Chase Kalisz Does More Than IM: GMM presented by

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2016 Olympic silver medalist Chase Kalisz needs rest, needs to taper. Coming off of altitude training, he’s got the workhorse blues.  Or, at least that’s how he felt at the Santa Clara Pro Swim.  Sure, all of the races didn’t work, but he got his head right and still pulled off a 1:56 200m butterfly for the win.  Interestingly, 1:56 200m fly in-season wasn’t impressive for him.   Seems that 3:33 400 IM U.S. Open and American Record at NCAA Championships has reset his brain. Chase is aiming higher.

Chase’s altitude training blues is clearly a small bump, which he acknowledges. With the in-season times he’s been dropping in 2-fly, 2-breast, even 2-free, not the mention 200 and 400 IM, Chase could be the Team USA male star of U.S. World Trials. Can he expand his schedule beyond 400 IM?   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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Great interview Mel . I love Chase’s versatile abiilty to be so good in the IM’s and also in the 200 breast / 200 butterfly . I would predict he chooses : 400 IM / 200 IM + the 200 butterfly for trials . The 200 breast is fully loaded with at least 3 very fast guys …still , his breast is so good he could sneak in for 3d or fourth at trials . One of the coolest Usa Team member and most confident right now .His progression on the backstroke has been pretty amazing since last year .He has everything to finally get the gold in the 400 IM and battle fearlessly in the 200 IM for another… Read more »

IMs for days

Budapest predictions for Chase:
200 IM 1:55.7 Bronze
400 IM 4:05.5 Gold
200 Fly 1:54.5 Out of medals

bobo gigi

MP would be very proud of him with that kind of performances.
Chase Kalisz must stay fresh for the last day of worlds, the day of the 400 IM.


Chase will have his chance to be the world champion in the IMs.

He carries on the USA tradition of IM champions like Dolan, Phelps, and Lochte.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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