Race Video: Michael McBroom wins 1500m Free, Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando

Race Video is courtesy of USA Swimming.

2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando


The last individual event of the meet was the men’s 1500 free, and the outcome isn’t exactly what one might call “a battle.”

Former Texas teammates Michael Klueh and Michael McBroom were neck-and-neck for the first 400 meters of this race, but at matching timing, McBroom started to build his splits, while Klueh started to slow down. That trend went on for the next 800 meters or so, which left McBroom to win by 23 seconds – 15:16.82 to Klueh’s 15:39.97.

15-year old Saint Petersburg swimmer Robert Finke took 3rd in 15:46.39. He swam out of the slower heats, but carried all the way through to a third-place finish. That time was a nine-second improvement on Finke’s lifetime best and gave him his very first Summer Nationals cut.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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