“Pretty smooth!”: Michael Andrew beats Caeleb Dressel at 2022 Pro Swim Series; Kalisz, Marchand shine

Olympian Michael Andrew beat veteran Caeleb Dressel at the Pro Swim Series in a fierce battle.

Michael Andrew
Michael Andrew

The Pro Swim Series in Texas is a star studded event, that is taking place ahead of the world championship trials. With the likes of Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel participating in the series, much competition is expected. Yet, one cannot forget about Michael Andrew, Chase Kalisz and others, who threaten their dominance.

Michael Andrew has essentially been USA’s No. 2 sprinter over the last few years, with a fantastic performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Dressel and Andrew are at different phases in their training, but it was Andrew who came out on top this weekend. In the 50m freestyle event, Andrew put up a time of 21.73s to beat Dressel, who finished second with 21.86s.

Dressel got out to a quick lead ahead of Michael. But as expected, the latter pulled ahead in the later stage to take the lead. Teenager David Curtiss also hit the sub 22s mark, finishing with a time of 21.93s.

Michael Andrew, Chase Kalisz shine at Swim Pro Series; look forward to World Championship

Michael Andrew
Michael Andrew

Andrew now has several decisions to make ahead of the World Championship trials. He will require to maintain his versatility while managing his strengths, keeping in mind the bid for Worlds in Budapest.

On the other hand, Chase Kalisz, the reigning Olympic champion shined in the men’s 200m butterfly events, finishing with a time of 1:56.79s to beat second place winner Zach Harting by over 2 seconds. Shaine Casas took a win in the 100m butterfly event in a time of 53.54s, taking a dominant victory.

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