This is Pancake Hot Take, where we rate racing on a scale of 1-5 pancakes, and give you our highlights. On this episode, we are taking you through the entirety or racing from the 2019 US Open and the 2019 Minnesota Invite.
If you missed this weekend in swimming, what are you doing?! There were exhilarating swims coming from the long and short pools, with the 2019 US Open happening in Atlanta while the 2019 Minnesota Invite took place in Minneapolis. I split my time, covering both meets for 2 days each, and am now here to give you our thoughts on the racing as a whole.
We saw excellent racing from both meets, with Olympic dark horses thundering their way into the spotlight of Olympic contenders in Atlanta, and some of the top NCAA programs in the country throw down times that could indicate back-to-back dog fights for the men’s and women’s team titles come March. Such an exciting weekend warrants an exciting score, and for that I give this weekend:
Since this is a wrap-up, I’m giving you my top 4 swims of the weekend, my top 4 surprises of the weekend, and as always, the syrup on top.
Swims of the Weekend:
Surprises of the Weekend:
Syrup on Top:
2019 goes out with a bang, and previews what looks to be a very exciting 2020. Both NCAA meets look like they could be the closest we’ve seen in recent history for the team titles, and earning a spot on the US Olympic team is just getting harder by the day.
I can’t wait to see what fast swims come our way in the new year, but one thing is for certain: with all this sensational swimming, there will be many more pancake hot takes to come.