2022 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- November 30-December 3, 2022
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
- Long Course Meters (50 meters)
- Start Times:
- Prelims: 9 AM (ET)
- Finals: 6PM (ET)
- Psych Sheets
- How to Watch
- Day 1 Finals Live Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Live Recap
- Live Results
Chase Kalisz lowered his own U.S. Open meet record in the men’s 200 IM final on Thursday night, clocking a 1:56.52 that took .76 seconds off his previous record from 2019.
At 28 years old, the new member of the Arizona State pro group showed no signs of fading as he comfortably held off a pair of teenage talents in Texas A&M freshman Baylor Nelson (1:59.14) and high school junior Daniel Diehl (1:59.89).
MEN’S 200 IM – FINAL
- World Record: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte (2011)
- American Record: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte (2011)
U.S. Open Meet Record: 1:57.28 – Chase Kalisz (2019)
- U.S. Open Record: 1:54.56 – Ryan Lochte (2009)
- Olympic Trials Cut — 2:03.49
- Chase Kalisz (SUN) – 1:56.52
- Baylor Nelson (TA&M) – 1:59.14
- Daniel Diehl (CUY) – 1:59.89
- Landon Driggers (TENN) – 2:02.27
- Mark Szaranek (GSC-FL) – 2:02.57
- Danny Berlitz (UN-WV) – 2:03.01
- Gabriel Borgas (NSW) – 2:03.50
- Daniel Sos (CARD) – 2:03.94
Kalicz was less than a tenth of a second slower than the 1:56.43 he swam in June to claim fourth place at the World Championships. He was also only about a second slower than his personal-best 1:55.40 from 2018.
“I’m kind of shocked by that time actually,” Kalisz said. “But in all honesty, I’ve been doing this for a long time, and this is some of the most fun I’ve had swimming. I really am enjoying everything. I’m surrounded by a great amount of youth, and a lot of great training partners.”
In the race right before Kalicz’s victory, ASU training partner Regan Smith rallied past Leah Hayes in the women’s 200 IM. Kalicz and Smith announced their decisions to train with Bob Bowman and the Sun Devils on the same day in August. Four months into the experiment, it seems to paying off for both of the versatile Olympic medalists.
“Regan just had a great swim; I get to feed off that everyday,” Kalicz said. “I know my age may seem a little older now, but I still feel like I’m 18. I really am enjoying this process and I want it as bad as I ever have.
“It’s a lot simpler for me because Bob is my age group coach, so I’m very familiar with it,” he added, comparing his transition in Tempe to Smith’s. “But I’d say Regan is adapting really well. It’s really great to have her, she’s an animal in practice — really phenomenal practice swimmer. Everything’s going according to plan so far.”
After qualifying third in prelims, Kalicz left no doubt about the outcome after overtaking Diehl at the 100-meter mark. Diehl and Nelson were the only other swimmers sub-2:00 in the final.
Nelson was just .o1 seconds behind his personal best from July. Diehl was close behind with a new personal best, .61 seconds faster than his previous best from prelims.
|Splits||Chase Kalisz||Baylor Nelson||Daniel Diehl|