After being the only swimmer sub-54 in the prelims, Simone Manuel got the job done tonight in the A final. She posted a 53.65, a touch off of her morning swim.
Italian stars Margherita Panziera, Piero Codia and Fabio Scozzoli talked with SwimSwam during the FINA Champions Swim Series in Budapest to explain how did they improve their performance last season and their aims for the current season.
Cody Miller dropped a new personal best time to win the men’s 200 breast decisively in 2:08.98, improving on his old best of 2:09.08 done way back in 2015.
Nathan Adrian had a strong showing of 22.22 for third in his fourth race back after surgery.
Sunday night in the final race of the 2019 Atlanta Classic, Caeleb Dressel posted an impressive 47.86 in the 100 freestyle, becoming the 4th-fastest performer in the world this year. In prelims, Dressel nearly even-split the race, touching in an impressive 48.45, splitting 24.10/24.35.
Regan Smith put on a sensational performance to win the women’s 200 back, clocking 2:06.47 to narrowly miss her personal best time of 2:06.43. Smith was also just off of Taylor Ruck‘s PSS Record of 2:06.36.
Annie Lazor dropped a massive best time to win the women’s 200 breast in 2:20.77, over two seconds faster than her previous PB set in Des Moines (2:22.99).
After winning the 200 fly in Bloomington, Katie Drabot earned 2nd in the 50 fly with 26.66. Drabot’s swim was a new best, her first time cracking 27 seconds.
At 29-years-old, Leah Gingrich is swimming as fast as she ever has and keeping pace with America’s top butterflyers.
Hali Flickinger has had an incredible showing at the 2019 Atlanta Classic, despite an intense training block involving high-yardage practices and heavy weight sessions.
After winning the 50 back, breast, and fly, Michael Andrew has scratched his remaining swims for the final prelims session of the Bloomington PSS.
A new season-best for Pieroni, improving on his 1:47.92 from the Des Moines stop, this puts him 24th in the world in 2018-19 (and top American, passing Caeleb Dressel’s 1:47.31).
Katie Ledecky was dominant en route to the victory in the women’s 200 freestyle, posting a time of 1:55.80.
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The 22-year-old’s previous best was 4:38.43 from the Indianapolis PSS last year (though she had initially gone 4:36.96 at the 2017 World Trials before she was disqualified).