Day 7: 1997 Phillips 66 National Championships

Men’s 1500m freestyle:
Chad Carvin, who missed the 1996 Olympic Trials with cardiomyopathy — a virus that attacks the heart muscle — won the 1500m freestyle in 15:15.63.

Carvin added the 1500m title to the 400m title he won earlier in the week.

Women’s 200m butterfly:
Misty Hyman won the women’s 200m butterfly in 2:09.08 to sweep the butterfly events. Hyman, who used her unique underwater start and fish kick to great effect, won the 100m butterfly title earlier in the week.

Men’s 200m backstroke:
Lenny Krayzelburg broke the American record in the 200m backstroke with the fastest time in the world this year.

Krayzelburg who became a U.S. citizen in 1995, was just 2/100 of a second off Olympic gold and silver medalist Tripp Schwenk’s U.S. record in the prelims.

Brad Bridgewater, Olympic gold medalist in this event and Krayzelburg’s training partner, was second in 1:59.40.

Women’s 50m freestyle:
Amy Van Dyken won the women’s 50m freestyle with a time of 25.10, just one month after resuming training.

Van Dyken, who was also fastest in prelims, won Olympic gold last summer in the 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 400m freestyle relay and 400m medley relay.

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