As a freshman, Emma performed picking up 85 points with these swims:
- 4:37.23 – 500 Free – 1st
- 4:04.9 – 400 IM – 2nd
- 16:15.15 – 1650 – 5th
In this interview we learn that being an Olympic medalist hasn’t really sunk in yet. Emma also unpacks why she likes training with all that talent at UVA, and, like most elites SwimSwam has recently interviewed, Emma’s a little frustrated that International Team Trials (World Championship Trials) will follow so quickly on the heels of NCAA Champs.
With NCAA Champs mere weeks away, let’s focus on 400 IM predictions:
Emma’s racing teammates, Alex Walsh and Ella Nelson, for 400 IM dominance. Of course they’ll be fighting Stanford’s defending champion, Brooke Forde. I think Emma’s top 3 for sure. If she’s in the hunt at the 300 yard turn, she might be able to squeak out a win…maybe even helping UVA to a 1-2-3 finish.
But who cares what I think? What do you think? Drop you’re opinion in the comments.
Follow Gold Medal Mel on Instagram.
RECENT GMM EPISODES
Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.
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.