American Ryan Murphy is just one of the mega stars racing tonight in Budapest.
Katinka Hosszu will go for her first gold medal of these championships in the women’s 200 IM.
Defending 200 free world champ James Guy will be back in the pool in the heats of his best event on day 2.
Murphy set the World Record at 51.85 on the 4×100 medley relay leadoff at the Rio Olympics, but Jiayu nearly took it down with a 51.86 at 2017 Chinese Nationals.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
Today’s highlights included a rare tie in the 200 IM after a hard fought battle between age group phenom Michael Andrew and Georgia’s Jay Litherland.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 IM, women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.
Jay Litherland will be back in action today at the Santa Clara Pro Swim after an impressive double last night with wins in the 400 IM and 200 free.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Follow along for a live recap of day 3 prelims from Santa Clara.
A battle between teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley looms in the 200 back, while veteran Matt Grevers will look to shake things up in the 100 back.
Among this year’s award recipients was NCAA champion Mallory Comerford, who put on a stunning performance at the NCAA championships to tie Katie Ledecky for the 200 free title.
On the men’s side, NCAA champion Kristian Gkolomeev won all 3 rounds, blazing to a 22.03 to dethrone last year’s champion Josh Schneider, who took 2nd followed by Joao De Lucca and Michael Andrew.
Swimmers will be racing in elimination-style format, competing in prelims, semifinals, and finals of a 50 meter free within 1 hour.