Watch: Bacon Upsets Smith, Huske Upsets Dahlia; All US Open Night 3 Race Videos

2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Five meet records and two major upsets were seen on night three of the 2019 US Open. Among the highlights, Olympian Melanie Margalis topped the 400 IM with a 4:37.34, not only sweeping both IMs in Atlanta but taking down Katie Hoff‘s 2006 meet record. Chase Kalisz was also successful in sweeping the IMs, winning the men’s 400 IM in a 4:13.07.

In the women’s 100 fly final, world junior champion Torri Huske had a thrilling finish to hold off veterans Kelsi Dahlia and Amanda Kendall to become the fastest 18&U performer in event history at 57.48.

Flipping over to the women’s 100 back final, the top two seeds from the preliminaries were both just 17 years of age, Regan Smith and Phoebe Bacon. The duo were near-simultaneous throughout the race, but it was Bacon who upset her teenaged counterpart to take her first US Open title. Bacon is now the 3rd-fastest 18&U event performer, the 4th-fastest US performer, and the 11th-fastest performer in the world.

Reported by Anne Lepesant

WOMEN’S 400M IM – FINAL

  • American record: 4:31.12, 2008, Katie Hoff
  • U.S. Open record: 4:31.07, 2015, Katinka Hosszu
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 4:38.38, 2006, Katie Hoff

Podium:

  1. Melanie Margalis (SPA) – 4:37.34
  2. Ally McHugh (WA) – 4:38.09
  3. Emma Weyant (SYS) – 4:39.64

MEN’S 400M IM – FINAL

  • American record: 4:03.84, 2008, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open record: 4:05.25, 2008, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 4:11.11, 2013, Sebastien Rousseau

Podium:

  1. Chase Kalisz (ABSC) – 4:13.07
  2. Carson Foster (RAYS) – 4:14.76
  3. Jay Litherland (DYNA) – 4:18.58

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

Podium:

  1. Torri Huske (AAC) – 57.48
  2. Kelsi Dahlia (CARD) – 57.96
  3. Amanda Kendall (MVN) – 58.25

MEN’S 100M BUTTERFLY – FINAL

  • American record: 49.50, 2019, Caeleb Dressel
  • U.S. Open record: 50.22, 2009, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 51.65, 2013, Tom Shields

Podium:

  1. Luis Martinez (GUA) – 52.00
  2. Jack Conger (CAV) – 52.26
  3. Iago Amaral (BSF) – 52.42

WOMEN’S 200M FREESTYLE – FINAL

Podium:

  1. Allison Schmitt (SUN) – 1:56.47
  2. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:57.14
  3. Simone Manuel (ALTO) – 1:57.21

MEN’S 200M FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • American record: 1:42.96, 2008, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open record: 1:44.10, 2008, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 1:46.23, 2005, Peter van den Hoogenband

Podium:

  1. Townley Haas – 1:45.92
  2. Zach Apple – 1:46.76
  3. Fernando Scheffer – 1:47.31

WOMEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE – FINAL

  • American record: 1:04.13, 2017, Lilly King
  • U.S. Open record: 1:04.45, 2009, Jessica Hardy
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 1:04.45, 2009, Jessica Hardy

Podium:

  1. Lilly King (ISC) – 1:05.65
  2. Annie Lazor (MVN) – 1:06.63
  3. Molly Hannis (TNAQ) – 1:07.24

MEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE – FINAL

  • American record: 58.64, 2017, Kevin Cordes
  • U.S. Open record: 58.74, 2017 Kevin Cordes/Joao Gomes
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 59.28, 2019, Andrew Wilson

Podium:

WOMEN’S 100M BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  • American record: 57.57, 2019, Regan Smith
  • U.S. Open record: 58.00, 2018 Kathleen Baker
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 59.11, 2008 Hayley McGregory

Podium:

  1. Phoebe Bacon (NCAP) – 58.63
  2. Regan Smith (RIPT) – 58.68
  3. Olivia Smoliga (ABSC) – 59.60

MEN’S 100M BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  • American record: 51.85, 2016, Ryan Murphy
  • U.S. Open record: 51.94, 2009, Aaron Peirsol
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 52.51, 2009, Nicholas Thoman

Podium:

  1. Markus Thormeyer – 53.94
  2. Christopher Reid – 54.27
  3. Jacob Pebley – 54.39

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro has had a huge passion for swimming since his first dive in the pool, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing, but still uses the sport as his go-to cardio. SwimSwam has become an outlet for him to continue showing his …

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