Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Sprints Way to 50 Free Victory

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SwimMAC’s Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace had enough in the tank to win the women’s 50-meter free at the Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa.

Vanderpool-Wallace threw down a 24.84 for the win tonight, clipping her 13th-ranked season best of 24.85 from the Orlando stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, 50 free:
“I’m working on my start, getting off the blocks as fast as I can and getting into my stroke as fast as I can. I try to block everything off. All I can rely on is the work I’ve put in. I’m usually just rapping a song to myself.”

Stanford’s Simone Manuel hit the wall second tonight in 24.98 as the only other sub-25 swimmer tonight.

California’s Natalie Coughlin, the veteran of the bunch at 32 years of age, took third in 25.15.

Abbey Weitzeil (25.38), Tucson Ford’s Margo Geer (25.53), SwimMAC’s Katie Meili (25.56), SMU’s Isabella Arcila (25.62) and SwimAtlanta’s Amanda Weir (25.86) closed out the rest of the top eight.

Kelsi Worrell, typically a butterfly specialist, followed up her 200 fly swim with a 25.27 to win the B final.  Lia Neal placed second in the consolation in 25.74.


  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 50 free
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 400 free
  • Women’s 800 free relay
  • Men’s 800 free relay





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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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