Top Seed Dean Farris Scratches 200 Free In Favor of 100 Fly At Indy PSS


Men’s 200 freestyle top seed Dean Farris has scratched out of the event for Day 3 prelims from the fourth and final stop of the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, instead opting to race the 100 fly on the penultimate day of competition.

Farris was entered with his personal best of 1:46.45, set at the 2019 U.S. Summer Nationals, and now heads into the 100 fly where he’s ranked 17th – after a scratch from #3 seed Marius Kusch.

On Thursday, Farris tied for ninth in the 100 free in a time of 49.58, resetting his season-best for the second time of the day after going 49.89 in the prelims.

Also opting out of the men’s 200 free as a top eight seed was Khader Baqlah, who was entered seventh in 1:47.70.

In the 100 fly, Kusch was entered third at 51.35, and this was his only scheduled event of the meet.

Like Kusch, fellow German and Team Elite swimmer Jacob Heidtmann has dropped the men’s 400 IM, where he was the second seed, in what was his only entry of the competition.

Alex Walsh has dropped two of her three entries for the day, opting out of the 400 IM (#5 seed) and 100 fly (#17 seed) in favor of the 200 backstroke, where she comes in ranked second to world record holder Regan Smith.

Remedy Rule does not appear to be present at the meet, scratching out of both the 200 free and 100 fly after doing so in the 200 fly on Thursday.

Shaine Casas was originally entered as the top seed in the men’s 200 back, but is absent on the most recently updated version of the psych sheets (found at the top).

Women’s 200 Free

Men’s 200 Free

Women’s 200 Back

Men’s 200 Back

Women’s 400 IM

Men’s 400 IM

Women’s 100 Fly

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1 month ago

Dean of course will win this with ease

1 month ago

They’re not gonna be happy about this

1 month ago

Wow Dean Just tweeted this to Caeleb

Caeleb Dressel, while you lay there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me. I want you to digest this because before I leave Tokyo with your 100 fly Gold Medal I have a lot of things I want to get off my chest.

I don’t hate you, Caeleb. I don’t even dislike you. I do like you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most people in the back.

I hate this idea that you’re the best. Because you’re not. I’m the best. I’m the best in the world. There’s one thing you’re better at than I am and… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Pvdh
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1 month ago

Dawg, get help.

Ol' Longhorn
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1 month ago

And I thought I had an obsession with Dressel. Geez.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
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1 month ago

What did I just read

Ol' Longhorn

The final ramblings of a troubled mind.

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1 month ago

… too far

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1 month ago

Does someone have a link to a comment made awhile back where someone called SwimSwam fake and then proceeded to call Michael Phelps the false prophet and Caeleb the rightful goat?

Last edited 1 month ago by PFA
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1 month ago

It’s true rowdy Gaines like to lather up

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1 month ago

Rowdy “frenzied”:

He earned my spot in prelims
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1 month ago


Last edited 1 month ago by He earned my spot in prelims
I earned my spot in prelims
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1 month ago

Someone had a busy Thursday!

mildly talented
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1 month ago

I’ve finally given up on just reading and had to comment on how incredible this reference is.

Last edited 1 month ago by mildly talented
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1 month ago

Send in the men in white coats and don’t spare the straitjacket.

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1 month ago

I am praying for Dean. He was robbed by 2020 postponement. He has such huge cojones going against the conventional thought in swimming. Please let him reach his full potential. He is working hard and going to crush 2021!!! LET’S Fn go Dean!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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