Ervin Didn’t Feel the Flow in The 50 Free, Video Interview

Men’s 50 Freestyle – 2013 World Championship  Trials – as reported by swimswam editor-in-chief Braden Keith:

A big Cal 1-2 finish came in the men’s 50 free, as Nathan Adrian won in 21.47 to break the Meet Record and jump to the top of the world rankings, atoning for his miss at the Olympic Trials last year. After the race he said the key to not making the mistake again was to “swim faster”. Simple words, wise words.

He will be joined by his teammate Anthony Ervin, who was a 21.70 for 2nd place, and somehow got his hand into the wall ahead of Josh Schneider (21.87) and a tie between Cullen Jones and Jimmy Feigen at 21.88.

That’s an impressive 5 swimmers under 22 seconds in the same race; there’s 17 swimmers who have cleared that barrier worldwide, and almost a third of them now are Americans.

You can follow Anthony Ervin on Twitter here. 

All 2013 World Championship Trials news and results can be found here. 

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It really is a shame that Anthony didn’t want to be this good when he was in his prime. I know people will rebut and say, “but he is swimming faster than ever”. While this may be true, his time has come and gone. He is still relavant on the world stage obviously, but he could have been the best sprinter our world has ever seen. I recently had coffee with one of the best coaches of our time and he signed off on my sentiments, when I asked who would win the 50 Free at Worlds – “Anthony is the most talented of all of them, had he wanted to be the best when he was at his best… Read more »


So true JG. You have to take advantage of your opportunities. But, with that said. He does have an Olympic gold medal.

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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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