Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes prelims of three events: the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, and 200 backstroke.
Caitlin Brooks swam a monster lifetime best in the 200 back and is the 11th-fastest US woman this year to close the Gainesville Sectionals.
Dressel, who was tenths shy of her best in the 100 back, came back to win the 50 fly shortly after with a lifetime best 27.06.
Kieran Smith continues his Gainesville dominance with another lifetime best in the 400 IM and entering the top 10 US times.
National champion True Sweetser will be competing at the Gainesville sectionals this weekend alongside an all-star group of Florida HS state champions.
Caeleb Dressel will contest in the 200 fly on night two of the Atlanta Classic
Caeleb Dressel will not be swimming the 50 free, and will instead be in the 200 fly.
Caeleb Dressel will contest the men’s 100 fly on night one of the Atlanta Classic.
Haughey was DQed for allegedly taking multiple dolphin kicks during her second underwater pull.
If there’s one relay that feels hard to project, it’s this one.
Ella Eastin’s 2018 400 IM performance at this meet last year was perhaps one of the most stunning in college swimming history – from breaking every record in the books by multiple seconds to handing Katie Ledecky what’s likely the biggest loss margin of her career.
In the 200 IM, Stanford’s Ella Eastin looks to have the clear advantage in defending her 2018 title and records.
After opting out of the 400 IM, Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem will swim the 200 breast. Meanwhile, the men of Mizzou and Florida will be racking up finalists in the tight race for the 2019 title.
Florida freshman Vanessa Pearl has scratched the 100 breaststroke on day 4 of the 2019 SEC Championship meet (Friday), leaving her with the 200 breaststroke on Saturday as her 3rd entry.