Open Turn, Phelps vs Bolt

  3 Garrett McCaffrey | November 28th, 2012 | College, Featured, National, News, Open Turn

On this episode of Open Turn, Braden “The Machine” Keith and Garrett McCaffrey discuss three hot topics in the swimming news this week.

No one is doing more analysis of the college scene than Braden with his SwimSwam Power Rankings. He explains how his system works, why some of the teams fall where they do, and when you should expect to see updated rankings.

Which Olympic legend is more worthy of the Laureus Sports Award, Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? Braden and Garrett go back and forth on why one is more deserving than the other.

And finally, US Short Course Nationals starts this weekend in Austin and we want to know which gold medalist is going to have the best meet. Make sure to vote in SwimSwam’s Poll of the Week, presented by A3.

Which Gold Medalist will have the best meet at US SC Nationals?

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Wonkabar23
3 years 8 months ago

I would love to see phelps vs Bolt 25 free sprint into a 100 meter dash. What distance would it need to be for both to be a close race

coacherik
3 years 8 months ago

Hoping to see Ledecky hit her winter rest and inch closer to that 15:00 barrier in the 1650. Doesn’t happen this winter, but if she can do a few through 2014 before focusing on long course towards 2016, would be something special to see a female under 15:00.

Is it possible that although she is marketable, that because of her event selection and more reserved personality we see her swim college?

A lot can change even more in the swimmer-as-spokesperson market moving her towards professionalism (especially if she goes open water/world cup circuits), but she could essentially delay her freshman year of college (HS sophomore now) to focus on RIO and then go on to college swimming? The money may be too big in 2015-2016 to pass up, but seeing kids like her compete for her HS and consider college swimming (a la Missy Franklin) is exciting.

3 years 8 months ago

Whoa, whoa, whoa. AZ lost all their sprinters? They’ve still got Smith and Friedemann, right? They’ve still got Gutman, right? They’ve still got Cordes, right? Those are some pretty solid sprinters.

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About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming.After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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