Day 2 Finals Live Recap

2022 US World Championship Trials

WEDNESDAY EVENING HEAT SHEETS

Day two finals session will add a new crop of international qualifiers to the Team USA rosters. Katie Ledecky Will seek her second spot, this time in the 200 free. Lilly King, Kate Douglassand Annie Lazor The battle for the right to represent the US in the 200 breast, while Phoebe Bacon, Rhian White, and Regan Smith will do the same in the 200 back. Claire Curzan posted the top time this morning in the 50 fly, just ahead of American record-holder Kelsi Dahlia.

In the men’s events, Carson Foster Lead the qualifiers for the 200 free finals, dropping less than a second from his previous PB to the # 3 time in the world for the season. His brother Jake Foster had the fastest 200 breast of the morning; He will face challenges Charlie Swanson and Nic FinkGeneral Chat Chat Lounge Shaine Casas will be in the middle lane in the 200 but with either Jack Aikins and Ryan Murphy on either side. Finally, in the Men’s 50 fly, Michael Andrew qualified first for tonight’s final, but one should never write off Caeleb Dressel, who will be swimming in lane 5 after the second-fastest time this morning.

Wednesday, April 27

Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle – Finals

  • World Record: 1: 52.98 – Federica Pellegrini (2009)
  • American Record: 1: 53.61 – Allison Schmitt (2012)
  • US Open Record: 1: 54.40 – Allison Schmitt (2012)
  • Jr World Record: 1: 55.11 – Mollie O’Callaghan (2021)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 1: 58.66
  • SwimSwam Preview – W200 Free

Podium:

  1. Katie LedeckyUnattached – 1: 55.15
  2. Claire Weinstein, Sandpipers of Nevada – 1: 57.08
  3. Leah SmithLonghorn Aquatics – 1: 57.44
  4. Hali FlickingerSun Devils – 1: 57.53
  5. Bella SimsSandpipers of Nevada – 1: 57.61
  6. Alex WalshVirginia – 1: 57.82
  7. Erin Gemmell, Nation’s Capital – 1: 58.12
  8. Katie Grimes, Sandpipers of Nevada – 1: 58.22

Katie Ledecky pulled off a wire-to-wire win in the 200 free to start day 2 finals, going 1: 55.15 to lead the field by over a body length.

Alex Walsh was in the second place at the halfway mark, with Bella Sims just behind. Leah Smith The Sims passed on the third 50 and had begun to move up on Walsh.

Claire Weinstein, threw it into another gear over the final 50 meters to pass all three of them and finish second to Ledecky with 1: 57.08, a new personal best and the # 3 all-time performance of the 15-16 age group. Smith (1: 57.44) held on to third place, while Hali Flickinger edged Sims for fourth, 1: 57.53 to 1: 57.61. Alex Walsh finished sixth with 1: 57.82.

The entire A final came in under the FINA “A” standard.

Men’s 200 Meter Freestyle – Finals

  • World Record: 1: 42.00 – Paul Biedermann (2009)
  • American Record: 1: 42.96 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • US Open Record: 1: 44.10 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • Jr World Record: 1: 44.62 – Sunwoo Hwang (2021)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 1: 47.06
  • SwimSwam Preview – M200 Free

Podium:

  1. Kieran SmithFlorida – 1: 45.25
  2. Drew KiblerTexas – 1: 45.32
  3. Carson FosterTexas – 1: 45.66
  4. Trenton JulianUnattached – 1: 46.69
  5. Coby Carrozza, Texas – 1: 46.87
  6. Trey Freeman, Florida – 1: 46.93
  7. Luke Hobson, Texas – 1: 47.43
  8. Luca Urlando, DART – 1: 47.99

Olympic bronze medalist Kieran Smith won the men’s 200 free from lane 6, having qualified fourth out of heats. Smith put up the fastest time in the world so far this season, winning in 1: 45.25.

Top-seeded Carson Foster led the field at the 50 wall, but Smith took over the 100 and never let up. Drew Kibler Staying in the second position throughout the entire race, coming with .07 of Smith at the touch to take more than the event. Kibler’s 1: 45.32 is the # 2 time in the world thus far.

Foster came in third, finishing a full second ahead Trenton Julian1: 45.66 to 1: 45.69.

Coby Carrozza (1: 46.87 = and Trey Freeman (1: 46.93) came in fifth and sixth, both swimming faster than the FINA “A” cut.

2 Duncan
Scott
GBR 1: 45.54 04/10
3 Carson
Foster
USA 1: 45.57 04/27
4 Thomas
Dean
GBR 1: 45.73 04/10
5 Hwang
Sunwoo
KOR 1: 45.79 03/27

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Women’s 200 Meter Breaststroke – Finals

  • World Record: 2: 18.95 – Tatjana Schoenmaker (2021)
  • American Record: 2: 19.59 – Rebecca Soni (2012)
  • US Open Record: 2: 20.38 – Rebecca Soni (2009)
  • Jr World Record: 2: 19.64 – Viktoria Gunes (2015)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 2: 25.91
  • SwimSwam Preview – W200 Breast

Podium:

  1. Lilly KingIndiana Swim Club – 2: 21.19
  2. Kate DouglassVirginia – 2: 21.43
  3. Annie LazorIndiana Swim Club – 2: 21.91
  4. Anna Keating, Virginia – 2: 24.62
  5. Lydia Jacoby, Seward – 2: 26.60
  6. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana University – 2: 27.60
  7. Ella Nelson, Virginia – 2: 29.07
  8. Josie Panitz, Ohio State – 2: 29.78

In a thrilling race to the end, Lilly King edged Kate Douglass and Annie Lazor to win the Women’s 200 breast with 2: 21.19. King went out characteristically fast, leading by .9 at the halfway mark in 1: 07.7. Douglass turned up the pressure over the second half of the race and finished just behind .24 with King in 2: 21.43 to become the fourth-fastest performer in American history (behind only Rebecca Soni, King, and Lazor). Lazor touched in third place with 2: 21.91, and the trio is now the only sub-2: 22s in the world so far this year.

2 Yu
Jingyao
CHN 2: 22.61 09/24
3 Kotryna
Teterevkova
LTU 2: 22.88 02/19
4 Francesca
Fangio
ITA 2: 23.60 04/10
5 Lilly
King
USA 2: 23.69 04/01

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Men’s 200 Meter Breaststroke – Finals

  • World Record: 2: 06.12 – Anton Chupkov (2019)
  • American Record: 2: 07.17 – Josh Prenot (2016)
  • US Open Record: 2: 07.17 – Josh Prenot (2016)
  • Jr World Record: 2: 09.39 – Haiyang Qin (2017)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 2: 10.32
  • SwimSwam Preview – M200 Breast

Podium:

  1. Nic FinkMAAC / Charlie SwansonNova of Virginia – 2: 08.84
  2. Jake Foster, Texas – 2: 09.73
  3. Will Licon, Longhorn Aquatics – 2: 11.03
  4. AJ Pouch, Virginia Tech – 2: 11.14
  5. Josh Matheny, Indiana University – 2: 11.14
  6. Tommy Cope, Indiana Swim Club – 2: 12.84
  7. Maxwell Reich, Indiana University – 2: 15.04

Women’s 200 Meter Backstroke – Finals

  • World Record: 2: 03.35 – Regan Smith (2019)
  • American Record: 2: 03.35 – Regan Smith (2019)
  • US Open Record: 2: 05.68 – Missy Franklin (2013)
  • Jr World Record: 2: 03.35 – Regan Smith (2019)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 2: 11.08
  • SwimSwam Preview – W200 Back

Podium:

  1. Phoebe Bacon, Unattached – 2: 05.08
  2. Rhyan White, Alabama – 2: 05.13
  3. Regan Smith, Unattached – 2: 05.65
  4. Isabelle Stadden, Unattached – 2: 09.69
  5. Reilly Tiltmann, Virginia – 2: 10.15
  6. Kennedy Noble, Phoenix Swim Club – 2: 10.53
  7. Natalie Mannion, Commonwealth – 2: 10.81
  8. Jo Jo Ramey, Firestone Akron – 2: 10.92
2 Phoebe
Bacon
USA 2: 06.78 04/27
3 Regan
Smith
USA 2: 07.09 12/04
4 Claire
Curzan
USA 2: 07.31 03/04
5 Kylie
Masse
CAN 2: 07.66 04/09

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Men’s 200 Meter Backstroke – Finals

  • World Record: 1: 51.92 – Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • American Record: 1: 51.92 – Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • US Open Record: 1: 53.08 – Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • Jr World Record: 1: 55.14 – Kliment Kolesnikov (2017)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 1: 58.07
  • SwimSwam Preview – M200 Back

Podium:

  1. Ryan Murphy, Cal – 1: 55.01
  2. Shaine Casas, Unattached – 1: 55.46
  3. Jack Aikins, Virginia – 1: 56.29
  4. Hunter Tapp, NC State – 1: 56.79
  5. Destin Lasco, Unattached – 1: 57.31
  6. Keaton Jones, Neptune – 1: 57.97
  7. Josh Zuchowski, FAST – 1: 58.44
  8. Sam Stewart, Unattached – 1: 58.80
2 Mewen
Tomac
FRA 1: 56.74 04/08
3 Ryan
Murphy
USA 1: 56.78 03/04
4 Jack
Aikins
USA 1: 56.84 04/27
5 Jiayu
Xu
CHN 1: 56.89 09/24

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Women’s 50 Meter Butterfly – Finals

  • World Record: 24.43 – Sarah Sjoestroem (2014)
  • American Record: 25.48 – Kelsi Dahlia (2017)
  • US Open Record: 25.46 – Rikako Ikee (2017)
  • Jr World Record: 25.46 – Rikako Ikee (2017)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 26.32

Podium:

  1. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans – 25.49
  2. Torri Huske, Unattached – 25.68
  3. Kelsi Dahlia, Cardinal Aquatics – 25.71
  4. Gretchen Walsh, Virginia – 25.97
  5. Sarah Thompson, Missouri – 26.06
  6. Natalie Hinds, Unattached – 26.18
  7. Gabi Albiero, University of Louisville – 26.51
  8. Beata Nelson, Wisconsin Aquatics – 26.53
2 Kelsi
Dahlia
USA 25.65 04/27
3 Melanie
Henique
FRA 25.67 03/04
4 Rikako
Ikee
JPN 25.75 03/02
5 Ai
Soma
JPN 25.76 03/02

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Men’s 50 Meter Butterfly – Finals

  • World Record: 22.27 – Andri Govorov (2018)
  • American Record: 22.35 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • US Open Record: 22.91 – Bryan Lundquist (2009)
  • Jr World Record: 23.05 – Andrei Minakov (2020)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 23.63

Podium:

  1. Caeleb Dressel, Gator Swim Club – 22.84
  2. Michael Andrew, MA Academy – 22.87
  3. Maxime Rooney, Pleasanton Seahawks – 23.25
  4. Dalton Lowe, University of Louisville – 23.77
  5. Zach Harting, Cardinal Aquatics – 23.81
  6. Ilya Kharun, Sandpipers of Nevada – 23.90
  7. Coleman Stewart, Wolfpack – 23.91
  8. Carl Bloebaum, Mason Manta Rays – 24.33
2 Szebastian
Szabo
HUN 23.08 04/22
3 Benjamin
Proud
GBR 23.09 04/10
3 Michael
Andrew
USA 23.09 04/27
5 Caeleb
Dressel
USA 23.16 04/27

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