With a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, the 50 back is still Justin Ress’ to lose.
On day 3 of the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials, Ress pulled off a slight upset over Olympic backstroke champions Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy to win the 50 back and secure his spot on the World Championships Roster.
Junya Koga broke his own Asian Record in the men’s 50 back semis in 22.81.
This year’s event, the 29th-31st of January, 2016, has already garnered entries from international superstars such as Laszlo Cseh, Mireia Belmonte, Hannah Miley and Marco Koch, with more big names on the way.
At the conclusion of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, which held their finals on Saturday, the UC Davis pool and…
Olympian Doug Lennox has joined the staff at NYU. (Image courtesy of Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics)
After punching her 400 IM ticket to Barcelona, Maya DiRado will scratch the 400 freestyle. (photo credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com)
13-year old Isabella Rongione is the youngest swimmer at this year’s World Championship Trials, and Erika Erndl (above) is the oldest. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Ryan Lochte is entered in all three stroke 50’s at the World Championship Trials, but will have to endure a brutal schedule to swim any of them. (Photo: Dave Collins)
Takeshi Matsuda was one of three Japanese swimmers to takes wins on Sunday night. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures.com)
Brazilian Jose Finkel Trophy Preview: Brazilian Olympic Standards Announced; Dekker/Belmonte/Bal Make Appearances; PRO16 Adds Two More
Brazil’s National Championship meets receive amongst the most fanfare of any in the world, and with that we head into…