Kate Douglass Talks First Meet as a Pro, Team USA Relay Camp

2023 SPEEDO ATLANTA CLASSIC

Video captured by Hayden Kosater.

Kate Douglass took wins in the 200 Breast, 50 free, 200 IM, 100 Breast, and 100 Fly this weekend at the 2023 Atlanta Classic. She and UVA teammate Jack Aikins discuss how LCM training has been so far in the season and what they were hoping to gain from coming to this meet. Douglass also discusses what her first meet as a pro swimmer was like and attending the Team USA relay camp in Austin last month.

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Weinstien-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
15 days ago

Kate Douglass will not qualify for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in the (W) 200 Individual Medley due to Bella Sims and Katie Grimes.

Sub13
Reply to  Weinstien-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
15 days ago

I assume you meant to say Alex Walsh and Leah Hayes. Grimes and Sims have PBs of 2:12 and 2:14

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Sub13
14 days ago

Fraudulence at its finest.

Cold Tub
Reply to  Weinstien-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
15 days ago

LMAO??? No way you messed up like that

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Cold Tub
14 days ago

I have successfully got under the skin of another poster. Note the spelling (Weinstien) from the imposter.

Last edited 14 days ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Yikes
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
14 days ago

I don’t think it’s that you’ve gotten under anyone’s skin as much as you just get on our nerves. To get under someone’s skin you have to say things that bother them that are based in truth, you’re just full of nonsense that nobody believes is in any way rooted in reality

jeff
Reply to  Weinstien-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
14 days ago

how did you mess up this bad?? The only events I can see those two being favored to win over any other American is like… the 400 IM SCY?

MarkB
Reply to  jeff
14 days ago

I think it’s fake. Look at the spelling of the names.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  MarkB
14 days ago

Bingo!

Sub13
Reply to  MarkB
14 days ago

LOL. Now the crazy troll has a fake even trollier version running around

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Sub13
14 days ago

I’m the fly in the ointment, monkey in the wrench, pain in the arse.

Yippee Ki Yay!

Last edited 14 days ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Laps
Reply to  Sub13
14 days ago

The spider man pointing meme has never been more relevant

jeff
Reply to  MarkB
14 days ago

tbh good catch, high quality troll if it is one though you can’t even tell it’s fake from the comment itself

snailSpace
Reply to  jeff
14 days ago

Yeah but that’s also a sign we are dealing with a high quality troll here. You can’t even tell if it is one.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  jeff
14 days ago

Often imitated, never duplicated.

Christopher
Reply to  Weinstien-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
14 days ago

Neither of them can beat her in that event. You serious?

Chris
Reply to  Weinstien-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
13 days ago

if she swims a 2:12 in at trials, she wont even get top 5. She needs to be 2:08 to make it, and thats still pushing it. I was hoping to see a 2:09 from her at this meet, as that would be in line with her other great swims.

Chris
15 days ago

wait… when is Nationals in relation to Worlds?

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Chris
15 days ago

The swimming events (50 meter pool) at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships commence 23 Aug 2023.

TCC
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
15 days ago

Off by a month. July 23rd. US Trials start June 27th

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  TCC
14 days ago

Sorry, my bad.

Swimmer1
15 days ago

swim swam do you know for sure if I chose the 200 im in the trials? i hope it does

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Swimmer1
15 days ago

After posting a personal best time in the W 50 FR (24.40), I have my doubts.

https://swimswam.com/ranking/2022-2023-lcm-women-50-free/

Tracy S
Reply to  Swimmer1
15 days ago

She swam 2:12 IM two days ago, which is kind of underwhelming after her 1:48 yards

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Tracy S
14 days ago

In addition, Leah Hayes is not going to lie down for Kate Douglass in the women’s 200 meter individual medley.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
15 days ago

Good luck at the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships!

RCP
15 days ago

Not a bad start. Hope she and her UVA teammates can take it up a few more notches before Nationals.

Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

Shoutout to every swimmer who gives interviews to Swimswam or any other media outlet.
Meanwhile, mister Remel is still refusing to talk to the media to the point where his Florida teammates can’t give interviews when he’s competing.

This what the local Atlanta press reported:

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Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

Oh brother!

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

Contrast to Mikaela Shiffrin, who failed repeatedly in Beijing but stood up and answered every question, then responded with a phenomenal season this year.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
15 days ago

Eh, people are different though.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Steve Nolan
15 days ago

USA Swimming does not need a drama queen.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
15 days ago

Mikaela does not need Winter Olympics medals to justify her legendary status. Unlike swimming, skiing has a legitimate pro circuit.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

All for letting people do what they want, for the most part, but this is a bit much.

It’s like they’re trying to alienate people.

Edit – And it’s not like the rest of the squad couldn’t set conditions on these interviews. “Don’t ask about Dressel.”

Then it’s up to each outlet to decide if they want to agree or not. It’s just weird to have a blanket “no media” thing going on.

Last edited 15 days ago by Steve Nolan
TCC
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

Does that explain no KL interviews.

Breezeway
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

What a joke! So everybody suffers because of one person can’t explain why he quit in the middle of a championship. Wonder what their agents and sponsors think

Tracy S
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

I can’t agree more!

That’s being a PRO means!

Yikes
Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
15 days ago

I feel like this weird aloofness and secrecy is just making people MORE curious and invested in finding out what’s going on.

DK99
15 days ago

Any interview with Dressel?

Chris
15 days ago

go KD!

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