Annie Chandler Is Back In USADA Testing Pool

The USADA released their list of doping tests from the second quarter of 2015 today. There were several familiar faces on the list, but the name that stood out the most was Annie Chandler. Chandler, now known by her married name as Annie Grevers, has been out of the testing pool since 2011.

Grevers graduated from Arizona in 2010, and wanted to continue her career through the 2012 Olympic Trials. After missing the 2012 Olympic team, she officially retired from the sport. In 2014, however, she told USA swimming that she still pops into Master’s workouts twice a week.

“I thought long and hard about continuing my swimming journey after graduating college in 2010. Two years seemed like an eternity and a pretty important chunk of time right after graduation.

“Matt and I hashed it out one day, and I remember him saying I would always wonder if I didn’t give it a go at 2012 Trials. He was right. I have no regrets about spending that time training for my dream. I made a decision in 2010 that either 2012 Trials or (ideally) the 2012 Games would be my last meet.”

 

Since the Olympic Trials in 2012 she has only competed in one meet. In November of 2014, she swam two rounds of the Fastest Woman In Texas meet in San Antonio, posting a time of 23.84. Although that time is a second off her best time 0f 22.82, it is exciting to see that she is still in the water.

Although she told us she isn’t making a big comeback, she said she will probably swim in at least one long course meet in the next year to try to get her Olympic Trials cut.

Grevers was tested one time during the second quarter of 2015. The last time she was tested by the USADA was in 2011, where she was tested three times.

For all of the Quarter 2 USADA tests, click here. 

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One correction–she also competed (as did Matt) at USMS Nationals this past April in San Antonio.

For only swimming twice a week, she did pretty well! 23.82 in the 50 free, 28.21 in the 50 breast, 1:01.15 in the 100 breast, 24.92 in the 50 fly, and 57.76 in the 100 IM.

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