By USA Swimming | Monday, April 8, 2019COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The TYR Pro Swim Series is set to continue its 2019 calendar year, with the third leg of the series in Richmond, Va., on April 10. The event will feature over 450 athletes from around the globe, highlighted by 41 National Team athletes and 33 professional athletes, set to bring some major star power to SwimRVA and the Collegiate School Aquatics Center pool.
Six-time Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Alto Swim Club) will be making her second TYR Pro Swim Series appearance of 2019. Ledecky and fellow National Teamer Kelsi Dahlia (Westampton, N.J./ Cardinal Aquatics) are tied for the most female event wins in 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series competition, with four a piece. Other Olympic female swimmers to attend are Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Alto Swim Club), Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Penn./ Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) and Katie Meili (Colleyville, Texas/ New York Athletic Club).
On the men’s side, Olympians Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics), Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Gator Swim Club), Chase Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./Athens Bulldog Swim Club), Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./ Sandpipers of Nevada) and Jack Conger (Rockville, Md./ Cavalier Swimming) will take to the blocks.
Other National Teamers slated to swim are Zane Grothe (Boulder City, Nev./ Boulder City Henderson Swim Team) and Hali Flickinger (Spring Grove, Penn./Athens Bulldog Swim Club) who will look to continue their 2019 successes at the TYR Pro Swim Series. Grothe will be looking to become the second American male to win three events at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series, whereas Flickinger came away from March’s event in Des Moines with two wins and six total top-3 finishes.
The long course meter meet begins Wednesday, April 10 with the 800m freestyle. This evening session, as well as every prelim session throughout the event, will be available via livestream on usaswimming.org. Thursday’s finals action will be broadcast on the NBC Sports App at 6 p.m. ET. Finals on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. ET on the Olympic Channel, followed by a same-day delayed broadcast from 12:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The complete broadcast schedule is available at usaswimming.org.
Across the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series, swimmers may earn increased awards for top‐three finishes. At each meet, $1,500 will be provided for a first‐place finish, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. In addition, one athlete per gender with the highest‐scoring prelim swim in an individual Olympic event based on FINA power points will win $1,500.
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