Schooling Posts 48.7 100 Free at Austin Sectionals

2017 SOUTHERN ZONE SECTIONALS – AUSTIN

Swimming the 100 free in Austin, Joseph Schooling swam a time of 48.74 for the win by almost a full second. That time is just .06 outside of cracking the world’s top 25, and it’s his 5th best time ever as well as his 5th time under 49 seconds. His lifetime best is a 48.27 from the 2016 Olympic Games– he’ll most likely have to be under 48, though, to snag a medal in Budapest. That said, this is his fastest 100 free time that wasn’t done at either an Olympics or a South East Asian Games.

2nd place went to Tate Jackson, his Texas teammate, at 49.61. That’s Jackson’s first time under 50 seconds– his previous best was a 50.01 from July of 2016. For the women, Stanford commit Lauren Pitzer clocked a 55.79 for the win.

Quinn Carrozza was far and away the top 200 backstroker on the women’s side tonight, going 2:11’s in prelims and finals to end up at 2:11.01 this evening. That was four seconds ahead of 2nd place Kaitlin Harty (2:15.12), who touched just ahead of Austin Swim Club’s Kendall Shields (2:15.90). For the men, Josh Artmann was the fastest to the wall at 2:01.62.

In a close finish, Samuel Stewart ended up on top in the 200 fly with a 2:04.19. Andrew Limpert of Mansfield Aquatic Club was 2nd in 2:04.58, with Mason Tenney of Longhorn Aquatics third at 2:05.84 and 15-year-old John Grieshop fourth (2:05.90).

For the women, Ashlyn Fiorilli touched first in 2:14.66 with Tiffany Futscher 2nd at 2:14.88.

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a_trojan

Schooling is in shape. 48.7 now right when I assume he is starting his taper. Could see a 47 this summer.

Frank

he has been tapered all year

a_trojan

I don’t think so? that isn’t really possible in swimming? unless I’m missing something

Frank

re: Michael Andrew

a_trojan

ok true. I don’t believe Schooling trains like Andrew though….

Frank

Based on his 200 at NCAAs this year one might believe so

ellie

There’re few similarities between Andrew and Schooling, except the number of comments about them on swimswam.

crooked donald

True. One has won a World Championship (Andrew), the other has not.

Jay

One (schooling) has won the olympics the other not yet.

Hswimmer

I don’t think Andrew will.

Bob

So what about MAs performance at Trials?I am starting to think he may not live up to his amazing age group swimming. Should he just swim the 50 free? Is it time to give up on usrpt, or change/modify it? I think the time has come for some serious changes that unfortunately he and his dad may not do. What about a change of club/coach, and if yes then who? I think Dave Salo would be his best bet, he would keep the quality/usrpt but would also develop (if not too late) a training backbone that would give him more consistency on the 100 and 200s. He always goes out consistently fast which is probably ingrained from his usrpt training… Read more »

PVSFree

MA finaled in 5 events at Nationals and beat the reigning Olympic Champion in the 50 free. I think he’s doing fine. He also won a world championship in December. He’s also 18 and doesn’t look like he has any muscle on his frame. Once he bulks up a bit he’ll be a force to be reckoned with

bobo gigi

Andrew should join Philippe Lucas. He would fix his “problem of endurance”. 😆
But he must be mentally prepared. The cultural shock between his current ULMGRBSVPNT training program and Lucas’ old school method is huge! 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOc3O7em_2o

bobo gigi

Not the first time I post the video but I never get tired of watching it.
Andrew should talk to Amaury Leveaux about that cultural shock. 😆
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGV_Ua4Ndg

bobo gigi

Or if he wants to fix his “problem of freestyle technique” he must call Fabrice Pellerin, the magician.
If with all my advice he doesn’t win the 200 IM gold in Tokyo then I can’t understand it. 🙂

Bob

So what about MAs performance at Trials?I am starting to think he may not live up to his amazing age group swimming. Should he just swim the 50 free? Is it time to give up on usrpt, or change/modify it? I think the time has come for some serious changes that unfortunately he and his dad may not do. What about a change of club/coach, and if yes then who? I think Dave Salo would be his best bet, he would keep the quality/usrpt but would also develop (if not too late) a training backbone that would give him more consistency on the 100 and 200s. He always goes out consistently fast which is probably ingrained from his usrpt training… Read more »

bobo gigi

Ellie, Schooling always has a lot comments on swimswam. It was the case before his gold in Rio. He must be in the top 3 of the most commented swimmers on that website with Andrew and maybe Dressel too. These guys are much more commented than Manuel, Adrian, Ledecky or Murphy, the current leaders of American swimming. Weird but unfortunately that’s the way of the world now.

Zanna

Conger seems to be on top of the list too.

PsychoDad

Bobo, Mon Cheri,

Let’s call it the way it is: MAGA crowd, which is 40% of swimswamers, does not like that a non-American inherited their bellowed 100 fly event, after God retired.

Jay

how can it be tapered all year Frank? Nonsense..

crooked donald

He was briefly untapered when he laid that 2:00 200 fly egg in early June. He’s very tapered now like he was just after NCAAs when he basically did his best time at 1:56.

a_trojan

lol when are you going to stop trolling?

Schoolingswimsbreastintokyo

I assume he’ll stop when the over-the-top Schooling hype (the next MP? really? 47 in the 100 free, really?) stops. Get a grip people. The guy won an Olympic gold. As did lots of other people. He failed to repeat at NCAAs this year, and instead of trying to beat his idol, he’s now the marked man. We’ll see.

a_trojan

he went 48.2 last year. there is no reason to believe he can’t go 47

Ole 99

Texas never tapers for any meet. In fact they are well known for getting in two workouts between sesssssns of what others consider a big meet.

Kid

He swam the 100 free in rio?

Jay

Yes. He reached the semi-finals in 100 free in rio.

crooked donald

Ended up slower than he did at Singapore games in 2015.

davidtheho

Singapore Games 2015: 48.58
Rio Olympics 2016: 48.27
????????

crooked donald

The 48.27 was his prelim swim in Rio. But thanks for reminding everyone that he choked in the semi’s and GOT DEAD LAST (16th) at 48.70, slower than at the Singapore games. The reference from “Jay” was to the semi-finals in Rio. He laid an egg in that semifinal. More eggs to come.

Bigly

Dead last in semifinals. No wonder you didn’t realize it.

Jay

I smell a 47 coming to worlds

goldmedalgal

in 100 fly

crooked donald

For Dressel.

Uberfan

With that logic everyone on USA’s 4×100 should be a 47

Walter

The medley relay. 🙂

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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