It’s been a busy few weeks for #TeamTYR. With 2018 Phillips 66 U.S. Nationals in the rearview, athletes are now looking ahead to competing on the world’s stage. However, before Team USA heads to Tokyo we want to take some time to recognize a few of the memorable moments we experienced at Nationals this year.
So for a recap of all things Irvine, read on below:
To say the #GOAT punched her ticket to Tokyo would be a massive understatement. In addition to taking home first place for her swims in the women’s 200m, 400m and 800m free, Katie also won the 2018 #TYRProSeries women’s title.
At the start of the week we were thrilled to officially welcome 4x Olympic Medalist, 9x World Championship Medalist & World & American Record Holder Simone Manuel to the TYR family. You can read more about her history-making sponsorship here.
Smashing two new U.S. Open records, Simone won first in both the 50m and 100m free, securing her place on the Team USA roster.
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Heyyyy 👋🏾!! Had 2 good days of competition at #phillips66nats! •Secured the bag to Tokyo in the 100 free •Best time in the 200 free Looking forward to 2 days off before the 50! I’ll be spending today resting, cheering on my teammates, and hanging out with you all signing autographs and taking pictures in the Aquazone from 4-4:45! #FiredUp to meet you all! @usaswimming #teamtyr #alwaysinfront
Flygirl Kelshi Dahlia earned major wins in both the 50m and 100m women’s events. Tying her American record in the 50m, she has proven once again to be one to watch in Tokyo. In addition, Kelsi tied with fellow team TYR athlete Leah Smith for the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships High Point Award.
Freestyle specialist Leah Smith made waves when she earned 2nd place finishes in both the 400m and 800m events. In addition, she also tied with fellow team TYR athlete Kelsi Dahlia for the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships High Point Award. Leah has been named one of four Team USA Captains for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.
With an impressive second place swim in the men’s 100m back, Grevers remains a force to be reckoned with. He has been named one of four Team USA Captains for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.
Backstroker Jacob Pebley punched his ticket to Tokyo with a 2nd place finish in the men’s 200m swim.
2x Open Water World Champion Ashley Twichell brought her winning streak to the pool, earning first place in the women’s 1500m free.
Margo Geer earned an impressive third place finish and a spot on the Team USA roster for her swim in the women’s 100m free.