Bruno Fratus on Trying to Taper After Finding Out OLY Qualifier 2 Weeks Prior

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)

Reported by Anne Lepesant.

MEN’S 50 METER FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • Pro Swim Record: 21.51 Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • Trials Wave II: 22.71
  • Trials Wave I: 23.19

Podium:

  1. *Bruno Fratus 31 Coral Springs Swim 21.80
  2. Caeleb Dressel 24 Gator Swim Club 21.83
  3. Michael Andrew 21 Race Pace Club 22.13

Brazil’s Bruno Fratus edged Caeleb Dressel by three hundredths, 21.80 to 21.83, to win the men’s 50 free. Fratus was .07 off his prelims time from last night, but both swims help him make the case for representing Brazil in the event in Tokyo. Fratus explained in the post-race interview that the Brazilian Federation only recently made the decision to use Mission Viejo as his selection meet. He quickly tapered and shaved and got the job done. As long as two Brazilian swimmers do not go faster than his 21.73 from last night, Fratus is likely to earn the spot.

Coming to the wall in third place behind Fratus and Dressel was Michael Andrew with 22.13. Nathan Adrian touched 4th in 22.29.

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25Backstroke
1 month ago

Love Bruno. Would like to see him start a YouTube channel as well.

Swum
Reply to  25Backstroke
1 month ago

Brett Hawke invited him on a very interesting podcast

Mean Dean
1 month ago

I’d never heard Bruno talk and I like this guy a lot. It’s cliche to say, but he’s a character

Sarcastic
1 month ago

Knew the guy when he was training at Auburn. One of the most dedicated athletes in the sport, the man lives to be the best. Wishing him success!

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