Olympians Earn 3 Wins To Kick Off Arena Pro Swim Series At Austin

By Darci Miller | Jan. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m. (ET)
Melanie Margalis competes in the women's 200-meter IM final at the 2016 AT&T Winter National Championships at McAuley Aquatic Center on Dec. 1, 2016 in Atlanta.


Four members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team are back in the pool and back on the podium, kicking off the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin.

Josh Prenot took the win in the men's 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:11.15, narrowly edging out Nicholas Fink (2:11.40). Andrew Wilson took third in 2:13.12. Prenot took silver in the same event in his Olympic debut in Rio, swimming in his first major international final. He previously won gold at the 2015 World University Games, took second at the NCAA Championships and broke the U.S. record at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

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Amanda Weir took the top spot in the women's 100-meter freestyle in 54.60, ahead of Kayla Sanchez (55.19) and Alexia Zevnik (55.21). A three-time Olympian, Weir owns one Olympic bronze medal and three silvers, most recently in the 4x100-meter freestyle in Rio. Last month she won gold in the same event at the FINA World Swimming Championships for short course distances.

Melanie Margalis earned two top-three finishes, winning the 200-meter breaststroke and placing third in the 400-meter freestyle. 2012 Olympian Breeja Larson took second in the 200 breast in 2:27.37 behind Margalis' 2:26.14. Margalis made her Olympic debut in Rio, winning gold in the 4x200 freestyle.

Ryan Held finished second in the men's 100-meter freestyle, coming in just behind Japan's Shinri Shioura. Held was third in the event at U.S. Olympic Team Trials to earn a spot on his first Olympic team and went on to win gold in the 4x100 freestyle in Rio.

Action continues on Saturday and Sunday with finals beginning at 7 p.m. ET.