Recap: 10th Annual Jimi Flowers Classic

By U.S. Paralympics | June 03, 2019, 5:13 p.m. (ET)

U.S. Paralympics Swimming held the 10th annual Jimi Flowers Classic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from June 1-2. The meet honored former coach, mentor and manager Jimi Flowers. Flowers worked with USA Swimming as a national team coordinator, U.S. Paralympics national team manager and resident team coach. In 2009, he passed away in a tragic climbing accident. 

Take a look at the world, Pan American and American records set at the meet, as well as top photos from the event.


World Records
Sophia Herzog - SB6 200-meter breaststroke (3:34.43)

Pan American Records
Leanne Smith - S3 100 freestyle (1:34.13), SB3 50 breast (59.31)
Carson Sanocki - SB13 50 breast (33.14), SB13 100 breast (1:10.82)
Mikaela Jenkins - SM10 400 individual medley (5:41.53)
Gia Pergolini - S13 50 backstroke (30.99)

American Records
Samantha Tubbs - SB9 200 breast (3:02.39)
Julia Gaffney - S7 200 back (2:56.00)
Leanne Smith - S3 50 back (1:05.47)
Lawrence Sapp - S14 50 back (30.36); S14 50 butterfly (26.47)

Top Photos

Sophia Herzog prepares for the SB6 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Aquatics Center, where she would later set a world record with a time of 3:34.43.

(L-R) Gia Pergolini, Aspen Shelton, Hannah Aspden and Ahalya Lettenberger pass time behind the blocks on the first day of competition on June 1. 

Mallory Weggemann (center) takes off the blocks for the S7 100-meter freestyle on June 1.

Swimmers hold their starting position during the 10th annual Jimi Flowers Classic at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Julia Gaffney poses for a photo as she waits to swim the 200-meter individual medley on June 2.

(L-R) Sophia Herzog and Jessica Long wait behind the blocks for their heat of the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday, June 2.

David Gelfand mentally prepares for his final event of the meet - the 200 IM - on Sunday, June 2.