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Adrian sweeps sprint free events at Arena Pro Swim in Austin

Nathan Adrian won the 50-meter freestyle Saturday at the Arena Pro Swim Series event in Austin, Texas, giving him the overall series lead and a sweep of the sprint distances.

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Adrian out-distanced the rest of the field coming in at the finish in 21.85 seconds. Bruno Fratus of Brazil was second in 22.07 while Jimmy Feigen was third in 22.27. Up-and-coming teen sensation Michael Andrew was fourth in 22.33.

“I felt stronger on that swim than I did last night,” Adrian said in an online post-race interview.

Adrian laughed when the announcer said it seemed like he could go a sub-22 second anytime he felt like it.

“Anytime might be a little bit of an overstatement,” he said.

Adrian said the buildup to the 2016 Olympic trials can be felt at each meet.

“With all these amazing swims going on, it just makes you jump on that train,” he said. “It’s a fun, light and fast atmosphere down here.”

Bremerton’s Adrian wins 100 free at Arena Series in Austin

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian of Bremerton won the 100-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim series event at Austin, Texas, on Friday afternoon.

Adrian led from the start, turning at the 50-meter mark with the lead in 23.10 seconds and out-touched France’s Jeremy Stavius 48.91 to 48.96 at the finish. Jimmy Feigen finished third in 49.20.

Adrian will swim the 50 free on Saturday. The prelims are at 7 a.m. with the finals at 4 p.m. local time. The meet is being shown via livestream at

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