Carson Foster Breaks Down Orange & White Performances, 2k for Time in Practice



  1. Orange – 146 points
  2. White – 137 points

Reported by Reid Carlson.

The 2021 Texas Orange/White Intrasquad Friday saw the return of some of the biggest stars in the NCAA as well as the collegiate debuts of some of the nation’s top recruits. The entire meet took place Friday evening, a departure from the 2-day structure of the 2020 version. While the meet as a whole was slightly slower in 2021 than it was last year it still showcased a few big swims.

Sophomore Carson Foster, who represented the Orange team on Friday, put up a 1:42.37 in the 200 IM to establish a new Meet Record and win by nearly 2 seconds. Foster’s swim Friday is also the 5th-fastest performance of his career and is less than 1.5 off his lifetime best. Brother Jake Foster, swimming for the White team, placed 2nd in the 200 IM in 1:44.28, just over 2 seconds over his lifetime best. The Foster brothers also placed 1-2 in the 200 IM in the 2020 Orange/White meet, though Carson was a 1:43.73 in 2020 while Jake was a 1:44.50 in 2020.  J. Foster also placed 2nd in the 100 breaststroke in 53.43, nearly a half-second faster than he went at the 2020 Orange/White meet.

C. Foster later won the 500 freestyle in a new personal best time of 4:18.09, nearly 2 seconds ahead of runner-up Alex Zettle (Orange) who placed 2nd in 4:19.67. That marked Foster’s first time under 4:20 and is his first time drop in the 500 since 2018.

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1 year ago

Hopefully Carson realizes he can go 5-0 if he plays his cards right

Reply to  Deepblue
1 year ago

5-0 in what

swim pool
Reply to  Entgegen
1 year ago

5-0 in the orange and white intersquad meet

1 year ago

This is nice and all but we already know that he has the talent and the work ethic. We just need to see if he can put it together under the some of biggest pressure of his life.

Reply to  50free
1 year ago

Dealing with pressure comes with confidence & age/experience in my opinion. I’m sure he’s confident enough, and the other half will follow.

1 year ago

What a delightfully informative interview. The sense of honesty in his assessment was both refreshing and insightful about how one “gets done” unpleasant workouts/races like a 2000!

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