Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian, swimming competitively for the first time since winning three medals at the London Olympics, set a blistering pace in the 50-yard freestyle at the Winter Nationals Thursday morning.
Adrian touched the wall in a meet record of 18.82 seconds. He is the American-record holder in the event in 18.66, which he set in the 2011 NCAA championships as a senior at California.
The Olympic gold medalist will be the No. 1 seed in the finals, which can be seen via livestreaming at usaswimming.org, at 3 p.m. local time.