2019 Pan American Games: USA Dominates Mixed 400 Free Relay

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The recent addition of mixed relays to the FINA event program has proved enormously beneficial to USA Swimming, as the States’ lethal quartets show no signs of slowing. In addition to promoting strategy and bridging the gap between men’s and women’s swimming, the change is altogether historical, as swimming is currently the only sport in which men and women compete together in such a way.

Once again, this worked to the U.S. advantage, as Michael Chadwick, Nathan Adrian, Clair Rasmus, and Margo Geer combined forces to bring home America’s final gold of the evening with a time of 3:24.84. The deadly combo proved unstoppable even against a talented Brazilian team comprised of sprinting stalwarts Breno Correia, Marcelo Chierighini, Larissa Martins de Oliveira, and Etiene Pieres Medeiros (3:25.97).

Mexico made its way on the medal stand for one of the first times this meet, boasting a time of 3:31.36 courtesy of Joseph Carranza ,Jorge Cesar, Monika Hermosilo, and Maria Cocco. 

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