Beisel Has Huge Swimming Base: GMM presented by

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Two-time Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel is back and swimming fast. At the Santa Clara Pro Swim she nearly negative split every hundred of her 400 IM and it paid off, netting her silver in 4:40. Beisel being Beisel, a true Team USA leader, she was quick to shine light on the winner, Texas Longhorn Madisyn Cox.

How did Beisel swim so fast after such a long break? She credits her Bluefish club coach Chuck Bachelor and University of Florida coach Gregg Troy. With reputations for “honest work” in the pool, Beisel’s got enough base to bounce back and be factor over the next quad.

During Beisel’s eight months off, she stayed connected to the sport, joining the USA Swimming Foundation Board. Still, she wasn’t swimming. There was no swim practice, and she filled her time with travel, everywhere.  Her globe-trotting took her to three continents.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of, a Swimming News website.

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3 years ago

All about that base, no treble

Lane Four
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3 years ago

Lol love it!

Coach John
3 years ago

always love hearing her speak in interviews. most bubbly and positive person on the US National team I imagine.

“it’s good to know that after swimming… I’ll be OK” is the best quote I’ve heard in a while. so true…

3 years ago

Great interview – she is such a positive Being – very good for Team Usa to still have her on board . Her 8 months off swimming seems to have boosted her life value . Great perspective .

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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