Alia Atkinson topped another “B” final race on day three of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Virginia. After recording 28.16 to qualify for the b final of the 50 metre butterfly on Friday, Atkinson was again the best in that final. She stopped the clock in 27.53, turning back the challenges of American Autumn D'Arcy and Hannah Saiz 27.61 and 27.65.
That is the second fastest time swum by Atkinson this year in the event. In the morning heats of the 50 metre freestyle, Atkinson swam breaststroke stopping the clock in a time of 31.72. Compatriot Breanna Roman also swam the 50 freestyle where she finished 39th in a time of 27.53 seconds.