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Michael Andrew Goes Full Deal with 50 Free


Day 4 Saturday Prelims Warmth Sheet

The concluding prelims session of the San Antonio cease of the 2024 Professional Swim Collection is lined up for the heats of the ladies’s and males’s 100 again, 200 breast, 200 IM, 50 free, in addition to 800 free heats later within the afternoon (begin time 3:30pm Central Time).

Olympian Michael Andrew has scratched each the boys’s 100 again, the place he was seeded tenth, and males’s 200 IM, seeded twelfth. As a substitute, he’ll go full give attention to his signature occasion, the 50 free. Yesterday, Andrew positioned twenty sixth within the 100 fly following a 1st- to 4th-place the day prior within the prelims/finals of the 100 breast. He’s at present seeded second within the occasion behind prime seed Gator’s Caeleb Dressel, who received the 100 fly yesterday.

Though initially signed up for the ladies’s 200 IM, freestyle ace Katie Ledecky has determined to not swim her eleventh seed in that occasion. She is going to go for her recognized signature occasion, the 800 free, the place she’s the highest seed. Beforehand, Ledecky simply received the 400 free, however then took a valiant second place within the 200 free yesterday. Fellow Olympian Catie DeLoof additionally scratched her ninth seed for the ladies’s 100 again to give attention to her an identical place within the 50 free. Within the 100 free, DeLoof maintained her Seventh-place place in each prelims and finals.

In the meantime, Texas’ Anna Elendt is not going to contest her sixth seed within the girls’s 200 breast. That is following a 2nd- to Fifth-place drop in prelims/finals of the 100 breast. Leah Smith has additionally utterly scratched out of Saturday’s prelims heats. Beforehand, Smith positioned twenty second within the 200 free with a five-second achieve from her Seventh seed.

The cloudiness of unknown no-shows following scratches makes one query if different multi-event swimmers will contest all their prelims occasions into finals, or if they may even swim in finals. Presently, Leon Marchand is about to swim his prime seeds within the males’s 200 breast and 200 IM. To date, Marchand has received the 200 fly and 400 IM, each on separate days.

Likewise, the versatile Kate Douglass is predicted to swim her distinctive 200 breast/50 free double this morning. Douglass beforehand swam the 100 free/breast double, the place she positioned 2nd and sixth respectively in every occasion’s finals. Yesterday, nevertheless, Douglass added 3.62s within the 100 fly to put 14th in prelims and scratch out of finals.


  • Ladies’s 800 Free: #2 Leah Smith, #7 Kate Hurst, #8 Erica Sullivan, #13 Hannah Bellard
  • Males’s 800 Free: #6 Daniel Matheson, #17 Cooper Lucas, #18 Zach Kohm, #19 Gabe Machado, #20 Joaquin Vargas
  • Ladies’s 100 Again: #9 Catie DeLoof
  • Males’s 100 Again: #9 Kai Van Westering, #10 Michael Andrew, #12 Nate Stoffle, #16 Jack Wilkening, #18 Rex Maurer, #19 Lamar Taylor, #21 Aiden Hayes
  • Ladies’s 200 Breast: #6 Anna Elendt, #20 Kaitlyn Nguyen
  • Males’s 200 Breast: #5 Josh Matheny, #7 Cody Miller, #13 Jorge Murillo, #26 Grayson Nye
  • Ladies’s 200 IM: #11 Katie Ledecky, #21 Stephanie Balduccini, #25 Zoe Vogelmann, #27 Nina Kucheran
  • Males’s 200 IM: #12 Michael Andrew, #14 Gal Cohen Groumi, #18 Rex Maurer, #22 Rick Mihm
  • Ladies’s 50 Free: #11 Grace Cooper, #21 Stephanie Balduccini
  • Males’s 50 Free: #4 Bjorn Seelinger, #5 David Curtiss, #9 Chris Guiliano, #14 Blake Pieroni, #15 Alberto Mestre, #18 Lamar Taylor, #26 Mikkel Lee

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