Olivia Smoliga Breaks Down Georgia’s Pro Crew: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

SwimSwam caught up with 2016 Olympic champion Olivia Smoliga at the 2017 ASCA World Clinic where she was headlining the FINIS booth, signing autographs, talking to coaches. She even worked in a full FINIS photo shoot at the hotel.

Smoliga will remain in Athens, Georgia training under Coach Jack Bauerle for her professional career. She feels a strong sense of loyalty to Bauerle and the Georgia Bulldogs family for getting her to the world-class stage, and she loves the Athen’s pro culture.  According to Smoliga, their pro crew will big and impressive:  Melanie Margalis, Hali Flickinger, Chase Kalisz, Nick Fink, Matias Koski, Pace Clark and Taylor Dale.

QUESTION: Is the Georgia Pro Crew the best in the country?  Bauerle put six pros on 2017 U.S. World Championship Team, and most of them are relatively new talent, rising talent.  What do you think?

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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4 years ago

These are great. Just a quick bit of news for Swimswam, New England Swimming just passed a ban on tech-suits for 10& unders

4 years ago

The women will not be close to where they were the past few years at the college level.

4 years ago

Awesome! In other news, Schmitt is coming back for 2020! Check out Phelps ig.

Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

We asked Bowman, he said that it’s “hard to say” one way or the other, and that she’s not in the testing pool nor training seriously.

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Why would he post it then… annoying :/

stanford fan
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

i think people misread it. he phrased it like ”is it true??” therefore, he wasn’t confirming it

Reply to  stanford fan
4 years ago

The way he’s said it in the two posts makes it feel like there’s going to be a twist of some kind. A marketing plan, a reference to her Masters Degree…who knows. Weird that he’s posted twice and she hasn’t at all.

But, as pointed out in the article I just posted…Allison never actually left the testing pool.

Steve Nolan
4 years ago

If she’d forgotten to mention Dale, do you think he’d have had a….

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Jon Nap
4 years ago

She’s just great! What a personality. Best of luck to her.

4 years ago

I’m surprised Kalisz is staying there.i think it’s a good move,and with him there I think it makes this pro group probably the second best in the nation. Cal probably is a little better

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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