Kalisz: The American Record is the Goal; Didn’t Expect to Be That Close

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February 21st, 2014 College, News, SEC, Video, Video Interview

Georgia sophomore Chase Kalisz is the defending NCAA Champion in the 400 IM, and on Thursday night in Athens, he swam the 3rd-fastest 400 yard IM in history. After the meet, Kalisz spoke with SwimSwam’s Shanda Crowe about his season goals, and what it would mean to him to break Tyler Clary’s 400 IM American/NCAA Records.

Kalisz also talks a little about where he is in his training, and how much rest he had for this meet.

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YouGotLezakd

Where is the video?

YouGotLezakd

Wait.. now it shows up.

bobo gigi

He responds to my interrogations about the level of rest for the Georgia swimmers who swim very fast this week.
But on the other hand, I have never heard a swimmer saying he was fully rested before a big meet. 🙂
Anyway, fully rested or semi-rested, Chase Kalisz has swum a great race and will break the American record this year or next year.
He has 2 years to continue his backstroke, underwaters and overall strength improvements and he will play the olympic gold medal with Kosuke Hagino in 2016.

His race here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGc3NKs1MKk

Sue Chen

Congratulations to Chase! Great swim, great guy!! Next stop,,.American Record — looking forward to it 🙂

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