Watch Swimming Greats Do Starts and Turns – Santa Clara Grand Prix – Slow Motion Video

The video above was captured by the Lundie brothers and company from Takeitlive.

They’re stalwart players in the swim scene, always there capturing the video stream for USA Swimming at Grand Prix competitions, Nationals, Junior Nationals, etc. The video above was captured at the 2013 Santa Clara International Grand Prix.

Many thanks to the Lundie’s for producing this swimming video…in super slow motion.

For age grouper swimmers and masters swimmers, this is exceptional footage of the best athletes on the planet doing streamline dolphin kicks, breakouts, and flip turns.

See if you can find your favorite swimmer. Matt Grevers, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and more are all in this swimming video.

For more visual fun, checkout the Lundie brother’s capture of a super slow motion finish in the men’s 50 freestyle.  

2013 Santa Clara Grand Prix Men’s 50 freestyle coverage as reported by swimswam editor-in-chief Braden Keith: 

This finish looked closer than it was, as American Nathan Adrian was right on his season best with a 21.76 to win this 50 free. Brazilian World Record holder Cesar Cielo was 2nd in 22.04, and Anthony Ervin was 3rd in 22.07.

Cielo, who has the most-watched knee in swimming right now, looked a little better off the start than he did at the Arizona Invitational last weekend, though he was still clearly nowhere near where Adrian was. The outcome was about the same for the Brazilian who had knee surgery in the fall.

Olympic silver medalist Cullen Jones took 4th in 22.41, and Tyler McGill was 5th in 22.64. McGill  is focused wholly on the 100 fly this summer, but could be a darkhorse if he decides to swim this 50 free at Worlds Trials.

Of note, Matt Grevers swam a 23.91 in the B-Final butterfly. By comparison, Cielo, the defending World Champion was a 23.5 split in his 100 fly in prelims on Friday (before warming down the second 50 meters in freestyle.)

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10 years ago

I am surprised to see so many of top swimmers bending their elbow to almost 90 degrees on the turn touch in breast and fly. That way you transfer all energy to the wall and results in slow turn. Keep elbow (almost) straight on touch and push off and bounce of the wall. Do these people have coaches 🙂

bobo gigi
10 years ago

USA swimming has posted these videos on its youtube channel. Ok, cool, it’s interesting but I’d prefer to have all the finals as it was the case on youtube before Charlotte.
Now, you will tell me they are posted on the USA swimming website and I can watch them.
Ok, but I can’t watch them full screen and it’s very irritating! Is there anybody else on earth who has the same problem? Because without the full screen mode, the video is far too much small.

10 years ago

Yeah I saw that too, how was that not called

Sean S
Reply to  Klorn8d
10 years ago

The only possible explanation is that the officials were too focused on the hands as he was coming into the wall, but it was a pretty huge dolphin kick and it probably should have been caught.

big dolphin kick
10 years ago

@1:10 looks like alexandrov doing a massive dolphin kick into his turn

Reply to  big dolphin kick
10 years ago

FINA really should mandate underwater video so we know whos the cheaters, instead of allowing dolphin kick for 15 m for breast

10 years ago

Haha 53 seconds… Worst turn ever…

Jean Michel
10 years ago

I truly love those turns being showed so well up close ….so interesting to watch !!! Thanksss

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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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