South African Emma Chelius qualified into the 50 free semifinals in 24.65, a national record. 22 more national records from Africa fell in the 50 free.
South Africa had zero women in the pool at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. This time around there will be six women representing the country in Tokyo.
Follow along live as racing gets underway at the fourth and final prelims session of the 2021 Pro Swim Series – Indianapolis.
Hali Flickinger comes into Friday night as the big favorite in the women’s 400 IM after a strong 4:42.61 prelim swim.
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.
Brendan Burns won both butterfly events as the IU men got the job done over Michigan and Northwestern, while Wolverine Maggie MacNeil went a 200 free PR.
Ackerman, a freshman, knocked two seconds off of her best to finish in 4:05.58, nearly two seconds ahead of the old Michigan record.
Carter spent her freshman season at Georgia (UGA), where she was named the 2019 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year, and earned All-American honors in the 200 fL
Michigan scored half its points (156/314) on relays last year, and they graduated half (10/20) their legs. They do, though, return star flyer Maggie MacNeil.
In her first sub-2:00 performance in the 200 meter freestyle, Regan Smith hit the wall first in 1:58.44, narrowly ahead of Gabby DeLoof.
Julia Menkhaus is a big reason why UVA slides in at #11 on the top incoming NCAA classes rankings.
Aux championnats d’Afrique du Sud qui se sont tenus à Durban pendant six jours, 29 filles et garçons, ont réalisé les minima requis pour entrer dans l’équipe nationale pour les Jeux du Commonwealth.
Chad Le Clos easily won the men’s 200m freestyle in a Commonwealth Games-qualifying time, but he wasn’t the only one to notch an event on South Africa’s line-up for next year.
Victoria Kwan from Markham Aquatic Club has made a verbal commitment to the University of Michigan’s class of 2022.
London, Ontario’s Maggie MacNeil has verbally committed to swim for the University of Michigan next fall.