A rendering of an early version of the backstroke wedge start blocks that Omega and Myrtha Pools are developing.
Olympic champion, Aaron Peirol, is an Arena Ambassador. Peirsol works with Arena USA to promote the sport at the grassroots level. He and Olympic peer, Matt McClean, along with Rowdy Gaines, hosted an event to engage youth swimmers from the Austin area.
Many thanks to Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com, for these beautiful swimming photos. Featured Image: Olympic Champions Aaron Peirsol)
Danish national record-holder Lotte Friis led early, but Katie Ledecky completed a thrilling comeback, gaining on Friis steadily from about the 350-mark onward and erasing the two-second lead the Dane had built up.
Michael Andrew has had no trouble turning his short course success into long course success in Austin, breaking the 13-14 boys’ National Age Group Record in his 3rd different event of the meet.
Training partners Conor Dwyer and Yannick Agnel are tied as the top money-earners on the Grand Prix after 2 of 6 stops. Each has taken in $2700.
Luchsinger wins 200 fly and shares Bob Bowman butterfly set. See Bowman video below on butterfly training.
See video above with Tom Luchsinger breaking down the Bob Bowman butterfly set. 30 x 100m on 1:30: 50 free under 35 seconds, climb up to the blocks, dive a 50m fly striving to hold sub 28 seconds.
California pro Tom Shields was all over the 100 fly field in this one, going 52.72 to win handily.
Matt McLean drills down on training at Bob Bowman’s NBAC. Training has been challenging, but perfect for his goals moving toward the 2016 Olympic Games.
A powerhouse 100 backstroke field did not disappoint, putting together a race that was up in the air until the very finish.
In a tough field of up-and-comers 26-year-old Jessica Hardy showed why she’s still a household name on the American breaststroking scene.
Ross Murdoch extended his dominance in the breaststroke races in Austin, winning the 100 breast in 1:00.58.
She won the 200 back last night, and now Canada’s Hilary Caldwell has made it a sweep. The 22-year-old went 1:01.57 to nip current Grand Prix points leader Megan Romano at the wall.
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.