After having a solid meet at the Pro Swim in Austin, which included winning the first ever Mystery 200 IM, Madisyn Cox spoke with SwimSwam about the training she put in over the holidays. Specifically, she talked about doing Eddie Reese’s infamous 20×50’s fly on :35. Except Cox swam them IM (5 of each stroke), and she did the set twice.
Madisyn Cox won the women’s version of the event in 2:16.12. Her splits were as follows: 27.54/38.31/35.05/35.22. Alicia Wilson tried to run her down on the final 50, splitting 29.17/39.39/35.29/32.96 as she placed 2nd in 2:16.81.
Cox made her long course international debut for Team USA over the summer when she took bronze in the 200 IM at the World Championships and gold as a prelims-only swimmer on the 800 free relay. Those relays added to her 3 medals from the 2016 Short Course World Championships. As a college swimmer at Texas, Cox was a 10-time All-American.
Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
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