SwimSwam Breakdown: Comm Games, Duel in the Pool, and NCAA Transfers

This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discuss the upcoming Commonwealth Games entry lists, the Duel in the Pool rosters for both USA and Australia, and Olympian Emma Weyant potentially leaving Virginia. See full list of topics below:

  • 0:00 SwimSwam Breakdown Introduction
  • 0:20 Commonwealth Games Start Lists – Who will have a breakout meet?
  • 8:50 US Release Duel in the Pool Roster – Is NOT Competing becoming the ‘popular’ thing to do?
  • 14:23 With Olympic A Cuts and Qualification being released, are you upset with no wildcard spots for realys?
  • 19:20 Emm Weyant of Virginia is IN the transfer portal and Isabelle Stadden is OUT and staying at Cal

SINK or SWIM

  • 26:58 Thomas Ceccon drops 1 second in the 100 fly – Will he medal in 2 different strokes in Paris 2024 (relays included)?
  • 30:56 Will Torri Huske drop a Sub-4:04 400 IM in a duel meet this season?
  • 34:55 Will Aiden Hayes be NC State’s top scorer at the 2023 NCAAs?

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Tessa
6 months ago

If anyone cares at all, the results for Russian Swimming Cup can be accessed at https://russwimming.ru/upload/live/Kazan2022_1/index_us.html#

Kolesnikov 52.58 100 back. Rylov only 54 mid. Both Chupkov and Prigoda 2:07 low in 200 breast.

ClubCoach
6 months ago

FYI, pre-scratch psych sheets for Phillips 66 Nationals are posted on USASwimming.org

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
6 months ago

Need to discuss the number 1 topic on swim fans’ minds – what is going on with Caeleb Dressel? The number 1 US swimmer has disappeared. It’s a disaster for USA Swimming.

Hmmm
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
6 months ago

It’s been like 3 weeks since worlds…
What else can they really discuss about it with no info? Just throw rumors and speculation out there in a perpetual loop? That wouldn’t be good journalism, now, would it.

Walter
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
6 months ago

A disaster? Isn’t that a bit of overkill? No one has died. Come on. Get a grip.

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  Walter
6 months ago

Eh, I am fine Walter. I don’t think it’s overkill. When your biggest star leaves unexpectedly during the biggest comp of the year, it’s quite damaging. I have seen some rumors starting to swirl in social media that Dressel is a doper. I just hope that we can get some clarity on what happened and put to bed any and all rumors that are going around.

SwammerDude
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
6 months ago

Perpetuating rumors, even as ‘just’ rumors is fueling unsubstantiated claims.
Just say there are rumors and leave it at that. Its clearly something serious or there would have been a public note on it by now.

scoobysnak
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
6 months ago

Dude probably just needs a break. Let him be.

John26
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
6 months ago

Would be curious about a poll result with swimswam posters- somehow I think the majority of posters honestly think he dropped out because of Popovici/Milak, so it wouldn’t be a good idea to advertise that

misterman
Reply to  John26
6 months ago

From a pretty reliable source (a USA swim member that was competing at worlds), apparently he was suffering from panic attacks and anxiety attacks during the competition and dropped out because of it. Athlete’s mental health is not talked about enough and the expectations can be quite overwhelming I am assuming

Swam7
Reply to  misterman
6 months ago

If this is the case I would understand why he’s keeping it private. Simone biles was ridiculed and dragged by conservative media last year for doing the same things. Simone Manuel’s press conference on overtraining had some rude comments as well.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  misterman
6 months ago

This would very much be a valid explanation! (And even tracks with previous comments he’s made about feeling intense pressure either at or leading up to these meets.)

But it still’s pretty weird that there’s been no comment on it by anyone. It just makes me think something insanely dire. (I don’t wanna start my own rumors here, but you can use your own imagination.)

Hmmm
6 months ago

does summer really pronounce her last name McINtosh? I’ve never heard that word pronounced that way but this is the second swimswam contributor I’ve heard say it this way…

Nonrevhoofan
Reply to  Hmmm
6 months ago

And in another pronunciation query: the “g” is almost always silent in O’Callaghan. Does Molly say “lag” in speaking her name?

Jamesjabc
Reply to  Nonrevhoofan
6 months ago

No, Mollie doesn’t pronounce the g

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Hmmm
6 months ago

No, she pronounces it like “MAC-in-tosh”
I saw her say it in an interview.
I have no idea why SwimSwam keeps saying it the other way. I’ve never met a McIntosh who pronounces it like that (and there are plenty where I’m from!)

Hmmm
Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
6 months ago

Yeah, it sounds so weird and unnatural that way! Most have said it normally but it really sticks out when you hear it pronounced wrong.

Troyy
6 months ago

Pretty sure O’Callaghan was the fantasy draft MVP.

Joel
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

Did they say Huske again? That’s about the third time.

Jamesjabc
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

Yes she was. Even excluding her relay WR bonus she was still ahead of Huske.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

I would eat y’alls lunches in fantasy sports.

I forget where MOC was picked, but Huske was a last-rounder. That makes her more valuable, even if she scored fewer points.

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