Regan Smith Shares the Set She Crushed 2 Days Before Breaking the 200y Fly American Record

2023 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • November 29-December 2, 2023
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Long Course Meters (50 meters)
  • Start Times
    • Prelims: 9 AM (ET)
    • Finals: 6 PM (ET)
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Regan Smith started this LCM season with some “off” events, competing in the 200 IM and 400 IM in Greensboro before jumping into her usual 100 back, 200 back, and 200 fly. Looking back a little earlier in the season, Smith recalled the set of 10×50@50 that she swam 2 days before becoming the first woman to ever swim a 1:48 in the 200y fly.

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JohnCena
3 months ago

Her best shot at an individual gold medal is probably the 200 fly. Though she’d have to beat McIntosh.

I’m sure she will battle Kaylee in the backstrokes with everything she’s got. It may take a 56 to beat Kaylee in the 100 back.

She’s totally dialed into her swimming now, you can hear it in her voice. She’s working very hard and has American records now in the backstrokes and 200 fly.

I am pulling for her to get that individual gold medal. It’s McIntosh and Kaylee that are blocking her path.

Luis
Reply to  JohnCena
2 months ago

You can see that Regan is pure hard work and sheer focus. Kaylee surely puts up thousands of hours as well, but she has just that little extra of natural talent which gives her the edge. She’s also a bit taller which makes a huge difference at this level of competition.
Same thing with Summer.

I always root for Regan because she so much deserves the titles, but I guess she had the bad luck of being born in the wrong generation. In all the events she excels at, there is an even bigger beast by her side.

Anything can happen though, keep training!

Swammyswam
3 months ago

I don’t believe 90% of swimmer practice times and sets. You’re telling me she was holding like 1.5-2 sec off probably what she could do in a 50 fly from the blocks 10x on 50 sec. Yeah right

Facts
3 months ago

What a great kid to represent the good ole USA…. Eh

snailSpace
3 months ago

I love how she constantly memes about her breaststroke xd.

Wild Bill
3 months ago

I am so glad for Regan. She worked so hard. Well earned!

VA Steve
3 months ago

These interviews are such a good counterbalance SS, thanks.

VFL
3 months ago

Is it bad that I wanna see Alex Walsh make the move to ASU after she graduates? Feel like she would thrive in that group.

SCoach
3 months ago

Am I missing the set she shared?

VFL
Reply to  SCoach
3 months ago

10 x 50 all out @ :50 holding 24s

Bayliss
Reply to  VFL
3 months ago

Fly? That seems incredibly fast for fly.

JimSwim22
Reply to  Bayliss
3 months ago

She is pretty incredibly fast for sure

bignowhere
Reply to  Bayliss
3 months ago

yes, fly (scy). She said it was really fast even for her.

Paul P
Reply to  VFL
2 months ago

I would not be surprised if she is the best female practice swimmer on the planet. I believe she’ll out performed her 2019 world’s performance next summer.

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