Hali Flickinger is Learning How to Recover From Bob Bowman Workouts (Video)


Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • PSS Record: Cammile Adams, 2012, 2:06.76
  • Trials Cut: 2:14.59

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17-year-old Regan Smith was out like a rocket during the opening 100 of the women’s 200 fly final. 25-year-old Hali Flickinger then began to close in on Smith and utilize her impeccable back-half endurance to surge on the teen. At the finish, it was Flickinger who touched a stroke-length ahead in a 2:08.34, with Smith taking second at 2:08.73.

Looking at the world rankings, Smith is now No. 10 in the world. Flickinger’s season best of 2:07.65 from the 2019 US Open still remains No. 1 in the world. Third-place finisher Danish Helena Rosendahl Bach touched the wall next in a 2:10.63, which just cracks the top-25 times in the world.

Winning the B-final was 14-year-old Bella Sims of the Sandpipers of Nevada, touching in a new personal best of 2:13.88. Sims now boosted herself from 75th to 30th all-time in the 13-14 age group rankings.

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Nice interview!! Her head bobbing made me a bit dizzy though


Will she be a success or will she be Yannick, part 2 or 3 or….

Ol' Longhorn

The risk of overtraining is high. I’m betting Yannick. I remember the teetering set that was described with that training group. I think it was 20 x 50 LCM fly on a min from the block hitting something like 28 for the men. He said he knew he hit it right when they started teetering on the block. That worked for Phelps, but not anyone else.

He Gets It Done Again

Allison Schmitt went 1:53.6

Super Duper Fan

Yannick only won 2 Golds and a Silver medal at the Olympics so yeah, pretty big failure. Get real Super Fan

The Ready Room

Timelines are important here.

Old Man Chalmers

he moved to bowman after 2013 worlds

Sunny Cal

Did she ever say why she left Georgia so close to trials?? Seemed like everything was great there for her??
Why change?? Did her husband follow her to Az?? Did she maybe move because of his job??


She said in an interview that she’d been planning the move for awhile, just needed a change I guess.


I think it helps with her immune system swimming outside too. She always says she tends to get sick easily

She basically said she needed a change of scenery, had no issues with Bauerle’s training, and Bowman was the closest she could get to the same training.

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