Kate Douglass Breaks Down Back-to-Back US Open Champ Records


Olympic medalist Kate Douglass not only backed up her 200 IM world title last night in Greensboro by setting a new championship record in the event (2:08.46) but then backed THAT up by winning the 50 free just minutes later, setting a 2nd championship record in the process (24.38). Douglass explains her mentality heading into each race.

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Viking Steve
2 months ago

Balance, perspective, and confidence…a winning formula indeed!

Awsi Dooger
3 months ago

I guess that means she’ll substitute 100 breaststroke for 100 butterfly.

That makes sense to me. She’s always trailing at 100 butterfly and desperately trying to close late. Nothing changes. At 100 breaststroke all she needs to do is incorporate greater urgency and tempo into the glide and Kate will be more competitive than fans prefer to believe

Reply to  Awsi Dooger
3 months ago

That’s what jumped out at me also. Without any firsthand knowledge, I wonder if 100 Breast was an experiment and KD’s comment was not as literal as “the exact same events as I am swimming here,” but more like “mostly the events I am swimming here.” I wonder, also, whether there is any thought about not stepping on each other’s opportunities between Claire, Gretchen and Kate all swimming 100 Fly with Tori a huge obstacle (and likely a few others) for those 2 slots.

3 months ago

hey Swim Swam writers and /or headline writers, curious as to why you seem to use the term ‘breaks down’ instead of ‘discusses’ (or some other words/ phrase). If nothing else I’d say this phrase gets over used in your headlines… perhaps among competing similar phases (& maybe even better!) this gets you more clicks.. .. I await the down votes.

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