Final Day of Trials Brings Many Scratches, Vollmer and McDermott Done

by Kelsey Zimcosky 1

June 28th, 2013 News

And here it is. The final day of a week that kept us on the edge of our seats, hugging our computers, and yelling at the TV from our couches (unless you were fortunate to book a ticket to the pool). Aside from Missy Franklin scratching her final event, the 200 IM, there aren’t too many significant scratches for the last day of preliminary swims.

Also in the women’s 200 IM, we’ll see scratches from Becca Mann, Rachel Bootsma, and Amber McDermott.

Mann will later be swimming the 1500 freestyle (she’s seeded 4th), and seems to be saving her energy for that event. Bootsma will still be swimming the 50 freestyle, and is seeded 30th with a 25.90.

With McDermott out of her later 1500 freestyle, it seems that she is officially done at this meet.

Dana Vollmer is also officially done at the US World Championship Trials and US National Championships, scratching the 50 freestyle, where she was seeded 12th (25.24).

Otherwise, the scratches seem to be minor. Some others include Dmitry Dolgov (Men’s 200 IM), Miranda Tucker and Skylar Smith (Women’s 200 IM), Madeline Locus (Women’s 50 Freestyle), Sven Campbell and Garrett Weber-Gale (Men’s 50 Freestyle), Rachel Zilinskas and Erin Emery (Women’s 1500 Freestyle), and Daniel Graviss (Men’s 800 Freestyle).

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10 years ago

Wow, Garrett Weber-Gale did not swim at all. Why did he even enter the meet at all if he was just going to scratch?

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"Once a swimmer, always a swimmer" is the motto that Kelsey Zimcosky lives by.  Though she could not compete after 10 years in the sport due to a shoulder injury, she has been unable to stay away from the water. While it is strange watching the sport from the deck, …

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