Madisyn Cox: “How can you not have fun swimming outside?” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard.



The leader of the 200 IM switched at almost every leg, but it came down to a battle between Madisyn Cox and Melanie Margalis where only 0.06 separated the two.

Louise Hansson took the lead taking the race out in a 27.66. Taylor Ruck caught up in the backstroke leg splitting 32.69 and took the lead heading into breaststroke where Cox and Margalis took over. Cox split a 37.55 and Margalis split a 37.76 – both were almost two seconds faster than any other breaststroke leg. Cox came down through the stretch and touched out Margalis winning with a 2:11.14. Margalis’ time was 2:11.20.

After prelims, both Cox and Margalis were seeded fifth and seventh in the 200 breaststroke but decided to scratch and focus on the 200 IM.

Mary-Sophie Harvey swam a tough double tonight finishing third in the 200 fly and also third in the 200 IM with a 2:11.20. She won the 400 IM last night just barely touching out Katie Ledecky.

Fourth and fifth place were separated by only a hundredth of a second. Louise Hansson finished fourth with a 2:14.97 while Ruck finished fifth with a 2:14.98.

Top 8:

  1. Madisyn Cox, 2:11.14
  2. Melanie Margalis, 2:11.20
  3. Mary-Sophie Harvey, 2:14.57
  4. Louise Hansson, 2:14.97
  5. Taylor Ruck, 2:14.98
  6. Katie Drabot 2:15.24
  7. Brooke Forde, 2:15.87
  8. Helena Gasson, 2:20.11

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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