Ryan Held Wins 100 Free at TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond With 48.7 (RACE VIDEO)

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

2016 Olympian Ryan Held closed the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series at Richmond with a 48.70 in the 100 free, which is not far off his 48.26 best time at the 2016 Olympic Trials. Held was a 48.65 last summer at US Nationals in July and is only 0.05 off tonight. That is a good swim for Held will not represent Team USA at a major event this summer.

Held finished just ahead of Texas senior Tate Jackson (48.76), who will represent Team USA at the World University Games this summer. Michael Chadwick (48.83) was third as he will be going to World Championships for the 4×100 free relay.

Suriname’s Renzo Tjon A Joe (49.38) was fourth in the final just ahead of Jack Conger (49.45), who recently started training at the University of Virginia.

Andrej Barna (49.75), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (50.08) and Pawel Sendyk (50.24) also swam in the A-Final.


  1. Ryan Held, USA, 48.70
  2. Tate Jackson, USA, 48.76
  3. Michael Chadwick, USA, 48.83
  4. Renzo Tjon-A-Joe, SUR, 49.38
  5. Jack Conger, USA, 49.45
  6. Andrej Barna, SRB, 49.75
  7. Bartosz Piszczorowicz, POL, 50.08
  8. Pawel Sendyk, POL, 50.24

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