Mikaela Jenkins, Lizzi Smith Set Pan American Records to Close 2019 Para Swimming World Series

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

INDIANAPOLIS – To close the 2019 World Para Swimming World Series in Indianapolis, U.S. athletes set two Pan American and four American records at IU Natatorium on Saturday.

Swimming in her hometown state of Indiana, Mikaela Jenkins (Evansville, Indiana) ended the meet on a strong note, setting a Pan American record in the S10 100 fly with a time of 1:07.61. Jenkins additionally set an American record in the SM10 200 individual medley (2:33.60) after dropping nearly eight seconds from her preliminary time to her final time.

Two-time Paralympic medalist Lizzi Smith (Muncie, Indiana) concluded the meet as the Pan American record holder in the S9 100 fly with a new mark of 1:09.21.

En route to his third American record of the meet, Lawrence Sapp (Waldorf, Maryland) set a new mark in the SM14 200 IM with a time of 2:21.05. Setting his second American record of the meet, Zach Shattuck (Mt. Airy, Maryland) swam to a new best time in the SM6 200 IM (2:57.73). The final American record of the day was set by Carson Sanocki (Charlotte, North Carolina), who finished the SM13 200 IM in 2:20.30.

For Team USA, results from the world series meet in Indianapolis will help determine the U.S. roster for the Parapan American Games, set for Sept. 23-Aug. 1 in Lima, Peru.


Mikaela Jenkins

“It gives me more motivation for Tokyo, to just keep on training especially when it gets tough. I was pleasantly surprised with today’s results. It reminds me that what I’m doing and when I’m training is actually paying off. To just keep going and eventually break bigger records and get bigger medals hopefully.”

Lawrence Sapp

“I’ve been focusing on my strokes and my technique, and just to have fun. Just get a good race. It was a good meet. I got all my best time except for the 100 fly.”

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1 comment

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    Ginny King

    Way to go Mikaela!