USA Swimming announced its full roster for the 2019 World Championships this week, but four entry spots are not yet decided. Those are the second entries in the 50 breaststrokes, men’s 50 back and women’s 50 fly. Let’s dig through selection procedures to look at the frontrunners for the spots.
Michael Andrew qualified for the 2018-2019 US National Team in all 4 strokes.
Andrew Wilson (USA) and Jessica Hansen (AUS) have scratched the individual 200 breast final to focus on their respective relays.
We have the Olympic champ racing in the 400 free with Mack Horton set to battle Zane Grothe and Jack McLoughlin.
Rikako Ikee broke her own Japanese and Pan Pacific Championship meet record to win gold in the women’s 100 fly, becoming the 4th-fastest performer in history.
Japan’s Rikako Ikee has been heaving a great year. She’s the Japanese Record holder in this event after putting up a lifetime best 56.23 this season.
Rikako Ikee comes in as the favorite in the women’s 100 fly on day 3 of the Pan Pacific Championships
Caeleb Dressel races for the win and a Worlds spot in the men’s 100 free tonight.
Katie McLaughlin uncorked a very impressive 1:55.47 relay split for the Americans on the 800 free relay in Tokyo.
After an upset gold on day 1 in the 200 freestyle, Taylor Ruck will compete in both the 100 free and 100 back on day 2 in Tokyo.
Though Caeleb Dressel has already swum at this meet, taking on the 200 free prelims and helping the U.S. to bronze in the mixed medley relay, this is the first of his main events this meet.
Japanese teenage sensation Rikako Ikee is tied for the fastest time in the world this year in the women’s 100 butterfly (56.23).
Australia (4×1 free) and the U.S. (4×1 medley) are already world record-holders, and the American 4×2 could also have a shot at a world record in Tokyo.
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