Watch: Marchand’s 4:07 400 IM, Other 2023 Pro Swim Series – Westmont Day 2 Race Videos

by Spencer Penland 4

April 14th, 2023 National, News, Video

2023 PRO SWIM SERIES – WESTMONT

This post contains race videos from the ‘A’ finals on the second night of the 2023 Pro Swim Series in Westmont, IL. The second day of the meet featured the 200 free, 100 breast, 50 back, 100 fly, and 400 IM. All videos in this post come from USA Swimming’s YouTube Channel.

WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • World Record: 1:52.98 – Frederica Pellegrini (2009)
  • American Record: 1:53.61 – Allison Schmitt (2012)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 1:54.13 – Summer McIntosh (2023)
  • US Open Record: 1:54.13 – Summer McIntosh (2023)

Top 8:

  1. Anna Peplowski (IU) — 1:58.08
  2. Leah Hayes (TIDE) — 1:58.27
  3. Erin Gemmell (NCAP) — 1:58.42
  4. Leah Smith (TXLA) — 1:59.55
  5. Izzy Ivey (UN) — 1:59.70
  6. Madi Mintenko (PPA) — 2:00.91
  7. Julia Mrozinski (DEU) — 2:01.21
  8. Maria de Silva Costa (BRA) — 2:01.40

After clocking a huge personal best in prelims, Indiana University sophomore Anna Peplowski doubled down in finals, taking more time off and holding off Leah Hayes and Erin Gemmell. Peplowski got out to a slim lead on the first 50 and managed to hold that lead through the remainder of the race. Gemmell came on very strong at the end, coming home as the only swimmer in the field to split under 30 seconds on the final 50.

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • World Record: 1:42.00 – Paul Biedermann (2009)
  • American Record: 1:42.96 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 1:44.82 – Sun Yang (2016)
  • US Open Record: 1:44.10 – Michael Phelps (2008)

Top 8:

  1. Kieran Smith (RAC) — 1:47.45
  2. Jorge Iga (UN) — 1:47.60
  3. Kregor Zirk (EST) — 1:47.63
  4. Baturalp Unlu (TUR) — 1:47.97
  5. Grant House (SUN) — 1:48.31
  6. Luke Hobson (UN) — 1:48.35
  7. Robin Hanson (CAL) — 1:48.85
  8. Vinicius Tavares Assuncao (BRA) — 1:49.58

In an incredibly tight final in the men’s 200 free, Kieran Smith managed to touch out Jorge Iga by just 0.15 seconds. Kregor Zirk was just 0.03 seconds behind Iga, while Baturalp Unlu was also under 1:48.

WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: 1:04.13 – Lilly King (2017)
  • American Record: 1:04.13 – Lilly King (2017)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 1:05.32 – Lilly King (2021)
  • US Open Record: 1:04.45 – Jessica Hardy (2009)

Top 8:

  1. Lydia Jacoby (UN) — 1:06.09
  2. Lilly King (ISC) — 1:06.39
  3. Anna Elendt (UN) — 1:06.59
  4. Annie Lazor (ISC) — 1:08.25
  5. Miranda Tucker (TFA) — 1:08.55
  6. Raya Mellott (UN) — 1:09.08
  7. Jhennifer Alves Da Conceicao (ECP) — 1:09.39
  8. Gabrielle Assis de Silva (BRA) — 1:09.50

In a preview of things to come both this summer and next, Lydia Jacoby and Lilly King went head-to-head in the women’s 100 breast final. Jacoby, the defending Olympic Champion in the event, managed to pull into the lead and beat pout King. Texas teammate Anna Elendt came in a close third.

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: 56.88 – Adam Peaty (2019)
  • American Record: 58.14 – Michael Andrew (2021)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 58.58 – Adam Peaty (2017)
  • US Open Record: 58.14 – Michael Andrew (2021)

Top 8:

  1. Nic Fink (MAAC) — 59.95
  2. Denis Petrashov (UOFL) — 1:00.03
  3. Cody Miller (SAND) — 1:00.04
  4. Lyubomir Epitropov (BGR) — 1:00.92
  5. Jorge Murilo (TAC) — 1:01.16
  6. Joao Luiz Gomes Junior (ECP) — 1:01.22
  7. Michael Andrew (MASA) — 1:01.30
  8. Will Licon (TXLA) — 1:01.42

In another stunningly tight race, Nic Fink managed to get his hands on the wall first by 0.08 seconds, touching as the only swimmer in the field under 1:00. Denis Petrashov came in second, while American veteran breaststroker Cody Miller touched in third, just 0.01 seconds behind Petrashov.

WOMEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: 26.98 – Xiang Liu (2018)
  • American Record: 27.12 – Katharine Berkoff (2022)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 27.38 – Kylie Masse (2023)
  • US Open Record: 27.12 – Katharine Berkoff (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Katharine Berkoff (NCS) — 27.40
  2. Isabelle Stadden (CAL) — 27.80
  3. Abbey Weitzeil (CAL) — 27.95
  4. Simona Kubova (CZE) — 28.16
  5. Erika Brown (TNAQ) — 28.37
  6. Olivia Smoliga (SUN) — 28.76
  7. Maggie Wanezek (EBSC) — 28.83
  8. Emma Harvey (SMU) — 29.29

Katharine Berkoff pulled off a convincing win in the women’s 50 back last night, swimming a 27.40. The performance came in just 0.02 seconds off the Pro Swim Series Record in the event.

MEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE – FINALS

Top 8:

  1. Hunter Armstrong (NYAC) — 24.30 (Pro Swim Record)
  2. Justin Ress (MVC) — 24.56
  3. Ryan Held (NYAC) — 25.25
  4. Bjorn Seeliger (CAL) — 25.26
  5. Gabriel Fantoni (ISC) — 25.46
  6. Jacob Molacek (TFA) — 25.56
  7. Berke Saka (TUR) — 25.64
  8. Kai Van Westering (IU) — 25.66

Hunter Armstrong put on a show in the men’s 50 back last night, swimming a 24.30. Rocking a full beard and mustache, Armstrong took 0.19 seconds off the Pro Swim Series Record of 24.49, which was held by Justin Ress from earlier this year. Ress came in second last night, swimming a 24.56.

WOMEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – FINALS

  • World Record: 55.48 – Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • American Record: 55.64 – Torri Huske (2022)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 56.38 – Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • US Open Record: 55.66 – Torrie Huske (2021)

Top 8:

  1. Regan Smith (SUN) — 56.92
  2. Beata Nelson (WA) — 58.63
  3. Gabi Albiero (UOFL) — 58.74
  4. Emma Sticklen (UN) — 58.99
  5. Natalie Hinds (GSC) — 59.29
  6. Kit Kat Zenick (OSU) — 59.74
  7. Leah Gingrich (UN) — 1:00.42
  8. Valentina Becerra Quintanilla (SMU) — 1:00.53

Regan Smith left no doubt that she would win the women’s 100 fly last night, speeding to a 56.92m to claim victory. Smith touched nearly two seconds ahead of runner-up Beata Nelson.

MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – FINALS

  • World Record: 49.45 – Caeleb Dressel (2021)
  • American Record: 49.45 – Caeleb Dressel (2021)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 50.80 – Shaine Casas (2023)
  • US Open Record: 49.76 – Caeleb Dressel (2021)

Top 8:

  1. Shaine Casas (TXLA) — 51.05
  2. Eric Friese (UN) — 51.72
  3. Arsenio Bustos (NCS) — 52.07
  4. Maris Kusch (ISC) — 52.16
  5. Zach Harting (CARD) — 52.58
  6. Kayky Marquart Mota (ECP) — 52.63
  7. Tyler Sesvold (TFA) — 52.73
  8. Youssef Ramadan (VT) — 52.77

Shaine Casas pulled off a win in the men’s 100 fly, swimming a 51.05. The swim comes in just off his own Pro Swim Series Record mark of 50.80, which he set earlier this year.

WOMEN’S 400 IM – FINALS

  • World Record: 4:25.87 – Summer McIntosh (2023)
  • American Record: 4:31.12 – Katie Hoff (2008)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 4:31.07 – Katinka Hosszu (2015)
  • US Open Record: 4:28.61 – Summer McIntosh (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Leah Hayes (TIDE) — 4:39.58
  2. Anastasya Gorbenko (ISR) — 4:44.48
  3. Giulia Goerigk (TAMU) — 4:45.72
  4. Kim Herkle (CARD) — 4:52.29
  5. Alexis Yager (TNAQ) — 4:53.44
  6. Nicole Zettel (TAC) — 4:54.70
  7. Alice Marini (TAMU) — 4:57.02
  8. Nathalia Siqueira Almeida (BRA) — 5:00.24

Leah Hayes was spectacular in the women’s 400 IM last night, winning the race by just shy of five seconds. After swimming a lifetime best for second in the 200 free at the beginning of the session, Hayes clocked another personal best in the 400 IM, clipping her previous mark of 4:39.65.

MEN’S 400 IM – FINALS

  • World Record: 4:03.84 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • American Record: 4:03.84 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 4:08.92 – Chase Kalisz (2018)
  • US Open Record: 4:05.25 – Michael Phelps (2008)

Top 8:

  1. Leon Marchand (UN) — 4:07.80 (Pro Swim Series Record)
  2. Carson Foster (UN) — 4:09.69
  3. Chase Kalisz (SUN) — 4:13.06
  4. Hubert Kos (UN) — 4:14.08
  5. Cedric Bussing (GER) — 4:18.08
  6. Bobby Finke (SPA) — 4:20.99
  7. Brandonn Almeida (BRA) — 4:21.64
  8. Tommy Bried (CARD) — 4:27.25

In probably the most anticipated race of the night, superstar Leon Marchand blew away the Pro Swim Series Record in the men’s 400m IM, blasting a 4:07.80. Not only did Marchand’s performance break the PSS Record, it also comes in as the top time in the world this year.

In a preview of things to come later this summer, Carson Foster also had a great swim, clocking a 4:09.69 to post a sub-4:10 swim as well.

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Gummy Shark
10 months ago

Leon definitely goes past the 15m mark off the start. For those of you who are going to use the “camera angle” argument against me, look at how the splash from his head lands directly in line with the red/white lane line intersection. It’s past the yellow 15m mark. I’m not saying that the extra underwaters aided his time by a whole lot and that he still would have broken the PSS record had he come up 1-2 dolphin kicks sooner, I’m just stating the facts.

Eric Angle
Reply to  Gummy Shark
10 months ago

For me, the under water footage is not sufficient in this case, and unfortunately it only shows that breakout under waterhttps://www.youtube.com/live/mZod2pGFWYQ?feature=share&t=5342

Admin
Reply to  Eric Angle
10 months ago

Why do you keep posting the same comment over and over again?

Trav
Reply to  Gummy Shark
10 months ago

Ok, so it’s a DQ. Who cares dude.