Blake Pieroni Shares Lessons From World Cup on Red Carpet (Video)

Last night at the Golden Goggles, we caught up with some of USA Swimming’s elite, including Blake Pieroni who has been in and out of the country for the entire fall. Pieroni participated in all 7 stops of the world cup, including meets in Eindhoven, Budapest, Toyko, and Singapore.

Pieroni shared that racing short course meters was a valuable learning experience, both because he won’t be racing yards too much anymore and he got to meet many international swimmers who attended the meets as well. His accomplishments through the series were highlighted by tying an American record held by Olympic and World champion Ian Crocker.

Pieroni will be back in action in the SCM pool in a few weeks, traveling back to Asia for the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China.

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LOL. MV? I don’t think so. SwimSwam should put up the cap for the team that actually trains him.

IU Swammer

I think MV compensates him to use their cap. I’m fine with that.


MV is who pays him tho!


Mission VIejo is trying to get a swimmer on the 2020 team. They missed out on an American in 2016, but I think they had one international swimmer in open water. They had someone on the olyampic team from 1978 to 2012 which actually worked out at Mission Viejo. So, they will try another way if that doesn’t work out by getting swimmers to represent them even if they train somewhere else.


As long as we’re admitting that MV isn’t training Olympians post-Rose, I’m okay with that.

We don’t control what caps swimmers wear at meets. If he chooses to represent Mission Viejo at meets, then those are the pictures that will be taken – nothing we can do about it.


as he ever train with the MV Nadadores? maybe as a teen!? i dont get it, if you dont have any connection to the program and still use their cap, whats the point!?


Might as well have Pepsi or some company’s logo in the caps too, as long they get pay for it


I know, it’s not like speedo or arena put their logos on their caps. Ever hear of Yakult? This happens far more often than you think. Hell, Ford Dealers sponsor teams.

Coach John

this happens more than you choose to believe…. it’s a part of the sport. he’s not an age-grouper anymore.

and pepsi still sponsors a lot of swimmers… AS GATORADE…. Cincinnati used to have a team called the Pepsi Marlins FYI.

He said what?

Back in the day, there was another Cincinnati team called the Cincinnati Cokes. We used to swim against them and they were tough!


This man has impeccable facial hair coverage

Ian Finnerty

What a man. Go Blake P!

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