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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

Pan Pacs psych sheets, Adrian video and more

Nathan Adrian of Bremerton is seeded fourth in the 100 free and third in the 50 free for the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. (Rafael Domeyko,
Nathan Adrian of Bremerton is seeded fourth in the 100 free and third in the 50 free for the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.
(Rafael Domeyko,

The Pan Pacific Championships begin next week in Gold Coast, Australia and the psych sheets are out.

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian is seeded fourth in the 100 freestyle, behind Australian’s James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and fellow American Jimmy Feigen.’s John Lohn wrote a nice piece on the match up between Magnussen and Adrian. You can read that here. I like his take on it. He doesn’t discount anyone else from winning the 100, but he does say the two favorites are Adrian and Magnussen, as it should be. Adrian is the third seed in the 50 free behind Cal Aquatics teammate Anthony Ervin and Brazil’s Bruno Fratus. Magnussen and Cullen Jones round out the top five.

The 100 free is on the second day of competition (Thursday), while the 400 free relay is Saturday and the 50 free and 400 medley really are Sunday.

And, if you haven’t watched it yet, Team USA has produced it’s latest video on Adrian, a two-parter from the nationals/Pan Pacs trials. You can check out part 1 and part 2 here. Both parts are quite good but I liked the part at about 2:24 when it was slo-mo and Nathan was walking out like Rocky with the towel over his head and coach Dave Durden by his side.

Adrian wins 100 free on first night of U.S. Nationals

While there was much ballyhoo surrounding Michael Phelps’ return to swimming, Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian left no doubt as to who really is the king of American sprinting on Wednesday. Adrian won the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. National championships in Irvine, California.

Adrian led at the 50, in 22.85 seconds, and won by a near half-body length in 48.31. Ryan Lochte was second and Jimmy Feigen third. Phelps was seventh. The win also gives Adrian his sixth national championship title.

The top four individuals are added to the national team for the next two-year cycle and will head to Australia later this month for the Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast.

Adrian wasn’t that impressed with his time.

“It’s about qualifying,” he said in a post-race webcast interview. “In a field like that it’s always an honor to get your hand on the wall first.”

Adrian said it was very important to not abandon his race strategy considering the amount of talent in the event. Of the eight competitors, seven are Olympians and all seven have won individual golds at the Olympics or

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

world championships.

“You work all year with a certain race strategy in mind and you really going to do your best if you execute it,” he said. “It’s an extraordinary field and it’s an honor to be a part of it.”

Adrian will swim in the 50 free prelims on Sunday.


Mesa GP sold out, Nathan Adrian seeded 1 and 2

The psych sheets are available for the Mesa Grand Priz meet in Tucson. You can find them here.

The 100-meter freestyle reads like a who’s who of swimming’s best.

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of Bremerton, who is ranked No. 3 in the world, is seeded first in the 100-meter freestyle in 47.52 seconds. Jimmy Feigen is second in 47.82 and France’s Yannick Agnel is third (47.84). Anthony Ervin (47.89), Ryan Lochte (48.58), Conor Dwyer (48.94), South Africa’s Roland Schoeman (49.00) and Michael Phelps (49.05) round out the top eight.

That’s A LOT of international medals right there.

Ervins is ranked first in the 50 free in 21.42, followed by Nathan in 21.47, Schoeman (21.67), Josh Schneider (21.78), Feigen (21.88), Matt Grevers (22.09), Karl Krug (22.15), Alex Coville (22.19) and Shayne Fleming (22.35).  Nathan is ranked No. 6 in the world in the event.

The 100 free is Thursday and the 50 free is Friday.

Swim fans are dying to get to this event and it’s quickly become a star-studded affair. Within 48 hours of the announcement that Phelps would be swimming, the event was sold out.

Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian share a laugh at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, July 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian share a laugh at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, July 31, 2011.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

FUN PICTURE OF THE DAY: I really like this picture. It was shot from the World Championships in China in 2011. Would still like to find out what they’re laughing about. Wouldn’t you?

Nathan Adrian, and some guy named Phelps, headline Mesa Grand Prix

Bremerton gold medalist Nathan Adrian along with long-distance queen Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte are set to headline the next Arena Grand Prix meet in Mesa, Ariz.

There’s also this guy named Michael Phelps that will be swimming. Heard he’s pretty good.

The meet is April 24-26 at the Skyline Aquatic Center. Prelims are at 7 a.m. Pacific time and finals are at 3 p.m.

Also competing will be 2012 Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers, multiple Olympic champion Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Jimmy Feigen, Tyler Clary and more.

As for Phelps, his return to the pool is a welcome sight. His 22 Olympic medals are, of course, the most in history.

It’s no surprise that the meet will be televised. Universal Sports Network will show live coverage on April 25 and 26. A live webcast will be available through USA Swimming for the entire meet.

Adrian sweeps sprint freestyles in Austin

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian won by an arm length — an eternity in the 50-meter freestyle — to sweep the sprint events at the Austin Grand Prix meet Saturday at the University of Texas.

Bremerton’s Adrian won in 21.89 seconds. California teammate Anthony Ervin was second in 22.48 while world champion silver medalist Jimmy Feigen was third in 22.49. The top four seeds were separated by just .13 seconds.

Adrian had a shaky start, but bounced right back with a strong first 25 and barreled his way to the wall.

“My start was not where I wanted it to be,” Adrian said in a post-race online interview. “I broke out a lot under water. You gotta do what you can given the circumstances.”

Adrian won the 100 free on Friday in 48.26 in his first competition of the new year. Based on his times from Austin, he is now ranked No. 1 in both sprint events.

“You’ve got to focus on what you can control,” Adrian said of his race. “I’m going to go back and look at it and see what I can do better.”


Adrian, bevy of gold medalists, to compete at Austin GP

Bremerton Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian will join several of his Olympic teammates at the Arena Austin Grand Prix meet at the University of Texas Friday-Sunday.

Adrian will be joined by gold medal backstroker Matt Grevers, Tyler Clary, Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Katie Ledecky and Allison Schmitt as well as Jimmy Feigen and Michael Klueh.

Universal Sports Network will broadcast live Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. (Pacific). A live webcast of the entire meet can be found at

Prelims are at 7 a.m. (Pacific) with finals at 4 p.m. Prize money is allocated for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($100) for all individual events. Also, for the first time, the highest-scoring male and female U.S. winner will receive a year lease on a BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Series. Currently, Conor Dwyer and Megan Romano lead the GP Series after the first six meets.

Nathan Adrian proves to be fastest man in Texas

A Washington native proved to be the fastest man in Texas on Saturday.

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian won the sprint freestyle shootout event in San Antonio, putting up a time of 18.79 seconds in the 100 freestyle to win the Josh Davis-inspired event in San Antonio.

Adrian earned $10,001 as well as a belt buckle, boots and a cowboy hat as well.

He held off Josh Schneider in 19.12 and Jimmy Feigen in 19.53.

You can watch the race on YouTube by clicking here.

Check him out in full Western regalia here as well as posing with friends for an old-time photo.