2016 ORLANDO PRO SWIM SERIES DAY 1 PRELIMS
- Thursday, March 3 – Saturday,March 5
- YMCA of Central Florida Aquatic Center
- Orlando, FL
- Psych Sheet
- Live Stream
- Live Results
Swimming superstar Michael Phelps begin his racing at the Arena Pro Swim Series – Orlando meet on Thursday morning with a 53.07 in the 100 meters butterfly.
That makes him the 3rd qualifier into finals behind Tom Shields (53.04) and Brazil’s Henrique Martins (52.99): each of whom raced in a different heat during the morning’s events.
There wasn’t much clear separation among the whole of the top 8 in the morning heats, with the top 5 all splitting the race effectively the same way (out around 25.0, back in 28-low or 27-high). The top 3 have all shown the ability to get down to 52-lows even this far out from a taper meet, and so that’s where the battle will be – including an intriguing domestic one between Shields and Phelps that has developed into as much of a domestic rivalry as there can be in swimming given their relatively small overlap in the elite ranks.
Finals will begin at 6PM U.S. Eastern Time.