Watch Kate Douglass Push a 23.0 50 Fly in the Middle of Practice (Video)

After the Pro Swim Series stop in Greensboro, SwimSwam embarked on the East Coast Pancake Tour 2019. This tour will be taking fans to various swimming programs along the east coast for Practice + Pancakes, Beyond the Pancakes, and maybe a few more pancake goodies thrown in.

As a preview of what is to come in the next few days, we thought our readers might enjoy this snippet of UVA’s workout. It features 3 of the 4 women that were on Virginia’s nation-leading 200 medley relay just a few weeks ago in Knoxville doing a 50 for time in the middle of practice. Alexis Wenger goes a 29.9 50 breast, Morgan Hill goes 24.5 in a 50 fly, and Kate Douglass swims to a 23.0 in a 50 fly.

Stay tuned for the full practice video this week.

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Yup
1 year ago

how old is that photo?

Seeger33
Reply to  Yup
1 year ago

It’s from her glory days at Westchester Aquatics, good to see she’s back in that same form!

toastedcoconut
1 year ago

Yeah that seems to be what I got just hand timing the video.

BSD
1 year ago

I got 24.1, I timed it twice, still very very impressive.

Admin
Reply to  BSD
1 year ago

If I time from “go” I get 24.1 as well. Most coaches I know, though, time from feet off the wall when doing push speed work. Feet off the wall I got 23.4.

Acc85
1 year ago

Todd times from when feet cross the T, supposed to emulate what you would be able to do if you had the same exact swim from a dive.

Gen D
Reply to  Acc85
1 year ago

I’m curious, what would be the reason for doing that instead of just actually diving?

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  Acc85
1 year ago

Why not just go off the block? No one else in the lane, indoors. Instead of that misleading, convoluted push swim, I’ll start the watch whenever it sounds fast. smh

Fan the Flames
Reply to  Ol’ Longhorn
1 year ago

Because UVA does not have blocks for the way the pool is set up there.

Gen D
Reply to  Fan the Flames
1 year ago

fair enough haha

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Fan the Flames
1 year ago

Killjoy.

2 Cents
Reply to  Fan the Flames
1 year ago

They do. Well, at least the old school blocks the kind without the wedge, unless they threw them away when they bought the new ones for the racing end of the pool. They used to only put them in the “warm up/cool down” end of the pool for meets in 1 or 2 lanes so you could practice a start or two.. but that was back about 10-15 years ago.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  2 Cents
1 year ago

The plot thickens.

Ol’ Longhorn
1 year ago

Title should be watch her NOT go 23.0 …

Hoosyourdaddy
1 year ago

She will go 21.3 at NCAAs. Mark my words!

DeSorbo Effect
Reply to  Hoosyourdaddy
1 year ago

BOOM! #hoosyourdaddy

Snarky
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

NCST is YOUR daddy!

Little red riding hood
Reply to  Snarky
1 year ago

Not by the hair of your chin chin chin!

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  Hoosyourdaddy
1 year ago

Assuming Desorbo’s timing.

Supafly23
1 year ago

That was a super fly 23!

AuggieBuschFan
1 year ago

I mean at the end of the day she didn’t go 23.0….

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