What Kind of Taper Swimmer is Mallory Comerford?

by Robert Gibbs 5

July 22nd, 2018 National, News, Video


SwimSwam got to be a fly on the wall at a  University of Louisville practice last week, and afterward we caught up with a few different Louisville swimmers to get their thoughts on how they felt six days out from Nationals.

Rising senior Mallory Comerford has had one of the biggest breakouts of any swimmer over the past two years, including back-to-back victories in the 200 free at NCAAs, an American Record in the 100 free LCM, and five relay gold medal at last summer’s World Championships.  We asked Comerford for her thoughts on taper, which event she’s looking forward to the most this summer, and the prospects of having Louisville head coach Arthur Albiero as the head coach for the women’s team at Pan Pacs.

Comerford is entered in the 50/100/200 free and the 50 and 100 fly at next week’s Nationals.  She’ll be vying for a spot on one of several USA National Teams that will be picked based on results from Nationals, including the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships team, the 2019 World Championships team, the 2019 World University Games, and the 2019 Pan American Games.

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2 years ago


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2 years ago

I hope she surprises herself and everyone else in the 200… but moreso I hope she gets close to 51. I think she’ll be a serious medal threat for 2020. USA 1-2???

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2 years ago

Looks like she is more interested in 100fly than in 200 free. If she surprises us with 2 sec drop there as it was in case of 100 free last season then it will be really something. Same can be said about Regan Smith who also is trying herself in 100fly that is not by far her major event. Both swimmers have almost identical best in-season times in 100fly and they are the only two who can really surprise us at Nationals.

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2 years ago

I think Mallory at international level is destined to be a relay dynamo, just like last year. Unfortunately she doesn’t have a long course event comparable to 200 short course. Her 100 freestyle is very good but difficult to see upward of 3-4 in the world, especially with youngsters emerging.

2 years ago

Rooting for her to be in great shape ….this summer .