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2024 Professional Swim Sequence – San Antonio: Day 2 Finals Reside Recap


Day 2 Finals Warmth Sheet

Hi there everybody! Welcome to the second finals session of the San Antonio cease of this yr’s Professional Swim Sequence. We’ve left the 1500 freestyles behind and are diving straight in with the 100 freestyle. After that, there’s finals of the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and 400 freestyle.

Order of Occasions

  • Ladies’s 100 freestyle
  • Males’s 100 freestyle
  • Ladies’s 100 breaststroke
  • Males’s 100 breaststroke
  • Ladies’s 200 butterfly
  • Males’s 200 butterfly
  • Ladies’s 400 freestyle
  • Males’s 400 freestyle

Siobhan Haughey leads a stacked discipline within the girls’s 100 freestyle. Haughey clocked 53.67 in prelims and was joined by Simone Manuel (53.88) and Torri Huske (53.91) below 54 seconds in prelims. Virginia’s Gretchen Walsh (54.00) and Kate Douglass (54.08) are nonetheless very a lot within the image for the win this night as properly.

Douglass has a good flip round after the 100 freestyle because the 100 breaststroke is the very subsequent occasion. She’s seeded third there behind Texas breaststroke duo Lydia Jacoby and Anna Elendt. The Longhorns will swim side-by-side in the midst of the pool this night and had been separated by simply five-hundredths after prelims. Jacoby secured lane 4 in 1:06.76, however Douglass, Lilly King, and Kaitlyn Dobler are inside putting distance of the highest two.

However, within the girls’s 200 fly Regan Smith put herself properly away from the sphere this morning. Smith, who already took down the Professional Swim Sequence report this yr, popped 2:05.92 this morning. She’ll take a run at her report of two:04.80 tonight.

The Solar Devils will purpose for a sweep of the 200 butterfly in San Antonio. The highest 4 qualifiers on the lads’s facet all practice in Tempe (although that might not be true for lengthy). Chase Kalisz posted the highest trip of prelims in a 1:57.54. Luca Urlando, Leon Marchandand Ilya Kharun are proper behind him although. Urlando swam a 1:57.64 in prelims with Marhand only a hundredth behind him and Kharun three-hundredths again.

The school swimmers took management of the lads’s 100 freestyle prelims, claiming the highest 4 spots as Rafael Miroslaw certified first general (48.77). That might imply we’ll see some outdoors smoke from the professionals tonight–Caeleb Dressel will swim from lane 8 (49.10) and Ryan Held from lane 2 (48.95)


  • World Report: 51.71 – Sarah Sjostrom (2017)
  • American Report: 52.04 – Simone Manuel (2019)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 53.12 – Kate Douglass (2024) & Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • US Open Report: 52.54 – Simone Manuel (2018)

High 8:

  1. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) — 52.74
  2. Kate Douglass (NYAC) — 52.98
  3. Torri Huske (AAC) — 53.08
  4. Gretchen Walsh (UVA) — 53.17
  5. Simone Manuel (UN) — 53.25
  6. Abbey Weitzeil (CAL) — 53.67
  7. Catie Deloof (NYAC) — 53.88
  8. Erin Gemmell (UN) — 54.59

This was a deep girls’s 100 free discipline, and the ultimate delivered. Siobhan Haughey led the race round at midway mark, handing over 25.35. She was adopted by Gretchen Walsh eight-hundredths behind, with Torri Huske in third.

Haughey holds the quickest time on this planet this season in a lifetime greatest 52.02 that additionally makes her the third-fastest performer in historical past. She adopted that up with a silver medal at Doha Worlds and she or he held on for the win right here in San Antonio, stopping the clock in 52.74.

Kate Douglass was 4th on the flip and she or he moved up two locations over the ultimate 50 meters with a 27.46 again half. That cost earned her second place and a 52.98 as she joined Haughey below 53 seconds this night.

Huske moved up into third, enhancing on her time from Westmont with a 53.08. Walsh completed 4th nine-hundredths behind Huske.

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – Finals

  • World Report: 46.80 – Pan Zhanle (2024)
  • American Report: 46.96 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 48.00 – Nathan Adrian (2016)
  • US Open Report: 47.39 – Caeleb Dressel / Ryan Held

High 8:

  1. Caeleb Dressel (GSC) — 48.40
  2. Ryan Held (NYAC) — 48.48
  3. Matt King (TFA) — 48.62
  4. Rafael Miroslaw (IU) — 48.63
  5. Peter Varjasi (GER) — 48.70
  6. Jonny Kulow (UN) — 48.75
  7. Luis Dominguez Calonge (VT) — 48.83
  8. Andrej Barna (CARD) — 48.91

It was all concerning the outdoors smoke within the males’s 100 freestyle as the highest three all got here from outdoors lanes. It was Caeleb Dressel who bought his hand on the wall first means down in lane 8. Dressel simply retains enhancing; he turned in a season-best 48.40 for the win, coming from fifth on the flip. Dressel break up 23.35 on the best way out, then got here again robust in a field-best 25.05.

It was Matt King on the opposite facet of the pool in lane 1 who was in management on the 50 meter mark. King, coming from an look at 2024 Worlds, ended up third in 48.62. One other professional within the discipline, Ryan Heldwas 2nd to King on the flip however was capable of out-split him by over two-tenths on the second half of the race. That gave Held the room he wanted to cease the clock 2nd simply eight-hundredths behind Dressel in 48.48.

King completed third (48.62), only a hundredth forward of Indiana’s Rafael Miroslaw.


  • World Report: 1:04.13 – Lilly King (2017)
  • American Report: 1:04.13 – Lilly King (2017)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 1:05.32 – Lilly King (2021)
  • US Open Report: 1:04.45 – Jessica Hardy (2009)

High 8:

  1. Lydia Jacoby (UN) — 1:05.74
  2. Emma Weber (UVA) — 1:06.50
  3. Lilly King (ISC) — 1:06.53
  4. Kaitlyn Dobler (UN) — 1:06.71
  5. Anna Elendt (UN) — 1:06.81
  6. Kate Douglass (NYAC) — 1:06.85
  7. Macarena Ceballos (ARG) — 1:07.91
  8. Sydney Pickrem (AGS) — 1:08.39

Lydia Jacoby talked about fear about feeling “drained within the water” after the 2024 NCAA Championships, however that didn’t appear to affect her an excessive amount of on this ultimate. Jacoby led the race from begin to end. She break up 30.97 on the best way out, then got here residence in 34.77 for a ultimate time of 1:05.74.

That slots Jacoby in because the third-fastest swimmer within the occasion this season, only a hundredth forward of Benedetta Pilato.

Virginia’s Emma Weber turned in an enormous private greatest to seize second in a stacked discipline. Weber helped UVA win their fourth-straight NCAA Championship final month. At that meet, she swam a private greatest within the 100-yard breast. She’s now adopted that up with a drop within the LCM pool, clocking 1:06.50 for her first sub-1:07 outing. Her earlier greatest stood at 1:07.39 from June 2023.

She break up 34.81 on the baack half and bought the higher of Lilly King by .03 seconds. King, who’s been as quick as 1:05.67 this season, took third in 1:06.53.

About 20 minutes faraway from her 100 freestyle ultimate, Douglass completed sixth in 1:06.85, not too far off her lifetime better of 1:06.67 from January 2024.


  • World Report: 56.88 – Adam Peaty (2019)
  • American Report: 58.14 – Michael Andrew (2021)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 58.58 – Adam Peaty (2017)
  • US Open Report: 58.14 – Michael Andrew (2021)

High 8:

  1. Denis Petrashov (UOFL) — 59.83
  2. Nic Fink (NYAC) — 1:00.03
  3. Ron Polonsky (UN) — 1:00.24
  4. Michael Andrew (MASA) — 1:00.32
  5. Noah Nichols (UVA) — 1:00.64
  6. Matt Fallon (UPN) — 1:00.75
  7. Lyubomir Epitropov (TNAQ) — 1:00.90
  8. Tommy Cope (CW) — 1:01.40

It was a good race all through the lads’s 100 breaststroke championship ultimate. On the flip there have been three swimmers–Michael Andrew, Denis Petrashovand Nic Fink–below 28 seconds. Andrew held the slight lead at 27.93, with Petrashov splitting 27.97 and Fink proper behind in 27.98.

It was Petrashov who had the quickest closing pace. That was the distinction maker for him; he break up 31.86 which helped him edge out forward of the sphere for the win. Petrashov touched in 59.83, the one swimmer within the discipline to interrupt 1:00 within the ultimate.

Fink, the reigning world champion, adopted him with a 1:00.03. Ron Polonsky took third, getting forward of Andrew, who pale down the stretch.


  • World Report: 2:01.81 – Zige Liu (2009)
  • American Report: 2:03.87 – Regan Smith (2023)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 2:04.80 – Regan Smith (2024)
  • US Open Report: 2:03.87 – Regan Smith (2023)

High 8:

  1. Regan Smith (UN) — 2:05.97
  2. Dakota Luther (TXLA) — 2:09.51
  3. Lindsay Looney (UN) — 2:09.64
  4. Caroline Bricker (UN) — 2:09.89
  5. Kelly Pash (UN) — 2:10.12
  6. Emma Sticklen (UN) — 2:10.32
  7. Tess Howley (UVA) — 2:11.73
  8. Leah Gingrich (KA) — 2:12.37

Regan Smith had a monster prelims swim, handing over a 2:05.92. After her win right here within the championship ultimate, she mentioned that she tried to stay to that very same technique that she had within the morning. Sticking to that technique gave her nearly the identical time; she claimed the win in 2:05.97, simply five-hundredths off her prelims swim.

This might become a preview of how this race goes to form up at U.S. Olympic Trials with Smith out forward and the remainder of the sphere combating for that second spot. On this ultimate, it was Dakota Luther who bought her arms on the wall second, out-touching Smith’s teammate Lindsay Looney.

Luther held off the charging Looney on the closing meters, clocking 2:09.51. Looney rounded out the rostrum with a 2:09.64.

After enhancing in bounds throughout her freshman yr at Stanford, Caroline Bricker stored that momentum rolling in long-course. Bricker turned in a  huge lifetime greatest of two:09.89 for 4th place. That’s her first swim below 2:11; her earlier greatest was a 2:11.92 from July 2023. That’s a 2.03 second drop for Bricker as she places herself on the radar for that second spot at Trials.

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – Finals

  • World Report: 1:50.34 – Kristof Milak (2022)
  • American Report: 1:51.51 – Michael Phelps (2009)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 1:53.84 – Luca Urlando (2019)
  • US Open Report: 1:52.20 – Michael Phelps (2008)

High 8:

  1. Leon Marchand (SUN) — 1:54.97
  2. Luca Urlando (DART) — 1:55.63
  3. Chase Kalisz (SUN) — 1:55.97
  4. Jack Dahlgren (TRI) — 1:57.06
  5. Trenton Julian (MVN) — 1:58.01
  6. Ilya Kharun (SUN) — 1:58.37
  7. Vili Sivec (CSUB) — 1:58.72
  8. Zach Harting (CARD) — 1:59.97

It was a trio of the Tempe coaching companions on the rostrum, as Leon MarchandLuca Urlando, and Chase Kalisz went 1-2-3 within the males’s 200 butterfly.

Marchand, the 2023 world champion, was fifth on the first flip (26.06). After that, he steadily made his means via the sphere, turning third on the 100 (55.24). He was second on the ultimate flip to his coaching parter Luca Urlando, and out-split Urlando on the best way residence–30.15 to 30.95–to get his arms on the wall first.

Marchand turned in a 1:54.97 to win the race, making him the tenth quickest performer within the occasion this season.

After main for almost all of the race, Urlando took second behind Marchand. He swam 1:55.63, a season-best that improves on the 1:56 he swam on the Westmont Professional Sequence. Kalisz additionally did his greatest to chase down Urlando however ran out of room. The veteran touched third in 1:55.97.

The rostrum was properly away from the remainder of the sphere as Jack Dahlgren was 4th in 1:57.06, greater than a second behind Kalisz.


  • World Report: 3:55.38 – Ariarne Titmus (2023)
  • American Report: 3:56.46 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 3:57.94 – Katie Ledecky (2018)
  • US Open Report: 3:57.94 – Katie Ledecky (2018)

High 8:

  1. Katie Ledecky (GSC) — 4:01.41
  2. Paige Madden (NYAC) — 4:04.86
  3. Jillian Cox (TXLA) — 4:07.61
  4. Aurora Roghair (UN) — 4:10.87
  5. Erin Gemmell (UN) — 4:11.16
  6. Cavan Gormsen (UN) — 4:12.50
  7. Hayden Miller (TAMU) — 4:15.30
  8. Anna Peplowski (IU) — 4:18.11

Katie Ledecky went about her enterprise within the girls’s 400 freestyle. She collected the win with a season greatest time of 4:01.41, which is her first sub-4:02 of the 2023-24 season (she was 4:02.38 on the U.S. Open). The time strikes her forward of Li Bingjie and Lani Pallister on this planet rankings and as much as third-fastest on this planet this season.

After successful the 1500 freestyle to open the meet, Paige Madden adopted up with a second-place end right here within the 400 free. Madden’s time was additionally a season-best for her as she dropped down into the 4:04 vary after a 4:05.94 in Westmont. Her 4:04.86 is a 1.08 second enchancment.

Jillian Cox made it 3-for-3 on the rostrum with season-best instances. Cox swam 4:07.61 for third place, coming inside a couple of second of her lifetime greatest (4:06.60). Aurora Roghair bought even nearer to her lifetime greatest. After a powerful NCAA season, she swam 4:10.84 for 4th place right here, simply .03 seconds off her lifetime greatest.

MEN’S 400 FREESTYLE – Finals

  • World Report: 3:40.07 – Paul Biedermann (2009)
  • American Report: 3:42.78 – Larsen Jensen (2008)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Report: 3:43.55 – Solar Yang (2016)
  • US Open Report: 3:43.53 – Larsen Jensen (2008)

High 8:

  1. Guilherme Costa (RKF) — 3:46.61
  2. Alfonso Mestre (GSC) — 3:47.14
  3. Carson Foster (RAYS) — 3:47.64
  4. Lucas Henveaux (CAL) — 3:48.05
  5. Ilia Sibirtsev (UOFL) — 3:48.60
  6. Kieran Smith (RAC) — 3:48.70
  7. David Johnston (TST) — 3:48.75
  8. Drew Kibler (NYAC) — 3:52.53

Guilherme Costa, the South American report holder within the 400 freestyle, claimed the win within the occasion tonight in San Antonio. It was Alfonso Mestre who led for almost all of the race. However Costa started to inch up on Mestre, and overtook him on the 300-meter mark.

After taking the lead, Costa powered residence in 56.49, taking the win in 3:46.61. This season, Costa’s been as quick as 3:44.22, which he swam for fourth place at 2024 Worlds.

Behind him, Mestre held off a late push from Carson Foster and took second place in 3:47.14, lower than a second from his private greatest from summer time 2023.

There’s been a variety of intrigue about what Foster can do on this occasion over the past couple years–since he put up a 3:45.29 in July 2022. This season, he’s swum the occasion twice; this 3:47.64 is his quickest effort so far, beating the three:48.05 from November 2023.

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