Will Carson Foster Make The U.S. Olympic Team? GMM Presented by SwimOutlet.com

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Olympic hopeful Carson Foster had a solid showing at the Knoxville Pro Swim, including an eye-popping 1:47 200 meter freestyle, a great swim in January. He’s been improving rapidly over the years, maturing just in time to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

Carson Foster – Jan 2020 Knoxville Pro Swim Times:

  • 200 free – 1:47.7
  • 200 IM – 1:59.5
  • 400 IM – 4:18..8

Carson Foster – Personal Best Times: 

  • 200 free – 1:47.4 (2019 World Jr Champs)
  • 200 IM – 1;58.4 (2019 World Jr Champs)
  • 400 IM – 4:13.3 (2019 U.S. Summer Nationals)

U.S. Olympic Trials – Carson Foster Predictions:

Making the U.S. Olympic Team so young, before any NCAA experience, is a very tall order. Carson is an outlier, a rare talent who can do it.

Carson makes the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay. He advances to the 200 free final in Omaha. Youth and enthusiasm powers him past no less than two swimmers in that race final, putting him on the Team USA relay. 

400 IM in the U.S. is a little soft, but someone’s going to go 4:08 or 4:09 low in Omaha to make Team USA in this event. I think that person is Carson.

I’m on the fence about the 200 IM and 20o back. Carson should final. He put great times on the board, but I see him placing 4-7 in those events.

But who cares what I think. What do you think?

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Ol' Longhorn

Like him a lot, but no.


If Ol Longbeard says no I say 90% chance. 😜

Old Man Chalmers

after his predictions for dressel at worlds, you have to give him some credibility 😉

Ol’ Longhorn

Wuss. Should’ve gone for 100%


Really? I would put the 400 IM last on the things he’ll be closest in. Just too much talent with Jay Litherland and Chase (assuming he doesn’t pull what he did this summer again). Heck, Carson didn’t even win nationals with the two big guns away.

David Berkoff

Yeah. Because youth don’t improve (Sarcasm). He will make the team. At the very least he will be able to repeat three 1:46-1:47 200 frees over a 24-hour period to make the 8 free relay. There are many post grads who aren’t doing the kind of work this kid is doing. I’m a believer. Go Carson.

Silent Observer

I could see him being 5th-6th in the 200 free and making it for a relay.
I think he will get 3rd in the 400 I’m and just miss out, unless chase chokes.. Which would of never been a thought before last year’s results. Hopefully he is playing the long game and only focuses on the Olympics every 4 years

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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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