Mac Looze, Sam Stewart, and Charlie Swanson will swim the 200 IM prelims in Greensboro for the final AM session of the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships.
It will be a lighter AM prelims session at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, with only the women’s and men’s 400 IM and 100 fly heats on the schedule.
Tess Howley (16) and Leah Gingrich (31) headline the women’s 200 fly A-final in Greensboro. Tim Connery (18) will swim the 100 free with his lone sub-50 seed.
On the slate for this first AM prelims session in Greensboro for the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships will be the women’s and men’s 200 fly and 100 free.
Akron and Canadian native Sarah Watson smashed her 50 fly personal best to swim 26.98 while 16-year-old Jonathan Marshall of FAST hit 55.58 in the 100 back.
Canadian Sarah Watson of Akron swam 59.85 to win the Geneva Sectional title in the women’s 100 fly, her first sub-minute performance since 2019.
OSU’s Sommerstad, Watkins, Fulmer, Andreis, Geringer, and Clark all had individual sectional wins in Geneva alongside Denison’s Kurlich and Akron’s Fischer.
Bach, who finished fifth in the 100 breast at the 2021 Women’s NCAAs, went from not having the Wave I cut to achieving the Wave II mark with her 1:09.46.
The clear-cut top two teams in the field are from the ACC, with Virginia leading the way, and NC State firmly in 2nd.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
Virginia enters the meet as the top seed in all 5 relays, although it’s tight in the 400 free relay.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil will swim the 100 free, along with on-fire Northwestern senior Maddie Smith. Phoebe Bacon will swim the 200 back as well.
Freshman Phoebe Bacon is looking to defend the Badger’s 100 back title (won last year by Beata Nelson.) OSU’s Emily Crane was within .5 of her in prelims.
This is perhaps the best recruiting class we’ve ever ranked, with instant-impact swimmers in back, breast and fly. World record-holder Regan Smith sits #1.
Lakeside Aquatic Club’s 14-year-old Cooper Lucas was smashing record left and right. He took down a trio of records set by World Junior Champion Sean Grieshop