Seasoned veterans like Bowe Becker mix with swimmers trying to punch their ticket to Omaha at the GAIN Invitational.
Blake Pieroni won the 200 free and 100 fly on Day 1 of the 2021 GAIN Invitational in Sarasota.
Erika Brown became the 2nd fastest 100 freestyle in the US this season with a 54.03, behind only Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel.
18-year-old Gretchen Walsh is now tied with fellow U.S. National Team member Kate Douglass for #7 in the world in the 100 meter fly this season.
Ashley Twichell will contest in the 1500 free tonight while the men’s 100 free will feature Justin Ress, Michael Chadwick, Coleman Stewart, and David Curtiss.
After rocketing to a new best of 21.87 this morning in the 50 free, 18-year-old David Curtiss will try to go deeper under 22 tonight as the top seed.
Bluefish’s Josh Parent just turned 16 about two months ago, but his 4:23.89 in the 400 IM tonight, moves him to #22 all-time in the 15-16 age group.
The first full day of racing at the Richmond PSS gets underway this morning with heats of the 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM.
Ashley Twichell, an Olympian and open water specialist, is the top seed in tonight’s 800 free on the women’s side.
USA National Junior Team member and Tennessee commit Summer Smith of Bluefish Swim Club posted best times in 4 events at NE’s USA 18& Under Champs Meet.
High school sophomore Caleb Maldari swam the 3rd fastest 200 yard backstroke among 15-16 year-olds in the country this year, and then 4 more best times.
A small meet in Wellesley, MA between Bluefish Swim Club and Charles River Aquatics was a showcase for fast swimming last weekend, led by Summer Smith.
American distance mainstays Ashley Twichell and Zane Grothe picked up early wins at the 2019 Greensboro Pro Swim stop Wednesday night.
This morning’s session will feature preliminary heats of the women’s and men’s 200 butterfly and women’s and men’s 100 breaststroke.
Parent opened his meet with a 15:53.49 to win the men’s 1500.