WATCH: Fink vs. Finnerty in Mesa 50 Breast Shootouts

2018 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES – MESA

The stroke shootouts were back at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series stop in Mesa. This was just the 2nd time we’ve seen the stroke 50s in this format, as swimmers competed in shootouts for the first time at the Austin Pro Swim in January. In the shootouts, the top 8 swimmers in each of the respective strokes will compete in the quarterfinal. The 4 fastest swimmers then move on to the semifinal, with the fastest 2 from the semifinal moving on to the final. Those swimmers then go head-to-head to determine the winner.

The men’s 50 breast had a strong field that included Austin shootout champ Nic Fink, U.S. Olympic breaststroker Kevin Cordes, and American Record holder Ian Finnerty. Last month, Finnerty became the first man ever to break 50 seconds in the 100 yard breast. He made it to the final round of the shootouts with Fink, but Fink once again came away with the win.

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DashRiprock

Was the crowd asleep?

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