WATCH: Molly Hannis Puts Up Blistering 29.7 in 50 Breast Shootouts


The 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin brought something new to the table. Swimmers competed in “shootout” style rounds of the stroke 50s. The first round (quarterfinal) included the top 8 swimmers from prelims. The top 4 then advanced to round 2 (semifinal). The top 2 from the semifinal round advanced to the final showdown (round 3).

SwimSwam has put together the videos from the Shootout finals. Below are the videos of the women’s 50 breast. It all came down to Molly Hannis vs. Katie Meili, with Hannis winning in a blistering 29.71. Videos of the other stroke shootouts for the men and women will get their own separate posts. SwimSwam will also be posting the videos of A finals in all other events.




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Are we sure she’s actually separating her knees? Hard to tell it’s not a dolphin kick beneath that wake!


Looked more bouncy than any breaststroke I’ve seen, but her 100 was similar and you could see the separation in that race.


Her stroke is legal. It has been a debate before but her body motion causes her to undulate slightly. The rule allows an up-kick but no down-kick. So what you’re seeing is a slightly different style where she stays flatter on the water rather than coming so far up. Matt and her have been working on it. But yes, Molly’s stroke is completely legal.


wth thats big! i’m sure that meet isnt a main focus in her season, so i assume she will be quite a bit faster at nationals and co.
29,5/29,4 maybe? maybe even a new WR?


DSQ first


Mully, Mully, Mully watch out Lilly! The Hannis is acomin! I predict Molly with take down Lilly and own WR before Lilly can wag her finger 3 times.

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