Olympians Conger, Osman, and Education Headline TIDE Spring Showcase


2021 TIDE Spring Showcase

TIDE Swimming in Virginia Seaside, VA, is kicking off their 2021 lengthy course season with the Tide Spring Showcase, a meet that falls someplace in between an everyday age group native meet and a bigger meet just like the Professional Swim Sequence. There are qualifying occasions signifies that the variety of entries is pretty low, however the meet will nonetheless have a prelims/finals format. Past the conventional continent of swimmers from TIDE, together with NCAP and some different massive Virginia membership groups, a handful of huge skilled names will likely be making the drive throughout the state to swim.

These execs all come from Virginia Tech head coach Sergio Lopez‘s Pinnacle Racing, and embrace a number of 2016 Olympians. On the prime of that record is 2016 Rio 100 Fly gold medalist Joseph Education, who’s entered within the 100/200 free, the 100/200 fly, the 100 breast, and the 200 IM.

Education’s former Texas teammate, Jack Conger, is entered in three occasions, together with the 100 fly, the 200 fly, and the 200 free, and he holds the highest seed in all three occasions. Egyptian Olympian Farida Osman is the largest identify on the ladies’s aspect, and she or he’s entered within the 100 fly, the 50 free, and the 100 free.

All three of these swimmers additionally swam final month on the ISCA Worldwide Senior Cup, the place Osman got here inside 0.01s of her 100 fly lifetime greatest with a 57.84, and the place Education (52.93) and Conger (53.05) took 2nd and third to Caeleb Dressel within the males’s 100 fly.

Yet one more former Longhorn can also be entered — Austin Temple, who grew up swimming on Tide earlier than competing for Texas from 2014-2018. Per the USA Swimming database, this seems to be his first lengthy course meet since he graduated from Texas, and he’s the highest seed within the 100 breast with a 1:01.99.

In fact, there will likely be loads of age group expertise represented, as properly. Samantha Tadder, who’s dedicated to Stanford for subsequent 12 months, holds the highest seeds within the 100 breast, 400 IM, 800 free, and 200 fly, and is seeded #2 within the 400 free. Tide teammate Kayla Wilson, who again in December broke a Virginia LSC file beforehand held by Olympic gold medalist Whitney Hedgepath, is seeded 2nd within the 50 free, 100 free and the 100 fly behind Osman, and is seeded first within the 200 free. UVA commit Sophia Knapp, additionally of Tide, holds the highest seed within the 400/1500 free and is seeded second within the 200 and the 800.

Competitors begins this afternoon with timed finals of the 1500 free, and can proceed with a prelims/finals format over the following three days. The meet will even be livestreamed right here.


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