Ali DeLoof: What’s Training like in San Diego?

2019 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK – FINALS

  • World: 58.00 7/28/2018 Kathleen Baker
  • American: 58.00 7/28/2018 Kathleen Baker
  • U.S. Open: 58.00 7/28/2018 Kathleen Baker
  • Jr World: 58.83 7/28/2018 Regan Smith
  • Pro Swim: 58.96 2016 Emily Seebohm
  • Trial Cut: 1:02.69

Top 3

  1. Kathleen Baker (Team Elite) – 59.17
  2. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldogs) – 59.35
  3. Ali Deloof (Team Elite) – 1:00.10

Kathleen Baker was out quick (28.2) and held on in a tight race that came down to the touch with Olivia Smoliga. The top two 100m backstrokers in the country went 1-2 tonight, with Baker (59.17) just getting ahead of Smoliga (59.35). Baker now owns the top time in the 2018-19 season in the world, with Smoliga 3rd.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 100 BACK

KATHLEENUSA
BAKER

03/09
59.17
2 KYLIE
MASSE
CAN 59.27 11/30
3 OLIVIA
SMOLIGA
USA 59.35 03/09
4 REGAN
SMITH
USA 59.37 01/11
5 PHOEBE
BACON
USA 59.93 01/11

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Of note, showing off her range was Melanie Margalis. Primarily an IM’er and mid-distance freestyler, and then secondarily a breaststroker, Margalis popped a 1:02.69 to match the Olympic Trials cut and place 7th in the A final.

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Sunny Cal

Always find it amazing these girls talk about everyday training & getting tan. Are any of these girls working a job??? Who’s paying for all this?? Shes not even on the national team, getting a stipend or health benefits. San Diego is VERY expensive to live!!! Are her parents paying for all this?? Womens backstroke is so incredibly deep right now and will he extremely difficult to make top 2 at trials!

E P

Like it or not swimming is a privileged people sport….

Dutchy Marie

All sports are a privilege to participate in.

Dutchy Marie

Athlete’s maintain non-traditional jobs referred to as training. Athletes also work more than the traditional Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00 hours. Athletes are also underwritten by sponsors and everyone not just athletes have access to health care under the Affordable Health Care Act.

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