“Mr. Comeback” Chad Carvin won the 200m freestyle in a time of 1:50.42; and the 400 IM in a time of 4:21.77. Carvin had been sidelined for all of 1996 because of a heart condition.
Jenny Thompson won the 200m freestyle over Jessica Foschi with a time of 2:01.45. Foschi, although banned from international competition, is still allowed to compete in the U.S.
Jennifer Parmenter, the heir-apparent of American IMers, won the 400 IM with an impressive 4:43.72.