Carson Foster Explains Why He’s Swimming Doubles at Meets Now (Video)


Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • PSS Record: 1:44.82, Sun Yang (CHN), 2016
  • Trials Cut: 1:50.79

Top 3 Finishers:

  1. Carson Foster (RAYS)- 1:47.74
  2. Zane Grothe (BCH)- 1:49.07
  3. Jake Magahey (SA)- 1:49.29

Junior standout Carson Foster wasted no time getting ahead of the field, leading from start to finish with his dominant 1:47.74. That’s his 3rd fastest swim ever, within half a second of his best, and his fastest in-season performance by over a second.

Worlds team member Zane Grothe went from 8th at the halfway point to 2nd at the finish in 1:49.07, just out-touching National Junior teamer Jake Magahey (1:49.29). Worlds medalist Zach Apple was 2nd at the last flip, but settled for 4th in 1:49.68.

Fellow worlds medalist Andrew Seliskar won the B final with the 4th fastest time of the night. He was battling closely with Norbert Szabo (1:52.08) through the first 100, but pulled body lengths ahead as he posted a 1:49.53.

MEN’S 400 IM

  • PSS Record: 4:08.92, Chase Kalisz (USA), 2018
  • Trials Cut: 4:25.99

Top 3 Finishers:

  1. Kieran Smith (GSC)- 4:16.36
  2. Jarod Arroyo (FORK)- 4:16.67
  3. Carson Foster (RAYS)- 4:18.85

Kieran Smith set the pace early on, leading by nearly 2 seconds at the halfway point. Jarod Arroyo had cut that lead down to a tenth by the end of the breaststroke, setting up a close race to the finish. Arroyo was only 9 hundredths behind with a 50 to go, but Smith outsplit him again down the stretch to win 4:16.36 to 4:16.67.

Carson Foster, the 200 free champ, was only tenths behind after the breast leg. He fell behind their pace on the free leg, however, touching 3rd in 4:18.85.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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