The true art of great coaching is being able to, not only develop your swimmers physically, but to also develop them mentally; to understand what makes each of your swimmers tick and how you need to interact with them in order to get the best out of them.
Both Chase Kalisz (above) and Leah Smith enter US Nationals with leads, though they’re not insurmountable ones.
Leah Smith took over the Pro Swim Series points lead from absent Melanie Margalis, while Chase Kalisz expanded his lead over Zane Grothe with just one Pro Swim Series scoring event remaining.
According to Lilly King, 2018 is her “big 200 summer.” But, will she be able to hold off stiff domestic competition?
With many races still to be swum, the men’s race is currently tied between the only two swimmers who are capable of winning the $10,000 prize and year-long BMW lease.
Margalis took a half second off of her season-best with this swim.
2016 U.S. Olympian Hali Flickinger swam her first 400 IM personal best since 2014 on Friday morning.
The psych sheets for the 2018 Pro Swim Series’ final regular-season stop show a somewhat-lighter field (though still dotted with plenty Olympians) and much of the drama centered around the ongoing battles for the series points lead.
Katie Drabot is leading the chase pack behind the leaders of the industry, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith.
Melanie Margalis scored 9 Pro Swim Series points in Santa Clara to overtake the absent Taylor Ruck for the series points lead on the women’s side. But Katie Ledecky scored another 15 points and is now only a couple wins out of stealing the lead.
Simone Manuel will swim the 50 free on day 4 in Santa Clara.
You can watch Caeleb Dressel’s 100 free win, as well as the 200 IM showdown between World Champion Chase Kalisz and World Record holder Ryan Lochte.
According to Melanie Margalis, the 400 IM is good because the first part “you can just chill”
Among the stars to swim tonight are Chase Kalisz, Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky, Melanie Margalis, Ryan Murphy, Kylie Masse, Ryosuke Irie.
Chase Kalisz will take on the 200 fly/200 IM double on day 3 of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara.