Matt Grevers Focused On 2017 World Champs: GMM presented by

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Matt Grevers dropped a 53.31 in the 100m backstroke on the final night of the Pro Swim Series in Austin.  After getting edged off the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, Grevers is glad he’s still got his racing legs and the ability to predict his times.  Grevers rested three days for the ATX PSS and he was clipped a little for an upcoming TYR photo shoot.

Grevers, swimming’s giant,  made it clear he will make a hard run at the 2017 World Championships this summer.  If you know your Grevers’ history, you remember his failure to make the 2011 World Championship Team. Grevers came charging back in 2012 at the Olympics, and I think we’ll see the same–hard charging–athlete this June at the US Nationals/World Championship selection meet in Indianapolis.

Prediction: At the US Nationals this summer, I think Grevers be 52.4 or faster, and I think that’ll be enough to make the 2017 US Worlds Team. What do you think?  

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Yes, I think he will make the team in his signature event, and be on at least one relay.

Joel Lin

Agree, I think he’s going to put together a great 100 back & 100 free this summer.


The Us 400 free relay would be awesome and probably the best team possible without Phelps .

Joel Lin

I think Jack Conger will really put it all together this summer in the 100 fly & 100 free.

I think with a stronger focus in the 100 free, Grevers could be 47.7-47.8 flat start. Adrian & Ervin are so consistent. Held & Dressel are still improving. And there are other players as well.

It could be a surprisingly fast relay this summer.


thats exactly what i feel ……excited 6 months in advance


With David Plummer retiring, Matt is still in the top 2. Unless Jacob Pebley wants to take the #2 spot.


Murphy – 52.2
Grevers – 52.5
Pebley – 52.6 (Pebley makes 200 back again)

Murphy – 51.9 (Gold)
Grevers – 52.5 (Hopefully gets him on the podium, but 100 back is a stacked event right now)

… I think Murphy goes just a bit slower this year, continues to improve after. But then again he’s Ryan Murphy so he’ll probably blow away my predictions.
Grevers I’m not so sure about, I think he’ll make the team but I don’t know about the time. Looking at that 53.3 I’d predict like a 52.2 for the summer, which I would absolutely love.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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