INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Lochte led the U.S. to continue their undefeated 7-0 streak at Duel in the Pool, a Ryder Cup-style meet, in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon. The final score was U.S. 155, Europe 107. Full results can be found here.
Lochte won the 400m individual medley and was third in the 200m backstroke on night one, and doubled up again to win the 200m freestyle. He was disqualified in his second race though, the 200m IM, for a turn violation on the last wall.
“I am old, for swimming,” he told NBC’s Carolyn Manno before his disqualification was announced. “I’m one of the oldest swimmers I’ve been around. Hopefully, I can teach these kids something.”
Nathan Adrian doubled up in the sprint freestyles and won both the 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle against the European squad’s Vladimir Morozov.
Missy Franklin set an American short course meters record in her winning 200m freestyle, over Europe’s Katinka Hosszu. The pair faced off later on in the 100m back, but neither earned points for the their teams. Franklin’s American record was one of 16 set throughout the meet.
“The 200m free is hard for me because there’s so much going on,” Franklin told media after the meet. “I can see everyone. I know what everyone’s doing.”
Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers set a short course meters world record in the 100m backstroke, shaving 0.02 seconds off the previous record from 2009.
“I knew it was going to be close,” Grevers said through USA Swimming. “I felt really good yesterday leading off the relay … I thought there would be a chance and luckily everything went really well.”