Tom Shields accepting his medal next to a disappointed Phelps after beating the odds and taking home the gold in the 100m fly final. He also won the 200m fly final earlier despite also not being the favorite in that event.
Micah Lawrence and Jessica Hardy simultaneously won their second events of the meet, tying for the win at 1:06.51. Lawrence won the 200 breaststroke earlier in the meet and Hardy won the 50 breaststroke last night. The final was incredibly close, with the final four all within .23 seconds of each other.
Jessica Hardy of Trojan wrapped up the race with absolutely no issue with a winning time of 30.12 and got stronger…
Jessica Hardy pulled ahead towards the middle of the pool to separate herself from the other swimmers. She finished first with a new national meet record time of 30.12. That should add her to the World Championship Team roster in 2015.
Michael Phelps has held firm on his entry in the 100 backstroke for Saturday.
Breeja Larson is done with her yards career, and is the two time defending U.S. National Champion in the 100 meter breaststroke.
Justin James of Australia, pictured above, clocked a 2:03.61 to lead the qualifiers in the men’s 200 IM at Los Angeles Invitational.
Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Kosuke Kitajima are among the names on the loaded LA Invite psych sheets.
One of the highlights of the Swim Meet of Champions was a rising youngster who swam a pair of races that constituted a big step forward to perhaps becoming a Champion herself.
Azad Al-Barazi: “I still wanted to swim, and the only reason why is for the Syrian people, for the 140,000 plus people that died, 7,000 of them children. For the economic losses and for the 3 million homes destroyed…”
Corey Okubo presented a very good two-victory night on the first full day of events at the 2014 Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
Olympic gold medalist Jessica Hardy (pictured) and World Champs silver medalist David Plummer are among the headliners of the meet, which runs Thursday through Sunday.
The national tour features new USA Swimming Foundation’s Ambassadors Nathan Adrian, Janet Evans, Anthony Ervin (featured image), as well as Olympic Gold Medalists Rowdy Gaines, Jason Lezak, Jessica Hardy, and two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton.
Just two years ago, Cheyenne Coffman was a big fish in a little pond. The competition has stepped up drastically since. But Coffman? Well, she’s still finding a way to the top.
The Singapore Swim Stars meet, billed as a kick-off to the brand-new, state-of-the-art Aquatic Center in the Singapore Sports Hub, will award $150,000 in prize money between 10 total events, according to Italy’s SwimBiz.it.