Chase Kalisz: “I thought I’d be pretty bad this week” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard. 



Chase Kalisz certainly didn’t disappoint in the 200 fly at finals with another win at Mesa. With a time of 1:55.82, he swam in clean water most of the way finishing almost four seconds faster than the rest of the field. His time was fast enough to put him 11th in the world rankings for this year and was a new personal best time. His previous time was 1:56.48 from last year’s Olympic Trials.

Tom Shields was second with a 1:59.09 while Jonathan Gomez finished third 1:59.40 and Zach Harting finished fourth with a 1:59.99.

Top 8:

    1. Chase Kalisz, 1:55.82
    2. Tom Shields, 1:59.09
    3. Jonathan Gomez, 1:59.40
    4. Zach Harting, 1:59.99
    5. T-5 Brendan Meyer, 2:00.69
    6. T-5 Zheng Wen Quah, 2:00.69
    7. Daniil Antipov, 2:02.44
    8. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, 2:02.62



Chase Kalisz just finished swimming the 200 fly a few heats earlier, but he didn’t let that get in the way of his 200 IM swim. He adds another win to his slate at Mesa winning with a time of 1:57.71. This time moves him up to fifth in the world rankings.

Josh Prenot was second with a 1:59.18. He was also the only other swimmer to go under two minutes and was just off his best time of 1:58.93. Bradlee Ashby of New Zealand was third with a 2:01.73.

Carlos Claverie and Michael Andrew also swam a double tonight. Claverie finished fourth in the 200 IM with a 2:04.26 and swam to a third place in the 100 Breaststroke while Andrew finished sixth in the 200 IM with a 2:05.17 and eighth in the 100 Breaststroke.

Top 8:

  1. Chase Kalisz, 1:57.71
  2. Josh Prenot, 1:59.18
  3. Bradlee Ashby, 2:01.73
  4. Carlos Claverie, 2:04.26
  5. Michael Weiss, 2:04.38
  6. Michael Andrew, 2:05.17
  7. Jarod Arroyo, 2:06.80
  8. Henrique Rodrigues, 2:08.74

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Swim Fan

Chase is listed as NBAC. Who is his coach?

bobo gigi

Jack Bauerle at Georgia

Swim Fan

Ok, then why is he listed as NBAC?


Because sometimes college swimmers will attach with their home club when swimming over the summer even though they are training at their school.

Manx Bobster

Are the red faces in these videos sun-related or effort-related? Wouldn’t have thought that a couple of days of warm-ups and races would lead to sunburn.

ETA: Just checked the Mesa weather forecast, mid-30’s C and constant sunshine, so I think I’ve just answeerd my own question.

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