Day 1 Finals Preview, Presented by SwimOutlet Team Division

  14 Garrett McCaffrey | July 28th, 2012 | Featured, London 2012 Olympics, News

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  1. drdov says:
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    Phelps has only swum the 400im a handful of times since Beijing so maybe he was just lacking the feel of his pace in this particular race, if you know what i mean
    I don’t know…

  2. WHOKNOWS says:
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    It could be just a misjudment of the competition. He’s got a lane… and that is what is important! (Even though it was a close call!) Prelims are over and can’t do anything about it! Let’s move on to the “BIG” race and make it happen! Go Phelps and Lochte!

    • Braden Keith says:
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      I think that must be part of it. Looking at past year’s…swimmers haven’t stepped-up in this 400 IM in prelims. This year, everyone did.

  3. Andy Dixon says:
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    Couldn’t have done anything more really. He won his heat while staying relaxed. He or Bob couldn’t have predicted the times in the other heat. It would have been a shame if he hadn’t gotten in, but it wouldn’t have really been his fault. Those prelim times are completely unprecedented.

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    These video recaps are great, guys. I have kids to raise…these will really help!

  5. liquidassets says:
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    I still predict Lochte/Phelps 1, 2; and Phelps could even take it all if he’s angry/motivated enough… This is a second or two faster than his prelims at Trials, I think. And I’ll bet he really wants to beat Kitajima to first man to triple.

    • rjcid says:
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      ugh… I am sooooooooooooooooo upset that Chesh didnt make it. I have a feeling he has a 4.06 in him….. stupid swim this morning and PHelps almost bit it hard bcuz of it…

  6. aswimfan says:
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    Has there ever been an african american US female swimmer in an olympics swimming final before?

  7. john26 says:
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    Honestly, Cseh looked almost as easy as Phelps did at the very end. Cseh probably pushed it a bit harder in the breaststroke, but Cseh, I think definitely could’ve been 4:10 if not under it. Real shame

  8. homie g says:
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    I think some of theese swimmers are just plain dumb. There’s no point in saving up for finals if you don’t even make it

    • Brian says:
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      Not dumb, but a little too cocky I think. They’re used to being far and away the best with no one to really challenge them. Hopefully that scared them into making sure they qualify for finals.

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming.After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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