David Plummer makes changes outside pool to better performance (Video)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Anne Lepesant.



  • FINA A: 54.36
  • U.S. Olympic Trials: 57.19

David Plummer of New York Athletic Club led wire-to-wire and won the men’s 100 back title in 54.29. His teammateArkady Vyatchanin put up some outside smoke from lane 1, turning second at the 50 wall, just ahead of SwimMAC’sRyan Lochte. Lochte came home .07 faster, though, and got the touch for second, 55.35 to 55.39.

SwimMAC’s Matthew Josa won the B final in 56.70 from lane 2, exploding from the start and leading throughout the race. Omar Pinzon of Trojan Swim Club finished .03 back with 56.73, while Drew teDuits came in third with 57.09.

Top 8:

  1. David Plummer 54.29
  2. Ryan Lochte 55.35
  3. Arkady Vyatchanin 55.39
  4. Eugene Godsoe 55.72
  5. Paul Le 56.44
  6. Sean Lehane 56.62
  7. Marco Palacios 57.07
  8. Michael Taylor 57.15

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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