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The 2017 arena Pro Swim Series splashed through Santa Clara this past weekend and fast swims abounded as collegiate athletes, Olympians, and NAG record holders dove in.
Two-time Olympian Katie Ledecky opened up the meet with a dominating win in the 1500 free, but it was her 200 free win that turned heads as she rocketed to the top of the 2017 world rankings. Ledecky’s time of 1:55.34 edged Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64) and Australia’s Emma McKeon (1:55.68) to second and third in the rankings, respectively.
Watch Katie Ledecky’s World-Leading 200 Free:
Olympic gold medalists Ryan Murphy and Matt Grevers went head-to-head in the ‘A’ final of the men’s 100 back, with Murphy claiming victory. The two finished in times of 53.48 and 53.90 for the gold and silver in Santa Clara.
Watch Murphy & Grevers 100 Back Duel:
Jay Litherland delivered a strong weekend of swims while in Santa Clara, claiming three individual wins in two days, but his 200 IM proved to be the closest of all as he tied with NAG and World Junior record holder Michael Andrew. The two stopped the clock at matching times of 2:00.48 to share the gold.
Watch Litherland & Andrew’s Shocking 200 IM Tie:
Swimming World contributor JD Lasica and USA Today Sports photographer Stan Szeto were on hand throughout the meet capturing all of the action and excitement.
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