Jack Conger and Tom Shields headline a group of men in the 51-low range who could become the first swimmers other than Phelps to break 51 seconds since the end of the supersuit era.
Tom Shields has entered six events for the upcoming U.S. World Champ Trials, including the 100 and 200 freestyle.
All-in-all, Dressel has entered 5 events: 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 fly, and 100 fly.
U.S. Nationals are just a few weeks away in Indianapolis, with the Americans selecting their World Champs and World University Games teams for later this summer. We’ve gotten started with our yearly event-by-event previews, and now we’re compiling them all in one place.
The men’s 200 fly shapes up to be a three-man race at the front for two World Championship spots.
“Medalists will show up out of shape and waste a finals spot, or in “deep training” and do the same. It will not work out well,” Tom Shields says of the new FINA World Cup rule where Olympic and World Championship medalist earn automatic berths into World Cup finals.
Dressel tried to run down Conger, putting up the fastest closing split of the field with a 27.17, but Conger did just enough to hold him off.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
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.
Top seed Kelsi Worrell has scratched out of the 200 fly final after clocking a quick 2:09.37 to top the heats.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Follow along for a live recap of day 3 prelims from Santa Clara.