2015 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT SANTA CLARA
- Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21, 2015
- George F. Haines International Swim Center, Santa Clara, California
- Prelims 9AM/Finals 5PM Pacific Time (Fri-Sun), Thursday: 4PM
- Psych sheets
- Unofficial timeline
- Live video
- Live results
After swimming the fastest time of the 100 free prelims at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, California Aquatics’ Nathan Adrian has scratched himself from racing again in finals.
Adrian, who swam a 49.36 in prelims to take the top time of the morning, was out faster than the next-best competitor (23.24) by five tenths. The 2nd-fastest swimmer at the turn, Russian Vlad Morozov, was out in 23.74, and now takes over as the top seed in this race going into finals.
Adrian’s scratch also moves Geoff Cheah (Hong Kong) and Dylan Carter (Trojan Swim Club) out of a 9th place tie that would have required them to compete in a swim-off. Now, both Cheah and Carter will race in the 100 free A final tonight without needing a swim-off.
After winning the 50 free yesterday (21.97) with a time that pushed him up to #7 in world rankings, as well as experiencing a huge drop of .65 from prelims, all eyes were on Adrian as he looked to crack the world top 25 in the 100.
Unofficially, Adrian was the only A-finalist in the men’s 100 free to scratch. Look for a tight race tonight, as the top seed and the 9th seed are separated by less than five tenths.