Summer McIntosh on 2Fly: “You have to have a very specific mindset going into it”


On night 2 of the Pro Swim in Ft Lauderdale, Summer McIntosh (coming off of a 54.54 in the 100 free) threw it down in the 200 fly, breaking the US Open, Canadian, and world jr records. In her post-race interview, she describes the mindset she feels one must have in order to properly approach the 200 fly, as well as how she’s been training lately and why she took a hiatus from racing the event.

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Michael Andrew Wilson
17 days ago

She sounds like a 25 year old postgrad.

Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
17 days ago

Summer shouldn’t be allowed to talk about anything “from a young age.” She’s a young age right now.

Canadian swim nerd
Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
16 days ago

She was like this at 10 🙂 Incredibly mature person!

17 days ago

Summer McIntosh will win 200 fly gold in Fukuoka and Paris

Sherry Smit
17 days ago

i know McIntosh’s swim gets the hype (rightfully so), but Sims’s swim was also huge. we take sub 2:10’s for granted, but that’s so elite. especially given this is in season, i see her going 2:07/2:08 at trials this year. she’s gonna have to chose between the 8FR and 2FL, but ron always makes the right decisions for his athletes

Reply to  Sherry Smit
17 days ago

McIntosh just won the race by over 4 seconds and set a bunch of records, becoming the #11 performer of all time. Sims’s swim doesn’t even put her in the top 200 performers or top 500 performances of all time. Nothing wrong with recognising her swim but acting like it’s some huge omission that people aren’t jumping up and down about it is pretty ridiculous

200 Back World Dominating Depth
Reply to  Sherry Smit
17 days ago

Just some context. In 1979, then 14 y/o Mary T won the Pan Pacs in a then WR 2:09.77. Two years later, age 16 Madame Butterfly swam a 2:05.96. Did it with no goggles, “unsuited”, no underwaters, and an old school cap.

Reply to  200 Back World Dominating Depth
17 days ago

We’re so fortunate we can watch that swim on YouTube! Wonderful technique.

If only there was 4K HDR in 1981.

Canadian swim nerd
Reply to  Chas
16 days ago

Would you be so kind to share a link? I couldn’t find it

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