# How Did Gretchen Walsh Go 48.26 in the 100y BackStroke? | RACE ANALYSIS

Coleman Hodges

March 17th, 2023

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Glen Stewart
5 days ago

This sport is currently kicking underwater. Let’s have two sports and separate swimming from kicking underwater. Kicking underwater for 15 yards and then a few strokes of back, breast, fly, or free is not swimming. If someone wants to kick underwater, let them do it for as long as they want. If someone wants to swim, especially to clearly separate the different strokes, one needs to swim that stroke for the majority of each length. One has to be at the surface by 10 yards and then actually swim for the remaining 15 yards. Lets bring back the sport of SWIMMING!

Glen Stewart
5 days ago

This sport is currently kicking underwater. Let’s have two sports and separate swimming from kicking underwater. Kicking underwater for 15 yards and then a few strokes of back, breast, fly, or free is not swimming. If someone wants to kick underwater, let them do it for as long as they want. If someone wants to swim, especially to clearly separate the different strokes, one needs to swim that stroke for the majority of each length. One has to be at the surface by 10 yards and then actually swim for the remaining 15 yards. Let’s bring back the sport of SWIMMING!

Steve Nolan
5 days ago

Glen Stewart
5 days ago

This sport is currently kicking underwater. Let’s have two sports and separate swimming from kicking underwater. Kicking underwater for 15 yards and then a few strokes of back, breast, fly, or free is not swimming. If someone wants to kick underwater, let them do it for as long as they want. If someone wants swim, especially to clearly separate the different strokes, one needs to swim that stroke for the majority of each length. One has to be at the surface by 10 yards and then actually swim for the remaining 15 yards. Lets bring back the sport of SWIMMING!

Vaswammer
5 days ago

The 100 fly record was faster than the 100 back record for less than an hour.

A Walsh 100 back vs. a Douglass 100 fly would be fun to watch. Heck, throw in Berkoff, MacNeil and Huske, too.

Glen Stewart
5 days ago

This sport is currently kicking underwater. Let’s have two sports and separate swimming from kicking underwater. Kicking underwater for 15 yards and then a few strokes of back, breast, fly, or free is not swimming. If someone wants to kick underwater, let them do it for as long as they want. If someone wants to swim, especially to clearly separate the different strokes, one needs to swim that stroke for the majority of each length. One has to be at the surface by 10 yards and then actually swim for the remaining 15 yards. Lets bring back the sport of SWIMMING!

Awsi Dooger
5 days ago

Everything was great with the video except the open. Profanity adds nothing. It is the opposite of clever or effective. Yet somehow it’s in vogue to either full boar the profanity on some platforms or bleep and slightly alter the words on other platforms. Both versions are pathetic. I remember when I was in college the sportswriting professor always emphasized that you can tell an overmatched writer when he leads one article after another with a quote. That’s because he can’t think of anything else. These days the lead with a quote frailty has been replaced by lead with profanity.

Free Thinker
5 days ago

Complete agree with you. The indiscriminate use of profanity is the hallmark of an inarticulate motherf***3r. Like, at least try to use better words before resorting to low brow tactics.

You must be a blast at parties.

Orange
5 days ago

He’s definitely overmatched and is fake as hell.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 days ago

I’ll take the 200 IM over the 100 BK. No to offense to Gretchen.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 days ago

Direct from Coleman’s Cave.

Steve Nolan
5 days ago

give me that jacket