Alexei Sancov Explains Why Dave Salo is “The Dream Coach” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 200 FREE FINAL

  • Junior World: 1:46.40, Ivan Girev (RUS), 2017
  • Meet: 1:48.64, Caeleb Dressel, 2013
  1. Alexei Sancov, TERA, 1:47.75
  2. Julian Hill, GSC, 1:49.29
  3. Skyler Cook-Weeks, MLA, 1:50.95

Pierce Dietze went out like a madman in the men’s 200 free, flipping at the 50 and 100 walls with splits of 24.43 and 51.78. Top seed coming in Alexei Sancov wasn’t far behind, turning in 52.50, and unlike Dietze, was able to maintain his speed over the back-half to win easily in 1:47.75. That broke Caeleb Dressel‘s 2013 Meet Record of 1:48.64, and is his 2nd fastest performance ever (going 1:47.00 at last year’s European Juniors).

Julian Hill of the Gator Swim Club was the only other guy sub-1:50 in 1:49.29, knocking off his previous best by a second and a half, and Skyler Cook-Weeks had a solid back-half to snag 3rd in a best of 1:50.95. Jake Magahey, the 3rd fastest swimmer ever in 15-16 age group, was 4th in 1:51.04. Dietze ended up fading to 6th.

Jake Mitchell posted a 1:50.91 to win the B-final, putting him half a second outside of the top-10 in the 15-16 age group.

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that guy
3 years ago

his English has gotten a lot better. seems to be doing well in California

Alexei Sancov
Reply to  that guy
3 years ago

Thank you, I’m doing my best! And by the way, it wouldn’t happen without being coached by Ray Mitchell, so I’m very thankful to the Terrapins Swim Team and everything that they have done for me.

NiNa
Reply to  that guy
3 years ago

got lucky with those green cards too..

anonymous
Reply to  that guy
3 years ago

Maybe, he is staying with a Russian family.

Alexei Sancov
Reply to  that guy
3 years ago

Thank you! Also, I want to say thank you to the Terrapins Swim Team for everything they have given to me. A special thanks to Ray Mitchell for being such a great coach.

Yozhik
Reply to  Alexei Sancov
3 years ago

Lesha, you will do good for yourself not reading all this stuff. People are not always nice and friendly here and may say something that has nothing to do with your story and your personality. Make your statement in the pool. Good luck.

Pvdh
Reply to  Alexei Sancov
3 years ago

Don’t pay attention to the haters boss

Coach
3 years ago

Did he just admit Dave Salo to a recruiting violation?

Dude36
Reply to  Coach
3 years ago

Uhhh that is DOCTOR Dave Salo to you uneducated swim type coaches! Dr. Salo is a genius, light years ahead of mere mortal coaches. Heck fire, he coaches the greatest Hungarian and Russian swimmers and occasionally helps an Americun or two. I say we need to elect him to Congress!!! Or the White House!

Taa
Reply to  Coach
3 years ago

The contact period started July 1 for this recruiting class. Now it’s been moved up to Sept 1at start of junior year? I think that the new rule.

Taa
3 years ago

When u do a 1:47 Salo is going to come to you. Looks like a good fit

Swim
3 years ago

Dr. Salo was my best coach and I am happy I finished my swimming with him!

Sarcastic
3 years ago

He obviously didn’t take a lot of recruiting trips if Salo is the dream coach . How many pan pac & world university team members did he put on the team????

joe
3 years ago

It’s sort of adorable how much he loves Salo

Zhenia
3 years ago

Salo’s “Complete conditioning for swimming” is my favorite swimming book.

SwimPhan
3 years ago

Trojan men lost some major points with graduating seniors Carter, Candorelli and Tribuntsov along with Robert Glinta likely to remain in Romania and turn pro. Sancov and Swedish distance star Victor Johansson will be immediate “A finals” contributors. But only4 incoming freshman swimmers so it has to be quality. That’s why USC does well with international swimmers because you have to look for impact athletes. I’d like to see a higher quantity of quality swimmers but scholarship limits present a big problem for private schools like USC.

Taa
Reply to  SwimPhan
3 years ago

They got the Croatian transfer from Indiana. Did a 48.8 today.

Observer
Reply to  Taa
3 years ago

Sorry but that’s incorrect. Bruno is still at Indiana.

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