US Open Photo Vault Day 4

The 2013 US Open shaping up as very fast meet.  Here’s some fun stuff from the scene in Irvine California on the 4th day of competition.

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whoa that was close. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

 

Nick Thoman throws one back.  (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Nick Thoman throws one back. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Ryan Murphy – fastback (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Anival Rodriguez (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Morgan Priestley working hard covering all the action (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

 (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Ohio State’s Bill Wadley leading a strong contingent of Buckeyes (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Sean S

Vyatchanin’s time in the 100 back would have been second at worlds, is there a reason why he wasn’t on the Russian team?

bobo gigi

I don’t like to compare the times from 2 different meets to draw some conclusions. It’s too easy to say he would have finished second. It’s one thing to swim that time well ahead without pressure and it’s another thing to do it at the world championships with all the pressure and much bigger competition. But it’s clear he’s back at his best level.
For your question, Vyatchanin is in conflict with his federation for a few months now.
http://swimswam.com/arkady-vyatchanin-to-consider-nationality-change-after-worlds/

bobo gigi

In the same race, I’m a little disappointed by the time of Ryan Murphy. 53.62 is still good but after his new PB in the 200 back I expected a little bit faster time.
Great first big meet for Nick Thoman since London. 53.65! Impressive!

bobo gigi

And for those who don’t know, 53.06 for Vyatchanin.

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Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is a freelance commercial, sport and lifestyle photographer based in San Diego.  Mike began making photos in the early 80’s and immersed himself in all aspects of the photographic arts.  Mike’s professional career in in photography began after 12 years working within the United States Olympic movement; he …

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