2018 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES – MESA
- Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15
- Skyline Aquatic Center, Mesa, AZ
- Long Course Meters
- Meet site
- Psych Sheet
- Live Stream
- Saturday Finals Heat Sheet
- Austin Pro Swim Shootout Recaps
- Live Results
- Shootout Recaps
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.
Olympic backstroker Olivia Smoliga put up a lifetime best in the 50 back shootouts at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series stop in Mesa, and it was an American Record to boot. Smoliga, who knocked 5 seconds off her 200 back time earlier in the meet, took down the record as she raced fellow National Teamer Ali Deloof in the final round. She touched in 27.43, clipping the former mark of 27.48 done by Kathleen Baker at 2017 Worlds.