Watch McBroom go 17:49 in a 2000 Freestyle – Gold Medal Minute presented by

Gold Medal Minute presented by

Michael McBroom, 800m freestyle American Record holder (7:43.60) and 2013 World Championship silver medalist, is ontrack to be a threat for gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. For now, McBroom is focused on the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha, his sights set on claiming more swim history, an american record or even a world record. That’s putting it out there, but according to him, “It’s short course meters. Anything is possible, and I’ve got nothing to lose.

I’ve always been a McBroom fan, especially after his breakout 2013 year, but last Friday, I became a McBroom believer. Texas Longhorns Head Coach Eddie Reese and Associate Head Coach Kris Kubik invited me down to watch a practice. That’s when I captured the McBroom’s 2000 free for time…. Had to pick my jaw up off the deck after witnessing it. See the video above and judge for yourself.   See the entire UT Test Set here, aka The Eddie Reese Invite.  

Many thanks to McBroom for the interview, and thanks to the Longhorns for inviting SwimSwam down to film.

You can follow McBroom on Twitter here.

This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of

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6 years ago

Amazing! McBroom is a monster! Well done.

Mel, you need to step up your camera game bro. Too bad your filming isn’t as smooth as your butterfly…

joe momma
Reply to  easyspeed
6 years ago

Yup, the swim was much smoooooother than the camera work.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

Nah man, just teasing you a bit. We understand the situation; you didn’t realize the epicness that was about to go down. Next year tho! Thanks again for at least capturing some of it.

6 years ago

I like how Tommy Hannan is just hanging out there at practice.

North Bmore
6 years ago

Oh my God…

Thanks for the great video! And of course, thanks for reppin’ the distance crew!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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