Ledecky & Franklin: With the Rain This Meets Feels like Friday Night Lights (Video Interview)

Swimming News / Swimming Video is courtesy of Shannon Macdonald, SwimSwam Rankings Managing Editor.


Meet record: 7:51.21 USA (Vollmer, Scroggy, Hoff, Schmitt), 2010
American record: 7:42.56 (Vollmer, Nymeyer, Kukors, Schmitt), 2009
Australian record: 7:44.31 (Rice, Barratt, Palmer, Mackenzie), 2008
Canadian record: 7:49.14 (Saumur, Wilkinson, Gabor, Maclean), 2009
Japanese record: 7:52.42 (Ueda, Yamaguchi, Sato, Kitagawa), 2009
Australia All-comers record: 7:50.09 USA (Coughlin, Vollmer, Nymeyer, Hoff) 2007

The relay team of Shannon Vreeland, Missy Franklin, Leah Smith and Katie Ledekcy from the United States broke the Pan Pacs meet record and Australian All-Comers record to win the relay with a time of 7:46.40. All of the splits were pretty impressive, but Katie Ledecky was able to bring it home in 1:54.36!! Take a look at their splits below:

Vreeland: 1:57.89
Smith: 1:58.02
Ledecky: 1:54.36

Australia finished second at 7:47.37, followed by Canada in third at 7:58.03.


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We can’t get better smiling happy swimmers than those 2 fantastic racers . Great win , well deserved . Ledecky is also very at easy when answering questions ; She has the meet of her life here .

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