Felix Auboeck Explains Mental Shift From Devastating 500 to NCAA Champion (Video)

2019 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Jared Anderson.

1650 FREESTYLE – FINAL HEAT – TIMED FINALS

  • NCAA Record: Clark Smith, Texas (2017) – 14:22.41
  • American Record: Zane Grothe, Unattached (2017) – 14:18.25
  • U.S. Open Record: Zane Grothe, Unattached (2017) – 14:18.25
  • Meet Record: Clark Smith, Texas (2017) – 14:22.41
  • 2018 Champion: Anton Ipsen, NC State – 14:24.43

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Felix Auboeck, Michigan – 14:23.09
  2. Michael Brinegar, Indiana – 14:27.50
  3. Nick Norman, Cal – 14:32.12
  4. Sean Grieshop, Cal – 14:35.82
  5. Brendan Casey, Virginia – 14:38.42
  6. Marcelo Acosta, Louisville – 14:38.92
  7. True Sweetser, Stanford – 14:39.07
  8. Walker Higgins, Georgia – 14:39.52

Michigan’s Felix Auboeck bounced back from a rough 500 free in the best way possible: he swam a gutsy, strong 1650 free, sticking right at NCAA record pace to win by four seconds. Auboeck was 14:23.09 – six seconds faster than his runner-up time last year, and two tenths off his lifetime-best, put up in another runner-up performance back in 2017. Auboeck’s best time ranks him 3rd all-time in the event.

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googoodoll

Or “I stopped listening to Coach Bottom”

small bird

Whats the deal with coach Bottom? obviously has great credentials, having coached Ervin, Cavic, GHJ back in the day. Does anyone have any insight?

William Wallace

Such a kind and genuine person. Happy for his results.

Swammer

Felix “I would have sold my balls to win” Auboeck

Steve Nolan

In a meet full of great things, that may have been the highlight.

TheRoboticRichardSimmons

It’s an Austrian expression

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