SwimSwam Breakdown: Casas Goes Pro, ISL Play-In and Noe Ponti Heads Home

This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discuss Shaine Casas going Pro, Noe Ponti leaving NC State to head home to Switzerland, and the Chinese National Games. See our full list of topics below:

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Swimmerfromjapananduk
29 days ago

Planning on turning pro and going pro is not the same smh

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Swimmerfromjapananduk
29 days ago

Why are people down voting this

Ghost
29 days ago

Concerning the Shayna Jack comments, I think Americans rationalize when Americans test positive and continue to swim vs rest of world!

fed
Reply to  Ghost
29 days ago

yes agreed.

Mike
Reply to  Ghost
29 days ago

I think most people rationalize when the person in question is on “their team”,

swims
29 days ago

you guys gotta call this segment the swimswam catch-up feels like a missed opportunity

Admin
Reply to  swims
29 days ago

Catch-up drill is dead tho.

KimJongSpoon
Reply to  Braden Keith
29 days ago

Is it actually? I’ve never heard of this. Genuinely curious

coachymccoachface
Reply to  KimJongSpoon
29 days ago

Of course not. 11 position is important to learn when teaching swimming which evolves into catch up.

coachymccoachface
Reply to  Braden Keith
29 days ago

Maybe go on a pool deck for practice a little more Braden.

2Fat4Speed
Reply to  Braden Keith
29 days ago

Catch-up drill is fantastic when your stroke get short and hips come out of alignment. Can be a very good active cool down between fast swims in practice too.

Steve Nolan
29 days ago

I don’t think the rest of the panel really got what Braden was saying re:Jack’s doping. (In that she’ll continue to benefit from w/e doping she did for the rest of her career.)

It’d be like if I took a bunch of tren for a year or two and then stopped. I’m still gonna be extra jacked because of that for a good long time, no matter if I test “clean” and get reinstated once I stop.

Troyy
Reply to  Steve Nolan
29 days ago

That depends on if the ingestion was intentional or in fact comtamination because ingestion of a pharmacologically insiginifcant amount is not gonna leave long term performance enhancing changes. This is a question that can’t ever be answered with any certainty.

SwimCanada
Reply to  Troyy
29 days ago

Pharmacologically insignificant amounts will not even have short term/immediate performance enhancement. Unfortunately I think most unscientific people are unable to grasp how truly negligible these levels are. She had no metabolites detected and metabolites breakdown slower than the actual drug. Your body has to metabolize a drug to use it. Nothing was metabolized.

Joel
Reply to  Steve Nolan
29 days ago

Didn’t her hair sample prove she hadn’t been doping in any long term capacity at all?

HJones
Reply to  Joel
29 days ago

It had been determined that the amount in her system, as well as the biomarkers, wouldn’t have been indicative of long-term build-up. That still does not prove it was unintentional in any capacity, or that she wasn’t cycling it on and off. SARMS as weird in that they are easy to test for while in your system, but are in and out relatively quickly.

Coach Macgyver
29 days ago

Pancakes and practice are coming back. That’s is awesome. It was always refreshing and intriguing to see how and what other teams are doing. Blended with some solid jams, this has been greatly missed. Can’t wait to see next vid.

Ador Stanakowski
29 days ago

Believe that Funding in China is based on each Province’s finish at Chinese Nationals. Their competing for money! Also, drug testing is lax. Previously, you would see Chinese swimmers have World rank times but not show up at International meets because they would be tested.

HJones
Reply to  Ador Stanakowski
28 days ago

Combing through some archived comment threads on Swimming World’s website, there have been concerns regarding doping control at Chinese Nats since at least 2008. I’ve also seen/heard similar stuff about the Maria Lenk Trophy in Brazil. I think it is fair to give the benefit of the doubt to swimmers who are major international players, like Xu, Zhang Yufei, Wang Shun, etc. But those no-name swimmers who thrown down domestically yet don’t do anything at WC and OG have to raise an eyebrow.

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