Robert Griswold and Leanne Smith are finalists for the Team USA Best of September awards, which recognize outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes.
Italian Simone Barlaam won his fourth gold medal in four attempts this week Sunday, setting a world record in the men’s S9 50 free.
Awards were given out for best female and male, best female and male with high support needs, best female and male junior, and best team.
National and international para-swimmers competed last weekend at the 10th annual Jimi Flowers Classic Paralympic swim meet.
23-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long headlines the 2019 roster.
Meyers took almost seven tenths off her previous American Record, going 1:04.22.
All a day removed from breaking world records in the 400 free, Aurélie Rivard, Becca Meyers, and Lakeisha Patterson won their respective 100 free races.
The Cincinnati Para-Swimming Open saw an onslaught against the national record books, with 8 American records and 5 Pan-American records falling over just two days of racing.
The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of April, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from the last month. Para swimmers Robert Griswold and Leanne Smith are among those up for the award.
Coan set a new 400 free American record Thursday night, setting the tone for three days of fast swimming in Indianapolis.
With much of the Canadian national team away at the Commonwealth Games, Canada is hosting its domestic national championship meet in Montreal this week, highlighted by a dominating 200 breast win on day 1 from Sydney Pickrem.
Maddison Elliott (above) has been classified as an S9 after her early-week review, and could be moved to that new group pending the outcome of her race observation on Friday.
2017 Can-Am Para-Swimming Championships March 31-April 2, 2017 Selection Meet for 2017 World Championships (along with Rio 2016 Olympics) 50m…