Ricky Berens, US Olympic Trials Preview

  24 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | June 17th, 2012 | Gold Medal Minute, News | Sponsored by: SwimOutlet.com

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I think Ricky can go 1:44, sure, probably high. But I think Phelps and Lochte will both be 1:43 high to 1:44 low to take the top 2 spots in the 200 free. In the 100 free Ricky has a legitimate shot at the second spot. After Adrian, there are definitely a group of four or five guys that can grab that second spot, and Ricky is as capable as any. Whoever gets that second spot will have to be sub :48 to do it. Regardless Ricky is going to almost certainly be on the 4×200 and probably 4×100 relays so at least he’s going to have 2 shots at getting a medal in Beijing.

Gold Medal Mel, I completely agree with you. I believe Ricky can be 1:44 low. I mean hes been 1:47.5 mid season. thats very promising for a 1:44.

Bluefish, there is an ocean between 1:47.5 and 1:44low.

Ricky’s 100 Free seems to be one of the sleeper possibilities at these trials and it will be fun to watch. Looks like Longhorn swimming will be well represented in the sprints!!! So just what’s the altitude in Austin these days – 86 feet above MSL?


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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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