2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
WOMEN’S 100M BUTTERFLY – FINAL
- American record: 55.98, 2012, Dana Vollmer
- U.S. Open record: 56.38, 2016, Sarah Sjostrom
- U.S. Open Meet record: 57.53, 2017, Marie Wattel
On the day before her 17th birthday, Torri Huske blasted a 57.48 to win the 100 fly from an outside lane, upsetting the favorites and notching both a U.S. Open Meet record and a National Age Group record for 15-16 girls. Her time was also faster than the 17-18 NAG record. (Whether she had swum the race on Friday or on Saturday, her “swim age” for NAG record purposes is her age on the first day of the meet. So either way it would have been a 15-16 NAG record.) Huske mentioned in her post-race interview that she has been focusing on breakouts and turns, and it showed. Huske moved from second place to first on the breakout off her turn and was unstoppable on the way home.
Farida Osman had been out first at the 50, turning in 26.91. She was followed by Huske in 26.93 and Kelsi Dahlia in 26.98. Huske’s second 50 was the fastest in the field by nearly half a second, as she outsplit Dahlia 30.55 to 30.98 to secure the win. Osman faded to 5th and Amanda Kendall surged to 3rd with 58.25.