200 Breast Champ Daniel Roy Trains By Himself (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  1. Daniel Roy, UN, 2:09.73
  2. Chase Kalisz, ABSC, 2:09.90
  3. Nic Fink, ABSC, 2:11.33

Daniel Roy (going to Stanford this fall) and Chase Kalisz had an epic duel in the men’s 200 breast final, with Kalisz maintaining a slight edge heading into the last 50. While Kalisz is known for strong closing speed, it was Roy who charged back in 33.54 to overtake the double medley world champion and book the win in 2:09.73. Roy’s swim lowers his own 17-18 National Age Group Record, which previously stood at 2:10.77.

Kalisz was a little less than two tenths back in 2:09.90, while his Athens teammate Nic Fink was 3rd in 2:11.33. Kevin Cordes (2:13.19) and Cody Miller (2:13.20) were just a hundredth apart for 4th and 5th, while Marat Amaltdinov (2:14.42) got by Reece Whitley (2:14.85) for 6th.

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“If you ain’t first you’re last.” Ricky Bobby.

Assumed quotes that Daniel lives by.


Does he train a lot of LCMs??

Mt Raining Rainier

There is no 50 meter pool there I think. If there is, it would be a pool in a park, which means they have to wait until June when their pool opens.


Witter and Comstock pools both are 50m open May through September I believe.

Mt Raining Rainier

I think their summer solstice is the season opener for LCM in June.


Sounds like Doug Djang is still his coach.


Is Doug coaching in Spokane now? Regardless, since summer of 2016, Daniel has reached the point in swimming where I’m sure Usaswimming provides him with a lot of resources, which probably helps some. I bet he is excited for Stanford though, where he will be part of a team that trains together. Not to mention, amazing facilities!

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