Yannick Agnel won the 1500 free over a pair of international distance stars – that means the Frenchman won the 200, 400 and 1500 frees and finished second in the 100 over the course of this weekend.
Twenty Four Youth Swimmers from Longhorn Aquatics will have the experience of a lifetime tonight, swimming alongside 7-time Olympic medalist and University of Texas grad, Aaron Peirsol and 2012 gold medalist Matt McLean.
Ryan Murphy, Cal freshman and backstroker extraordinaire, talks about his experiment with a new race plan in his 200 backstroke win at the Austin Grand Prix.
Tunisia’s Ous Mellouli catches up with SwimSwam about his Austin Grand Prix performances and his adjustment to joining NBAC’s training group.
Michael Andrew shares his thoughts about his National Age Group record performances in the 50 free at the Austin Grand Prix prelims.
Austin Grand Prix 400 IM winner Conor Dwyer talks about an event that he hopes to factor in more in the future.
Michael Andrew is beginning to extend his record-book dominance to the long course pool, shaving a hundredth off the 100 back record and coming within a tenth of the 100 breast record.
Natalie Coughlin won the 50 free in Austin coming off a two-week training trip to Colorado. Here she talks about that experience and her interaction with fans at the Grand Prix.
Caitlin Leverenz won the 400 IM and followed it up with a 200 free swim in the very next event. She talks to SwimSwam about her experience.
Allison Schmitt won the 200 free at the Austin Grand Prix. Here she talks to SwimSwam about her return to the pool.
Men’s 50 Freestyle – FINAL – 2014 Austin Grand Prix – reported by Jared Anderson / SwimSwam Much like the…
After besting a pair of international distance stars in the 400, plus finishing second to Nathan Adrian in the 100 free last night, Agnel was back at it on night 2 in the middle-distance, going an unbelievable 1:45.76 to win the 200 free.
In a tightly-bunched final field for the splash-and-dash, it was savvy veterans who rose to the top. Multi-time Olympian Natalie Coughlin went 25.17, getting her hand on the wall first in a field loaded with big names.
In a battle of US Olympians, it was Allison Schmitt who triumphed over Katie Ledecky in the 200 freestyle.
Dwyer used a strong backstroke leg to build a lead on Tunisian Olympian and long-distance specialist Ous Mellouli. The two were almost identical split-wise apart from that backstroke, where Dwyer went 1:06.4 to Mellouli’s 1:07.5. That one second proved to be the difference as Dwyer went 4:16.58 to Mellouli’s 4:17.69.