The third leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series comes this week in Richmond, Virginia and the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, beginning on Wednesday (10th) with the 800 m Freestyles and following with full programs from Thursday through Saturday.
When we last left the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, Iowa in early March, there were 11 new world-leading marks in the meet, and 10 of those by American swimmers. Coming into this week’s event, American swimmers head the world list in just three events: the 400 m and 1,500 m Frees (Katie Ledecky) and the 200 m Butterfly (Hali Flickinger).
The late March and early April rush of national championships in Europe and Asia have re-written the world lists, but with the World Championships not until July and the U.S. team selected off of the 2018 National Championships, it’s still training time for the top Americans.
The top entries for Richmond, subject to scratches, of course:
● Michael Andrew ~ 50 m Free, 50-100 m Back, 50-100 m Breast, 50-100 m Fly, 200 m Medley
● Jack Conger ~ 200 m Free, 50-100 m Back, 100 m Fly
● Kevin Cordes ~ 50-100-200 m Breast
● Caeleb Dressel ~ 50-100-200 m Free, 100 m Breast, 50-100 m Fly, 200 m Medley
● Matt Grevers ~ 50-100 m Back
● Zane Grothe ~ 200-400-800-1,500 m Free
● Chase Kalisz ~ 200 m Breast, 200 m Fly, 200-400 m Medley
● Cody Miller ~ 50-100-200 m Breast
● Ryan Murphy ~ 100-200 m Free, 50-100-200 m Back
● Madisyn Cox ~ 200-400 m Free, 200 m Back, 100-200 m Breast, 200-400 m Medley
● Kelsi Dahlia ~ 50 m Free, 50-100-200 m Fly
● Ella Eastin ~ 200 m Free, 100-200 m Back, 100-200 m Fly, 200-400 m Medley
● Hali Flickinger ~ 200-400 m Free, 100-200 m Back, 100-200 m Fly, 200-400 m Medley
● Annie Lazor ~ 50-100-200 m Breast
● Katie Ledecky ~ 50-100-200-400-800 m Free, 200-400 m Medley
● Simone Manuel ~ 50-100-200 m Free, 100 m Back
● Katie Meili ~ 50 m Free, 50-100 m Breast
● Leah Smith ~ 100-200-400-800 m Free, 200-400 m Medley
● Olivia Smoliga ~ 50-100 m Free, 50-100-200 m Back
There actually is a limit of seven events per swimmer, so Andrew (8) and Flickinger (8) will have to cut at least one of their events.
Prize money of $1,500-1,000-500 will be available in all Olympic-event finals. The meet will be televised on Friday and Saturday on NBC’s Olympic Channel starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Look for results here.