Photos from Day 3 finals at 2018 Speedo Junior National Championships.
Jacob McDonald (1:54.30), Jake Foster (1:51.25), Carson Foster (1:49.50), and Adam Chaney (1:51.69) combined for 7:26.74 to take 9.7 seconds off their seed time and erase a meet record of 7:28.28 set by Indiana University Swim Team in 2014.
Andrei Minakov will look for a second individual title tonight at Junior Nats in the men’s 100 fly.
USA Swimming announced the full roster for 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday.
Keep an eye out once again for 14-year-old phenom Claire Tuggle.
16-year-old Jake Magahey and 15-year-old Dare Rose ended a spirited battle for tonight’s senior national D final with two of the three fastest 400 meter free times in U.S. 15-16 age group history.
Grothe, the fastest man in the nation this year and the only American to break 3:50 in-season, looks poised for a big swim after shattering the American Records in the 500 free and 1650 free at Winter Nationals this season.
Margalis took a half second off of her season-best with this swim.
Sam Stewart took the mens 400 IM with a speedy 4:23.86. He was out with a 58.41 on fly, then posted a 1:09.03 back split, 1:14.26 breast, and 1:02.16 free split.
Erika Brown, who had huge breakouts during the NCAA season, is already improving in the long course pool after her best time in the 100 fly this morning.
Ryan Lochte is 33, which to some might feel too old to continue training and competing in the 400 IM. But Lochte continues to astound, finishing as the top 400 IM qualifier with a 4:30.35 this morning.
The Foster brothers complete a sweep of our top recruiting slots, with younger brother Carson leading the Class of 2020 after older brother Jake led our 2019 recruits.
Twichell knocked about 2 seconds off her former best time, taking down a 23-year-old Pool Record in the process as she touched in 16:08.70.
Indiana postgrad Zane Grothe, the American Record holder in the short course 500 free, will compete in this morning’s 400 free prelims.
After swimming a best time in the 100 free (48.80) this morning on the back end of his double, Texas postgrad Jack Conger will focus exclusively on the 100 fly tonight. Conger was within a few tenths of teammate Joseph Schooling’s Pool Record in this morning’s prelims.