It isn’t an Olympic year, so fewer fans are paying attention. But Melanie Margalis is still cutting through the water.
Margalis, the University of Georgia swimmer from Clearwater, posted the fourth-fastest time in the world this year at 2:10.26. She won the 200 IM and the the 50-meter freestyle at the 2015 Athens Sectionals. The world’s best time belongs to Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu.
Margalis, whose older brother Robert also swam for the United States, also holds the Georgia record for the 400 IM.