Top Photos From The First Day Of The Jimi Flowers Classic Swim Meet

By Kendra Hansey | June 02, 2018, 8:17 p.m. (ET)
The ninth annual Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet opened on June 2 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hosted by U.S. Paralympics, this swim meet honors the legacy of the late Jimi Flowers who was a husband, father, coach and mentor. Flowers served as the U.S. Paralympics national team manager and resident team coach after previously working as the national team coordinator for USA Swimming. 

Dozens of athletes from around the world and of all ages gathered to compete in the Para swimming event. 

Check out some of the top photos of the day below:


Kenley Teller gets out of the pool after warming up before the start of the 50-meter freestyle event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Jake Eastwood warms up before the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Haven Shepherd takes off at the start of the 50-meter freestyle event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Esteban Zamora competes in the 100-meter butterfly event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Jimi Flowers’ wife, Sue Flowers and children Lauren, and Samuel pose for a photo at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Madilyn Murphey enters the pool at the start of the 200-meter backstroke event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Emilynn Pfankuch competes in the 100-meter backstroke at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.




Molly Rhodes competes in the 400-meter freestyle event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Sara Miranda Corrales competes in the 100-meter butterfly event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Julia Garcia practices her starts before the morning session of the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Abigail Nardella at the start of the 100-meter freestyle event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Esteban Zamora competes in the 400-meter freestyle event at the Jimi Flowers Classics swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Madilyn Murphey at the start of the 100-meter backstroke at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Evan Wilkerson competes in the 50-meter freestyle event at the Jimi Flowers Classic swim meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.