Watch out for Bobby Finke in the 1650 free, Clark Beach in the 200 back, and the men’s 100 free featuring Kieran Smith, Brett Fraser, and Ryan Lochte.
Friday’s PM session is set feature Emma Weyant in the 400 IM and 200 free, Kieran Smith in the 200 free, and Clark Beach face off Ryan Lochte in the 100 back.
Lexi Mulvihill broke an 18-year-old state record in the girl’s 50 free as Florida’s 4A school’s finished their season with their state championship.
Kieran Smith, the NCAA, American and U.S. Open record-holder in the 500 yard freestyle, is among stars at Sarasota’s U.S. Open site.
Florida high schools continued their preparation for their state championship meet, with Liam Custer and Ella Brathurst highlighting the state’s Region meets.
Two of Florida’s top teams squared off in a dual meet last weekend that featured an Olympian, US National Team member, and a US Junior National Team member.
Liam Custer, an uncommitted high school junior, swam a best time in his 13th-consecutive race since returning to racing post-quarantine this summer.
Miami commit Savannah Barr added a big 200 fly time to her existing prowess in the 100 fly on Sunday in Sarasota, Florida.
Liam Custer continued his hot hand into Saturday night’s finals session in Sarasota, adding 2 more best times in his 7th and 8th swims in 2 days.
After a pair of best times, including a nation-leading 400 yard IM, in prelims, Liam Custer swam two long course best times in finals.
Also racing in prelims at the meet on Friday morning was US National Teamer Emma Weyant (above), who almost went a best time of her own.
Weyant made an even bigger drop in the 200 back, breaking 2:00 for the first time in 1:57.22. That’s a best by over 3.5 seconds.
U.S. National Teamer Emma Weyant, a Virginia commit, won 4 events as Sarasota held a time trial on Friday after meet cancellations due to the coronavirus.
Gracie Weyant (SYS) broke 30 in the 50 breast for the first time in 29.63, erasing the former LSC Record set by SEC Champion Sydney Pickrem in 2011.
Dressel’s 48.63 in tonight’s 100 free was his 5th fastest in-season swim ever, and the fastest he’s ever been at this point in a season.