Bobby Finke restored Team USA’s faith in distance swimming this past summer winning Olympic gold in the 800m and 1500m freestyle. Bobby’s a meters-man, more dangerous in the long-pool, but with his 14:12 1650 and 3:36 400 IM from last year’s NCAA champs, he’s got yards covered.
We won’t see Bobby compete at SEC Championships due to health protocols, a major blow to the University of Florida Gators. However, in a tweet Bobby said he’s looking forward to competing with his teammates at NCAA Champs.
In this interview Bobby previews the college competitors he has his eye on, and he previews the summer beyond the college season.
I think all swim-fans would love to see Bobby turn-on his 500 free. How fast will he swim 500 free at NCAAs after training with Kieran Smith who has been 4:06.32? I think Bobby should be 4:08, maybe 4:07 high, aiming for top-three. But who cares what I think. It’s all about what you think? Drop your opinion in the comments.
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