The incoming freshman class for NCAA swimming & diving is deep with distance swimmers, including 15:03 miler Lleyton Plattel.
The Sandpipers have approximately 400 swimmers on their roster.
7th-seed Kayla Sanchez has scratched the 100 back final. The Canadian junior isn’t in any other events tonight. Micah Sumrall has scratched the 200 breast.
This morning, the 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM will be contested at the first prelims session of the 2020 Pro Swim Series- Knoxville.
Clark Smith (TXLA) racked up two more wins on the final night of the 2019 KMSC Pro-Am. Smith put up a 14:54.26 in the mile. He also won the 100 free in 44.21.
Smith swam the 200 free, posting a 1:34.35 to come within a second of his lifetime best from 2015. That’s also the fastest he’s been since 2016.
Sims ranks 2nd behind only Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Katie Ledecky in the all-time rankings in the girls’ 13-14 1000 yard free.
Minnesota’s new distance coach Jeff Kostoff will have a big distance group to work with beginning in the fall of 2020.
Sawyer Grimes, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the distance free events from Sandpipers of Nevada, has verbally committed to Minnesota.
The Nation’s Capital Aquatic Club (NCAP) swept the 3 team titles on offer at last week’s NCSA Junior National Championships.
The 13-year-old rolled on in the 400 free tonight, dropping over six seconds from her old best to clock the win at 4:14.84, hitting an OT cut.
East Coast Aquatic Team’s Cason Wilburn has been quiet since a two-win opening night, but he’s in line for win #3 tonight after taking the top 100 fly spot.
Justine Murdoch (BBA), 16, blew away her previous best time of 2:15.25, and qualified first for tonight’s A final by over 3 seconds.
Don’t miss the last finals session of the entire Pro Swim Series this season.
Top women’s 400 IM seed Evie Pfeifer dropped her #6 seed in the 200 free to defend her top spot against Canadian record-holder Sydney Pickrem.