Top Ten Tweets from the Bloomington Pro Series Meet

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

By Sarah Berman, Swimming World College Intern.

The Bloomington stop of the 2019 TYR Pro Series that occurred from May 16 to 19 featured numerous acclaimed story lines. There was Nathan Adrian’s return to racing, Annie Lazor posting the top 200 breaststroke time in the world, Cody Miller’s lifetime best in the 200 breaststroke, Regan Smith breaking her own World Junior Record in the 100 backstroke, among many more impressive performances from different athletes. Relive the awesome weekend of racing through the top ten tweets from the meet.



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @USASwimming

Smith, at just 17 years old, swept all three backstroke events in Bloomington and won the 100 backstroke in Junior World Record fashion while posting the fourth fastest time in the world.



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @beefyTshields

Even though Tom Shields is going through a swimming funk of his own, he knows how to be a great teammate. So exited for Adrian, he couldn’t contain his thumbs “meow!” 



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @MayaDiRado

Seems like Cal grad Ryan Murphy is getting back at Stanford alum Maya DiRado one last time by not attending the Bloomington meet. He could not be in her Swim Squad lineup.



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @AuntKim328

Always a pleasant surprise to see swimming on television outside of the Olympics.



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @Nathangadrian

The triumphant story line at Bloomington was Adrian’s first swim since overcoming testicular cancer. Adrian was in high spirits and is still competing in World Championships this summer. He is back in the pool to train for Tokyo 2020.



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @swimone

Who else is excited for World Championships after seeing the blazing times from this meet?



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @zane_growth_ee

Very important! Seems like a great way to celebrate winning the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles in Bloomington.


The breaststroke professional group at Indiana University made waves at their home pool. Lazor won the 200 by four seconds, setting a Pro Series record, the top time in the world and became the eighth fastest performer of all time. In the 50 and 100 breaststrokes, Lilly King took home the crowns while also posting the top times in the world. 



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @swimiller

After a tough knee injury last summer, it is safe to say that Miller is back in top form after winning both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events and taking the lead for top swim of the TYR Pro Series. That 200 breaststroke earned him 947 FINA points, which puts him in line for a $10,000 bonus with only one Pro Series stop remaining.



Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @awil5504

Age grouper or Olympian, it happens to all of us at some point.

Which tweet was your favorite? Leave your comments in the lines below!

-All commentaries are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Swimming World Magazine nor its staff. Direct links to each tweet can be found in the photo credit line.


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    Love this! Learned so much!

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    Kate Walter

    Love seeing how these athletes use social media to interact with one another! Great read 🙂