2014 US National Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

  259 Troy Gennaro | August 07th, 2014 | Featured, National, News

Day two features the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, and the 50 butterfly. Click here for the full prelims recap for day two.

2014 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 2 – PRELIMS

Women’s 200 Freestyle – Prelims

Katie Ledecky of Nation’s Capital will be the top seed tonight by two full seconds ahead of California’s Missy Franklin. Ledecky had the fastest time of the day at 1:55.75. That time will stand as the new Junior World Record. She had a strong first 200 during her 800 last night, breaking two minutes to the feet with her 200 split. Franklin finished second with her time of 1:57.83. Leah Smith had the third fastest time at 1:58.35 and Shannon Vreeland was fourth in 1:58.75.

Cierra Runge finished fifth at 1:58.63, followed by Chelsea Chenault in sixth at 1:58.66. Rounding out the top 8 is Elizabeth Beisel and Simone Manuel at 1:58.89 and 1:59.05.

Sarah Henry had the ninth fastest time at 1:59.19 and Lindsay Vrooman finished in 16th at 2:00.37.

Men’s 200 Freestyle – Prelims

Twenty-four swimmers broke 1:50 this morning in the men’s 200 freestyle, and it took 1:48.4 to make it into the A-final. Matt McLean had the fastest time of the morning, touching the wall at 1:46.90. His NBAC teammate, Conor Dwyer, finished second with a 1:47.18. Ryan Lochte reached in for third at 1:47.41. Reed Malone was fourth at 1:47.78.

Clay Youngquist finished fifth with his time of 1:47.93, followed by Michael Weiss in sixth at 1:47.97.

There was a jump up to mid 1:48 for 7th and 8th. Michael Klueh finished seventh at 1:48.44 and Drew Cosgarea was eighth at 1:48.49.

Michael Wynalda had the ninth fastest time of the morning at 1:48.54. Michael McBroom and Trent Williams tied for 16th, so a swim off will be required unless one of them scratches. McBroom doesn’t really need to swim this event tonight, as he is already on the Pan Pac team after his 1500 freestyle last night.

Women’s 200 Breaststroke – Prelims

Micah Lawrence had the fastest time of the morning to earn the top qualifying position in the women’s 200 breaststroke. She hit the wall at 2:23.71. Breeja Larson had the second fastest time of the morning at 2:25.60. Kaylin Burchell finished third, dopping five second, to post a time of 2:26.22. Melanie Margalis was fourth at 2:27.04. Emma Reaney, they SCY American Record holder, finished fifth at 2:27.47.

Molly Hannis finished sixth with her time of 2:27.44. Andee Cottrell also dropped five second to earn the seventh spot in the A-final. She finished with a 2:28.78. Annie Lazor grabbed the last spot of the A-final, finishing eighth at 2:28.91.

Annie Zhu was 9th with her time of 2:29.24 and Katie Olsen finished 16th at 2:30.88.

Men’s 200 Breaststroke – Prelims

Kevin Cordes looked untouchable this morning as he touched the wall under the US Open Record and Meet Record with his time of 2:07.86. Nic Fink had the second fastest time at 2:10.66. BJ Johnson was third with his time of 2:11.23. Josh Prenot finished fourth with his time of 2:11.23. That is close to a second drop for Prenot.

Cody Miller finished in fifth with his time of 2:11.28. DJ Macdonald was right behind him for sixth at 2:11.68.

Matt Elliott and Will Licon were the final two athletes to make the top 8, reaching in at 2:11.73 and 2:12.95.

Trevor Hoyt finished 9th at 2:13.29 and Sam Tierney was 16th at 2:14.64

Women’s 200 Backstroke – Prelims

Elizabeth Beisel has set her self up for a fun race with Missy Franklin tonight. Beisel has the top seed with her time of 2:09.65 this morning. Franklin finished second at 2:09.81. Courtney Batholomew cut just over four seconds to win improve to a 2:10.63 for third. Lisa Bratton was fourth with her time of 2:11.33.

Melanie Klaren finished fifth with her time of 2:11.70, followed by Liz Pelton at 2:12.07.

Kathleen Baker and Kylie Stewart were the final two swimmers to make it into the top 8. They hit the wall for 7th and 8th at 2:12.23 and 2:12.33.

Hali flickinger finished 9th at 2:12.34 and Erin Earley was 16th at 2:13.60.

Men’s 200 Backstroke – Prelims

Tyler Clary had the fastest time of the morning in the men’s 200 backstroke, posting the 10th fastest time in the world this year. He finished with his time of 1:56.97. Ryan Murphy had the second fastest time of the morning, touching at 1:57.78. Connor Green had a strong swim to qualify third, he was just under his previous best at 1:58.27. Jacob Pebley gave California their second qualifier in the   top four of the men’s 200 backstroke. He finished at 1:58.72.

Jonathan Roberts was fifth with his time of 1:58.74, dropping four and half second to make the final. Carter Griffin finished sixth at 1:58.94.

The final two to make it into finals were Ryan Lochte in seventh at 1:59.02 and Sean Lehane in 8th at 1:59.03.

Jack Conger finished ninth with his time of 2:00.19 and Carlos Omana was 16th with his time of 2:01.49.

Women’s 50 Butterfly – Prelims

Claire Donahue had the fastest time of the morning in 26.09. Kendyl Stewart and Kelsi Worrell were second and third at 26.33 and 26.45. Felicia Lee finished fourth at 26.59.

Ivy Martin, Tina Bechtel, Mimi Shneider and Madeline Locus will be joining them in the A-final.

Dani Barbiea finished 9th at 26.92 and Katie Kinnear was 16th at 27.28.

Men’s 50 Butterfly – Prelims

Tim Phillips had the fastest time of the morning in the men’s 50 buttefly. He touched the wall for the top qualifying spot at 23.57.  Matt Grevers finished second at 23.86. Connor Black was third at 23.91 and Eugene Godsoe was fourth at 23.96.

Josh Schneider, Giles Smith, and Santo Condorelli will be joining them in the final. band Matthew Josa tied for 8th place, and a swim off wil be required to determine who gets into the A-final and who will be the top seed in the B-final. Connor Knight and Brad deBorde tied for 15th at 24.26.

 

Comments

  1. lsswim says:
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    great morning swim for Beisel!

    • Steve Nolan says:
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      Oh yessir! What’s her best 200 free? That’s gotta be close, if not it.

      • lsswim says:
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        I would love to see her make the relay! Not sure what her best is though

        • Josh says:
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          Pretty sure it’s a 1:59 high. She means business right now. I think she will go 4:05 in the 400 free. I hope she swims the 800 at Pan Pacs. If she can go 4:05, she’s got an 8:20 in her and could potentially find herself on the podium in Kazan with another year of training.

  2. swimmer24 says:
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    What is wrong with Allison Schmitt? She went 1:56 in season!

  3. Melmacdo says:
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    Where is Hoff???

  4. lsswim says:
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    Holy crap – Ledecky just threw down!

  5. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Katie Hoff was a noshow/scratch.

  6. swimmer24 says:
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    Besides ledecky that was really slow all around. Not many best times or even season bests.

  7. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Heat 1 of the men’s 200 was only supposed to be three swimmers. Two DFS’d. So, PJ Rainsford is swimming by himself.

  8. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Ledecky in the clear favorite for the win in my vieuw ! Maybe Franklin is saving some gaz for this evening . Runge looked very good , Beisel too ! Even Manuel looked very decent .

  9. bobo gigi says:
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    Why Katie swam so fast in prelims? :lol:
    It looks like she wanted to swim a fast time for the relay and scratch the final tonight.
    Or she wanted to send a clear message to Missy who saw her race behind the blocks.
    Or she doesn’t know how to swim slowly! :)
    I continue to pick Missy for the win. But great battle in perspective. :cool:

    • Thanos says:
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      She doesn’t really know slow plus she has no swims till the 400 free on Saturday. Two 200 free races for her aren’t a big deal. I think she will go 154 tonight and relegate the world champion franklin to second. Third and fourth are up for grabs. The Olympic champion has been disappointing and can’t explain why !

  10. Danjohnrob says:
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    I think Franklin was swimming a controlled, qualifying swim because of her 200 back later. I just don’t know what to say about Schmitt! Please God she does not retire in frustration!

    • hswimmer says:
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      I agree lol Schmitt and Sutton aren’t looking good…

      • bobo gigi says:
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        For Sutton it’s not a surprise.
        For Schmitt it is a surprise. A bad surprise.

        • lsswim says:
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          Sutton’s downfall was leaving Mission – NC is definitely not working for her

          • Janet says:
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            Does anyone know really why she left? She was swimming at her max ability under Bill Rose. Is there really that much money at Seal Innovation to take her away from such a successful program that worked for her.

  11. 100free says:
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    Really bummed to see Schmitty and Romano having a poor meet. Vreeland has been a consistent performer since London, though.

    Based on showings so far, I’m really excited to see what Beisel can do in the 400 IM — with DiRado not seeming sharp, Hoff seeming off, she may be a favorite for the 200 IM based on this speed. Will depend on how Leverenz performs and if Margalis is on — her in-season 2:10 was great and she’ll be hungry after missing out on World Champs by a slim margin last year. Hope we see a 1:54 tonight!

  12. hswimmer says:
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    If anyone wants to know… Mann, McLaughlin, and Homovich got DQ’d in the 200, according to meet mobile.

  13. hswimmer says:
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    WOW at Reed Malone

  14. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Seliskar in the 200 free to follow !

  15. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    1.48.69 !!!!!!!!! Michael Nunan ! never heard about him before ! wowwwwwwww

  16. law Dawg says:
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    1:51.72 for Seliskar in the 200 free. Well off his best from in-season. Looks like he missed his taper at this meet. Next year!

    • bobo gigi says:
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      And except Katie who is on another planet, the other NCAP swimmers don’t swim very well since the start of the meet.
      Cassidy Bayer was in the 200 fly A-final but didn’t swim a best time. Like Seliskar in the 200 fly final.
      Janet Hu was not good in the prelims.
      Hirschberger, Byrnes and Rongione didn’t swim best times either in the distance races.

    • TheTroubleWithX says:
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      Seliskar looks like he’s gotten a bigger since last year. I wonder if he needed a bigger taper/rest than he got going into this week. He seemed to get faster all last summer; assuming he doesn’t make the Senior Pan Pacs team, it’ll be interesting to see how he does at Junior Pan Pacs.

  17. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Tawnley Haas in the water …..lane 3

  18. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Haas is looking very good at the 150

  19. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    1.49.59 for Haas ! he looed smooooth and easing at the end ! he can go 1.47. High i think in final .

  20. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Dressel , Jaeger , Mc Lean in the same heat now ….

  21. bobo gigi says:
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    Dressel in the 200 free! :?

  22. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Mc Lean looks strong , very solid at the 150

  23. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    1.46.90 for Mc Lean
    Jaeger : 1.48.83

  24. hswimmer says:
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    Ledecky beat Dressel :D

  25. law Dawg says:
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    Dressel looked absolutely dead. Didn’t even try the last 25 meters 1:55.74. Let’s wait till next year before delivering any quick judgements about him burning out.

  26. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    another fast heat with : Lochte , Wynalda

  27. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Lochte has still huge underwaters

  28. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Lochte with 1.47.41 for Lochte !

  29. law Dawg says:
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    Youngquist finally breaking 1:48! finally reclaiming his destiny as a great 200 freestyler.

  30. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Michael WEss : 1.47 as well ! it’s getting very serious now

  31. bobo gigi says:
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    Finally Youngquist under 1.48! :)
    He won the 2010 junior Pan Pacs in 1.48.41.

  32. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Dwyer in the pool , Klueh , Houchin !

  33. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Dwyer looks really strong here after 100 !

  34. law Dawg says:
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    No bentz in the 200 free. Great decision. Save everything for the 200 breast, where he could actually make the team.

  35. bobo gigi says:
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    Dwyer is the favorite for tonight.

  36. swimmer24 says:
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    Clay Youngquist finally beats his 1:48 from high school! This could be a final filled with new names.

  37. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Dwyer wins in 1.47.18
    Klueh ; 1.48
    A lot of very decent fast times this morning

    No Houchin in final !

  38. Pvdh says:
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    Dressel is very obviously only here to swim the 50.

  39. Joel Lin says:
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    Two “mean dudes” showed up at this meet. Tom Shields and Matt McLean. Hardly new names, but both guys look like they are about to throw down big statement meets to set themselves up for the world stage.

    • ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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      they were showing signs one year ago of getting slowly but surely on top of their games ! Now , they have stepped up very strongly . Happy for them

  40. Klorn8d says:
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    Weiss, youngist, malone, Cosgarea all in the a final! Good to see new names especially in this event,

  41. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Raise your hand if you predicted Wynalda, Houchin, Townsend and Jaeger all missing the A-final of the 200 free…

    1. McLean
    2. Dwyer
    3. Lochte
    4. Malone
    5. Youngquist
    6. Weiss
    7. Klueh
    8. Cosgarea

    Top three should probably stay the same. It’ll be an interesting battle for that fourth spot, though.

    • ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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      interesting facts ! Great battle the 3 first of course ! they are the spine of the 800 free for Pan Pacs . A New young one will complete that team ; exciting to see the final tonight >.

      • Tim says:
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        I’d love it to be Malone–I was very impressed with his breakout swim in prelims and would be even more impressed if he can duplicate it or improve on it in finals.

    • bobo gigi says:
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      It will be close against Australia. No? They have a young team.
      I talk about 2016.
      Dwyer can swim 1.44 high.
      Lochte can swim 1.45 low.
      MacLean can swim 1.45 high.
      You will need another guy in 1.45.

      • ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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        Those 2 teams are the best on the planet right now i beleive for the 800 free relay .

      • Wahooswimfan says:
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        Don’t forget Phelps in the 200 free for the relay – his 100 was off, but it was obvious he missed his turn badly – and he still has more to show this meet. Unless someone other than the mentioned 3 goes 1;46.5 or better, depending on Phelps other events at Pan-Pacs, I think the coaches would go with him, particularly if his 200 IM is in the 1:55 or better range.

    • Thanos says:
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      Dwyer
      Lochte
      McLean
      In that order all around 145 high /146 low
      Fourth is up for grabs

    • swimmer24 says:
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      Remember Malone swam his 1:47 all alone this morning, before the circle seeded heats. I think he gets 4th and drops to a 1:46.9.

      • weirdo says:
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        some people perform well with no one around them…just focus on their own race. ledecky had no one NEAR her earlier this summer when she set two WR….

  42. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Great mention for Lochte after everything he went through to get here and in very recovered shape . A good 100 free + a very decent 200 free . Happy to see him back

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    WHAT is going on with Allison Schmitt at this meet? She missed the A final again! Did she not taper? Not too surprised about Megan Romano nor Chloe Sutton though.

  44. Joel Lin says:
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    Of course meet planners don’t plan on a guy being a player in both the 1500 and the 200 free, but this schedule seems wacky to put the 1500 free on the evening of the first day with the prelims of the 200 the next morning. It definitely affected Jaeger, and that seems unfair.

    • ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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      U must a point there ! interesting

    • swimmer24 says:
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      But where else should they put the 200 free? They can’t have it on the same day as the 100, 400, or 800 free. I think they tried to separate the 200 and 1500 so swimmers like Jaeger didn’t have to swim them in the same day.

    • SWSWIMFAN says:
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      But Ledecky swam a strong 800 last night and came back with a Junior World Record and 4th fastest world time in 200 Free, the schedule did not affect her.

    • TheTroubleWithX says:
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      And isn’t this the same schedule as last year? There he made the A-final in the 200 free after swimming the 1500, right?

  45. Brian says:
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    Nice time drops in the women’s 200 breast. Gives me hope that the US can get back on top in this event.

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    This breastroke prelims makes me miss Rebecca Soni.
    Carry on

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    Fantastic swim by Micah Lawrence of Swimmac Team Elite in the 200m BR

  48. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Gunnar Bentz , B.J. Johnson , Cody Miller in the same heat : Heat N° 10
    In Heat 11 , Kalisz faces with Cordes and Scott Weltz ! great races coming up

  49. swimmer24 says:
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    Most of NBAC seems flat. Becca Mann, Thomas Luschinger, Annie Zhu, Allison Schmitt, and Gillian Ryan all swam either right on their in season times or slower.

    • Klorn8d says:
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      Mclean, kalisz and runge looked great and dwyer also good. Manns 800 was solid

    • ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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      Only Dwyer and Phelps look very good !

    • SoCalAdvRacer says:
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      Agreed except for Mann, who is already on the team doing the open water 10k. She can swim any of her pool events in Australia as well. She did mention she was hoping to get a faster time than 2nd place ‘Runge’ in 800 so that she could get a lane in the final at Pan Pacs though.

  50. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Heat 9 : Kick Fink , Josh Prenot and Carsten Vissering

  51. hswimmer says:
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    Yeah swimmers representing both Alabama and Auburn in the A final :)

  52. Danjohnrob says:
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    Emma Reamy finally showing she can get it done in long course! I’m sad for Sogar though; it’s tough when you really only have one good chance at making the team!

  53. Mocaswmr says:
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    Does anyone know where I can find an updated heat sheet online?

  54. Mac says:
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    Dressel ill or what? Weird. Not good 100 yesterday too.

    • Rafael says:
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      He did not prepare at all, too much time off.. and some people waiting Jr WR for him.. he is already dead tired.. maybe even the 50 free will be horse than last week because his body does not seem to be recovering..

      • pvdh says:
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        He took the last semester of high school off. which is understandable. He still has the speed in the 50 though. IDK why he didnt scratch the 100/200, maybe he just wants to get loose before the 50. remember, that coming out of Florida, he will not be a 50 sprinter. Most likely, he does what Mcevoy did and goes the 100/200 route. He will be ready to go fast next year

    • pvdh says:
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      he took half a year off after junior nationals last winter. doesnt have the stamina but he does have the speed. this year, at juniors he went 22.3 while visibly not giving it his all and shutting it down in the last 15m. His 50 will be special and might even sneak a 3rd place from the field after adrian and ervin

  55. jiggs says:
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    Is breaststroke over yet? I wanna watch people running into the lane lines on back.

  56. Mfdman says:
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    Andee Cottrell (Univ. of Louisvillr) drops 5 seconds to move from 35 seed in the 200 Breaststroke to make the 7th seed in the ‘A’ final tonight! WOW!

  57. Brian says:
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    Curious to see how our top guys do in this 200 breast. I just looked up world rankings, and Japan currently has NINE of the top twenty spots.

  58. C Martin says:
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    I find it a little odd Reece Whitley isn’t swimming this week. Anyone know why?

  59. Sean S says:
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    Not a good swim for Bentz or Vissering, not sure what is going on with so many of these young guys.

  60. bobo gigi says:
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    I’m back from the dinner.
    Cool. I’m watching Kevin Cordes.
    His stroke is beautiful.

  61. bobo gigi says:
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    Why does he swim so fast in prelims?

  62. pvdh says:
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    CORDESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  63. swimmer24 says:
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    Remember how “Cordes can’t swim long course” and he’s “not a world contender”. I think he’s pretty legit.

  64. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    New Great Huge monstruous time on 200 breast ! what a beast
    N°3 time in the world for this year ! Great swim

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    Massive swim by Kevin Cordes. He just set a record and is now 3rd in the world this year with that swim

  66. Sean S says:
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    Awesome swim from Cordes but you have to wonder how much he will have left for finals.

  67. hswimmer says:
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    That didn’t even look fast LOL, that was awesome, WR tonight for Cordes??

    • pvdh says:
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      maybe he gets close, but falls a little short. maybe he gets it at pan pacs. I was NOT expecting a 2:07. possible sub 59 for him on the 100 also. considering he shattered the scy record

  68. Luigi says:
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    I am just gonna say WOW for Cordes in the 200 breast

  69. bobo gigi says:
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    2.07.86! :cool:
    Great performance.
    It looks like when he’s well ahead like in NCAA, he can swim smoothly and relax. And when he battles with opponents of his level, he’s less efficient.
    His race was a pleasure to watch.

  70. DDias says:
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    Cordes destroying…2:07 high AR!Let s see what he can do in final!

  71. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    US Open & LC Nationals record for Cordes. Less than half a second off Shanteau’s American record.

  72. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    I always beleive , even though he DQ Usa medley relay that he is the Man for breaststroke in Usa right now . He prooved that again today ! He is so long is his stroke , wonderful technique and glide underwater !

    • Sean S says:
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      He may have been the one who false started on the relay but it was mostly due to a poor finish by Grevers which he admits to afterwards.

      • sven says:
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        Eh. Maybe, but when the margin is 0.01 seconds, it could literally be anything. Random what-if: if Cordes had taken a bigger breath during the windup, it might have delayed his approach and takeoff by enough to have a legal start. If you’re going for the “perfect” relay start, it’s going to happen sometimes. I like the enthusiasm, I like that he goes for it, but maybe he should be shooting for a margin of 0.10-0.20 so if he’s a bit quicker than usual, we’re safe. Either way, that’s for him and his coaches to decide (thankfully… I’d hate to have responsibility for that call)

  73. BDB says:
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    KevinCorded! 2:07.86, he could go sub 2:07.50 in the finals

  74. C Martin says:
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    Now I’m no breaststroke expert like a certain crazy father, but it seems Cordes spins through the water way too much on the last 50. I’m pretty confident he can drop more time if he maintained his stroke length / DPS.

    • Sven says:
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      He certainly would, but you can’t do it. I don’t have any tempo data for Cordes, but his splits compared to other great 200 swims are very respectable. The problem is that the more fatigued you get, the less power you can generate per stroke, thus lowering DPS. Almost every great 200 swimmer on the world stage is increasing tempo through the race to compensate for the lack of DPS. The last 50 is almost always the highest tempo of the whole race.

      Now, it’s certainly possible that he was overcompensating, but his final three splits were 32.4/32.9/33.2 or +.5/+.8 on his third and fourth 50’s compared to his second 50. Compare that to another 200 breaststroker who is equally competitive in the 100 (Kitajima and Hansen come to mind) and I think you’ll see a similar (or worse) fade. Of course Gyurta and Akihiro are going to come home like a boss, but they also lack the top-end speed to be medal contenders in the 100 like Cordes.

  75. Roger von Oech says:
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    What is the scenario for Michael Phelps not being selected to the Pan Pacs team? If he finishes 3rd in the 100 fly or 100 back, is he still selected, or only the top two in each event?

    • Brian says:
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      Depends on how many other swimmers qualify in multiple events, thus opening up more spots for 3rd place finishers (especially in Olympic events).

      • Roger von Oech says:
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        Thanks, Brian. Top two in the 100 fly is no gimme for Phelps — especially with Shields and Lochte having good meets. I don’t know what to expect in the 100 back (though it appears that Grevers is back on track).

        Seems like a changing of the guard with Allison Schmitt not qualifying. What a wonderful career she had!

    • Wahooswimfan says:
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      If Phelps misses the team but keeps training, it would make for a great big dollar made for TV match-up next year. Imagine a scenario where he is not on the World team, but swims world best times at the US nationals, faster than the winning times at Worlds – then some network arranges a match-up between the top 3 at worlds and Phelps shortly thereafter – prime time, probably the biggest payday yet for any swimmer.

      • Roger von Oech says:
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        Interesting scenario WahooSwimFan! I guess there’s always a buck to be made! Kind of like those made-for-TV Skins games they used to do on Thanksgiving weekend with top 4 invited golfers. I assume Phelps will qualify for Pan Pacs, but if he doesn’t, how does he keep up the motivation to train hard for an additional 2 years? Of course, his new Aqua Sphere deal will provide some incentive, I’m sure.

  76. BDB says:
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    Cordes sorry

  77. bobo gigi says:
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    We all know the talent of Kevin Cordes. Except Psychodad.
    We know he can swim crazy fast times when he’s relax in the water.
    He must now show that talent when he fights with the others.
    The Pan Pacs with the Japanese dragsters will be an excellent opportunity for that.

  78. swimmer24 says:
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    For everyone who keeps on asking how many people qualify for Pan Pacs.

    http://swimswam.com/u-s-2015-world-championship-team-qualifying-criteria-pan-pacs-second-chance/

  79. Philip Johnson says:
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    Cordes had some tough breaks. Hopefully he will shine this summer to forget them. This swim is a good start.

  80. bobo gigi says:
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    A little moment of rest.
    I’ve missed the women’s 200 breast prelims.
    I read the results.
    Lawrence as expected well ahead.
    Larson good second.
    Burchell good surprise.
    Reaney must now translate her short course talent in long course and swim at least 2.23 tonight.
    Sogar not in the A-Final.
    Szekely will swim the C-Final. At least she wasn’t disqualified this time.
    Overall nothing new.
    There’s a lack of new fast young talents in that event.
    The first teenager is Lilly King in 2.30.

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    i hope kevin flushed the toilet on his first international meet. he had a lot of international attention, cuz lets face it. everyone else in the worlds says yards and the NCAA don’t matter, but they do. Look at how much talent has trained at one point in the USA. i’d say over 50% of the international swimming community in the top 100 times world wide have trained on american soil or came for a tour of competition (like grand prix or something). anyway, cordes had the whole world watching him and fell apart in 2013. can he do it in 2014? 50meters is a hell of a lot longer than 25 yards. you can’t hide behind great turns and pull-outs in breaststroke in long course. you’ve got to be great at the stroke too. which kevin is, but its a lot harder to hide the pressure you’re feeling in the big pool. LETS GO TEAM USA!

    • Justin Thompson says:
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      Those who swim yards matter, but I think everyone would agree if the US could get rid of all these 25yd pools and replace them with 50m pools we would be better off. The programs and people running them are top notch and attract talent from around the world, but yeah SCY needs to go.

  82. bobo gigi says:
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    Kalisz not in the A-Final. I hope he scratches the B-Final.
    He doesn’t need to swim so much before his IM events.
    In my opinion 200 fly/200 IM/400 IM is a very good schedule for the future.
    A Phelps-like schedule. :)

  83. 0
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    you see kaliz dropping 200 breaststroke?

    • bobo gigi says:
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      I think the 200 fly is going to become his third best event. And perhaps even his second.
      3 individual events are enough.

  84. bobo gigi says:
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    Great 2.10.63 for Bartholomew!
    She shows she can also swim in long course.

  85. bobo gigi says:
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    I’m very curious to see Kathleen Baker.

  86. bobo gigi says:
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    Can someone surprise tonight the usual US big 3 (Missy and both Elizabeth)?

    • klorn8d says:
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      i thought either kylie stewart or kathleen baker. they looked pretty flat but so have a lot of people, hopefully tonight will be better

  87. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Missy is in the pool ! Go Missy

  88. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Very easy Missy the whole way !!! not pushing at all ! cruising easily in 2.09.81

  89. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Heat 9 : Conger , Drew Teduits .
    Heat 10 : Tyler Clary , Jacob Pebley, Ryan Harty
    Heat 11 : Murphy , Lochte

  90. bkc23 says:
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    Is it just me or did Pelton not look too great

  91. bobo gigi says:
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    Missy very easy in 2.09.
    I don’t see major underwater improvements but at least it looked smooth and relax.
    It will be harder tonight after the 200 free battle with Ledecky.
    But she has such a big margin that I’m not worried for the win.

  92. Thanos Mihas says:
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    missy will have her hands full with ledecky in the free and beisel in the back. they both seem to be in spectular form. i think she loses the free to ledecky but wins the back.

  93. law Dawg says:
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    Sad to see Gunnar gain 2.5 second in the 200 breast :( I had hoped he would challenge Cordes’ NAG of 2:10.8. Is there something in the water? It seems like everyone is either hit or miss, especially for 18 & under swimmers. Justin Lynch was slow, Seliskar is not dropping time, Vissering was slow, Paul Powers didn’t drop much, and Pieroni didn’t even break 1:50 after looking great all week. Only Haas has looked good. Hopefully Junior Pan pacs will bring them better fortune, as it doesn’t look like any of them will make the big boy team just yet.

    • klorn8d says:
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      the younger girls have been solid though, weitzel, runge and mclauglin already on the team after day 1

      • Law Dawg says:
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        That is true. It’s seems like it’s just the guys underperforming! Which is unusual, considering the USA mens swimming program is traditionally stronger. But time change I suppose.

  94. Sean S says:
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    I’m a little worried about Pelton after a lackluster NCAA season and that prelims swim, hopefully she pulls it together for a 2:07 low or 2:06 high tonight.

  95. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Andrew in the pool in lane 2 ! doing good after 100

  96. klorn8d says:
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    johnathan roberts killed his 200 back. thought of him as more of a distance guy. he could be a big help next year for texas to win ncaas

  97. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Conger in the water ….

  98. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    2.00.19 for Conger !

  99. Law Dawg says:
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    Sloooow heat considering the talent. Only 2:00 for Conger and teduits? Wake up gentlemen!

  100. Sean S says:
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    Conger ran into the lane line and almost completely stopped inside the flags.

    • calswimfan says:
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      yup i saw that haha. that pushed him to 9th place.. I noticed a lot of swimmers swim their backstrokes close to the lane. Does anyone know why?

      • CheddaShredda says:
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        You try to stay close to the lane line when you swim backstroke outside in order to use it to see and swim in a straight line and not zig zag around. This is risky though because you run the risk of running into it

  101. naswimming says:
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    did conger run into the lane rope like 5 times during his prelims swim?? o_O

  102. swimmer24 says:
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    I’m pretty sure conger ran right into the lane line at the end, right around the flags.

  103. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Clary looks very strong at the 150 turn !

  104. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Lane rope: 1
    Conger: 0

  105. naswimming says:
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    wow tyler clary with a 1:56.97!!! nice swim

  106. Sean S says:
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    Pebley ran into the lane line as well on his last 50.

  107. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Very fast Cleary !!! Now Lochte and Murphy for the show

  108. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Lochte is in trouble here ….

  109. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    Murphy , 1.57.79 !!!! great race

  110. swimmer24 says:
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    conger is 9th

  111. Sean S says:
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    Conger is out of the A final.

  112. law Dawg says:
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    If appearances mean anything, Ryan Murphy will break 1:50 tonight. He looked like he was absolutely cruising that race. I’ve seen people work harder in the warm down pool.

  113. naswimming says:
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    conger 9th!!!! I was sure he had an A final in him :l

    • SeahawkSwammer says:
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      It was all the lane rope. He looked fine, easy speed going out, but the lane rope the entire third 50 and last 15m of his last 50 ruined it.

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    aaargh I missed the 200m backstroke prelims! What were the times for Lochte and Clary?

  115. ole 99 says:
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    200 FR / 200 BK is too big a double at this point for Lochte.

    • Justin Thompson says:
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      Lochte should drop the 200fr/200back double. He can get away with it at Nats but on the world stage it will catch up with him.

  116. Pvdh says:
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    Break 1:50? In the back?

  117. Pvdh says:
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    Conger is in no mans land right now. He needs to figure out what stroke he is. Back/free/fly? Might as well pick up the 200im at this point. Murphy is clearly the guy now in backstroke.

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      Totally agree. This was kind of his problem at NCAAs as well. So talented, but needs to give up the backstroke dream and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. The logjam being caused by all the graybeards isn’t helping either…

  118. swimmer24 says:
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    I kinda hope that lochte scratches the A-final of the 200 back so he can focus on the 200 free. This way he’ll still be able to make the relay, and if he wants to still swim the 200 back at Pan Pacs he can. Also this will get Conger into the A final.

  119. Thanos Mihas says:
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    it looks like murphy and clary will be the top two tonight. lochte has two finals and i think he gets 2nd in the free and 3rd in the back.

  120. Brian says:
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    6 of the men’s A finalists in 200 back are under 20 – that’s a nice trend.

  121. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Any chance Lochte scratches the 200 back?

  122. ole 99 says:
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    Congrats to Jonathan Roberts and Carter Griffin on making this final. Its always good to see some new blood in an A final. I will admit I had to look up who they were.

  123. Floppy says:
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    Anyone who qualifies for Pan Pacs this week will have a huge advantage qualifying for World Champs in the backstroke. I predict every American who swims back at Pan Pacs does faster than they do this week.

    It really doesn’t help to swim in an uncovered pool at high noon…

    • ole 99 says:
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      Pan Pacs are being swum outdoors.

      • floppy says:
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        Welllllll…. F me.

        I don’t know why. I guess outdoor pools are cheaper. But it is impossible if you are from a cold climate (like Baltimore). Every year, training trip in Florida meant I was NOT swimming any backstroke.

  124. Juju says:
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    What’s up with Olivia Smoliga? She isn’t swimming?

  125. cdc says:
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    no katie meili in the breast?

  126. don says:
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    Omega has the start lists up and it looks like Lochte scratched the 200 free. Wynalda moves up to the A heat.Also looks like McBroom and Houchin scratched

  127. FRENCHTEAMFAN says:
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    Wow, what a performance for Ledecky. I’m so impressed, 1.55 in heat, this is so fast ! Hope she’ll swim 1:54 tonight. Could she beat Franklin ?
    Great to see Kevin cordes swimming 2:07 …

    • John says:
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      Great to have Cordes and Ledecky swimming good times. I was beginning to think the US should send their top masters swimmers to the Pan Pacs instead…. if you think of Mary T Meagher, Betsy Mitchell (2:08.60 in 1986 with slower suits / turns would qualify first today), Amanda Beard (2:22 would be top), you realise how easy the competitors have it in 2014.

  128. FRENCHTEAMFAN says:
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    What about Schmidt ? What time in the 200free this morning for her ? ;)

    • bobo gigi says:
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      I don’t know if you are French. If yes, you would be the second French swimswamer.. But sorry, here I talk English. At least I try! :mrgreen:

      About your question, Allison Schmitt swam a bad race in prelims in 1.59.50 with a tough back-half.
      11th time. She will not qualify for Pan Pacs so she will not qualify for world championships next year. She was not in Barcelona last year. Very hard for the olympic champion.

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        Isn’t she entered in the 400m free or in the fly events?

        • bobo gigi says:
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          Yes she’s entered in the 400 free but after what we saw today in her baby race, admit it doesn’t look good for the 400 free, an event in which she hasn’t swum a fast time since London.

      • FRENCHTEAMFAN says:
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        Yes I’m french, and I’m just 16. I knew that Schmitt wasn’t in Barcelona last year. But now I though she was in a good moove, better than last year. On top of that, she swam 1:56 this year …
        About the 400free, after this flop, do you think she’ll swim good 400free ? Personally, I don’t ! And, I hope Ledecky we’ll be around 4.00

        • Rafael says:
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          I would not be surprised if Schmitt retires if she fails to qualify… she went 1:56 but she might be the most inconstant swimmer ever..

          Want to see what Cordes will do not tonight but on Pan Pacs/Worlds.. he did well when no one is near him..but it seems he have some issues when someone at his level or faster is together.. want to see if he solved that.

          • ole 99 says:
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            I think you could see several older swimmers hang up their goggles after this year. It is the halfway point in the Olympic cycle so guys/girls need to decide if they are committed for two more years and if they like their chances. Remember Peirsol retired after ’10. I say the odds of a few retirements would go up if a couple young guns took it to the next level… but so far that really hasn’t happened.

        • bobo gigi says:
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          Cool to see there are 2 French people on swimswam.
          I’m less alone. :)
          It’s also cool for your English.

          Schmitt is a champion but I doubt she will be back this week. Hopefully she will not retire before Rio.
          Ledecky will not break world records this week. She’s just in Irvine to qualify.
          My dream is to see her break the 400 free world record at Pan Pacs. But the schedule isn’t perfect for her.
          There’s a much better chance to see that happen next year at the world championships. It will be on day 1 and she will be fresh.

  129. bobo gigi says:
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    I see that Conger has not qualified in the 200 back A-Final.
    He has serious choices to do now before Rio.
    Does he want to remain good in 5 or 6 events or does he want to become great in 1 or 2 events?
    His future is on freestyle! 100 free/200 free!

    • Law Dawg says:
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      Yes times 1000. Forget backstroke! It’s all about a 1:44 200 freestyle, which I honestly think he can do by rio if he trains freestyle exclusively with a little fly wedged in there.

    • TheTroubleWithX says:
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      You’re probably right. On a fun note, last summer he won the C final in the 100 free, this summer he won the B final. Could he win A final at the next National Championships? :-)

  130. bobo gigi says:
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    I also see that Beisel has scratched the 200 free final
    So why swim the prelims? :lol:

    I also see that Lochte has scratched the 200 free final.
    So why swim the prelims? :lol:

    Of course it’s no surprise. Both swimmers want to be fresh for the 200 back. But why swim the prelims? :lol:

    The worst thing was to see Caeleb Dressel, who already struggled to finish a 100 free yesterday, swim the 200 free prelims. I’m a fan and it was very hard to watch.

    Some choices will always leave me pensive.

  131. lsswim says:
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    I also noticed that Sogar failed to final in the 200 breast too…

  132. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Most impressive swim of the morning? I’m going with Jonathan Roberts in the 200 back. I thought he was primarily a distance swimmer who also happened to be pretty decent in back. But he smoked that swim this morning, a couple heats before the circle-seeded heats began. Whether or not he’s able to sustain/improve tonight, great job for him.

  133. 50 Fly says:
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    So did no one notice that Josa and Davis in their 50 fly went times that would’ve placed them first and third in the A final respectively?? 23.52, 23.64!!

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