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Media Notes & Link to Results of USA Swimming World Championship Trials
Media Notes:
 
PRELIMS OF DAY 4
Prelims for day 4 of the Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials were held Thursday morning. Here are some notes from each event heading into tonight's finals.

Women’s 400m Individual Medley
• The women’s 400m IM final features a quartet of Olympians in Elizabeth Beisel, Caitlin Leverenz, Haley Anderson and Cammile Adams.
• Beisel, who won the silver medal in London in this event, posted the morning’s top time with a swim of 4:40.17.
• Finalists Adams (200 fly), Anderson (open water) and Becca Mann (open water) already have qualified for the World Championships roster entering the 400m IM final.
 
Men’s 400m Individual Medley
• Chase Kalisz notched the top time in the men’s 400m IM prelims with a swim of 4:16.28, nearly 1.5 seconds faster than No. 2 qualifier Tyler Clary, who swam a 4:17.67.
• Clary, an Olympic gold medalist, owns second-place finishes in the 200m fly and 200m back this week. He is seeking his first automatic spot on the World Championships roster.
 
Women’s 100m Fly
• World record-holder and Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer topped the women’s 100m fly prelims by more than a second with a time of 57.75.
• The final will feature four Olympians in Vollmer, No. 2 qualifier Claire Donahue, Christine Magnuson and Rachel Bootsma.
• 35-year-old Erika Erndl qualified seventh with a time of 59.53.
• None of the women in the 100m fly final have automatically qualified for the World Championships roster at this point.
 
Men’s 100m Fly
• Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte recorded the morning’s top time in the men’s 100m fly with a swim of 52.08. He will look to qualify for the World Championships roster in a fourth event tonight after winning the 200m free and 200m back and claiming a spot on the 400m free relay.
• A pair of 18-year-olds also made the final in Jack Conger, who qualified fourth, and Matthew Josa, who qualified seventh.
 
Women’s 50m Breast
• World record-holder Jessica Hardy notched the morning’s fastest swim in the 50m breast with a time of 30.39.
• Fellow Olympian Breeja Larson, who has already earned a spot on the World Championships roster in the 200m breast, qualified second with a time of 30.76.
• The 50m breast is being contested at Nationals for the first time; only the event winner is eligible for a spot on the World Championships roster.
 
Men’s 50m Breast
• Kevin Steel of the University of Arizona set a U.S. Open record in the men’s 50m breast to qualify first with a time of 27.33.
• Teammate and 200m breast champion Kevin Cordes was second in 27.39, followed by Olympian Mike Alexandrov, who was third in 27.80.
• The 50m back is being contested at Nationals for the first time; only the event winner is eligible for a spot on the World Championships roster.
 
Women’s 50m Back
• Olympian Rachel Bootsma qualified first in the women’s 50m back with a time of 27.82 – 0.02 seconds off the American record.
• Soon-to-be Cal teammate Missy Franklin qualified second in 28.15. Franklin had already qualified for the World Championships roster in the 100m free, 200m free and 200m back.
• The 50m back is being contested at Nationals for the first time; only the event winner is eligible for a spot on the World Championships roster.
 
Men’s 50m Back
• David Plummer qualified first in the men’s 50m back with a time 24.80.
• Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers was second in 24.98. He was second in the 50m fly on Wednesday.
• The 50m back is being contested at Nationals for the first time; only the event winner is eligible for a spot on the World Championships roster.
 
 
 
 
 
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