Whilst the Missouri Open is just getting underway, The NSW State Open Champs has already completed its first day.
Some very fast swims already (full results can be found here )
Tae Hwan Park's 3:45.03 in the 400m Free stands out as the swim of the night. It would have been good enough for 8th in the world in suited 2009. Park backed this swim up with victory in the 100 Free with 49.45.
Leisel Jones also impressed with a speedy 1:05.85 in the 100m Breast (good enough for 10th in the world last year). Jones is showing that after a quiet 2009 Soni, Hardy, Pierse, Jukic et al will have a tough time toppling Lethal Leisel.
Therese Alshammar was on top form in the 50m Fly winning in a lightning fast 25.60.
The first night also saw victories for Nick D'Arcy (200m Fly), Brenton Rickard (50m Breast), Emily Seebohm (100m Free), Belinda Hocking (200m Back), Daniel Arnamnart (50m Back) and Stephanie Rice (400m IM).