behind just Michael Phelps and Jack LeVant in the 17-18 age group.
Night 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes finals of four events: the 200 free, 200 breast, 200 back, and women’s 4 x 100 free relay.