San Antonio Pro Swim, the Canadian Open, and Marchand Goes Pro | SWIMSWAM BREAKDOWN

Today on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discuss the myriad of high-level meets that occurred last week, including the Pro Swim in San Antonio, the Canadian Open, and South African Trials.

  • 0:00 SwimSwam Breakdown Introduction
  • 1:22 San Antonio Pro Swim
  • 10:37 Canadian Open
  • 14:35 Leon Marchand Goes Pro

SINK or SWIM

  • 18:02 Will Kristof Milak Medal in Paris?
  • 19:22 Should Leon swim 200 Fly or 200 Breast in Paris?
  • 22:50 Will Bob Bowman Lead the Texas men to a Top 2 finish in the next 2 seasons?

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snailSpace
1 month ago

I appreciate Yanyan sticking up for Milak, but at this point, I’m still agreeing with Coleman – if Kristof adds and Leon drops, they are probably both in the 1:51 territory, and I too am not yet convinced Kristof will go a best time in Paris (even though I hope will). If, however, Euros shows that Milak is close to his best, Leon should stick to breast – it’s the event he prefers anyway.

Re Texas winning in 25/26: agreed that it will depend on whether or not the transfer portal guys will actually transfer. I’m not at all convinced Kos and McDonald are transferring, and from what he told Hungarian media, I think Sarkany might, but he will probably… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by snailSpace
CELL
Reply to  snailSpace
1 month ago

I hope Kos transfers to Cal

snailSpace
Reply to  CELL
1 month ago

That might be the best for him, but I really don’t think he will.

SwimMaxxing
Reply to  snailSpace
1 month ago

McDonald isn’t going to Texas. He didn’t have the do not contact designation in the portal, meaning he is open to other teams.

Bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  SwimMaxxing
1 month ago

He’d be nuts to not follow.

SwimMaxxing
Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

Agreed, but I have heard from sources close to him that he may not.

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  SwimMaxxing
1 month ago

Ah, ok. That makes sense.

So Leon is likely the one guarantee to follow? That’s crazy to think that Bob might only get one person to follow from ASU to Texas

Caleb
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

Leon is done with the NCAA, officially

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Caleb
1 month ago

Did you reply to the right comment? I didn’t say anything about Leon swimming in the NCAA anymore.

snailSpace
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

I think there is a very good chance Hubi follows Bowman to Texas, because when all is said and done, he came to the US to be coached by Bob. But it’s not guaranteed, and it might depend on several other factors other than him wanting to follow.

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  snailSpace
1 month ago

Kos, McDonald and Kharun I feel like would make sense to follow Bowman. On the other hand, I could understand if Sarkany wants to try something else. It does seem like he’s performed better with his training in Hungary vs ASU training.

Aquajosh
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

As far as we know, Kharun is not in the transfer portal yet. So if Bob is talking to him or coaching him, he’s committing NCAA violations by doing so.

Diehard
Reply to  SwimMaxxing
1 month ago

His brother committed to IU

Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

Can anyone tell me if the US elites are doing another prep meet before trials? The Atlanta one?

Diehard
Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

They won’t all go to one meet but more regionalized ones….Atlanta being one.

Aragon Son of Arathorne
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

thanks brotha

Noah
Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

Probably some of the Sectional meets in May

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago
Diehard
1 month ago

Peanut Gallery:
No mention of Huske’s swims last weekend?
Do you think Luca is a lock for Olympic team? What does Luca do next year? UGA or Texas?

Texas: I imagine most of their scholarship money has been promised and signed for next year between current swimmers and divers, as well as incoming frosh! So where does Bob get more scholarship money for these out of state scholarships? Will the asu non sprinters look other places or will they walk-on, can they find $40k per kid in NIL?

VA Steve
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

Agree on Huske

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

As for the TYR Pro Swim Series – San Antonio, the performances speak for themselves:

https://www.swimcloud.com/results/274521/topswims/?gender=F&sort=score

A little show prep goes a long ways.

It’s a complete joke to talk about the times posted (53.90, 54.01) in the women’s 100 meter freestyle when it doesn’t meet the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT) let alone the Olympic Consideration Time (OCT).

W 100 FR
OQT – 53.61
OCT – 53.88

If anything, Canada looks ripe for the pickin’ in the W 4 x 100 FR-R.

Aragon Son of Arathorne
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

Not a lock, but if he goes 1:53 again in the 2 fly, that should do it. He also has a shot at top 6 for the relay in the 2 free if he can get to 1:45 (if he swims it). I hope he makes it. Doesnt matter to me where he swims. It appears what he is doing now is working, so I am guessing he doesnt leave.

Chucky
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

Texas – $40K in NIL – chump change. Those ASU kids aint paying dime

Isaac
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

I think Asu sprinters will stay

Greenangel
1 month ago

For Marchand’s choice, the question is simple. If Milak is not in shape, not 100 % , Marchand will be Olympic champion. I think Marchand will swim under 1:52 in the OG. My prediction is 1:51.65. Nobody will be at this level but Milak. What will be Milak’s time 1:49 , 1:50 , 1:51, 1:52 ?
For the 200 breast, I’m pretty sure that Marchand will swim under 2:06 at the French trials in June. I think he is able to swim under 2:05 in Paris but Qin Haiyang too, ZSC too.
If I have to bet , I would say the 200 breast. He wants to swim this event.

Diehard
Reply to  Greenangel
1 month ago

Is it fair for Fina to change order for Marchand but not for McKeown?

VA Steve
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

…or Douglass?

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

Y’all really gotta let this go.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Diehard
1 month ago

Australia is not hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Furthermore, the universe does not revolve around the country of Australia.

Sacre Bleu!
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

USA is not hosting 2024 Summer Olympics and yet they changed the schedule for Regan Smith.

Furthermore, the universe does not revolve around the country of The USA.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Sacre Bleu!
1 month ago

The IOC changed the schedule so Regan Smith has to swim an evening session double (W 200 FL, W 200 BK) on Day 6 of the 2024 Summer Olympics. How the hell is that to Regan Smith’s advantage?

At the Tokyo Olympics, Regan Smith would not had to swim any session doubles even if she qualified in the W 200 BK.

WTF!

Diehard
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

Either is France

HeGetsItDoneAgain
Reply to  Greenangel
1 month ago

I really don’t think Marchand is in any better shape or form than he was last year.

mds
Reply to  HeGetsItDoneAgain
1 month ago

And you get your expert opinion from ….. Since you OBVIOUSLY have no factual basis for your comment, keep you keyboard quiet.

rhode
Reply to  Greenangel
1 month ago

I don’t think Marchand will drop a whole second in 200 fly. His 200 breast ceiling is kind of unknown.

Lisa
Reply to  rhode
1 month ago

Didn’t he goes to 2:06 last year .

ooo
Reply to  Lisa
1 month ago

First race of a semi-tapered (at best) meet. I agree that the ceiling is still unknown.

Brownish
Reply to  Greenangel
1 month ago

I think only the 400IM is safely his.

HVAC ed
Reply to  Brownish
1 month ago

Not exactly related, but it would have been interesting to see Luca swim the 200 IM final for time.

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