Alex Walsh on 400 IM: “I knew I was in store for a pretty big drop”


Alex Walsh carried her momentum from the NCAA realm over to the long pool, where she placed 2nd in the 400 IM at US Trials and secured her spot on the world champs team. Walsh, who has never competed in the 400 IM at a LCM trials meet, knew she was due for a significant drop after winning back-to-back collegiate titles in the event.

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Awsi Dooger
3 months ago

This was my favorite event of the meet so far. It was very important for Alex Walsh to establish a second long course event. This was the only one that made sense. But she seemed reluctant to prioritize.

I don’t mind saying that I was very relieved when Emma Weyant got disqualified and stormed out of the pool. I was confident Walsh could dispatch Leah Hayes in the final. But it would have been extremely dicey against Weyant and the freestyle charge.

3 months ago

So glad she’s doing the 4IM now. She’s too good and versatile to swim one event for the US. UVA is gonna have a monster IM group next year! In Todd we trust!

Reply to  VFL
3 months ago

Agreed. She has a lot of room to improve in this event among others in LCM. Forgot that she’s been 2:08 in the 200 Back, too.

HOO love
3 months ago

not them asking about her throwing up😭😭

3 months ago

Try Pedialyte in your recovery. Great electrolyte replacement. Great swim.

Last edited 3 months ago by RCP

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