Can Chase Kalisz Defend His World Champ Titles? GMM presented by

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As World Champion and Olympic silver medalist Chase Kalisz will tell you, it’s not easy racing a 2Fly/2IM double in the span of a one hour. However, he came out victorious in both at the FINA Champions Series in Indy.  Chase is 25 now, and, according to him, he’s doing more hard work then ever before.  Coach Jack Bauerle is delivering honest work, training with an eye toward the 2020 Olympic Games.  Chase said, based on talks with Olympic peers, your overall career is about conserving emotional energy. You want to use it when the time is right, and the time is going to be 2020…  Chase is going into 2019 World Championships as prepared as he can be, but he could adjust some things that might, in his words, be more in tune with the following year.

2019 World Championships Predictions: 

Chase sweeps the 200 and 400 IM. PBs in both, inching closer toward Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps‘ world records.

Chase Kalisz PBs:

200 IM – 1:55.40 – 2018 Pan Pacs

400 IM – 4:05.90 – 2017 World Champs

World Records:

200 IM – 1:54.0 – Lochte – 2011 World Champs (See all records here)

400 IM – 4:03.84  – Phelps – 2008 Olympic Games (See all records here)

What do you think?

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of, a Swimming News website.

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His attitude towards WC’s compared to Olympics is interesting. Definitely conveys emphasis placed on Olympic games


5hrs a night seems very little. How does he not get run into the ground?


Thought the same. Especially with the 400IM training. Missed the explanation on that.


Good question. He might be well served to work on this.


some people manage 5 / night , some not . There is always room to extend his sleeping time if he needs to .


Not everyone needs the universal 8 hour of sleep or whatever. Maybe more sleep would help, maybe it wouldnt. Obviously he has the quality part down, just not the quantity. Maybe he just doesnt need a lot.



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Gold medal prediction from Gold Medal Mel again.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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