Michael Phelps Grabs 3rd Title Of Weekend With 200 Fly Victory

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In the main event of the evening, NBAC’s Michael Phelps won the men’s 200-meter fly by more than a second at the 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals.

Swimming in the final heat of the evening and meet, Phelps threw down a 1:56.11 to win his third national title of the weekend.  He already won the 200 IM and 100 fly the first two days.

Phelps’ time is well off his world-leading 1:52.94 from summer nationals, but was more than enough to win tonight.

Phelps’ training partner Chase Kalisz put up a 1:57.19 for second that included a 29.99 third 50.  NAC’s Dakota Hodgson placed third overall in 1:59.09.

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Photo Courtesy: Omega Timing

Missouri’s Mack Darragh (1:59.34), Gator’s Sebastien Rousseau (1:59.36), Michigan’s Dylan Bosch (1:59.71), Sega’s Takeshi Matsuda (2:00.00) and Andrew Torres (2:01.70) also swam in the finale.

California’s Tom Shields pocketed the B final win in 1:59.84.  Club Wolverine’s Michael Flach (2:00.57) and BlueFish’s Max Miranda (2:01.06) took second and third.

California’s Adam Hinshaw won the C final in 2:02.09.  Club Wolverine’s Kyle Whitaker took second in 2:02.22 with Ford’s Steve Sholdra earning third in 2:02.31.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 800 free
  • Men’s 1500 free
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 fly

18 comments

  1. Mar Herr

    The best

  2. Charles E. Howell

    Looks like he’s getting ready for the Olympics.

  3. Susan Griley

    He is amazing!!!!!

  4. Jody Dykes

    The dude is on fire!!

  5. Vim Arachchige

    wow he’s pissed Bach Nguyen John Chheang

  6. Tony Tapper

    Not too shabby for a washed up, has been, eh Chad?

  7. Josh Kemp

    Jason McPhee ride w me through my journey of success. ?

  8. Charlene Tallen

    Steam rolling towards greatness again! Move along doubters!

  9. Pam Zepf

    Brian Zepf Sean O’Shea

  10. Ken Oberg

    This guy is a beast!

  11. Janine Bohon

    Haha Elijah Bohon
    Didn’t know u were swimming this week?

  12. Diana Chaney

    Can’t say enough of how I know you will dominate next year in Rio…I was in MN & WA with my son & you look great! I saw your wife & she is gorgeous. .so Happy for both of you & your to be bundle of joy!

  13. Debra Murane Eagleton

    Watch out all you competitive swimmers out there! Phelps is on fire!

  14. Lee Morgan

    It’s only short course.