Bella Sims on Historic Swims at Winter Jrs: “This is my jam. I love taper”

2022 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEST

Bella Sims pulled a sensational double tonight, swimming 4:28.64 in the 500 free and 1:52.73 in the 200 IM within minutes of each other. Sims describes how she thought both races went as well as what makes a good Sandpipers taper.

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Tas
1 month ago

Confirmed she is the worlds first aquatic robot

Yikes
1 month ago

I wish she and Summer were racing! Bella is a force. I wonder if she’ll stay and train with Ron through Paris. Seems like it’s definitely working for her.

Fluidg
1 month ago

I don’t remember ever seeing anyone kick out to 15m on the start of a 500!

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  Fluidg
1 month ago

The only other one I remember is Seliskar, which is funny because his trajectory might be the most similar to hers. Awesome at pretty much everything as a teen, figuring out what to focus on is the challenge.

Boxall's Railing
Reply to  Fluidg
1 month ago

It makes sense, like why not? You have the benefit of the start and the legs for it then, as opposed to later in the race.

Fluidg
1 month ago

This girl is fierce! In attack mode every time she steps up onto the blocks.

Tracy Kosinski
1 month ago

Can’t wait to see Bella crush the 200. I believe she was out faster than Summer at the 200 mark in yesterday’s 500?

This East/West drama is SUPER fun!

NC Coach
1 month ago

I think Bella is not normal. This girl is over the top.

Yikes
Reply to  NC Coach
1 month ago

What does that even mean

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 month ago

It’s always fun when you realize an athlete is a SwimSwam fan like we are.

It’s always dicey when you realize an athlete is reading the comments like we are, because, you know, we’re all got a little crazy idiot in us.

Grant Drukker
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 month ago

People gotta realize that the comments section is essentially a subreddit

Katie
Reply to  Grant Drukker
1 month ago

A subreddit in which Braden knows who we all really are!

Sparkle
1 month ago

Queen

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Reply to  Sparkle
1 month ago

Simmering!

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