Hali Flickinger Finally Under 2:08 in 200 Fly – Video Interview

Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott

Hali Flickinger won her first National title this evening, clocking 2:07.59 to take the title in the 200 fly. Flickinger swam from behind for most of the race, but she overcame Cassidy Bayer over the final length to get her hands on the wall first. The time moves her into the top ten in the world for 2015, and she trails just Cammile Adams and Katie McLaughlin as the third best American.

After the race, Flickinger spoke of her elation to finally get under the 2:08 barrier that had long eluded her and how she had hoped to swim even faster. Flickinger also talked about her 200 fly-200 back double, including why she chooses to swim both events on the same night and how much pain she felt as she finished her second race.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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