Five storylines, all the links you need for the upcoming U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis.
Katie Ledecky leads the charge for the U.S. in the women’s 200 freestyle, a stacked event heading into Trials.
Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith are a dynamic duo who might be the two best 400 freestylers in the world this year.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
One up-and-comer to watch is Cal’s Michael Jensen, who just finished his freshman season with the Golden Bears. In the men’s 100 free, Jensen demolished his lifetime best, breaking the 50-second barrier for the first time.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Ledecky demolished the field, as she roared to a 1:55.34 to finish over 3 seconds faster than anyone else. That time makes her the fastest swimmer in the world this year, surpassing Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64).
Follow along for a live recap of day 3 prelims from Santa Clara.
Stanford’s Katie Drabot had a big swim in the 400 free, knocking 3 seconds off her lifetime best to win the race in 4:08.33
Swimmers are slated to compete in tonight’s finals of the 100 fly, 200 breast, 100 free, and 400 free.
Several stars headlined tonight’s action, including Olympians Caeleb Dressel, Nathan Adrian, Kelsi Worrell, Tom Shields, Simone Manuel, Lia Neal, and more.
Nathan Adrian will compete in the men’s 100 free on day 2 of the Arena Pro Series in Santa Clara, an event loaded with America’s best.
Lilly King will compete in her best events, the 100 breast, on day 4 at the Pro Swim Series in Atlanta.
Katie Ledecky has scratched the women’s 400 IM final to focus on the 200 free Saturday night in Atlanta.