The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Watch all the championship races from Saturday night’s finals session in Irvine.
Defending national champion Zane Grothe leads 5 qualifiers with sub-3:50s in the final of the men’s 400 free.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.
CAMPIONATI NAZIONALI USA 2018 Mercoledì, 25 luglio – Domenica 29 luglio 2018 William Woollett Aquatics Centre, Irvine, CA Prelims 09:00…
Michael Andrew has already qualified for Worlds in the 50 fly, but he’s loaded up his schedule tonight to try and qualify for Pan Pacs and add to his Worlds schedule.
Murphy is now the fastest swimmer in the world this year.
After tying her 50 fly American Record last night, Kelsi Dahlia will take on her signature 100 fly today.
19-year-old Michael Andrew, whose goal is to become the world’s fastest sprinter in all four stroke 50s, will compete in the fly, breast and back finals on Day 3 of 2018 U.S. Nationals.
Star sprinters Caeleb Dressel and Nathan Adrian headline the men’s 100 free, while the 200 fly brings in Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark for a rematch.
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Beginning in 2009, Nathan Adrian hasn’t lost the 100 freestyle at a U.S. selection meet. That streak goes on the line on Wednesday.
The men’s 100 back continues to be one of the most competitive events in the U.S.