WATCH: Day 1 Race Videos From 2018 Fran Crippen Memorial SMOC


The 2018 Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions opened on Thursday evening in Mission Viejo, California, with timed final heats of the 1500 freestyle. It would be a pair of Chinese teenagers picking up wins, with 19-year-old Qiu Ziao winning the men’s title and 16-year-old Li Bingjie the women’s. For a full recap of the first day, click here.

Below, check out race videos from day 1, courtesy of USA Swimming on Youtube. Only the fastest heat for both men and women are below, but all heats can be found on USA Swimming’s channel at the link.

Women’s 1500 Heat 1

Men’s 1500 Heat 1

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bobo gigi

11 years ago at the same meet (now named Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions) in the same pool Kate Ziegler broke the legendary 1500 free world record of Janet Evans in 15.42.54.


Is there a livestream??

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Jim C

Thanks for the link.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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