Veterans Tim Phillips (23.83) and Giles Smith (23.85) have the fastest time among US swimmers this year, and the top two personal best times of anyone entered (23.42 and 23.30, respectively).
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With Ryan Murphy practically a lock to win the 100 and 200 backstrokes, the 50 might be Matt Grevers’s best chance for a win next week at World Champs Trials.
Andrew’s full event schedule is as follows: 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, and 200 IM.
Kevin Cordes is the American record-holder, but he’ll have Olympic bronze medalist Cody Miller on his tail in the 50 breast at U.S. Nationals.
The men’s 100 breast field is as stacked as ever, and it looks like it’ll be just as tight a squeeze to make the team this summer as it was at last summer’s Olympic Trials.
With Phelps and Lochte out of the picture, we’ll likely see a pair of fresh faces representing the red, white, and blue in this event.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
In the final, age group phenom Michael Andrew and U.S. Olympian Jay Litherland went head-to-head, and they put on quite a show. The 2 men traded the lead back and forth throughout the race, eventually hitting the wall for a tie.
At the finish, Michael Andrew and Jay Litherland touched simultaneously in the 200 IM, as both won gold with a pair of 2:00.48s.
The 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series is shaping up to be the closest finish we’ve had in years for the overall men’s point title, with Chase Kalisz and Josh Prenot holding dead even in their tie atop the men’s standings.
We’re now on the home stretch to the USA Swimming World Team Trials and 2017 World Championships and Santa Clara…
Today’s highlights included a rare tie in the 200 IM after a hard fought battle between age group phenom Michael Andrew and Georgia’s Jay Litherland.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 IM, women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.
Jay Litherland will be back in action today at the Santa Clara Pro Swim after an impressive double last night with wins in the 400 IM and 200 free.