Beryl Gastaldello Breaks Down Irvine Training Camp with Dave Salo

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

WOMEN’S 100 METER FREESTYLE — FINALS

  • Pro Swim Series Record: 53.12, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) — 2016
  • Wave II Trials Cut: 55.56
  • Wave I Trials Cut: 56.29

Top 3:

  1. Abbey Weitzeil (Cal Aquatics), 53.68
  2. Katie Ledecky (Nation’s Capital), 54.22
  3. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldog), 54.61

Easily winning her second title in Mission Viejo was Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, improving from her PM swim of 53.94 to go 53.68 in the morning. Weitzeil remains the 3rd-fastest American this season behind 2016 Olympic teammate Simone Manuel (53.34) and the Torri Huske (53.46). Weitzeil now ranks 13th in the world this season.

Closing in a strong 27.75 closing 50 to place second was distance star Katie Ledecky, nailing the wall at 54.22. Ledecky remains No. 5 in the US and No. 23 in the world this season. Placing third place by four-tenths was backstoker Olivia Smoliga, shaving 0.06s off her SB at 54.61. Smoliga also remains at No. 9 in the nation this season. Allison Schmitt touched out Poland’s Kasia Wasick 54.66 to 54.68 for fourth place. Coming in sixth was France’s Beryl Gastaldello at 54.78.

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Ghost
1 month ago

Are there any elite Americans training with Salo these days?

samulih
Reply to  Ghost
1 month ago

usually nobody really knows, what I understand he coaches mostly foreigners but could be wrong

Sunday Morning Grind
Reply to  Ghost
1 month ago

I like to think that athletes show up, prove themselves to Salo in a hot-tub-100, and then he just puts them in a lane. Doesn’t matter what your name is or where you’re from, just get in a go fast.

rsginsf
1 month ago

Love her attitude!

The unoriginal Tim
1 month ago

She seems really cool. Impressive focus and mentality.

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