US Swimming Nationals 2014: Daily Results, Times and Updated Schedule

Chris Roling@@Chris_RolingFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2014

IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 06:  Michael Phelps prepares for his race in the Men's 100 Meter Freestyle Prelims during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the Woollett Aquatic Center on August 6, 2014 in Irvine, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The top swimmers in the United States descend upon William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, California, this week for the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships.   

Led by 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps as he surges forward with his comeback, along with other major names such as Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin, the event is one casual and hardcore fans alike will want to catch as the U.S. preps for future international competition.

Irvine is a proving ground in the utmost sense, as the proceedings will help to round out the rosters for both the Pan Pacific Championships later this month and the USA National Team for the world championships next year.

Below, let's take a look at the schedule of the event and keep track of the most recent results as the heats unfold.


Full Schedule

Date Time (ET) Network
August 6 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Live) Universal Sports
August 9 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Taped) NBC
August 10 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Taped) NBC
August 10 11 p.m. - 12 a.m. (Taped) NBCSN

Note: Full schedule can be found at


Day 1 Results

Morning SessionEvent1st2nd3rd
Women's Butterfly 200mCammile Adams (2:08.06)Hali Flickinger (2:09.31)Katie McLaughlin (2:09.49)
Men's Butterfly 200mTyler Clary (1:56.11)Chase Kalisz (1:56.76)Kyle Whitaker (1:56.80)
Women's Freestyle 100mSimone Manuel (53.60)Missy Franklin (53.76)Margo Geer (54.17)
Men's Freestyle 100mNathan Adrian (48.24)Anthony Ervin (48.71)Michael Phelps (48.77)
Women's Freestyle 800mLindsay Vrooman (8:29.06)Katy Campbell (8:30.46)Leah Smith (8:30.86)
Men's Freestyle 1500mAndrew Gemmell (15:07.82)Janardan Burns (15:11.35)Michael Klueh (15:11.37)
Evening SessionEvent1st2nd3rd
Women's Butterfly 200mCammile Adams (2:07.12)Katie McLaughlin (2:08.74)Hali Flickinger (2:08.77)
Men's Butterfly 200mTom Shields (1:55.09)Tyler Clary (1:56.00)Chase Kalisz (1:56.50)
Women's Freestyle 100mMissy Franklin (53.43)Simone Manuel (53.66)Shannon Vreeland (54.14)
Men's Freestyle 100mNathan Adrian (48.31)Ryan Lochte (48.96)Jimmy Feigen (48.98)
Women's Freestyle 800mKatie Ledecky (8:18.47)Cierra Runge (8:24.69)Becca Mann (8:26.64)
Men's Freestyle 1500mConnor Jaeger (14:51.06)Michael McBroom (14:56.17)Jordan Wilimovsky (14:56.34)
Women's Freestyle 4x100mSwimmac Carolina A (3:44.31)California Aquatics A (3:44.32)Wisconsin Aquatics A (3:46.02)
Men's Freestyle 4x100mSwimmac Carolina A (3:21.31)Stanford Swimming A (3:21.38)Ohio State University A (3:21.97)


Day 2 Results

Evening Results
Evening SessionEvent1st2nd3rd
Women's Butterfly 50mKendyl Stewart 25.99Claire Donahue 26.11Kelsi Worrell 26.35
Men's Butterfly 50mMatt Grevers 23.50Tim Phillips 23.58Connor Black 23.64
Women's Freestyle 200mKatie Ledecky 1:55.16Missy Franklin 1:56.40Leah Smith 1:57.57
Men's Freestyle 200mMatt McLean 1:46.93Conor Dwyer 1:47.35Reed Malone 1:47.41
Women's Backstroke 200mElizabeth Beisel 2:09.65Missy Franklin 2:09.81Courtney Bartholomew 2:10.63
Men's Backstroke 200mTyler Clary 1:56.97Ryan Murphy 1:57.79Connor Green 1:58.27
Men's Freestyle 4x200mNorth Baltimore Aquatic Club A 7:24.49Wisconsin Aquatics A 7:24.99Stanford Swimming A 7:28.01
Women's Breaststroke 200mMicah Lawrence 2:23.05Breeja Larson 2:24.16Melanie Margalis 2:25.27
Men's Breaststroke 200mKevin Cordes 2:09.48Nicolas Fink 2:09.62Josh Prenot 2:10.43


Day 3 Results

Day 3 Results
Women's Medley 400mElizabeth Beisel 4:36.46Maya Dirado 4:39.79Melanie Margalis 4:41.10
Men's Medley 400mTyler Clary 4:12.51Chase Kalisz 4:13.33Michael Weiss 4:16.17
Women's Butterfly 100mClaire Donahue 58.25Felicia Lee 58.44Kendyl Stewart 58.86
Men's Butterfly 100mMichael Phelps 51.17Tim Phillips 51.49Tom Shields 51.55
Women's Breaststroke 50mJessica Hardy 30.21Breeja Larson 30.58Katie Meili 31.01
Men's Breaststroke 50mBrendan McHugh 27.10Kevin Cordes 27.39Zach Hayden 27.50
Women's Backstroke 50mRachel Bootsma 28.46Olivia Smoliga 28.50Ali Deloof 28.53
Men's Backstroke 50mDavid Plummer 24.74Matt Grevers 24.90Shane Ryan 24.99
Women's Medley 400mElizabeth Beisel 4:32.98Maya Dirado 4:35.75Melanie Margalis 4:37.84
Men's Medley 400mTyler Clary 4:09.51Chase Kalisz 4:11.52Josh Prenot 4:14.85
Women's Butterfly 100mKendyl Stewart 57.98Claire Donahue 58.03Felicia Lee 58.14
Men's Butterfly 100mTom Shields 51.29Michael Phelps 51.30Tim Phillips 51.54
Women's Breaststroke 50mJessica Hardy 30.12Breeja Larson 30.64Katie Meili 31.00
Men's Breaststroke 50mBrendan McHugh 27.24Kevin Cordes 27.33Zach Hayden 27.69
Women's Backstroke 50mRachel Bootsma 28.35Cheyenne Coffman 28.42Olivia Smoglia 28.49
Men's Backstroke 50mDavid Plummer 24.82Nick Thoman 24.91Shane Ryan 24.97
Women's Freestyle 4x200mNBACMD 8:01.75CAL-PC 8:07.74MAC-NC 8:14.07


Day 4 Results

Day 4 Results
Women's Freestyle 400mKatie Ledecky 3:59.89Leah Smith 4:06.90Cierra Runge 4:07.58
Men's Freestyle 400mMatt McLean 3:49.32Ryan Feeley 3:49.40Connor Jaeger 3:49.63
Women's Backstroke 100mMicah Lawrence 1:06.97Jessica Hardy 1:07.23Breeja Larson 1:07.39
Men's Breaststroke 100mKevin Cordes 59.83Brendan McHugh 1:00.31Cody Miller 1:00.71
Women's Backstroke 100mMissy Franklin 1:00.38Rachel Bootsma 1:00.96Olivia Smoglia 1:01.04
Men's Backstroke 100mMatt Grevers 53.11David Plummer 53.12Ryan Murphy 53.20
Women's Freestyle 400mKatie Ledecky 3:58.86Cierra Runge 4:04.67Leah Smith 4:06.28
Men's Freestyle 400mMichael McBroom 3:47.19Matt McLean 3:47.30Connor Jaeger 3:49.42
Women's Breaststroke 100mMicah Lawrence 1:06.51Jessica Hardy 1:06.51Breeja Larson 1:06.73
Men's Breaststroke 100mCody Miller 59.91Nicolas Fink 1:00.38Kevin Cordes 1:00.63
Women's Backstroke 100mMissy Franklin 59.38Rachel Bootsma 1:00.71Elizabeth Pelton 1:00.76
Men's Backstroke 100mMatt Grevers 52.75Ryan Murphy 53.21Nick Thoman 53.46
Women's 4x100m Medley RelayLonghorn Aquatics 4:07.73U. of Missouri 4:09.07Swimmac Carolina 4:09.29
Men's 4x100m Medley RelaySwimmac Carolina 3:38.51Tennessee Aquatics 3:39.03Ohio State University 3:39.29


Day 5 Results

Morning SessionEvent1st2nd3rd
Women's Medley 200mCaitlin Leverenz (2:11.61)Melanie Margalis (2:11.70)Meghan Small (2:12.28)
Men's Medley 200mConor Dwyer (1:57.41)Tyler Clary (1:58.38)Chase Kalisz (1:58.73)
Women's Freestyle 50mIvy Martin (24.62)Simone Manuel (24.89)Abbey Weitzeil (24.95)
Men's Freestyle 50mNathan Adrian (21.78)Anthony Ervin (21.82)Josh Schneider (22.00)
Women's Freestyle 1500mLeah Smith (16:27.37)Anina Lund (16:36.89)Courtney Harnish (16:38.56)
Men's Freestyle 800mLiam Egan (8:02.98)Jacob Ores (8:03.22)John Lewis (8:04.38)
Women's Freestyle 50mKaitlyn Albertoli (25.88)Linnea Mack (25.91)N/A
Men's Freestyle 50mMark Weber (22.16)Matt Grevers (22.22)Caeleb Dressel (22.55)
Evening SessionEvent1st2nd3rd
Women's Freestyle 1500mKaty Campbell (16:17.59)Danielle Valley (16:19.83)Lindsay Vrooman (16:22.83)
Women's Medley 200mMelanie Margalis (2:10.20)Maya Dirado (2:10.57)Caitlin Leverenz (2:11.05)
Men's Medley 200mRyan Lochte (1:56.50)Michael Phelps (1:56.55)Tyler Clary (1:57.94)
Men's Freestyle 800mMichael McBroom (7:49.66)Matt McLean (7:55.58)Michael Klueh (7:58.13)
Women's Freestyle 50mSimone Manuel (24.56)Ivy Martin (24.72)Madeline Locus (24.81)
Men's Freestyle 50mAnthony Ervin (21.55)Nathan Adrian (21.69)Cullen Jones (21.83)


Note: List of full results can be found at


Missy Franklin Just Misses First Place in 100-Meter Freestyle Preliminaries

SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 21:  Missy Franklin smiles after the women's 200 meter freestyle preliminaries during the 2014 Arena Grand Prix of Santa Clara at the George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 21, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

She was fast in heat 13, but the 19-year-old Franklin was not the fastest on the day in the 100-meter freestyle thanks to a total time of 53.76 seconds.

That put her 0.16 seconds off the leader, Simone Manuel. The Texas native was in rare form Wednesday, blazing a 53.60 time. As SwimSwam records, that is quite an eye-popping number, to say the least:

For Franklin, the performance was not a major disappointment, but missing out on first place and flirtation with her meet record of 53.43 is sure to provide her with some motivation the rest of the way this week.

Margo Geer came in third just 0.57 seconds off the lead, while another notable included up-and-comer Katie Ledecky, who, in tandem with Franklin, has done much recently to further the women's side of the sport.

She wound up No. 13 with a time of 54.96, but bigger things are in motion. In fact, the Franklin-Ledecky rivalry, the latter just 17 years of age, might just be the next big rivalry in U.S. swimming, even if they do not necessarily see it that way. 

“The more we push each other the faster we’re going to go,” Ledecky said, per Nick Zaccardi of NBC OlympicTalk, “and the faster our relay is going to be.”

The two are far from done in Irvine.


Michael Phelps Stumbles out of the Gate in 100-Meter Freestyle Preliminaries

Aug 6, 2014; Irvine, CA, USA; Michael Phelps dives into the pool at the start of a 100m freestyle heat in  the 2014 USA National Championships at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

For Phelps, his comeback story that began in April has been punctuated by his public concerns about his ability to shake off the rust.

“My freestyle stroke has been a little different, but it felt a little off,” Phelps said, per Beth Harris of the Associated Press, via “It felt better today than it has over the last couple weeks.”

Those issues were apparent in Wednesday's preliminary, although the caveat is that he was still able to register a third-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 48.77 seconds. As SwimmingWorld notes, though, it took a gargantuan comeback on the final stretch:

That comeback was still not enough, as Nathan Adrian won both the heat and the No. 1 spot on the leaderboard thanks to a 48.24 mark.

Lochte wound up in eighth place, a full 0.97 seconds off the top spot thanks to his 49.21 finish. Fresh off a knee injury, he remains one of the top names to watch over the course of the next five days as he readjusts to competition at such a high level.

Wednesday is far from over, though, as the evening slate promises to be even more entertaining. Preliminaries are just that, while the heats yet to come place a lot on the line for all involved.


Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Finish off the Pace in 100-Meter Freestyle

Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte may have been the superstar names heading into Wednesday night’s 100-meter competition, but it was Nathan Adrian who won the freestyle event.

Adrian’s time of more than 28 seconds certainly didn’t set any world records, but it was good enough to beat out a loaded field. Lochte finished in second place, Jimmy Feigen placed third and Michael Phelps finished in a disappointing seventh after missing the turn at the wall after 50 meters.

David Goldman/Associated Press

Incredibly enough, seven of the eight swimmers to make the finals were Olympians and six actually counted a gold medal in a freestyle event to their resume.

Adrian commented on the race, via Everett Cook of the Los Angeles Times:

I don't think any of us have quite figured it out. That was a little bit slower than most of us expected it to be. Fortunately, I think I just did a little less bad than everyone else. ... We know as a whole that group of eight guys is much faster than what we showed in the pool tonight. 

Adrian may not be as famous as fellow competitors Phelps and Lochte, but he has won the past three 100-meter free national titles and won gold in the event in London. This is just the latest chapter in what has proven to be an underrated and impressive career.


Michael Phelps Crushes Fly with 2014-Best Time in Prelims

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

It was just qualifying, but Michael Phelps has once again put up a time better than anyone else.

Phelps swam the men's 100-meter butterfly faster than anyone has this year with a finishing time of 51.17, making no doubt of his appearance as the frontrunner in Friday night's final.

It hasn't been long since Phelps made his return to the pool after calling it quits following the 2012 London Olympics, but he still considers the fly his favorite event, per USA Today's Nicole Auerbach:

"This has kind of been my event, and the event I love swimming the most," Phelps said. "I wanted to put up the fastest time in the world (last month at a meet in Athens)."

SwimSwam noted Phelps' performance surpassed that of the London Games:

Even though he's won pretty much all there is to win in the sport, Phelps still has his work cut out for him in the immediate future. He doesn't have an automatic spot just yet on America's Pan Pacific Championships team later this month, but can do so with a big performance Friday night. 

It will take some time for Phelps to regain his form of old, but even now he has the ability to blow the world's best swimmers out of the water. 


Tom Shields Wins Fly Final, Phelps Close Runner-Up

Michael Phelps swam the fastest time of anyone in the men's 100-meter butterfly in qualifying, but that didn't matter when Friday night's final came around. He couldn't duplicate it, and Tom Shields' time of 51.29 was—barely—enough to hold off Phelps and win it.

And by barely, I mean barely. Phelps' time of 51.30 was one hundredth of a second short. 

Such an instance reminds any avid Phelps fan of a similar occurrence in the 2008 Beijing Games, when he won his history-making seventh gold medal of the Games by one hundredth of a second. 

Phelps' time of 51.17 earlier in Friday qualifying would have won it for him, but it's safe to say the win was much more important for the 23-year-old Shields. Per USA Today's Nicole Auerbach:

"I don't want to look until the last 15, because of Michael and the way he swims it, you either get way too confident or you're way too far behind," Shields said. "He comes back, and he'll pass you in an instant. …

"This was a very emotional win for me. That's my favorite event. That's the one I think about, the one that comes up in my dreams more often than not."

The 100-meter fly is arguably Phelps' best event, and while it's a shame for his camp that they didn't come out on top, the great time of 51.17 is the one they'll remember from this event. 

What's more, the second-place finish secured Phelps' spot on the U.S. team on the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships. He hadn't done so prior to. 

Shields will also advance with Phelps having won the event. As one of the USA's top young men's swimmers, he'll have another chance to prove himself in his quest to make 2016 his first Olympic Games.


Katie Ledecky Shines, Michael Phelps Does Not

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

In the night session on Saturday, one thing was made clear: Katie Ledecky is not from Earth. The 17-year-old set a world record in the 400-meter freestyle and became the first woman to ever swim the distance in under four minutes.

If you're looking for the next American to dominate the sport at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Ledecky is the one. 

While Ledecky was exhibiting her dominance, the most-decorated swimmer in history was perhaps showing his age. The 29-year-old Michael Phelps had a rough day in the pool on Saturday. A day after losing by only 0.01 of a second in the 100-meter butterfly, Phelps fell by a much larger margin in the 100-meter backstroke.

Phelps' time of 53.75 was only good enough for sixth place. Needless to say, he was disappointed in his performance.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist still has the 200-meter individual medley on Sunday. 

The medley has traditionally been one of his strongest events. He's won the gold medal in the event in all three of the Olympic games he's appeared in. 

Perhaps he can find a way to finish up nationals on a high note.


Michael Phelps Continues to Cruise

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

It may not be the typical domination fans are accustomed to, but Michael Phelps once again turned in another strong performance in California Sunday. This time, he placed fourth in the men's 200-meter individual medley preliminaries with a time of 1:58.74. 

That was good enough to win his heat outright, and as an added caveat, he placed ahead of rival Ryan Lochte, who came in fifth overall.

Phelps was 1.33 off the lead, which belonged to Conor Dwyer. He was followed by Tyler Clary and Chase Kalisz, respectively.

Despite a slew of what are technically losses, Phelps has one more opportunity to nab a win Sunday. Even if he does not, a berth in the Pan Pacific Championships is already assured because of his performances to date.


Ryan Lochte Best Michael Phelps by 0.05 Seconds

IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 08:  Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte react after their swims in the Men's 100 Meter Butterfly Final during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the Woollett Aquatic Center on August 8, 2014 in Irvine, California.  (Photo by Ha
Harry How/Getty Images

The head-to-head battle between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps in the men's 200-meter individual medley more than lived up to the hype on Sunday, as Lochte pulled out a narrow victory. Only 0.05 seconds separated the two stars, with Lochte finishing in 1:56.50 and Phelps coming in at 1:56.55, per USA Swimming Live:

Swimming doesn't generally enter the sporting public's consciousness. It's generally one of the more popular sports at the Summer Olympics, but that only comes every four years. The sport needs stars like Phelps and Lochte in order to remain relevant in between the Olympics.

To see the two not only in action but competing at such a high level and so close to one another only helps swimming gain more of a foothold in the United States.


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