Day 4 Finals Recap Presented By Engine

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June 28th, 2012 News

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I’d call the day 4 the day of concerns for american swimming. Except Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps others contenders for the qualification were pretty disappointing. I think most of the swimmers are tired at this point of the meet but it doesn’t explain everything we have seen. There are big concerns for the men’s 4X100 free relay. Nathan Adrian and Jimmy Feigen have the big international level in that race but behind it’s scary. Fortunately you have Michael Phelps for that relay. Perhaps Ricky Berens, Matt Grevers or Ryan Lochte can be the fourth man. Don’t forget the relay will be in London after semi-finals of the 200 free so Australia with already the best sprinters will have swimmers… Read more »
Jean Michel

It’s so useless to focus on concerns ! i prefer to see where things are going fairly right ! No concerns about the 800 free relay for women and no concerns about 400 free relay ! It’s gonna be fine by <London .

I don’t still know if you are american, english, french or if you have a dual citizenship but if you support USA you have to think to these things. I’m french and I try to have an international view as a swimming fan. You can be very optimistic but you must not be blind. I don’t think there are many american swimming fans who think USA will win the men’s 4X100 free relay.

Except Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps other contenders for the qualification were pretty disappointing. I don’t really know if it’s because they are tired after 4 days of competition or if it’s just because they are not fully tapered.
Congrats to Allison Schmitt for her great time in the 200 free. Is she able to swim faster in London? I still think Camille Muffat is unbeatable if her mental works well.
Congrats to Michael! He has qualified for the fourth time of his giant career in the 200 fly. To do it in USA is incredible.

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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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