The Americans should battle Brazil for the men’s 4×100 free relay gold… but we don’t know who will be on the American team. Even the status of 2017 World champ Caeleb Dressel (pictured) is in the wind.
With Kathleen Baker’s new World Record in the 100 meter backstroke tonight at the 2018 U.S. National Championships in Irvine, CA, American men and women now own the world records in all four Olympic backstroke events.
More than three-quarters of voters expressed confidence that the Americans would keep their historic levels of dominance in the men’s 100 backstroke, with no other country getting more than 11% of the total votes.
Justin Ress had the slight lead at the 50 in 25.80 (with Irie at 25.87), before the three-time Olympic medalist from Japan charged back in 27.21 to take the win by just over two tenths
Lilly King highlights the women’s 100 breast field on the final night of the Columbus Pro Swim Series.
Kelsi Dahlia headlines the women’s 200 fly on the final day in Columbus.
Chase Kalisz will go for a clean sweep of the 400 IM titles on the PSS circuit tonight in Columbus.
Leah Smith will contest the women’s 400 IM and 200 free on day 3 in Columbus.
Simone Manuel will swim the 50 free on day 4 in Santa Clara.
You can watch Caeleb Dressel’s 100 free win, as well as the 200 IM showdown between World Champion Chase Kalisz and World Record holder Ryan Lochte.
Among the stars to swim tonight are Chase Kalisz, Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky, Melanie Margalis, Ryan Murphy, Kylie Masse, Ryosuke Irie.
Chase Kalisz will take on the 200 fly/200 IM double on day 3 of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara.
Caeleb Dressel won the 100 fly last night over Andrew Seliskar, while Seliskar topped the 200 free. Seliskar is off to a strong start this season and put up a couple of best times last night.
Ryan Murphy wins 200m backstroke in 1:56.0
Ryan Lochte will take on the 200 back on day 2 in Santa Clara.