Being a new parent is the most challenging responsibility you’ll ever have. Doing it while training for the Olympic Games, I can’t imagine that. 4-time Olympic Champion Dana Vollmer, however, is doing and loving it.
After a long break from competition, Dana appears to be better than ever. She was a 57.6 in the 100m butterfly at the Austin Pro Swim in January, and she took the win at the Mesa Pro Swim in 56.9—gliding into the wall, her best in-season swim.
Vollmer, the defending Olympic Champion, faces the lightning fast and formidable Sarah Sjostrom, who took the 100m fly world record while Vollmer was away starting a family. First Dana has to get past Kelsi Worrell at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, the greatest 100 yard butterflyer in history.
PREDICTION: It’s two-woman race at US Trials. Dana wins in 55 point 8, just off the world record. Worrell makes her first Olympic team in 56 point 1.
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