Dana Vollmer Plans Training Trip #2 with Jeanette Ottesen… in Tasmania (Video)

Reported by Karl Ortegon.


  • Olympic Trials Cut: 1:00.69
  1. Kelsi Dahlia (Cardinal Aquatics) – 57.86
  2. Kendyl Stewart (Team Elite) – 58.25
  3. Penny Oleksiak (HPC – Ontario) – 58.33

Kelsi Dahlia of Cardinal Aquatics is really learning how to back-half. Out in 28.09, she came back in a 29.77, out-splitting everyone else by a second, to clock a 57.86.

Not far behind was Team Elite’s Kendyl Stewart at 58.25. HPC – Ontario’s Penny Oleksiak had a really great swim, going 58.33 and taking nearly two seconds off of her prelims time.

Also under 59 seconds were Farida Osman at 58.68 and Riptide’s Regan Smith at 58.85. Cal Aquatics’ Dana Vollmer, on her comeback tour, was 59.27. That’s a tenth faster than she was at her first meet back, the 2018 Winter Nationals last month. Meanwhile, Athens Bulldogs’ Natalie Hinds was 59.67 for another new personal best, and HPC – Vancouver’s Haley Black was also under a minute at 59.84.

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4 years ago

I thought Otteson retired? Guess not!

tea rex
4 years ago

Breathe every 4 strokes for a 100 fly???

Reply to  tea rex
4 years ago

Everyone has a different approach to the same race…

4 years ago

Hang it up Dana.

Reply to  Gorb
4 years ago

Why? If she wants to keep swimming, she should. She may make the next Olympic team, or she may never swim at the international level again. But why does it matter? If she stills loves elite racing, she should keep doing it.

Reply to  N P
4 years ago

Don’t feed the trolls, N P.

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