Alex Walsh, UVA Women Swim 1:36.7 200 Medley Relay in Practice

UVA Post-Practice Time Trial

  • October 3rd, 2020
  • UVA Natatorium
  • Short Course Yards (SCY)

Today, following the team’s morning practice, the University of Virginia’s women’s 200 medley relay of Alex Walsh, Alexis Wenger, Lexi Cuomo, and Kate Douglass competed in a time trial, touching in 1:36.7 per the team’s social media account.

The Virginia coaching staff timed a1:36.7, and our hand timing of the video essentially confirms that with a 1:36.9. Regardless of those two-tenths, it is still an incredibly fast time for this early in the season. A time of 1:36.9 would have put them seeded ahead of five teams going into the 2020 NCAA D1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. 1:36.7 would have jumped 3 more teams.

Virginia had the fastest time in the NCAA last season in this event in 1:33.91.

The relay was made up of two of the four members (Wenger and Douglass) of UVA’s ACC meet record-setting relay from last spring.

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ACC fan
2 years ago

If only Kate had an “x” in her first name….x squad

Wow!
2 years ago

Don’t get me wrong, Kate Douglass is fast, but is it just me or she has a wonky looking free.

Samesame
Reply to  Wow!
2 years ago

Lots of US swimmers seem to have a wonky uneven free. Don’t get me wrong, I know they are fast. It’s just never smooth.

Swimgeek
Reply to  Wow!
2 years ago

I think it looks a little wonky … like Dressel. I think it works okay for him. And Douglass.

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Must suck to be Kate Douglas, last year’s phenom, and now be listed in the article’s title as Walsh’s supporting cast.

Philster
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Must suck to be gmelich too… replaced in an instant

Wow
Reply to  Philster
2 years ago

I think they will definitely try some different orders that could honestly potentially be faster
Possibly Gemelich – Wenger – Walsh – Douglass
OR
Gemelich – Walsh – Cuomo – Douglass

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

For me, the biggest question is what Alex’s speed is like over a SCY 50 in the different strokes. She could theoretically do any of the legs.

Goldie
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

Walsh won’t be on 2 Medley if Gmelich is healthy and still on the team at the end of the year

Swimgeek
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

Um, how soon we forget Wenger went :57 last year. And even better in the 50. Walsh is great in all 4 strokes but putting her in breast makes no sense.

Coach Mike 1952
2 years ago

Nice swim; a little work still needed on those exchanges

Last edited 2 years ago by Coach Mike 1952
Swimswammer
2 years ago

Woah isn’t it kinda early for Desorbo to start tapering his swimmers

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Swimswammer
2 years ago

The Desorbo watch strikes again.

ct swim fan
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

I timed it. It was accurate.

Swimgeek
2 years ago

And apparently did this in practice suits

Mike
2 years ago

If it happens; UVA will win the women’s NCAA swimming championship,

Ervin
Reply to  Mike
2 years ago

Would have won last year too (2020)