With sprinters Abbey Weitzeil and Olivia Smoliga stepping up, Simone Manuel needs to drop at least a second to defend her Olympic gold in Tokyo.
After winning the 100 free semifinal on Wednesday night, Caeleb Dressel scratched the 200 IM to focus on the 100 free final tonight.
Times to earn a second swim this morning were faster in 4 of 5 events than they were in 2016, and the top times were markedly faster in several races as well.
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The final prelims session will consist of the 200 IM (top seed Melanie Margalis), 200 back (top seed Rhyan White) and 100 free (top seed Gretchen Walsh.)
Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free.
2016 Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds the fastest seed time in the 100 back this morning (58.73), and she is ranked 4th in the 50 free (24.83).
The first finals session of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM.
Rio Olympian Melanie Margalis leads both the 200 free (1:56.58 seed) and 100 breast (1:07.20 seed) women’s prelims events here in Atlanta.
Caeleb Dressel’s 8 LCM swims for the 2021 Atlanta Classic: 50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR (all #1), 200 FR (#5), 200 FL (#6), 200 IM (#6), 100 BR (#9), 100 BK (#17).
Della Torre was an individual NCAA scorer in 2020-21, placing 14th in the 200 breaststroke at the 2021 Championships.
SwimAtlanta’s Allison Damron, the 2021 GHSA 7A state champion in the 50 free, has verbally committed to the in-state Bulldogs for 2022-23.
Despite the loosening of restrictions in the state, the North Coast Section Championships in California have been canceled for 2021.
Stanford senior Brooke Forde won an NCAA title in the 400 IM, which adds to the deepest single-event legacy in NCAA D1 women’s swimming & diving.
Watch Cal win the 200 free relay, frosh Alex Walsh become an NCAA champion, NC State break the NCAA 400 medley relay record, and more from night two.