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2024 Professional Swim Sequence – Westmont: Day 2 Prelims Reside Recap


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The primary morning session of the 2024 Westmont Professional Swim Sequence will characteristic the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, and 400 IM. Claire Weinstein is the highest seeded athlete within the ladies’s 200 free, and is the defending U.S. Nationwide Champion within the occasion. She’ll swim within the closing warmth with Simone Manuel, the 2016 Olympic Champion and multi-World Champion within the 100 freestyle.

The boys’s 200 free is led by 4 swimmers seeded within the 1:45 realm. Drew Kibler (1:45.01) is ranked 1st forward of Felix Auboeck (1:45.11), Kieran Smith (1:45.16), and Fernando Scheffer (1:45.52). All 4 of these athletes participated on the Tokyo Olympic Video games, with Scheffer of Brazil strolling away with bronze on this very occasion. Brooks Curry, Luca Urlando, and Grant Home are among the many further names to regulate for right this moment’s heats.

World document holder Lilly King will line-up for right this moment’s 100 breast, entered together with her 1:04.75 time from 2023. King gained the earlier cease of the Professional Swim Sequence, which passed off in Knoxville, with a time of 1:05.67. She is the one athlete seeded below 1:07. On the boys’s facet, we have now two sub-1:00 entries, with Cody Miller (59.85) main Charlie Swanson (59.89) by 0.04 on the warmth sheets.

Torri Huske and Caeleb Dressel will showcase their butterfly prowess this morning, and each dropped the 200 free to focus solely on this self-discipline. Regan Smith will compete for the primary time since December’s U.S. Open, and will give Huske a terrific race within the closing later right this moment, assuming each advance comfortably. Dressel will face competitors within the type of Dare Rose, the 2023 bronze medalist within the occasion. Professional Swim Sequence document holder Shaine Casas was additionally entered to compete, however has since pulled out of the meet.

Katie Grimes, who snagged silver within the 400 IM at each the 2022 & 2023 World Championships, clears the 400 IM subject by over 5 seconds. Leah Hayes, the 2023 World Junior Champion, can even compete. Each Grimes and Hayes may have a double this morning, with each racing the 200 free to kick off the session.

Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland, who went 1-2 within the males’s 400 IM on the Tokyo Olympics, may have the chance to do the identical right here on the Westmont Professional Swim Sequence. They’re seeded 1st and 2nd, however David Johnston is in shut pursuit. Johnston gained yesterday’s 800 free in a time of seven:57.00.


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

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Claire Weinstein (SAND) – 1:59.08
  2. Maria Fernanda De Oliveira Da Silva (BRA) – 1:59.26
  3. Paige Madden (NYAC) – 1:59.31
  4. Aline Rodrigues (MTC) – 2:00.49
  5. Nathalia Siqueira Almeida (BRA) – 2:00.52
  6. Leah Hayes (TIDE) – 2:01.02
  7. Katie Grimes (SAND) – 2:01.31
  8. Simone Manuel (SUN) – 2:01.39

Paige Madden, a Tokyo Olympic finalist within the 400 free, staked her declare on warmth two of the 200 free. She flipped by way of the primary 50 in third place (28.23), however took the lead on the 100 (58.47) flip and led till the ultimate two strokes. Brazil’s Maria Fernanda de Oliveira da Silva (1:59.26) surged on the end to outpace Madden (1:59.31) by 0.05. Madden was third within the 800 freestyle final night time, the place she put her hand on the wall in a time of 8:31.70.

Fernanda is coming off a record-breaking Doha World Championships, the place she posted new South American data within the 200 (1:56.85) and 400 (4:02.86) free occasions. She was 4th within the 400 and fifth within the 200 at these championships.

Taylor Ruck, who’s now coaching with Madden at Arizona State, showcased robust opening pace in warmth three. She flipped by way of the primary 50 in 27.44 earlier than hitting the 100 flip in 58.34. She fell off a bit over the ultimate 50, with Katie Grimes (2:01.31) securing the warmth win forward of Rebecca Diaconescu (2:01.55) and Ayla Spitz (2:02.40). Ruck in the end completed 4th in 2:02.62, rating thirteenth general to qualify for tonight’s B-final.

The reigning U.S. Nationwide champion, Claire Weinstein, dominated the ultimate warmth. She gained with a swift 1:59.08, the quickest time of the morning. Weinstein gained the 800 free final night time, posting her 2nd quickest efficiency ever (8:23.73).

Penny Oleksiak, who gained bronze on this occasion on the Tokyo Olympics, was seventeenth this morning in 2:03.27. Oleksiak gained the Olympic title within the 100 free on the 2016 Rio Olympics, the place she tied American Simone Manuel. Oleksiak hasn’t raced a lot this season, however she earned herself a second swim within the type of tonight’s C-final.


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

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Gabriel Jett (CAL) – 1:47.17
  2. Jorge Iga (PRVT) – 1:47.45
  3. Drew Kibler (NYAC) – 1:47.51
  4. Kieran Smith (RAC) – 1:47.94
  5. Grant Home (SUN) – 1:48.22
  6. Tomas Koski (UGA) – 1:48.46
  7. Luca Urlando (DART) – 1:48.64
  8. Eduardo Oliveira De Moraes (MTC) – 1:48.83

Dash specialist Jack Alexy swam in warmth one, going for a 50 cut up. He hit the wall in 21.85 earlier than ending his 200 in 2:15.50. Alexy swims collegiately for the California Golden Bears, and is notably skipping the Pac-12 Championships (together with a couple of of his teammates) to swim at this lengthy course meet, in preparation for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials.

The primary circle-seeded warmth was the quickest of the morning. Gabe Jett, a Cal Bear, grabbed the lead early. He completed with a closing time of 1:47.17 to safe warmth victory, main a trio of 1:47 swims. Jett’s time is a brand new private finest, eclipsing his earlier marker of 1:47.32 from the 2023 U.S. World Championship Trials. Jorge Iga (1:47.45) and Kieran Smith (1:47.94) had been 2nd and third within the warmth, respectively.

Grant Home touched in 1:48.22 to say victory within the penultimate warmth. Eduardo Oliveira De Moraes (1:48.83) dipped below 1:49 for 2nd place within the warmth, with each swimmers advancing to tonight’s championship closing.

ASU trained-swimmer Drew Kibler touched in 1:47.55 to win the ultimate warmth. Tomas Koski (1:48.46) and Luca Urlando (1:48.64) completed a few second again of Kibler, reserving their tickets to the A-final tonight.

Jack Dahlgren (1:49.13), Wen Zhang (1:49.13), Aaron Shackell (1:49.50), Fernando Scheffer (1:49.62), Blake Pieroni (1:49.67), Trenton Julian (1:49.68), Brooks Curry (1:49.74), and Ryan Held (1:5o.o1) all certified to swim within the B-final, which might be a loaded subject, assuming all of them choose to contest it.


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

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. McKenzie Siroky (UN-03) – 1:07.92
  2. Lilly King (ISC) – 1:08.37
  3. Theodora Taylor (SW) – 1:09.77
  4. Andrea Podmanikova (WOLF) – 1:10.28
  5. Melissa Rodriguez (PRVT) – 1:10.36
  6. Rachel Bernhardt (TEAM) – 1:10.50
  7. Mary Elizabeth Cespedes (VSC) – 1:10.53
  8. Elle Scott (MAC) & Jhennifer Conceicao (ECP) – 1:10.56

Tennessee commit McKenzie Siroky recorded the quickest prelim 100 breaststroke time. Stopping the clock in 1:07.92 to win warmth two, she dropped 1.22 seconds off her entry time of 1:09.14. Her earlier finest time was 1:08.30, which she recorded simply final month, so one other drop with Olympic Trials just a few months away is sort of promising for the 18-year-old. Siroky was significantly robust on the opening 50, handing over 31.58 earlier than closing in 36.34.

World document holder Lilly King (1:08.37) posted the 2nd quickest time of the morning, incomes herself lane 5 for tonight’s A-final. Swim Wales’ Theodora Taylor was the one different swimmer below the 1:10-barrier, placing her palms on the wall in 1:09.77. At solely 15-years-old, Taylor matched her entry time right down to the hundredth.

A number of swimmers had been bunched up within the 1:10 space, with Andrea Podmanikova (1:10.28) qualifying 4th for the ultimate forward of Melissa Rodriguez (1:10.36), Rachel Bernhardt (1:10.50) and Mary Elizabeth Cespedes (1:10.53). Elle Scott and Jhennifer Conceicao tied for eighth at 1:10.56.


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

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Anton McKee (ISL) – 1:00.91
  2. Will Licon (TXLA) – 1:01.48
  3. Tommy Cope (UN-01) – 1:01.75
  4. Cody Miller (SAND) – 1:01.93
  5. Charlie Swanson (NOVA) – 1:02.06
  6. Xavier Ruiz (SJC) – 1:02.28
  7. Maximilian Pilger (ISC) – 1:02.29
  8. Max McHugh (UofM) – 1:02.46

Will Licon‘s 1:01.48 was sufficient to win warmth six, with Tommy Cope (1:01.75) becoming a member of him below 1:02. Cope took the race out fairly robust, hitting the 50m flip in 28.58 earlier than closing in 33.17. Licon charged house over the ultimate 25, recording a closing 50 cut up of 32.37. There occasions would maintain up for 2nd and third general this morning, securing center lanes for the championship closing.

Iceland’s Anton McKee dipped below 1:01 to win the penultimate warmth, clocking 1:00.91. The second seeded entrant coming into the occasion, Charlie Swanson, completed runner-up to McKee in 1:02.06.

Cody Miller gained the ultimate warmth along with his time of 1:01.93. The 32-year-old opened the primary half of his swim in 28.85 earlier than closing in 33.08. Minnesota’s Max McHugh, who gained a number of NCAA titles within the 100-yard breaststroke, was third within the warmth to Miller. McHugh completed in 1:02.46 to qualify eighth, with Maximilian Pilger touching in 1:02.29 from lane 8 for 2nd within the warmth.


  • World Document: 55.48, Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • American Document: 55.64, Torri Huske (2022)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 56.38, Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • U.S Open Document: 55.66, Torri Huske (2021)

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Regan Smith (SUN) – 57.00
  2. Torri Huske (AAC) – 57.08
  3. Katerine Savard (TQ) – 58.90
  4. Harriet Jones (SW) – 58.91
  5. Dakota Luther (TXLA) – 59.13
  6. Beata Nelson (WISC) – 59.21
  7. Leah Shackley (BRY) – 59.45
  8. Andreas Sansores De La Fuente (UARK) – 1:00.25

In her first race in three months, Regan Smith clocked a 57.00 within the 100 fly. She gained the penultimate warmth, opening in 26.99 earlier than ending in a blazing 30.01.

Torri Huske swam a totally totally different race to Smith this morning, opening in a really quick 25.95 earlier than shutting issues down over the closing meters to complete in 57.08. She clocked 31.13 over the ultimate 50, so it’s shaping as much as be a enjoyable race tonight given their totally different race methods.

Katherine Savard (58.90) and Harriet Jones (58.91) certified third and 4th for the championship closing, posting sub-59 performances within the course of. Dakota Luther certified fifth for the ultimate in 59.13. Luther gained the 200 butterfly gold medal on the Pan American Video games in October.

Beata Nelson (59.21) and Leah Shackley (59.45) additionally posted sub-1:00 swims this morning, advancing in sixth and seventh. Shackley gained the World Junior title within the 50 butterfly again in September, whereas Nelson was the general World Cup champion (SCM) in 2022.


High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Santo Condorelli (DM) – 52.23
  2. Caeleb Dressel (GSC) – 52.31
  3. Zach Harting (CARD) – 52.50
  4. Dare Rose (CAL) – 52.89
  5. Trenton Julian (MVN) – 53.28
  6. Jorge Iga (PRVT) – 53.40
  7. Kayky Marquart Mota (TNAQ) – 53.41
  8. Sebastian Smith (PATS) & Vili Sivec (CSUB) – 53.43

Santo Condorelli was the quickest 100 butterfly swimmer in Westmont this morning, as he posted the highest preliminary swim in 52.23. He opened his race robust, splitting 24.15 on the 50m flip earlier than clocking 28.08 on the best way house. He was 52.24 through the Knoxville Professional Swim prelims in January earlier than posting a 51.79 within the closing.

Caeleb Dressel swam to victory within the closing warmth, clocking the 2nd quickest time of the morning (52.31). He deployed a powerful again half technique, opening in 25.10 earlier than charging house in 27.21 over the ultimate 50 meters. Zach Harting (52.50) was 2nd to Dressel within the warmth, qualifying third for tonight’s A-final. Harting just lately helped Group USA to gold within the 4×100 medley relay on the Doha World Championships, which passed off final month.

The 2023 World Championships bronze medalist, Dare Rose, was the one different swimmer below 53 this morning. He hit the wall in 52.89 for 4th place standing, incomes himself lane six for tonight’s championship closing. The 21-year-old swam a managed race this morning, splitting 24.78/28.11 en path to 2nd place in warmth seven.

Trenton Julian (53.28), Jorge Iga (53.40), Kayky Marquart Mota (53.41) certified fifth by way of seventh, with Sebastian Smith and Vili Sivec tying for eighth in 53.43. Iga certified for the 200 free closing earlier within the session, so it seems he’ll be doubling up tonight, assuming he doesn’t scratch one of many occasions.


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

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Leah Hayes (TIDE) – 4:44.86
  2. Katie Grimes (SAND) – 4:45.18
  3. Bailey Andison (TQ) – 4:52.20
  4. Claire Weinstein (SAND) – 4:53.05
  5. Erin Dawson (UN-01) – 4:55.17
  6. Avery Klamfoth (MAC) – 4:59.03
  7. Mckenna Debever (TNAQ) – 5:01.16
  8. Lauren Bernardo (MAC) – 5:01.32

Two people posted occasions below the 4:50-barrier within the ladies’s 400 IM, with Leah Hayes (4:44.86) main Katie Grimes (4:45.18) by 0.32 heading into the ultimate. Hayes gained the World Junior title within the 400 IM again in September, the place she recorded her present finest time of 4:36.84.

Grimes claimed 2nd place in Wednesday’s 800 free closing, and owns a finest time of 4:31.41 on this 400 IM. She gained the silver medal at each the 2022 and 2023 World Championships on this IM distance, and has been sitting within the 4:37-4:38 area all through the season up to now.

Bailey Andison is the third seed for tonight’s championship closing, with 800 free champ Claire Weinstein (4:53.05) advancing in 4th. Hayes, Grimes, and Weinstein all certified for the 200 free A-final too, in order that they’ll all must double up once more tonight.


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

High 8 Qualifiers:

  1. David Johnston (TST) – 4:24.37
  2. Jay Litherland (SUN) – 4:25.57
  3. Noah Cakir (TS) – 4:26.10
  4. Gabriel Manteufel (SAND) – 4:26.35
  5. Tyler Bardak (FOX) – 4:26.90
  6. Isaac Fleig (FAST) – 4:27.04
  7. Kalvin Hahn (ARMY) – 4:27.62
  8. Chase Kalisz (SUN) – 4:27.75

After inserting fifth finally month’s World Championships, David Johnston claimed the highest qualifying spot within the males’s 400 IM. Putting his hand on the wall in 4:24.37, he leads all opponents by over a full second. Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Jay Litherland (4:25.57) was 2nd general this morning, with Noah Cakir (4:26.10) checking-in for third.

Chase Kalisz, who gained gold on the Tokyo Olympics, snuck into the ultimate in eighth. He posted an effort of 4:27.75 in Westmont this morning, showing to close it down utterly after the primary 50 of backstroke. Look ahead to him out of lane eight tonight, because it’s seemingly he’ll drop considerably from this heats swim.

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