Ryan Lochte was plagued by injuries last year. We still haven’t seen the full David Marsh effect on Lochte. Marsh is the magic-man. SwimMAC Team Elite performed at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, and Marsh’s elite crew is much bigger and deeper with talent over this quad. I think that will translate into more success in 2016. The SwimMAC Team Elite program is not only geared toward training in the pool, it’s a community of elites, a lifestyle for pros, designed to enhance their overall well-being. As pros age and mature, this is vital, keeps them happy and passionate about the sport.
WHAT WE KNOW
Lochte has been training much more consistently so far this year. He’s injury free. Also, he’s disappointed by last year, thinks it was his worst year as an elite since 2004. That bodes well for 2015. Lochte has always been formidable, but a focused Lochte is deadly. Perhaps the biggest assets for Lochte so far this year is how quiet he’s been. Lochte’s never been more low-key. Think about that before you make your 2015 Worlds predictions for Lochte.
MEL PREDICTIONS FOR 2015 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
200m freestyle – 1:45.3 – bronze
200m IM – 1:54.4 – gold
What are your Ryan Lochte predictions for World Championships?
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