Ryan Lochte Predictions for 2015 World Championships: Gold Medal Minute Presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

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? 

This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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Danjohnrob

Ryan seems like an uncomplicated guy. In every interview he seems happy and appreciative of his life. There’s never any drama surrounding him. He works hard and races hard and never seems to notice any pressure yet consistently exceeds expectations. He enjoys being famous yet doesn’t have a big ego and is good to his fans. I agree that Ryan will win the 200 IM this summer, which by the way will make him only the fourth swimmer in history to win the same event at LC World Championships more than 3 times (Cielo could join the club too if he wins the 50 free). I also agree that he’ll swim a 1:45 200 free and make it to finals,… Read more »

bobo gigi

Even if the men’s 200 free looks very open (much depends on Agnel), I don’t see Ryan Lochte medal in that event.
He will be 1st or 2nd in the 200 IM. Depends much on Hagino’s schedule before the final (for once smart or as usual crazy). Great battle in perspective.

Rafael

I have my doubts he will go 1.45.3, but even so.. I don´t think that will be enough for bronze.. I expect something around 1:45:00 1:45:1 for bronze

Team Rwanda

I have to disagree: it does not depend to Hagino’s schedule. If Lochte goes 1.54 mid, Hagino will not stand a chance. So it really depends on whether Lochte swims that fast.

bobo gigi

But I have never said that Lochte would go 1.54 mid. 🙂

bobo gigi

And I think that Hagino easily has a sub 1.55 in him. But only if he doesn’t waste his energy with the backstroke events.
200 free/400 free/200 IM/400 IM/4X200 free relay are well enough for him.
Time for him to finally win gold medals!

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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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