Bella Sims on Best Time in 400 Free: “I was not expecting that at all”


Bella Sims surprised swim fans, and even herself, in Mission Viejo by dropping a 4:06.4 400 free, slicing .2 off of her lifetime best swam just over a year ago. Sims was out fast (as is usual for her) but was able to hold her pace consistently over the last 3 100s, splitting 1:024, 1:03.5, 1:02.6. Sims credits Sandpipers head coach Ron Aitken for having a detailed training plan that only requires Sims to show up and do the work. All signs indicate that so far in the season, she has.

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Bella fan
4 months ago

Looks like she’s in fantastic shape!

Sherry Smit
4 months ago

Incoming 1:56.34/4:03.81/8:21.47 at trials

Reply to  Sherry Smit
4 months ago

Based on her split from last year she should be quicker than 1:56.34.

Popovici is Caeleb's Daddy
4 months ago

The future star of US mid distance

Becky D
4 months ago

Girl crush.

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