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US Open Photo Vault Day 4

The 2013 US Open shaping up as very fast meet.  Here’s some fun stuff from the scene in Irvine California on the 4th day of competition.

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whoa that was close. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

 

Nick Thoman throws one back.  (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Nick Thoman throws one back. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Ryan Murphy – fastback (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Anival Rodriguez (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Morgan Priestley working hard covering all the action (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

 (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Ohio State’s Bill Wadley leading a strong contingent of Buckeyes (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Comments

  1. Sean S says:

    Vyatchanin’s time in the 100 back would have been second at worlds, is there a reason why he wasn’t on the Russian team?

    • bobo gigi says:

      I don’t like to compare the times from 2 different meets to draw some conclusions. It’s too easy to say he would have finished second. It’s one thing to swim that time well ahead without pressure and it’s another thing to do it at the world championships with all the pressure and much bigger competition. But it’s clear he’s back at his best level.
      For your question, Vyatchanin is in conflict with his federation for a few months now.
      http://swimswam.com/arkady-vyatchanin-to-consider-nationality-change-after-worlds/

  2. bobo gigi says:

    In the same race, I’m a little disappointed by the time of Ryan Murphy. 53.62 is still good but after his new PB in the 200 back I expected a little bit faster time.
    Great first big meet for Nick Thoman since London. 53.65! Impressive!

  3. bobo gigi says:

    And for those who don’t know, 53.06 for Vyatchanin.

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About Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis has nearly three decades of open water swimming experience as both an athlete and coach. He has worked with a wide range of athletes including Olympians and World Record Holders. Mike was as an administrator in the U.S. Olympic movement for 10 years and was a team director for the 2000 Olympic games. Mike himself is an avid swimmer and has notched several top 10 rankings in US Masters swimming. Mike and his wife Cynthia founded "Did you swim today?" – a global gathering place for swimmers to share their positive experiences in the pool and the open water. Read More »