Olympians Josh Prenot, Josh Davis Highlight USMS Nationals Psychs

by Michael Hamann 17

April 25th, 2022 Masters, News

2022 USMS Nationals

US Masters Nationals kicks off at the Northside Aquatic Center in San Antonio this Thursday with over 1800 athletes entered to compete. Athletes from across the country, ranging in age from their 20s to their 90s, will converge on south-central Texas, and several former US National Teamers are scheduled to compete. 

Josh Prenot, who competed collegiately at the University of California and won a silver medal in the 200 breast at the 2016 Olympic Games, is entered in 6 events. Representing The Olympic Club, Prenot is slated to swim the 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 back and 100 IM in the 25-29 age group. 

Another Olympic medalist, current Oklahoma Christian head coach Josh Davis, is also scheduled to compete in 6 events in the 45-49 age group. Davis, who swam for Texas and won five five Olympic medals, including three golds, in American relays in 1996 and 2000, will swim the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 back, 100 back and 100 IM. 

Davis has long been a proponent of US Masters Swimming and has competed at these nationals for years, holding USMS records in both the 35-39 and 40-44 age groups. 

Former US National Teamer and Stanford swimmer Eugene Godsoe is entered as well. Godsoe, who won four total medals at the World Championships in his career, is entered in the 50 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 back, 100 back and 200 back. Godsoe will be representing New York Athletic Club at the meet. 

On the women’s side, Ally Howe, who swam at Stanford and is the former American Record holder in the 100 yard back, will also be representing the New York Athletic Club this weekend in San Antonio. Howe, who won a pair of national championships with the Cardinal in 2017 and 2018, will race the 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, 100 IM and 200 IM. 

Racing kicks off on Thursday with the 1000 and 1650 free and will continue with three full days of racing Friday through Sunday. 

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Kate
7 months ago

Ashley Whitney, 1996 Olympian.

COACH JOHNSON
Reply to  Kate
7 months ago

I swamed with her tough swimmer hard worker

JP input is too short
7 months ago

Ah! Another National Teamer – I knew Bobby Savulich was good but didn’t know he had made a National Team. Man, why does my age group have to be so dang fast…
https://swimswam.com/national-teamer-bobby-savulich-announces-retirement/

JP input is too short
7 months ago

Tim Phillips was a national teamer at one point, wasn’t he?

PVSFree
Reply to  JP input is too short
7 months ago

Yup, represented the US at 2017 World Champs, think he went 51.3 in 100 fly at World Champ Trials

SwimFan
7 months ago

Dark horse in the 100 Breast.. WYATT Hodges

PVSFree
7 months ago

That NYAC training group must be insane – three former National Teamers in Tim Phillips, Tom Luchsinger, and Eugene Godsoe and then just a who’s who of former NCAA All Americans with people like Zach Fong and Ally Howe

The Original Tim
Reply to  PVSFree
7 months ago

As far as I’m aware, at least as of when I looked into it 7-8 years ago after noticing a lot of fast people at USMS Nats prepping NYAC, it’s kind of a sponsorship thing vs an actual club. At that point back in 2015 or so, there were quite a few NYAC repping swimmers who weren’t based in NY.

One of my Masters swimmers, now in her late 40s and comfortably past her competition heyday, though she was legit back in the day, has a NYAC cap but never lived or trained in NY. I could probably ask her what the deal is!

coachymccoachface
Reply to  The Original Tim
7 months ago

Some of them don’t even live in NY

Amunnn
7 months ago

Imagine having to race the Rio silver medalist in multiple events. Oh yeah, that’s right…

The Original Tim
Reply to  Amunnn
7 months ago

I’ve had the privilege of “racing” Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers, and Clark Burckle in various events at USMS Nats over the years, it’s fun! Due to work commitments, I had to miss out on a few years, but I’d have had a chance to “race” Adrian and Lochte, too, if I’d been able to go to those Nats.

By racing I mean I was in the same event and sometimes in the same age group but wasn’t even in the ballpark, heck, wasn’t even in the same zip code as them as far as times go.

The best was leading off my team’s 200 medley relay in the same lane but one heat behind Grevers leading off his team’s… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by The Original Tim
SethB
7 months ago

If only this meet coincided with my scheduling.
Nevertheless should be an exciting meet!

Lil Swimmy
7 months ago

everybody say old

swammer
Reply to  Lil Swimmy
7 months ago

gurl bye. you’re going to be that old soon enough.

AThomas
Reply to  swammer
7 months ago

 you’re going to be that old soon enough” only if you are lucky.

John Kennedy
Reply to  Lil Swimmy
7 months ago

Ya got me there Lil Swammy 😂

When you grow up, are you gonna drop the “Lil”?

The Original Tim
Reply to  Lil Swimmy
7 months ago

Nah, these young pups aren’t old. What is old, and absolutely awesome, is the 1952 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 back winning his age group at USMS long course Nats last year by a figurative mile with a time that isn’t much slower than my cruising pace.