Michael Andrew Grabs 50 Free Title at TYR Pro Swim Series Columbus

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

After posting a personal best time this morning, Michael Andrew was just off his morning swim of 21.69 in the men’s 50 free on the third day of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Columbus. Andrew was the only swimmer in the field under the 22-second mark, getting his hand to the wall first in 21.70.

His prelims swim ranks the 19-year-old sixth in the world this season and the fastest for an American.

Justin Ress was just off his personal best to take second in 22.38 followed by Zach Apple in 22.56 for third.

Ryan Held (22.73), Bruno Blaskovic (23.03), Mihalis Deliyia (23.03), Andrew Loy (23.09) and Josh Fleagle (23.17) also swam in the A final.

Event 14  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle
        World: W 20.91  12/18/2009Cesar Cielo Filho, BRA
     American: A 21.15  7/29/2017 Caeleb Dressel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 21.14  7/9/2009  Cesar Cielo, Auburn/BRA
     Jr World: J 21.75  8/25/2017 Michael Andrew, USA
     Pro Swim: P 21.56  2015      Nathan Adrian
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA Points
                            === A - Final ===                            
  1 Michael Andrew   19 Race Pace Club      21.69      21.70J  894  
  2 Justin Ress      20 Wolfpack Elite      22.64      22.38   815  
  3 Zachary Apple    21 Una Ist             22.81      22.56   796  
  4 Ryan Held        23 Wolfpack Elite      22.82      22.73   778  
  5 Bruno Blaskovic  19 Indiana  Swim Te    23.09      23.03   748  
  5 Mihalis Deliyia  19 Una Ace             22.95      23.03   748  
  7 Andrew Loy       20 Ohio State Swim     23.15      23.09   742  
  8 Josh Fleagle     24 Unattached          23.16      23.17   734  


  1. avatar
    Be Better

    No, Justin Ress did not go 21.70….

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      Taylor Brien

      Pardon our typo. The problem has been fixed!

Author: Chandler Brandes

Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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