After Post-NCAA Mental Reset, Ella Eastin is Back Stronger Than Ever (Video)


Reported by James Sutherland.


  • PSS Record: 4:31.07, Katinka Hosszu, 2015
  1. Ella Eastin, ALTO, 4:37.18
  2. Madisyn Cox, TXLA, 4:41.14
  3. Makayla Sargent, WOLF, 4:41.33

Ella Eastin put together a very impressive performance in the women’s 400 IM to pick up the win in a new personal best time of 4:37.18. She was faster than everyone else in the field on fly, back and breast, and moves into sixth in the world for the season.

The 22-year-old’s previous best was 4:38.43 from the Indianapolis PSS last year (though she had initially gone 4:36.96 at the 2017 World Trials before she was disqualified).

Madisyn Cox edged out Makayla Sargent for second, 4:41.14 to 4:41.33, and Katie Ledecky (4:43.61) took fourth shortly after her 200 free win.

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Swim Addict
1 year ago

I didn’t hear what that last question was

Ella Eastin's biggest fan
Reply to  Swim Addict
1 year ago

Me neither. What did he ask?!

Reply to  Ella Eastin's biggest fan
1 year ago

He asked if she is going to all four of the Pro Swims. She said the fourth one is at Stanford so it’ll be hard to pass up, as it may be her last time racing there.

Reply to  Swim Addict
1 year ago

I think he asked her if she was sticking to world university games or if she was going to US nationals this summer. Most swimmers are not going to nationals because of other major international meets.

Coleman Hodges
Reply to  Swim Addict
1 year ago

Apologies – I asked if she’d be attending summer nationals in early August, since they are about a month after WUGs and at Stanford.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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