Michael Chadwick explains Process for 2 Meet Taper (Video)


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On the eve of leaving for World Champ training camp in Singapore, SwimSwam filmed a Team Elite practice in San Diego, California. After practice, we spoke with Michael Chadwick to see how he was preparing for the double taper meet of World Champs and Pan American Games a couple weeks later in Lima, Peru. Chadwick expressed that he wasn’t necessarily coming all the way down for both, but rather doing what he’s been doing for the present, come down a bit for worlds and look to have a good swim while knowing that he still has a full schedule of racing in Lima.

This seems to be working well for the sprinter, as he went an unofficial best time in the 50 free (21.7 according to my watch, some commenters have different times) at training camp on Monday.

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3 years ago

best time in practice! wow, cant wait to see what he does at worlds

tea rex
3 years ago

Swimswam, y’all rock. Getting this kind of access is something I would have killed for 20 (or even 10) years ago.

Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Good trial run for OTs and Games if he makes the team.

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