Jimmy Feigen A Surprise Entrant At U.S. Nationals


Among the many surprises on the psych sheets for U.S. Nationals was the entry of Jimmy Feigen, who hasn’t competed since Rio and was thought to be done with the sport.

Feigen qualified for the Olympics last summer in the 400 free relay, placing 5th in the 100 free final at the Olympic Trials in 48.57. He went onto win gold in Rio as a prelim swimmer, leading off in 48.57 in the morning before teammates Caeleb DresselMichael PhelpsRyan Held and Nathan Adrian went onto win gold in the final.

After the Games Feigen was involved in the infamous gas station situation with three teammates, including Ryan Lochte, and was subsequently suspended for four months. After the whole debacle Feigen indicated he did not intend on gunning for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and with no competitions under his belt since Rio, it seemed safe to assume he was done.

But he’s apparently back, entered in the 50 and 100 free in Indianapolis. In the 100 he’s seeded 4th, behind three of the men who beat him in Omaha. The fourth, Anthony Ervin, has opted to sit out of the event and focus solely on the 50 free. In the 50, Feigen is seeded 7th, the exact place he finished at the Olympic Trials. The 27-year-old will represent the New York Athletic Club.


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Good that Ervin is focusing just for 50. #TeamErvin


did you mean to post this in the Jimmy article?


I first read of it here.


thanks for the support ?


Aren’t you the one who doesn’t think he’ll make it? 🙂


teasing you ……

Years of Plain Suck

Good luck to “Silver Medal Jimmy!”


Good thing there aren’t any roadside gas stations in Indy! ?

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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