Adrian second in 200 free at Arena GP in Minneapolis

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Bremerton’s Olympic champion Nathan Adrian finished second in the 200-yard freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix in Minneapolis Thursday.

Adrian, who races for California Aquatics, finished behind North Baltimore’s Conor Dwyer, who led from start to finish in the short-course race, in 1 minute, 34.87 seconds. Dwyer won in 1:33:69 and Tyler Clary of SwimMAC was third in 1:34.97.

Adrian still holds the Washington state high school record in the event, set Feb. 18, 2006 in 1:37.17.

Adrian is slated to swim in the 50 free Friday and 100 free on Saturday.

Also, Adrian’s coach Dave Durden of California-Berkeley, was named the head coach for the men’s team for the world championships in Russia next year. Mike Bottom coached Adrian in his first year at Cal and at The Race Club prior to Adrian qualifying for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Here’s the story from the Associated Press;

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Swimming has chosen its coaching staffs for three major international meets next year, with Dave Durden of California and Dave Salo of Southern California leading the teams for the world championships in Russia.

Durden will coach the U.S. men at the world meet in Kazan, while Salo will oversee the women’s team during the Aug. 2-9 competition.

Jason Turcotte of Dynamo Swim Club will coach the U.S. men at the Pan American Games in Toronto, while Matt Kredich of Tennessee will guide the women during the July 14-18 meet.

Mike Bottom of Michigan will coach the men’s team and Ray Looze of Indiana will oversee the women at the World University Games in South Korea from July 4-11.