Murphy and Prenot Talk Tough Training in Cal (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

MEN’S 400 IM:

  1. GOLD: Chase Kalisz, 4:14.08
  2. SILVER: Josh Prenot, 4:18.58
  3. BRONZE: Daniel Sos, 4:22.98

Chase Kalisz was head and shoulders above the field, leading from start to finish to win it. He was well off his 4:08.92 from Atlanta last month, but still 4 seconds ahead of the field. His 4:08.9 is the current Pro Swim Series Record. Josh Prenot was the only other swimmer to join him under 4:20 tonight. He was within a second of his time from this meet last season.


  1. GOLD: Ryan Murphy, 1:56.51
  2. SILVER: Jacob Pebley, 1:58.30
  3. BRONZE: Zachary Poti, 2:02.35

Teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley, the 2 fastest men in the world this year, battled for the title. Pebley had the early speed, but Murphy had taken over slightly by the 100-meter mark. He continued to build his lead, winning in 1:56.51 as Pebley held on for 2nd. They were the only men in the final to break 2:00. Notably, fans have speculated how the heavy winds may be impacting the swimmers here. The top swimmers have been significantly slower than they were at the former Pro Swim meets thus far.


  1. GOLD: Josh Prenot, 2:11.30
  2. SILVER: Nic Fink, 2:12.73
  3. BRONZE: Carlos Claverie, 2:12.78

Olympic breaststroker Kevin Cordes had the lead through the 50, but Olympic silver medalist Josh Prenot answered back to take the lead at halfway. Prenot extended his lead through the back half, winning by over a second in 2:11.30. Nic Fink, a member of the 2017 U.S. World Championships team, was out in 7th halfway, but hammered home to take silver. Cordes wound up 4th in 2:13.14, as Carlos Claverie ran him down for the bronze.


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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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