Chase Kalisz Says No To 25s: GMM presented by

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Chase is a good guy. A better title to this piece might be Badgering Chase Kalisz.  We caught him at the very end of a long night, and he did not expect to be interviewed.  The Olympic medalist and World Champion swam fast at  the Austin Pro Swim:

  • 400 IM – 4:10.80
  • 200 IM – 1:57.50
  • 200 Breast – 2:11.21
  • 200 Butterfly – 1:55.63

As he said on camera, he’s feeling big man speed now.  Chase is loving the pro life, and he expects to close a swimwear partnership soon, making the pro life official.

***Expect a Day In The Life with Chase video feature soon courtesy of Coleman “The Hammer” Hodges.

In the meantime, with Chase dropping such fast swims so early in the season, what do you think he’ll go at U.S. Pan Pac and World Championship Trials this summer? I think Chase is 4:05.8 400IM, 1:55.1 200IM, 1:53.9 200 fly.   Bottom-line,  he’s faster than his ’17 summer times.  What do you think?

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If you compare Chase K.’s 4:05.90 with Michael Phelps WR 4:03.84, this is what you find:

Phelps leads by one second after the fly, and three seconds after the back. Then Chase K. makes up about three seconds on the breast. Phelps leads Chase by 0,2 seconds going into the freestyle. Then Phelps opens the lead up again and finishes 2 seconds ahead of Chase: 4:03.84 to 4:05.90.

This shows how good Chase’s breaststroke is. In the interview, he talks about working on his backstroke and freestyle.

So perhaps, he’s done this analysis himself, and sees how he can close the gap to approach the 400 IM WR.

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His free will never be fast enough to close like Phelps, but his back is a major part in the race in order to get the wr

Whats even more amazing is that when you watch Phelps WR race, the breastroke leg is what seperated him from Lochte and Cseh (though the freestyle leg further semented his leg), and Kalisz’s split just blows it away.

Chase looks like he’s swimming downhill in the breaststroke.

I think he’s trying to slice a second each off the backstroke and free legs to get closer to the 4:03.84 WR.

I always look at his 200 split. In Budapest he was 1:59, his first time under 2:00.

Y’all gonna hate on this so much, but Kalisz has had two great summers in a row now. I think it’s awesome,but I don’t think he has the easy raw speed of Phelps or the closing freestyle to challenge the world record in the 4 im. I don’t think Kalisz drops much time and stays around the same level of last year (except the 2 fly where he didn’t have a chance to swim it at Budapest when he was in top form).

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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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