2023 TEXAS 11&OVER END OF SCHOOL SPLASH
- May 19-22, 2023
- LCM (50 meters)
- Austin, TX
- Meet Mobile: “2023 ST TXLA 11& Over End of School Splash”
Newly announced pro swimmer Carson Foster swam a 1:47.25 in the LCM 200 freestyle Sunday morning at a club meet in his home pool in Austin, Texas.
That was Foster’s first time swimming the event since Worlds where he swam on both the US prelims and finals 4×200 freestyle relay. At Worlds, Foster led off the relay in prelims and split a 1:45.62. In finals, he swam the second leg and split a 1:45.04.
Today’s swim was an in-season best for Foster as his previous in-season best stood at a 1:47.59 which he swam at this meet two years ago.
Foster’s fastest time in the event stands at a 1:45.57 which he swam in prelims of International Team Trials last April. That swim placed him as the top seed headed into finals where he swam a 1:45.66 to finish third, finishing 0.34 seconds off of second which would have earned him an individual spot at Worlds in the event.
|Austin 2023||Worlds Prelim Relay||
International Team Trials (Prelims)
Currently available results only show the 100 splits so the comparison has been adjusted accordingly. Although Foster was out in around the same time he was at Worlds and International Team Trials, Foster came home about a second and a half slower today.
Foster’s swim today ranks him as the #4 American so far this season. Drew Kibler leads the way (1:45.82) followed by Kieran Smith (1:46.84) and Henry McFadden (1:47.23).
Earlier in the meet this weekend, Foster swam a 1:56.51 200 IM, his third-fastest ever. Foster also raced in the 100 freestyle yesterday where he swam a 50.11, his second fastest ever. That was his first time swimming the 100 free since May 2021 when he swam it at this meet in a 50.70. His personal best in the 100 free stands at a 49.43.
Just over two weeks ago, Foster announced he would be foregoing the rest of his NCAA eligibility to turn pro. This is his first meet since his announcement.
Carson is the real deal
Does this put his 2 IM time into perspective? Could be 1:55.low or 1:54 way sooner.
1:55 low at trials
1:54 at worlds
Would be awesome but it’s never worked like that for me across the strokes but who knows
Jake Foster had an impressive swim in the 200 breast yesterday. It looked like he was really hurting at the 130 and he dug deep and held off Nic Fink to win it. I think he could make the Olympic team in the 200 breast if he skips the 400 IM and saves his legs for the prelims, semis, finals Olympic Trials format.
as i predicted months ago when people where still on their high about Marchand, he’d still smoke frenchie in 2 free LCM
USA 4 x 2 is looking like Carson, Kibler, Kieran, and (hopefully not) Trenton Julian
Kibler – Foster – Hobson – Smith
You could swap Smith with Townley (if he wasn’t retired) and you’d have a full Texas 4×2 if that isn’t Mid D free dominance I don’t know what is
Hoping Hobson beats out Safesport guy
Gabriel Jett is a dark horse too. If he’s firing at trials he could easily be in the 45 mid range flat start. I think the lineup above is most likely but I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Jett swoop in there.
Jett is a short course merchant. He hasn’t looked good at all in any fly events recently LC and has hardly impressed me in LCM free. I doubt he makes the Olympic team in 2 free
Hobson is a very good LCM swimmer, I think we see a 1:45 low from him this summer
We’ll see…US has no serious medal contenders in the 200 free
True, but 4 1:45 low/mid flat start guys makes for a solid relay
Are the Brits still a thing in this relay?
Looking at their trials, they are. Not sure if they’ll live up to their potential though.
Their aggregate times from trials adjusted for relay starts would have won gold in both Tokyo and Budapest. So yes.
I saw them, what was it, a month or so ago, and they really looked ragged, esp. the men. Crashing out of the Brit automatic times – many were saved via consideration/selection.
The men’s 200 free was quite fast still. Two 1:44s and two 1:45s if I remember correctly. The brit automatic times were also really stupid.
The 4×2 swimmers didn’t require saving.
I wouldn’t judge them based off last summer
Male or female. Explain?
He has better LCM time in two of the four 200 strokes (free and back). His fly is slightly (like half a second) worse than Marchand’s. And then his breast is like an aged, rheumatic snail compared to a cheetah when compared to Marchand: that 2+ seconds between their PBs in the 400IM is basically all breast and underwaters.
Has Leon even swam a 200 LCM? I can’t find a time for him anywhere.
He has a 1:47 something split in the relay. Solid but nothing to write home about.
He split 1:47.5 at worlds last year.
He can go much faster