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.
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.
This afternoon will bring 6 heats each of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free, while the 7th and fastest heat will swim with finals.
Leah Smith is the presumed runner-up in the women’s 1500, but with a handful of talented open water swimmers taking to the pool in Irvine, her position is in danger.
Cierra Runge and Ashley Twichell are among those that will vie for a podium spot.
Leah Smith will contest the women’s 400 IM and 200 free on day 3 in Columbus.
After a morning PB in the 100 free of 49.14 to lead prelims, Justin Ress will contest the race again tonight with the 49-second mark in sight.
Katie Drabot is leading the chase pack behind the leaders of the industry, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith.
Meet Kaersten Meitz, the National Team member who is emerging as a powerhouse professional swimmer.
Boilermaker Aquatics’ Kaersten Meitz became the 5th fastest American performer this year in the 400 freestyle.
The leading innovator in competitive swimming, A3 Performance, signed another top athlete to their team – USA National Team Member and World University Games Silver Medalist Kaersten Meitz.
Melanie Margalis has dropped the 200 free final on day 3 in Indianapolis after swimming the 2nd fastest time of the morning in 1:57.94.
Nathan Adrian will swim his signature 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Indianapolis Pro Series.