While the United States Winter Nationals got under way on Thursday night, so did one of the top invitational meets of the season. The annual Texas Invitational got rolling at the Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas campus and Arizona’s Giles Smith was the showman of the evening, dazzling the crowd in the 100 butterfly.
Coughlin Burns Field at Winter Nationals in 50 Free
The opening night of the United States Swimming Winter Nationals was not short on highlight performances, as several Olympians starred in the action from Knoxville, Tennessee. One of those Olympians is among the most-decorated in history, a woman by the name of Natalie Coughlin.