Chase Kalisz, Melanie Margalis Legit In-Season 400 IMs Highlights First Night of TYR Pro Swim Austin

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The first night of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin featured 11 finals with a good fraction of the national team in action. Chase Kalisz and Melanie Margalis proved they are still some of the best in-season swimmers as they got their 2018 campaigns off to good starts. Other swimmers that started 2018 well were Zane GrotheAmanda KendallJosh Prenot and Regan Smith. Some are trying to forget 2017 and some are trying to keep that momentum going.

It is also the first meet of the 2018 calendar year for a lot of these swimmers so they will be looking to start the new year off strong with some good swims. 2018 is an integral year in the Olympic quad as this is the year many juniors have a chance to make their first senior team and many up and coming college swimmers to sneak up on some of the veterans already at the top. The “gap” year could be the start of some of these swimmers runs at the 2020 Olympics.

Heat Sheets
Results

Tonight’s schedule:

  • 400 IM
  • 100 Fly
  • 200 Back
  • 200 Breast
  • 200 Free
  • Mixed 200 Medley Relay

Women’s 400 IM

The first final of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin went the way of Melanie Margalis representing Georgia’s post grad group and Natalie Coughlin‘s swim squad. Margalis won the 400 IM on Thursday night in Austin with a 4:37.43 to run away from the field in the final. Margalis’s time was a quick start to the 2018 season as the United States is lacking a little internationally in the 400 IM on the women’s side. Margalis has been a solid contributor the last few years.

Swimming in her home pool, Madisyn Cox finished in second at 4:42.22 as she finished well ahead of the rest of the field as well. NC State’s Hannah Moore used her solid freestyle leg to finish in third at 4:47.40. Cox was also representing Coughlin’s Swim Squad.

Texas A&M’s Bethany Galat (4:48.50), Texas’ Evie Pfeifer (4:48.77), Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo (4:48.82), Sophie Cattermole (4:50.98) and Esther Gonzalez Medina (4:56.26) also swam in the championship final.

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 Event 1  Women 400 LC Meter IM
=========================================================================
        World: W 4:26.36  8/6/2016  Katinka Hosszu
     American: A 4:31.12  6/29/2008 Katie Hoff
         Meet: M 4:31.07  2015      Katinka Hosszu
         Pool: P 4:34.25            Kirsty Coventry
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Margalis, Melan  26 Saint Petersburg  4:45.49    4:37.43        
             29.86      1:03.45 (33.59)
        1:40.00 (36.55)     2:15.87 (35.87)
        2:55.55 (39.68)     3:34.68 (39.13)
        4:06.34 (31.66)     4:37.43 (31.09)
  2 Cox, Madisyn     22 Longhorn Aquatic  4:49.44    4:42.22        
             30.04      1:04.96 (34.92)
        1:41.11 (36.15)     2:17.40 (36.29)
        2:57.32 (39.92)     3:38.38 (41.06)
      4:42.22 (1:03.84)                    
  3 Moore, Hannah    21 NC State Univers  4:49.21    4:47.40        
             30.98      1:06.06 (35.08)
        1:42.28 (36.22)     2:17.74 (35.46)
        3:00.07 (42.33)     3:42.99 (42.92)
        4:15.90 (32.91)     4:47.40 (31.50)
  4 Galat, Bethany   22 Texas A & M Univ  4:49.21    4:48.50        
             29.84      1:04.36 (34.52)
        1:43.99 (39.63)     2:22.38 (38.39)
        3:02.29 (39.91)     3:41.85 (39.56)
        4:15.78 (33.93)     4:48.50 (32.72)
  5 Pfeifer, Evie    18 Univ of Texas-ST  4:48.60    4:48.77        
             30.75      1:05.69 (34.94)
        1:43.84 (38.15)     2:19.90 (36.06)
        3:01.43 (41.53)     3:43.51 (42.08)
        4:16.97 (33.46)     4:48.77 (31.80)
  6 Gonzalez-Hermos  22 Texas A & M Univ  4:48.61    4:48.82        
             30.75      1:06.19 (35.44)
        1:44.49 (38.30)     2:22.28 (37.79)
        3:02.48 (40.20)     3:44.17 (41.69)
        4:17.25 (33.08)     4:48.82 (31.57)
  7 Cattermole, Sop  20 Univ Louisville-  4:51.42    4:50.98        
             30.55      1:05.69 (35.14)
        1:43.93 (38.24)     2:22.16 (38.23)
        3:03.88 (41.72)     3:46.18 (42.30)
        4:18.90 (32.72)     4:50.98 (32.08)
  8 Gonzalez Medina  22 Texas A & M Univ  4:52.35    4:56.26        
             31.35      1:06.86 (35.51)
        1:48.73 (41.87)     2:27.69 (38.96)
        3:08.64 (40.95)     3:48.69 (40.05)
        4:23.54 (34.85)     4:56.26 (32.72)

Men’s 400 IM

After having one of the best years of his career, Chase Kalisz showed no signs of slowing down in 2018, even after attending the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday in Atlanta. Kalisz swam a 4:10.80 to break his own pool record on Thursday night at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin. Kalisz won comfortably by almost nine full seconds over NC State’s Anton Ipsen (4:19.27) and Calgary’s Tristan Cote (4:20.93).

Kalisz was a little off his meet record from last year’s Atlanta Pro Swim Series where he swam a 4:09.43 in May 2017. Kalisz is proving he is not slowing down as we head into the 2018 season.

Daniel Sos (4:22.01), Jake Foster (4:23.72), Etay Gurevich (4:27.49), Eric Knowles (4:29.60) and Jarrett Jones (4:29.66) also swam in the championship final.

Kalisz is a member of Lenny Krayzelburg‘s Swim Squad.

 Event 2  Men 400 LC Meter IM
=========================================================================
        World: W 4:03.84  8/10/2008 Michael Phelps
     American: A 4:03.84  8/10/2008 Michael Phelps
         Meet: M 4:09.43  2017      Chase Kalisz
         Pool: P 4:11.51            Chase Kalisz
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Kalisz, Chase    23 Athens Bulldog S  4:19.07    4:10.80P       
             26.52        56.85 (30.33)
        1:29.85 (33.00)     2:02.23 (32.38)
        2:36.97 (34.74)     3:12.56 (35.59)
        3:42.37 (29.81)     4:10.80 (28.43)
  2 Ipsen, Anton Oe  23 NC State Univers  4:21.87    4:19.27        
             27.91      1:00.24 (32.33)
        1:34.25 (34.01)     2:06.98 (32.73)
        2:44.04 (37.06)     3:21.12 (37.08)
        3:50.93 (29.81)     4:19.27 (28.34)
  3 Cote, Tristan    22 UOFC-ZZ           4:24.40    4:20.93        
             28.05        59.83 (31.78)
        1:33.92 (34.09)     2:06.69 (32.77)
        2:43.58 (36.89)     3:21.31 (37.73)
        3:51.65 (30.34)     4:20.93 (29.28)
  4 Sos, Daniel      19 Univ Louisville-  4:22.97    4:22.01        
             27.07        59.26 (32.19)
        1:32.54 (33.28)     2:05.83 (33.29)
        2:43.22 (37.39)     3:22.13 (38.91)
        3:52.77 (30.64)     4:22.01 (29.24)
  5 Foster, Jake     17 Mason Manta Rays  4:25.00    4:23.72        
             27.94      1:00.08 (32.14)
        1:35.28 (35.20)     2:10.16 (34.88)
        2:45.56 (35.40)     3:22.19 (36.63)
        3:53.66 (31.47)     4:23.72 (30.06)
  6 Gurevich, Etay   22 Univ Louisville-  4:30.94    4:27.49        
             27.31        58.68 (31.37)
        1:34.18 (35.50)     2:08.84 (34.66)
        2:45.80 (36.96)     3:24.20 (38.40)
        3:56.60 (32.40)     4:27.49 (30.89)
  7 Knowles, Eric    18 NC State Univers  4:29.55    4:29.60        
             28.33      1:00.95 (32.62)
        1:35.95 (35.00)     2:11.53 (35.58)
        2:49.43 (37.90)     3:29.14 (39.71)
        4:00.26 (31.12)     4:29.60 (29.34)
  8 Jones, Jarrett   20 Univ Louisville-  4:29.94    4:29.66        
             28.51      1:00.95 (32.44)
        1:36.58 (35.63)     2:10.88 (34.30)
        2:49.94 (39.06)     3:29.22 (39.28)
        4:00.59 (31.37)     4:29.66 (29.07)

Women’s 100 Fly

Mission Viejo’s Amanda Kendall is on a bit of a comeback trail as she is 26-years-old and swimming faster than ever. The 2011 Pan American Games gold medalist has not made an international team since that meet and has put herself in serious talks of making the 2018 Pan Pacs team this summer in Tokyo. Kendall won the 100 fly on Thursday night in Austin with a 58.29 to just hold off China’s Zhang Yufei (58.39).

Kendall is a member of Lenny Krayzelburg‘s swim squad as Moffitt represents Natalie Coughlin and Gibson represents Kaitlin Sandeno. Regan Smith is also on Jason Lezak‘s team.

Rebecca Smith (58.72), Alys Thomas (59.09), Hellen Moffitt (59.16), Regan Smith (59.20), Sarah Gibson (59.65) and Lauren Case (59.65) also competed in the championship final.


 Event 3  Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly
=========================================================================
        World: W 55.48  8/7/2016  Sarah Sjostrom
     American: A 55.98  7/29/2012 Dana Vollmer
         Meet: M 56.38  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
         Pool: P 56.38            Sarah Sjostrom
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Kendall, Amanda  26 Una Mvn-CA          58.42      58.29        
             26.84        58.29 (31.45)
  2 Zhang, Yufei     19 CHINA-ZZ            58.80      58.39        
             27.62        58.39 (30.77)
  3 Smith, Rebecca   17 HPCO-ZZ             59.13      58.72        
             27.18        58.72 (31.54)
  4 Thomas, Alys     27 Swim Wales-ZZ       59.60      59.09        
             27.89        59.09 (31.20)
  5 Moffitt, Hellen  22 Una TE-NC           59.54      59.16        
             27.95        59.16 (31.21)
  6 Smith, Regan     15 Riptide Swim Tea    59.06      59.20        
             27.62        59.20 (31.58)
  7 Gibson, Sarah    22 Una TE-NC           58.92      59.65        
             28.28        59.65 (31.37)
  8 Case, Lauren     19 Univ of Texas-ST    59.54      59.84        
             28.45        59.84 (31.39)

Men’s 100 Fly

Swimming in his home pool, Jack Conger is in his first full season as a postgrad swimmer and he got his 2018 started with a win in the 100 fly in his home pool at the TYR Pro Swim Series. Conger swam a 51.80 to be the only swimmer to break 53 seconds in the event. Conger has not been known as a good in-season swimmer but swam a strong 100 fly to finish ahead of fellow Texas teammate Tripp Cooper (53.02).

Masayuki Umemoto (53.09), Bryce Bohman (53.36), Paul Le (54.26), Michael Andrew (54.30), Jacob Peters (54.53) and Ryan Held (54.81) also competed in the championship final.

Conger picked up points representing Kaitlin Sandeno‘s swim squad, as Andrew is also a swimmer on that team. Held represents Lenny Krayzelburg‘s swim squad.

 Event 4  Men 100 LC Meter Butterfly
=========================================================================
        World: W 49.82  8/1/2009  Michael Phelps
     American: A 49.82  8/1/2009  Michael Phelps
         Meet: M 51.34  2017      Li Zhuhao
         Pool: P 50.96            Joseph Schooling
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Conger, Jack     23 Nation's Capital    52.58      51.80        
             24.25        51.80 (27.55)
  2 Cooper, Tripp    24 Longhorn Aquatic    53.64      53.02        
             24.74        53.02 (28.28)
  3 Umemoto, Masayu  24 RQ-ZZ               53.22      53.09        
             24.94        53.09 (28.15)
  4 Bohman, Bryce    27 Longhorn Aquatic    53.61      53.36        
             25.11        53.36 (28.25)
  5 Le, Paul         25 Missouri State U    54.15      54.26        
             25.25        54.26 (29.01)
  6 Andrew, Michael  18 Race Pace Club-M    54.09      54.30        
             24.81        54.30 (29.49)
  7 Peters, Jacob    17 GBR-ZZ              54.35      54.53        
             25.40        54.53 (29.13)
  8 Held, Ryan       22 NC State Univers    54.20      54.81        
             25.10        54.81 (29.71)

Women’s 200 Back

14-year-old Peng Xuwei out of China made some noise this morning when she swam a 2:09.36 in the 200 back preliminaries at the TYR Pro Swim Series Austin. Peng went even faster tonight with a 2:08.17 in the final in Austin. Peng had a back and forth race with fellow teenagers Regan Smith (2:08.64) and Taylor Ruck (2:08.90). Peng was a little off of Kaylee McKeown‘s world junior record that was set at the World Championships in Budapest of 2:06.76.

Peng, Smith and Ruck could be the stars of the future in the world of swimming as they all are still high school age. Peng is a part of a small contingent from China swimming at this meet in Austin. The world of swimming has been anxiously awaiting their results as China does not often come to the United States to swim at the Pro Swim Series.

Quinn Carrozza (2:11.01), Isabel Stadden (2:11.17), Lisa Bratton (2:12.76), Lucie Nordmann (2:13.62) and Hali Flickinger (2:15.05) also swam in the championship final.

Smith represents Jason Lezak‘s swim squad while Bratton also represents Lezak. Flickinger represents Natalie Coughlin.

 Event 5  Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke
=========================================================================
        World: W 2:04.06  8/3/2012  Missy Franklin
     American: A 2:04.06  8/3/2012  Missy Franklin
         Meet: M 2:07.16  2011      Meagen Nay
         Pool: P 2:07.31            Missy Franklin
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Peng, Xuwei      14 CHINA-ZZ          2:09.36    2:08.17        
             30.44      1:02.95 (32.51)
        1:35.93 (32.98)     2:08.17 (32.24)
  2 Smith, Regan     15 Riptide Swim Tea  2:10.18    2:08.64        
             30.65      1:03.24 (32.59)
        1:36.23 (32.99)     2:08.64 (32.41)
  3 Ruck, Taylor     17 HPCO-ZZ           2:10.46    2:08.90        
             30.38      1:03.18 (32.80)
        1:36.20 (33.02)     2:08.90 (32.70)
  4 Carrozza, Quinn  21 Univ of Texas-ST  2:12.49    2:11.01        
             31.17      1:03.97 (32.80)
        1:37.45 (33.48)     2:11.01 (33.56)
  5 Stadden, Isabel  15 Aquajets Swim Te  2:12.69    2:11.17        
             31.25      1:04.67 (33.42)
        1:38.62 (33.95)     2:11.17 (32.55)
  6 Bratton, Lisa    21 Texas A & M Univ  2:12.87    2:12.76        
             31.61      1:05.04 (33.43)
        1:39.26 (34.22)     2:12.76 (33.50)
  7 Nordmann, Lucie  17 Magnolia Aquatic  2:13.15    2:13.62        
             31.08      1:04.71 (33.63)
        1:39.50 (34.79)     2:13.62 (34.12)
  8 Flickinger, Hal  23 Athens Bulldog S  2:12.98    2:15.05        
             32.22      1:06.15 (33.93)
        1:40.75 (34.60)     2:15.05 (34.30)

Men’s 200 Back

The silver and bronze medalists from the 2017 World Championships went at it in the 200 back final at the TYR Pro Swim Series Austin with Ryan Murphy coming out on top of Jacob Pebley 1:56.11 to 1:56.40. The two have been on top of the country in the 200 back since the 2016 Olympic Trials. They both represent Cal but Murphy represents Natalie Coughlin‘s swim squad and Pebley represents Kaitlin Sandeno.

Carson Foster (2:00.73), Robert Hill (2:00.76), Hennessey Stuart (2:01.17), Xavier Castelli (2:01.40) and Nicholas Pyle (2:02.24) also swam in the championship final. Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank was originally third in the race but was disqualified in the final for not breaking the surface before 15 meters.


 Event 6  Men 200 LC Meter Backstroke
=========================================================================
        World: W 1:51.92  7/31/2009 Aaron Peirsol
     American: A 1:51.92  7/31/2009 Aaron Perisol
         Meet: M 1:55.04  2017      Xu Jiayu
         Pool: P 1:55.46            Aaron Piersol
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Murphy, Ryan     22 California Aquat  1:59.75    1:56.11        
             27.47        56.96 (29.49)
        1:26.94 (29.98)     1:56.11 (29.17)
  2 Pebley, Jacob    24 California Aquat  2:00.05    1:56.40        
             27.41        56.70 (29.29)
        1:26.40 (29.70)     1:56.40 (30.00)
  3 Foster, Carson   16 Mason Manta Rays  2:01.61    2:00.73        
             28.39        59.08 (30.69)
        1:30.23 (31.15)     2:00.73 (30.50)
  4 Hill, Robert     21 UOFC-ZZ           2:01.91    2:00.76        
             28.74        59.44 (30.70)
        1:30.17 (30.73)     2:00.76 (30.59)
  5 Stuart, Henness  22 NC State Univers  2:01.66    2:01.17        
             28.35        58.89 (30.54)
        1:30.07 (31.18)     2:01.17 (31.10)
  6 Castelli, Xavie  27 Swim Wales-ZZ     2:01.66    2:01.40        
             28.29        58.79 (30.50)
        1:30.07 (31.28)     2:01.40 (31.33)
  7 Pyle, Nicholas   17 GBR-ZZ            2:02.17    2:02.24        
             28.89        59.75 (30.86)
        1:31.20 (31.45)     2:02.24 (31.04)
 -- Greenbank, Luke  20 GBR-ZZ            2:00.51         DQ        
      Head did not break the surface by 15 meters
             28.46        58.83 (30.37)
        1:29.63 (30.80)          DQ (30.70)

Women’s 200 Breast

Great Britain’s Chloe Tutton had an off 2017 where she didn’t make the World Championship team for Britain. She is starting off 2018 with a strong 200 breast at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin with a 2:23.92. Tutton is gearing up for the Commonwealth Games in April where she will represent Wales. Tutton had a strong swim ahead of Condors’ Emily Escobedo (2:25.94).

Breeja Larson (2:28.34), Madisyn Cox (2:28.35), Bethany Galat (2:28.61), Molly Hannis (2:29.02), Anna Belousova (2:29.11) and Rachel Nicol (2:31.49) also swam in the championship final.

Escobedo picked up points for Kaitlin Sandeno while Larson picked up points for Lenny Krayzelburg.

 Event 7  Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
=========================================================================
        World: W 2:19.11  8/1/2013  Rikke Moeller-Pedersen
     American: A 2:19.59  8/2/2012  Rebecca Soni
         Meet: M 2:21.41  2016      Yuliya Efimova
         Pool: P 2:22.73            Rebecca Soni
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Tutton, Chloe    21 Swim Wales-ZZ     2:28.67    2:23.92        
             32.91      1:09.60 (36.69)
        1:46.08 (36.48)     2:23.92 (37.84)
  2 Escobedo, Emily  22 Condors Swim Clu  2:28.20    2:25.94        
             33.86      1:10.87 (37.01)
        1:48.40 (37.53)     2:25.94 (37.54)
  3 Larson, Breeja   25 New York Athleti  2:30.73    2:28.34        
             33.70      1:10.76 (37.06)
        1:49.12 (38.36)     2:28.34 (39.22)
  4 Cox, Madisyn     22 Longhorn Aquatic  2:29.23    2:28.35        
             34.39      1:12.34 (37.95)
        1:50.76 (38.42)     2:28.35 (37.59)
  5 Galat, Bethany   22 Texas A & M Univ  2:30.32    2:28.61        
             34.41      1:11.97 (37.56)
        1:50.44 (38.47)     2:28.61 (38.17)
  6 Hannis, Molly    25 Una Tnaq-SE/TNAQ  2:28.88    2:29.02        
             32.43      1:10.33 (37.90)
        1:49.67 (39.34)     2:29.02 (39.35)
  7 Belousova, Anna  21 Texas A & M Univ  2:31.51    2:29.11        
             34.35      1:12.16 (37.81)
        1:50.95 (38.79)     2:29.11 (38.16)
  8 Nicol, Rachel    24 UCSC-ZZ           2:29.22    2:31.49        
             34.33      1:12.40 (38.07)
        1:52.85 (40.45)     2:31.49 (38.64)

Men’s 200 Breast

China’s Yan Zibei beat a stacked field in the men’s 200 breast final on Thursday night at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin. Yan did not swim the 200 in Budapest but finished seventh in the 100 breast at the World Championships this past summer. Yan won the final tonight with a 2:10.33 to beat a very stacked American field.

Josh Prenot got his 2018 off to a good start after missing the World Championship team last year. Prenot finished in second with a 2:10.91 while Georgia’s Chase Kalisz (2:11.21) finished in third.

Will Licon (2:11.99), Nic Fink (2:12.09), Carlos Claverie (2:13.34), Reece Whitley (2:13.92) and Andrew Wilson (2:15.42) also swam in the championship final.

Prenot picked up points for Jason Lezak while Kalisz, Fink and Licon represent Lenny Krayzelburg. Wilson also picked up points for Kaitlin Sandeno.

Women’s 200 Free

China’s Li Bingjie made some heads turn when her name popped up on the psych sheet of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin. Li is just 15-years-old and is one of the best swimmers in the world. She swam in front of the Austin crowd with a 1:56.96 in the 200 free on Thursday night for what is assumed her first swim on American soil. Li beat a solid field that included Melanie Margalis (1:58.23) and Taylor Ruck (1:59.26).

Kayla Sanchez (1:59.79), Claire Rasmus (2:00.38), Katie Portz (2:00.71), Rebecca Smith (2:00.78) and Shen Duo (2:02.33) also competed in the championship final.

Margalis picked up points for Natalie Coughlin‘s swim squad.


 Event 9  Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 1:52.98  7/29/2009 Federica Pellegrini
     American: A 1:53.61  7/31/2012 Allison Schmitt
         Meet: M 1:54.43  2016      Katie Ledecky
         Pool: P 1:54.43            Katie Ledecky
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Li, Bingjie      15 CHINA-ZZ          1:59.45    1:56.96        
             28.00        57.76 (29.76)
        1:27.64 (29.88)     1:56.96 (29.32)
  2 Margalis, Melan  26 Saint Petersburg  1:59.06    1:58.23        
             28.59        58.65 (30.06)
        1:28.75 (30.10)     1:58.23 (29.48)
  3 Ruck, Taylor     17 HPCO-ZZ           2:00.43    1:59.26        
             27.80        58.40 (30.60)
        1:29.15 (30.75)     1:59.26 (30.11)
  4 Sanchez, Kayla   16 HPCO-ZZ           2:00.85    1:59.79        
             28.20        58.70 (30.50)
        1:29.28 (30.58)     1:59.79 (30.51)
  5 Rasmus, Claire   21 Texas A & M Univ  2:00.65    2:00.38        
             28.66        59.05 (30.39)
        1:30.07 (31.02)     2:00.38 (30.31)
  6 Portz, Katie     19 Texas A & M Univ  2:01.32    2:00.71        
             28.58        58.79 (30.21)
        1:29.84 (31.05)     2:00.71 (30.87)
  7 Smith, Rebecca   17 HPCO-ZZ           2:01.02    2:00.78        
             27.85        58.76 (30.91)
        1:29.84 (31.08)     2:00.78 (30.94)
  8 Shen, Duo        20 CHINA-ZZ          2:01.37    2:02.33        
             28.56        59.13 (30.57)
        1:31.20 (32.07)     2:02.33 (31.13)

Men’s 200 Free

Zane Grothe had a very good finish to his 2017 where he broke two American records at the Winter Nationals in December. Grothe transferred that momentum to long course at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin to get his 2018 off to a good start. He won the 200 free final on Thursday night in Austin with a 1:48.18.

Grothe used his back half to pull away from Texas’ Clark Smith (1:49.34) and Georgia’s Matias Koski (1:49.91). Trey Freeman (1:50.15), Jeremy Bagshaw (1:50.52), Anton Ipsen (1:51.04), Andreas Vazaios (1:51.04) and Andrej Barna (1:51.91) also competed in the championship final.

Grothe picked up points for Kaitlin Sandeno while Smith represents Jason Lezak.

 Event 10  Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 1:42.00  7/28/2009 Paul Biedermann
     American: A 1:42.96  8/12/2008 Michael Phelps
         Meet: M 1:44.82  2016      Sun Yang
         Pool: P 1:45.76            Yannick Agnel
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Grothe, Zane     25 Una Mvn-CA        1:49.11    1:48.18        
             25.72        53.46 (27.74)
        1:21.18 (27.72)     1:48.18 (27.00)
  2 Smith, Clark     22 Longhorn Aquatic  1:49.04    1:49.34        
             25.73        53.54 (27.81)
        1:22.01 (28.47)     1:49.34 (27.33)
  3 Koski, Matias    23 Athens Bulldog S  1:51.47    1:49.91        
             25.66        53.48 (27.82)
        1:22.44 (28.96)     1:49.91 (27.47)
  4 Freeman, Trey    17 Baylor Swim Club  1:49.94    1:50.15        
             25.91        53.89 (27.98)
        1:22.29 (28.40)     1:50.15 (27.86)
  5 Bagshaw, Jeremy  25 Island Swimming-  1:50.71    1:50.52        
             26.56        54.34 (27.78)
        1:22.62 (28.28)     1:50.52 (27.90)
  6 Ipsen, Anton Oe  23 NC State Univers  1:51.07    1:51.04        
             26.78        54.82 (28.04)
        1:23.53 (28.71)     1:51.04 (27.51)
  6 Vazaios, Andrea  23 NC State Univers  1:50.54    1:51.04        
             26.43        54.04 (27.61)
        1:22.17 (28.13)     1:51.04 (28.87)
  8 Barna, Andrej    19 Univ Louisville-  1:51.64    1:51.91        
             26.05        54.26 (28.21)
        1:23.14 (28.88)     1:51.91 (28.77)

Mixed 400 Medley Relay

Jason Lezak’s swim squad won the inaugural mixed medley relay at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin. Lisa Bratton (1:01.16), Josh Prenot (1:00.73), Regan Smith (58.93) and Justin Ress (49.03) were on the winning relay in the non-scoring relay.

The Swim Squad is in its first year as USA swimming legends Lezak, Lenny KrayzelburgKaitlin Sandeno and Natalie Coughlin drafted teams for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series. The points are based on who places in the top eight in the individual events as first place gets 10 points, and eighth place gets one. The winning squad by the end of the summer will donate $10,000 to the charity of their choice and each squad member will win sponsor prizes.

Again, the relays are not counting in the final score as they are just for team bragging rights and a fresh take on the TYR Pro Swim Series this year.

Lezak’s squad won the inaugural mixed relay with a 3:49.85. Krayzelburg’s squad was second at 3:52.05 while Sandeno (3:55.04) and Coughlin (4:02.10) were third and fourth.

 Event 11  Mixed 400 LC Meter Medley Relay
==================================================================================
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 LEZAK-ZZ                           NT    3:49.85        
     1) Bratton, Lisa W21             2) r:NRT Prenot, Joshua M24     
     3) r:NRT Smith, Regan W15        4) r:NRT Ress, Justin M20       
             29.87    1:01.16 (1:01.16)
        1:29.48 (28.32)   2:01.89 (1:00.73)
        2:29.97 (28.08)     3:00.82 (58.93)
        3:24.11 (23.29)     3:49.85 (49.03)
  2 KRAY-ZZ                            NT    3:52.05        
     1) Grevers, Matt M32             2) r:NRT Larson, Breeja W25     
     3) r:NRT Held, Ryan M22          4) r:NRT Smoliga, Olivia W23    
             26.14        54.13 (54.13)
        1:26.17 (32.04)   2:03.08 (1:08.95)
        2:27.37 (24.29)     2:56.94 (53.86)
        3:23.27 (26.33)     3:52.05 (55.11)
  3 Sandeno Squad-ZZ                   NT    3:55.04        
     1) Pebley, Jacob M24             2) r:NRT Escobedo, Emily W22    
     3) r:NRT Gibson, Sarah W22       4) r:NRT Andrew, Michael M18    
             27.06        55.00 (55.00)
        1:27.31 (32.31)   2:04.31 (1:09.31)
        2:32.17 (27.86)     3:04.17 (59.86)
        3:27.92 (23.75)     3:55.04 (50.87)
  4 Coughlin Squad-ZZ                  NT    4:02.10        
     1) Moffitt, Hellen W22           2) r:NRT Hannis, Molly W25      
     3) r:NRT Fink, Nic M24           4) r:NRT Brinegar, Michael M18  
             30.84    1:03.46 (1:03.46)
        1:34.13 (30.67)   2:10.07 (1:06.61)
        2:36.95 (26.88)     3:08.68 (58.61)
        3:33.97 (25.29)     4:02.10 (53.42)
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