TYR Pro Swim Series Fort Lauderdale: Women’s 100 Free Jam Packed With Olympic Speed (Full Info Included)

Olivia Smoliga. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The second stop of the TYR Pro Swim Series kicks off on Wednesday from the newly renovated Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

While the college athletes are either tapering for NCAAs or competing in the Pac-12 Men’s Championships, this meet will cast a spotlight on the professionals in the country, as well as several international swimmers scheduled to compete.

The meet will include the women’s and men’s 1500 free Wednesday evening before a full program of events Thursday through Saturday, with prelims at 9 a.m. ET and finals at 6 p.m. ET. Full meet details from USA Swimming are posted below.

The TYR Pro Swim Series  international flavor includes two-time Olympic silver medalist Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong and world champion silver medalist Kasia Wasick of Poland. For the men, that will include Olympic bronze medalist Fernando Scheffer of Brazil.





Of course the U.S. team will have plenty of star power as well at the TYR Pro Swim Series. Katie Ledecky is not scheduled to swim the 1500 or 400 free, but will swim the 100, 200 and 800. She will meet Canadian star Summer McIntosh in several of those events.

Olivia Smoliga is coming off of a stellar first top of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville in January and is scheduled to compete alongside U.S. stars Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, Erika Brown, Natalie Hinds – a loaded freestyle field – plus Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Regan Smith and the Sandpipers contingent of Katie Grimes, Bella Sims and Claire Weinstein.

That means a TYR Pro Swim Series 100 freestyle final could have Ledecky, Penny Oleksiak, Manuel, Weitzeil, Smoliga, Hinds and Brown – to go along with Haughey and Wasick. That is not including Gabby DeLoof, Leah Smith, Izzy Ivey, McIntosh, Sims, Weinstein and Canadian stars Katerine Savard and Mary Sophie Harvey, who have all entered the race.

For the men, Ryan Murphy, Shaine Casas, Chase Kalisz and Michael Andrew lead the field that also includes Hunter Armstrong, Zach Harting, Nic Fink, Bobby Finke, Drew Kibler, Kieran Smith, Jay Litherland and Ryan Held.

This is a huge opportunity for the pros to have races full of top-level competition at this stage of the year at the TYR Pro Swim Series, as they gear up for the summer long-course season where much more will be on the line.

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