Virginia vs Texas, 25 Repeat Races, and Sun Yang’s Chances at Olympics | SWIMSWAM BREAKDOWN

This morning, we discuss the highly touted UVA v UT dual, the ASU and Marek Petrusewicz 25 Battles, and China changing the date of their Olympic Trials. See Full list of topics below:

  • 0:00 SwimSwam Breakdown Introduction
  • 0:19 Biggest Takeaway from UVA-UT?
  • 13:55 Was Gretchen Walsh‘s performance the best in dual meet history?
  • 21:13 Did Caroline Bricker‘s performance vs Arkansas change your stance on the Stanford women’s trajectory at the 2024 NCAAs?
  • 29:55 If you could see a 25y 1v1 with any two swimmers, who would you pick?
  • 32:25 French SC Nats & Marek Petrusewicz Memorial

SINK or SWIM

  • 36:37 Will Kaylee McKeown Go Under 57-Seconds in the 100m Back for the first time at the Paris 2024 Olympics?
  • 39:17 Will Sun Yang swim at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games?
  • 45:05 Will Matt Klotz win a Major Cash prize on the Big Brother 25 Finale?

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theloniuspunk
4 months ago

I’ve now convinced myself that Yanyan is just wearing a black hoodie and is leaning back; but for the first minute of the video, I was thinking that she was dressed up for Halloween as Missy Elliot from “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w), which would have been amazing.

Reply to  theloniuspunk
4 months ago

Haha yeah I was recording on my phone during this breakdown so the angle is strange

Southerly Buster
4 months ago

Coleman tiptoeing carefully with his comments about Kaylee this time. 🙂

Lisa Simpson
Reply to  Southerly Buster
4 months ago

Well obviously he doesn’t want to repeat his infamous “Kaylee McKeown always swim slower outside Australia”

Jimmy DeSnuts
4 months ago

nobody in the world is fit to race prime Caeleb Dressel in a 50 free, let alone 25 free. The more you isolate his start, the better he gets. Pit him against anyone, they’re all gonna lose by at least half a body length. His start obliterates the start of anyone else in the world.

Sub13
Reply to  Jimmy DeSnuts
4 months ago

McEvoy just swam a time that is 0.02 off Dressel’s PB in the 50 so your first sentence seems blatantly untrue

John26
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

I think McEvoy did say that his first 15 was still much slower than caelebs and that this would be area of improvement

Last edited 4 months ago by John26
Peter Moore
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

Yes! I’m rooting for both of these guys. I’m learning so much by watching how McEvoy pulls and how he resistance-trains. But it’s worth noting that Dressel’s best time in the Olympics included his worst start in awhile. He can go faster. As Cesar Cielo said in an interview after the Olympics, he thinks Dressel would crush his record in the 50 if he didn’t also swim so many other events. Maybe McEvoy and Dressel both go under 20.9!

Lisa Simpson
Reply to  Jimmy DeSnuts
4 months ago

I am guessing you didn’t watch Fukuoka World Championship

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Jimmy DeSnuts
4 months ago

It may have been ISL (can’t remember), but Ben Proud seemed to come up even with Dressel at 15m. He is jacked, has a great start, is 100% fast twitch, and can UW kick. He can compete with Dressel in a 25.

Jkoles
4 months ago

My opinions no one asked for(before listening to the podcast):
0:19 Jasmine Nocentini is adapting to UVA really well and is going to be a major player at NCAAs
13:55 If Gretchen had clipped an NCAA record it would’ve been the best performance but Marchand still has it from ASU vs CAL
21:13 Bricker is definitely a green flag for Stanford
29:55 Dressel vs Cielo
36:37 Sink Kaylee (57.14)
39:17 Swim Sun Yang
45:05 Swim Matt Klotz

Sub13
4 months ago

I’m torn on Kaylee. Do I feel in my bones that she has a 56 in her? Yes. But she set the WR at 57.45. She’d need to drop another half a second.

In the modern era, excluding super suit aided and chemical aided swims, the only swimmers (that I could find) to set a WR in a 100 and then subsequently beat that record by half a second or more are Peaty, Sjostrom (fly), Heyns and Jones. They are all considered the GOAT or co-GOAT of their respective strokes.

You could see in Kaylee’s recent WRs that her skills have improved markedly since last year. If she can keep those skills up and hit a perfect taper… Read more »

Sub13
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

Actually add Crocker to the list I think

Joel
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

I still think she can do it. She is exceptional.

Kal
4 months ago

How about Milák?

Last edited 4 months ago by Kal
Lisa Simpson
Reply to  Kal
4 months ago

We’ll need to see his current form.

Until he competes, it’s hard to say anything.

mds
Reply to  Kal
4 months ago

He’d have to break 100 LCM Fly once, before he could break it again by 0.50 seconds.

Mark69
Reply to  Kal
4 months ago

The comment is about 100s.

VASwimFan
4 months ago

Totally agree about the livestream. I was so surprised it wasn’t streamed anywhere at all. I get Instagram live, but Youtube would have been so much better. It was really hard to see the swims from where he was shooting.

Here’s my questions. As a fan, can i livestream meets? We were talking about it and wondering if it would violate the conferences television rights. If it didn’t I would totally livestream the meets I’m at.

I think I remember someone streaming NCAAs last year because the TV stream was so bad at times.

Admin
Reply to  VASwimFan
4 months ago

You cannot, legally.

But the odds of them noticing or doing anything about it are somewhere south of slim and north of none.

Breezeway
4 months ago

Coleman, why would people have a problem with Sun Yang making finals? He served his suspension. Should they have a problem with Shana Jack also?

bob
Reply to  Breezeway
4 months ago

Yes they should.

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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