Margalis on 400 IM: “I Really Don’t Want to go back to Training for That (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • Pro Swim Series Record: Katinka Hosszu, 4:31.07, Santa Clara 2015
  1. GOLD: Melanie Margalis, 4:37.43
  2. SILVER: Madisyn Cox, 4:42.22
  3. BRONZE: Hannah Moore, 4:47.40

Melanie Margalis rocked a new best time as she put together a dominant 400 IM. Leading from start to finish, Margalis touched in 4:37.43 for the win, clipping her former best off 4:37.84 from 2014. According to the USA Swimming Database, that was also her first sub-4:40 400 IM since summer 2014. She was the only swimmer to clear that barrier tonight, but Madisyn Cox and Hannah Moore each broke 4:50 to round out the podium.

Moore trailed Bethany Galat (4:48.50) after the breast leg, but used her freestyle speed to move ahead for the bronze. Galat held off Evie Pfeifer (4:48.77) and Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo (4:48.82) down the final stretch.

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So darn likeable!! Along with those with Madison Kennedy, I enjoy her interviews the most.
Keep’em coming!!


so versatile and such a great person. hoping for a individual medal in tokyo for mel!


Her 4:37 was a quality time for a meet like this. She won by a wide margin.

The 400 IM is often scheduled early in the big meets, so she may skip it to save herself for her other events.

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