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Adrian headed to Austin later this week for Arena Pro Swim Series

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian is set to return to the water later this week winning the 100 freestyle at the National Championships last month in Federal Way.

In the first meet of the Olympic year, Adrian is schedule to swim at the Arena Pro Swim series at Austin, Texas, Friday-Sunday. The 100 free is Friday and the 50 free is Saturday. Adrian is seeded third in the 100 free in 48.05, behind Vladimir Morozov (47.98) and Santo Condorelli (47.98). Adrian is seeded first in the 50 free in 21.37 seconds.

Adrian is currently tied for second with Chase Kalisz in the chase for the overall title with 10 points. Conor Dwyer is the overall leader with 13 points. The overall male and female winners earn $10,000. At each meet, winners in all Olympic events earn $1,000, $600 for second and $200 for third.

More than 70 members of the U.S. swim team will be competing. Prelims are at 7 a.m. and finals are at 4 p.m. A live webcast of the meet will be available at usaswimming.org.

Adrian wins 50 free in ‘absurd field’

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian won the 50-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series event in Santa Clara, California, Saturday.
Adrian’s time of 21.97 was an in-season best and moved him to eighth place in the world rankings for this year. He held off Bruno Fratus of Brazil, who was the top seed, in 22.02. Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was third in 22.27.
Adrian said with such a phenomenal field, he was happy to get his hand on the wall first.
“Any time you pop under-22 (seconds), it’s good,” he said.
Adrian is slated to swim in the 100 free Sunday. He is the defending champion in that event.

Also, check out this video of Nathan talking about 50 free field and the 100 free Sunday.

Adrian, swim elite headed to Santa Clara

Nathan Adrian of Bremerton is seeded second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free for the upcoming Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, California. (Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com)
Nathan Adrian of Bremerton is seeded second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free for the upcoming Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, California.
(Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com)

Nathan Adrian of Bremerton is slated to swim in the Arena Pro Swim Series event later this week in Santa Clara, California. The meet begins Thursday with a timed-final distance session. Friday-Sunday prelims begin at 9 a.m. followed by finals at 5 p.m.

Also expected to swim are gold medalists Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Matt Grevers and Allison Schmitt.

Adrian, the defending Olympic champion in the 100 freestyle, is seeded second in that event with a time of 47.84 seconds. Russia’s Vladimir Morozov is the top seed with a time of 47.62. The 100 free is Sunday.

Adrian is also swimming the 50 freestyle. He’s the third seed with a time of 21.47. Bruno Fratus of Brazil is the top seed in 21.41 followed by Ervin in 21.42. Ervin and Adrian are teammates at California Aquatics.

The meet is being televised at Universal Sports Network. A webcast of the meet can be found at usaswimming.org.