Dana Vollmer Olympic Butterfly Focus: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

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.

What do you think? 

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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I’m loving the pace of your GMM video production, Mel! Keep these great videos coming! 🙂


I would prefer to see her go 56.1 at the trials and a 55.7 at the Olympics. That would put her in a great place for a shot at Gold.


56.3 at best ..this stage in her career


My predictions:
Omaha Vollmer 56.2-56.3 Worrell 56.7-56.8
Rio Vollmer 55.8 (silver behind Sjostrom)


55’s wow………Is that like Adrian doing 46+ And Phelps doing a 1:43 for 200m???



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Her best is a 55.98, which was the WR at the time, so a 55.8 would be a hell of a swim but considering she’s a 56.9 now it’s possible. I believe Adrian’s best time is a 47.52 so IMO a 46+ would be harder for Adrian to achieve than Vollmer going a 55.8. As for Phelps going a 1:43 for 200m free. I actually think that’s comparable to Vollmer going a 55.8.

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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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