2024 Professional Swim Sequence – San Antonio: Day 3 Prelims Stay Recap TERMAN WEBSITE


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Friday Prelims Warmth Sheet

The third day of motion on the 2024 Knoxville Professional Swim Sequence will characteristic 4 completely different occasions: the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 400 IM, and 100 butterfly.

Session Preview:

The ladies’s 200 free is the primary occasion of this session, and the highest seed is Siobhan Haughey, who broke the Professional Swim Sequence document en path to 100 freestyle gold on Thursday. 2016 Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky may also be among the many loaded subject, and he or she’s coming off a win from Thursday’s 400 free (4:01.41). Simone Manuel, who’s finest identified for her 100 free capabilities, may also swim the occasion after profitable it on the Westmont Professional Swim Sequence cease. Anna Peplowski, Paige Madden, and Erin Gemmell are further names to look out for this morning.

Texas’ Luke Hobson (1:44.87) is the very best ranked athlete within the males’s 200 free, however Drew Kibler, Kieran Smith, Guilherme Costa, Carson Foster, and Luca Urlando may also be within the combine. Hobson not too long ago earned a bronze medal on this distance at February’s World Championship meet however he’s identified to be a taper swimmer.

The 200 backstroke entry lists each embrace previous World Champions, as coaching companions Regan Smith (2019 World Champion) and Hubert Kos (2023 World Champion) headline the fields. Smith received the 200 butterfly yesterday and clocked two sub-2:06 swims on the day whereas Kos punched a brand new 100 free (48.87) finest time. On the Westmont cease March, Smith broke the Professional Swim Sequence document in 2:03.99, simply shy of her 2:03.80 U.S. Open document from final June. Smith may have double responsibility this morning, as she’s additionally entered within the past deep 100 fly occasion.

Within the beforehand talked about girls’s 100 fly, American document holder Torri Huske is the highest seed forward of 56-second swimmers Gretchen Walsh, Claire Curzan, Kate Douglass and Regan Smith. It very effectively could possibly be a mirror picture preview of what we’ll see on the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, assuming all of these people safely advance to tonight’s A-final.

The boys’s 100 fly will characteristic world document holder Caeleb Dressel, who secured victory in final night time’s 100 free. Dressel’s time final night time was 48.40, his quickest since returning to the game in early 2023. Professional Swim Sequence document holder Shaine Casas may also be within the subject, however he missed the 100 free finals altogether yesterday with a fortieth place exhibiting. Like R. Smith, Kos can be entered to swim the 200 again (1:54.14)/100 fly (51.33) double.

The 400 IMs are additionally on the docket, the place Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko (4:37.36) and France’s Leon Marchand (4:02.50) are the early favorites. Gorbenko sprinted to a brand new lifetime finest throughout Thursday’s 100 free (54.29) whereas Marchand touched 1st within the 200 fly (1:54.97).


  • World Report: 1:52.85, Mollie O’Callaghan (2023)
  • American Report: 1:53.61, Allison Schmitt (2012)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 1:54.13, Summer season McIntosh (2023)
  • U.S Open Report: 1:54.13, Summer season McIntosh (2023)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Katie Ledecky (GSC) – 1:56.72
  2. Anna Peplowski (IU) – 1:57.93
  3. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:58.49
  4. Paige Madden (NYAC) – 1:58.81
  5. Erin Gemmell (TEX) – 1:58.87
  6. Simone Manuel (UN) – 1:58.90
  7. Anastasia Gorbenko (UN) – 1:59.04
  8. Nicole Maier (UN) – 2:00.08

Texas’ Erin Gemmell (1:58.87) took management of the primary circle-seeded warmth early and by no means appeared again. She hit the 100m flip in 57.89 earlier than closing in 1:00.98 to safe 1st place. Her time would maintain up for fifth general, which means she’s going to characteristic in tonight’s A-final. She opened her meet yesterday within the 100 free (54.59) and 400 free (4:11.16), the place she set a brand new Texas group document within the 100m distance.

2016 Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky ensured victory within the penultimate warmth. She touched the wall in a last time of 1:56.72 to publish the quickest morning time by over a second. Indiana’s Anna Peplowski, who had a giant breakthrough final summer season to make the U.S. World Championship group, hit the wall 2nd behind Ledecky at 1:57.93.

Siobhan Haughey (1:58.49) was front-and-center within the last warmth, taking the lead from the very first stroke and holding it the entire method.  Paige Madden, who clocked her quickest 400m free because the Tokyo Olympics final night time, touched in 1:58.81 for 2nd within the warmth. Simone Manuel hit the wall in 1:58.90 for third, safely advancing to the championship last in sixth place.

Jillian Cox, who swam the 800 free for Group USA on the Fukuoka World Championships, clocked a time of two:01.63 to take a seat in twentieth. World Championships medalist Gabby DeLoof (2:02.75) completed in twenty ninth this morning whereas Olympic medalist Taylor Ruck (2:05.68) touched in 58th place.

Olympic relay Champion Leah Smith notched a morning effort of two:01.91, ok for twenty second and a swim within the C-final.


  • World Report: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (2009)
  • American Report: 1:42.96, Michael Phelps (2008)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 1:44.82, Solar Yang (2016)
  • U.S Open Report: 1:44.10, Michael Phelps (2008)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Rafael Miroslaw (IU) – 1:47.75
  2. Carson Foster (RAYS) – 1:47.86
  3. Lucas Henveaux (CAL) – 1:47.96
  4. Murilo Sartori (UofL) – 1:48.07
  5. Kieran Smith (RAC) – 1:48.40
  6. Drew Kibler (NYAC) – 1:48.44
  7. Luca Urlando (DART) – 1:48.45
  8. Grant Home (SUN) – 1:48.51

The primary circle-seeded warmth win was awarded to Indiana’s Rafael Miroslaw (1:47.75). The 23-year-old German native owns a finest time of 1:45.83 on this distance, a time he threw down on the 2023 Berlin Open. He was 4th in Thursday’s 100 freestyle last right here in San Antonio (48.63).

Former Texas coaching companions Carson Foster and Drew Kibler went 1-2 within the penultimate warmth, as they touched in instances of 1:47.86 and 1:48.44. Foster’s time held up for the 2nd sooner of the morning whereas Kibler’s was sixth. Luca Urlando (1:48.45) and Grant Home (1:48.51), who each prepare at Arizona State College with Kibler, slid into the ultimate in seventh and eighth.

High seed Luke Hobson was absent from the ultimate warmth, however the one different sub-1:45 swimmer within the subject, Kieran Smith, took benefit. He completed in a time of 1:48.40 to bag a warmth win, which superior him fifth into the championship last.

Loughborough-trained Lucas Henveaux was the one different athlete underneath 1:48 this morning. He positioned his hand on the wall in 1:47.96, the third quickest mark, which was highlighted by two sturdy center 50 splits of 26.88 and 27.65.

Louisville’s Murilo Sartori, 21, completed third within the tenth warmth however was 4th quickest general. His time of 1:48.07 was ok to cut 0.12 off his entry time of 1:48.19. He opened in 25.56 earlier than splitting 27 seconds on the ultimate three 50s.

Hunter Armstrong, who had a shock breakthrough on this occasion on the 2024 World Championships with a 1:45 relay break up, touched in 1:53.44 for forty seventh place. He might want to notch the Olympic Trials reduce of 1:49.99 if he desires to race this occasion throughout taper season.

Additionally competing: Guilherme Costa (ninth — 1:48.55), Jack Dahlgren (tenth — 1:48.82), Patrick Sammon (twelfth — 1:49.22), Henry McFadden (thirteenth — 1:49.31), Maximus Williamson (twenty seventh — 1:50.50), Luka Mijatovic (twenty eighth — 1:50.77), and Felix Auboeck (thirty seventh — 1:52.21).


  • World Report: 2:03.14, Kaylee McKeown (2023)
  • American Report: 2:03.35, Regan Smith (2019)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 2:03.99, Regan Smith (2024)
  • U.S Open Report: 2:03.80, Regan Smith (2023)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Phoebe Bacon (WISC) – 2:08.99
  2. Rhyan White (WOLF) – 2:09.11
  3. Kennedy Noble (NCST) – 2:10.58
  4. Regan Smith (UN) – 2:10.94
  5. Claire Curzan (UVA) – 2:11.78
  6. Roos Rottink (MTAC) – 2:12.91
  7. Aviv Barzelay (TAMU) – 2:13.38
  8. Mabel Koff (NBAC) – 2:13.44

Wolfpack Elite’s Rhyan White established a bonus from the very first stroke within the penultimate warmth. She flipped in 1:02.96 by the primary 100 earlier than ending in a last time of two:09.11. White was a Tokyo Olympian on this 200 again, and likewise certified for Group USA within the occasion for each the 2022 and 2023 World Championship meets.

White’s finest time in 2024 up to now is 2:07.38, which she placed on the books on the Westmont Professional Swim Sequence cease final month. She owns a finest time of two:05.13, which was produced on the 2022 U.S. Worldwide Group Trials.

2022 World Championships silver medalist Phoebe Bacon (2:08.99) clocked a sub-2:09 time to win the penultimate warmth. Bacon owns a finest time of two:05.08 on this 200m occasion, and is thought to be a taper swimmer, so it’s promising as we head into the rest of the season.

Regan Smith cruised for almost all of the ultimate warmth, flipping by the primary 50 in 30.31. She finally grabbed the win in 2:10.94, the 4th quickest time of the morning. Smith is slated to swim within the 100 fly heats later within the session, so she appears to be like to be conserving as a lot power as doable. Claire Curzan, who swept the backstroke occasions on the World Championships two months in the past, touched 2nd to Smith in 2:11.78. Curzan’s time was fifth quickest on the day and he or she’ll once more characteristic within the 100 fly with Smith in about an hour.

Up-and-coming swimmer Kennedy Noble was third this morning at 2:10.58. Noble, who trains with White at NC State, dropped a large finest time on the 2023 U.S. World Championship Trials (2:06.54) final June to almost make the Worlds group. She received the Pan American Video games title on this occasion again in October.


  • World Report: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • American Report: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 1:55.04, Xu Jiayu (2017)
  • U.S Open Report: 1:53.08, Aaron Peirsol (2009)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Nico Garcia (VT) – 1:58.70
  2. Jack Aikins (UVA) – 1:59.27
  3. Hayden Kwan (USC) – 2:00.22
  4. Hunter Tapp (NCST) – 2:00.45
  5. David Gerchik (UN) – 2:00.82
  6. Michael Hochwalt (SWAT) – 2:01.08
  7. Gavin Keogh (FAC) – 2:01.74
  8. Baylor Stanton (GA) – 2:01.99

The boys’s 200 backstroke was crammed with scratches as the highest two seeds didn’t present up for his or her heats. Defending World Champion Hubert Kos and #2 seed Carson Foster opted to give attention to different occasions throughout right now’s session. Kos is swimming the 100 fly on the finish of the session whereas Foster certified third for the 200 free last earlier this morning.

Virginia Tech’s Nico Garcia was the quickest swimmer within the pool along with his time of 1:58.70. The one different man to interrupt 2-minutes was Jack Aikins of Virginia, who glided into the wall in 1:59.27.

Hunter Tapp, who received this occasion on the Knoxville Professional Swim Sequence cease in January, checked-in at 4th general (2:00.45). It took a time of two:01.99 to make the A-final, and the eighth place swimmer was Baylor Stanton, who not too long ago broke the 15-16 SCY nationwide age group document on this 200 backstroke occasion.

1:56-swimmer Daniel Diehl clocked-in at 2:02.87 for fifteenth place. He’ll swim out of lane one in tonight’s B-final.


  • World Report: 4:25.87, Summer season McIntosh (2023)
  • American Report: 4:31.12, Katie Hoff (2008)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 4:31.07, Katinka Hosszu (2015)
  • U.S Open Report: 4:28.61, Summer season McIntosh (2022)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Anastasia Gorbenko (UN) – 4:45.94
  2. Lucy Bell (STAN) – 4:47.96
  3. Sydney Pickrem (AGS) – 4:48.38
  4. Ella Nelson (UVA) – 4:49.15
  5. Caroline Bricker (STAN) – 4:49.88
  6. Giulia Goerigk (TAMU) – 4:49.89
  7. Applejean Gwinn (SAND) – 4:51.34
  8. Bailey Andison (CAMO) – 4:51.41

The swiftest girls’s 400 IMer of the morning was Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko, who touched in 4:45.94 for the win. Greg Meehan-trained swimmer Lucy Bell punched a time of 4:47.96 for 2nd place standing as we glance in direction of tonight’s A-final. Bell’s Stanford teammate, Caroline Bricker, put up a time of 4:49.88 for fifth this morning to make it two Cardinals within the championship last.

Two-time medalist from the current World Championships, Canada’s Sydney Pickrem, is lurking in third place. She completed her warmth in a time of 4:48.38 this morning however on full cruise management. Her swim was highlighted by a really quick 1:18.76 break up on the breaststroke leg.

UVA star Ella Nelson swam an identical race to Pickrem this morning. Nelson stopped the clock in 4:49.15 for 4th general along with her breaststroke portion (1:18.85) representing the standout break up. She has the 200 breast and 200 IM on the docket for the remainder of this competitors.

Giulia Goerigk (4:49.89) and Applejean Gwinn (4:51.34) each superior to the ‘A’- last, too.

Canadian Bailey Andison, who has been as fast as 4:38.66 on this race, was initially disqualified. She was then reinstated, which means she’ll swim within the A-final because the eighth seed.


  • World Report: 4:02.50, Leon Marchand (2023)
  • American Report: 4:03.84, Michael Phelps (2008)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 4:07.80, Leon Marchand (2023)
  • U.S Open Report: 4:05.25, Michael Phelps (2008)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Leon Marchand (UN) – 4:18.47
  2. Chase Kalisz (UN) – 4:19.73
  3. Jay Litherland (UN) – 4:20.37
  4. Michael Hochwalt (SWAT) – 4:21.41
  5. Grant Sanders (FAST) – 4:21.52
  6. Robert Finke (SPA) – 4:22.55
  7. Danny Berlitz (WVU) – 4:23.11
  8. Tommy Bried (UofL) – 4:23.37

2nd seed Carson Foster scratched one other occasion this morning within the type of the 400 IM. Having already certified third into the 200 free last, Foster goes all-in on that occasion over the 200 again and 400 IM.

World document holder Leon Marchand was the category of the morning’s subject. He posted the quickest mark of the morning by over a second along with his effort of 4:18.47. Marchand’s world document stands on the 4:02.50 scorcher that he clocked on the Fukuoka World Championships final July.

Chase Kalisz, who received gold on the Tokyo Olympics, was 2nd quickest in prelims. He posted a time of 4:19.73 in San Antonio this morning, showing to cruise by many of the race alongside Marchand.

Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Jay Litherland (4:25.57) was 3nd general this morning, with Michael Hochwalt (4:21.41) and Grant Sanders (4:21.52) in shut pursuit in 4th and fifth.

Sub-4:10 competitor Bobby Finke, who holds the American document within the 800 and 1500 freestyles, was sixth at 4:22.55. He stormed dwelling over the ultimate 100 of freestyle in 1:00.13.


  • World Report: 55.48, Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • American Report: 55.64, Torri Huske (2022)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 56.13, Torri Huske (2024)
  • U.S Open Report: 55.66, Torri Huske (2021)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Gretchen Walsh (UVA) – 56.41
  2. Regan Smith (UN) – 57.11
  3. Torri Huske (AAC) – 57.45
  4. Claire Curzan (UVA) – 58.23
  5. Alex Walsh (UVA) – 58.70
  6. Kelly Pash (TEX) – 58.75
  7. Beata Nelson (WISC) – 58.97
  8. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 59.21

The quickest qualifier within the girls’s 100 butterfly was Gretchen Walsh, who led from begin to end within the last warmth. She break up 26.22/30.19 for a last time of 56.41, simply 0.07 outdoors of her finest time of 56.34 from June. The closest pursuer to G. Walsh this morning was Regan Smith, who touched in 57.11 for 2nd within the warmth and 2nd general. Smith may have double responsibility tonight as she’s additionally competing within the 200 again last.

third general this morning went to American document holder Torri Huske, who showcased a special race technique that we normally see from her. She opened in 26.94 earlier than closing in a robust 30.51. Huske normally has a bigger hole between the 2 50 splits, so search for her to be out considerably sooner in tonight’s championship last.

Claire Curzan (58.23), Alex Walsh (58.70), Kelly Pash (58.75), and Beata Nelson (58.97) additionally cracked 59-seconds to earn an A-final berth. Curzan, like Smith, has the 200 backstroke/100 fly double to cope with later right now.

Siobhan Haughey, who snagged the Professional Swim Sequence document in yesterday’s 100 free last, touched in 59.21 to advance eighth general. Haughey’s versatility has been on full show over the previous few months, as she’s medaled on the World stage in each freestyle and breaststroke. Haughey appears to have the aptitude to clock a extremely quick 200 IM too, however she hasn’t swam the occasion in fairly a while.

56-second swimmer Kate Douglass touched 14th this morning at 1:00.05. She may have the chance to swim within the B-final.


High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Hubert Kos (UN) – 51.23
  2. Caeleb Dressel (GSC) – 51.41
  3. Eric Friese (GSC) – 51.93
  4. Bjoern Kammann (TENN) – 52.14
  5. Youssef Ramadan (VT) – 52.39
  6. Tobias Schulrath (GER) – 52.40
  7. Zach Harting (CARD) – 52.48
  8. Finn Brooks (IU) – 52.49

Caeleb Dressel swam to victory within the last warmth, clocking the 2nd quickest time of the morning (51.41). As we’ve seen over the previous few months, he deployed a robust again half technique, opening in 24.50 earlier than charging dwelling in 26.91 over the ultimate 50 meters. Dressel’s prelim swim was nearly a full second sooner than he clocked throughout the Westmont Professional Swim Sequence heats final month (52.31).

Hubert Kos, who trains with Bob Bowman however represents Hungary on the worldwide scene, secured a brand new private finest time at 51.23. He reduce precisely a tenth off his earlier benchmark of 51.33. Kos opened in 24.13 earlier than closing in 27.10, and it’s trying to be an important battle between him and Dressel in tonight’s A-final.

Dressel’s teammate Eric Friese, who represents Germany, additionally broke 52-seconds along with his 51.93 clocking. Bjoern Kammann (52.14), Youssef Ramadan (52.39), Tobias Schulrath (52.40), Zach Harting (52.48), and Finn Brooks (52.49) all made the reduce for A-final qualfication.

Additionally competing: Kaii Winkler (ninth — 52.51), Ilya Kharun (tenth — 52.57), Trenton Julian (eleventh — 52.66), Santo Condorelli (twelfth — 52.75), Ryan Held (fifteenth — 53.11), Jonny Kulow (sixteenth — 53.43), Kayky Mota (nineteenth — 53.48), Michael Andrew (=twenty sixth — 53.95), and Shaine Casas (=twenty sixth — 53.95).

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