James Guy Felt Rio Was A Disaster: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

British swimming star James Guy came away from Rio, his debut Olympics, with two relay medals, but he wants an individual podium position, and that’s what this quad, 2017-2020, is all about.  Team GB traveled to the U.S., to the Indy Pro Swim, to fight Team USA talent, and it is all a part of their strategy toward success in 2020.

James’ post Olympic slump, the fall after The Games, was a little depressing. He was unhappy with his performance in Rio. After winning 200 free at 2015 World Championships, James described it as a bit of a disaster, but he loved the experience and the new friendships he made.

Next up for Team GB is World Championship Trials in April, where James is ready to redeem himself.  Look for James to drop a fast 200 and 400 free in Budapest.  And on that note, what do you think James Guy can go in the final of the 200 free and 400 free at Worlds?  I think he’s ready, ripe for a 1:44 low 200m free and a 3:42 400m free.  But who cares what I think. It’s all about what you think. Share your predictions in the comments.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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James guy is such a guy.


IMHO he is a 200 swimmer so I think he can go for a 1.44 mid-low, in the 400 he won’t drop 1 second from his best performance.
I’ll say gold in the 200, out of podium in the 400 or bronze at best.

Years of Plain Suck

Nice job, as usual.

Question for Melvin: when you get together with Rowdy Gaines, does the subject come up of how derisive most SwimSwam commenters are when they discuss Rowdy’s broadcasting abilities and his general befuddlement when he is on the air? Or is Rowdy not a SwimSwam reader?

A good example is the women’s 200 free at the recent NCAAs in which Louisville’s Mallory Comerford tied Katie Ledecky. Anyone following the meet could see that Comerford was having a great meet; but Gaines seems like he had done no race prep at all and was totally surprised by the outcome.

SwimSwam readers can provide many other examples.

Mel: keep up the good work.


great question !!


Sounds like someones been reading a lot of NotSwimSwam on twitter…


I think I heard Mel once doing a swim broadcast…loved it!


2010 PanPacs – He was amazing for that meet . Stil available on yutube


I see your point. You can only take so much “breathing to his right” to wonder about lack of prep. Really like the Australian duo Nicole Livingstone and Bruce McAvaney better.

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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