Blake Pieroni Goes .7 In-Season Best on No Rest in Bloomington (Video)

2019 BLOOMINGTON PRO SWIM SERIES

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 200 FREE FINAL

  • PSS Record: 1:44.82, Sun Yang, 2016
  1. Blake Pieroni, ISC, 1:47.25
  2. Zane Grothe, BCH, 1:47.90
  3. Zach Apple, ISC, 1:49.49

The Indiana Swim Club duo of Blake Pieroni and Zach Apple were out real fast at the halfway mark of the men’s 200 free, with Apple flipping in a blistering 51.64 for the lead. Pieroni closed the gap on the third 50, and then took over coming home as he picked up the win in 1:47.25.

That’s a new season-best for Pieroni, improving on his 1:47.92 from the Des Moines stop, and also puts him 24th in the world in 2018-19 (and top American, passing Caeleb Dressel’s 1:47.31).

400 and 1500 champ Zane Grothe made a big push on the last 50, sailing by Apple with a 27.14 split to claim second in 1:47.90. That’s a new season-best and his fastest swim since 2017.

Apple wound up third in 1:49.49, narrowly holding off Patrick Callan (1:49.62) of Michigan.

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Huh

Lol he was pretty rested

googoodoll

Nobody rests

Zeb

He legit just said he wasn’t, what makes you say that??

Jack

There’s even a moment in Cody’s taper blog where he shows Blake specifically not swimming with the taper group.

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