Zach Apple was Going 1:24 200 Frees in Practice…Sort Of (Video)

2020 PRO SWIM SERIES – KNOXVILLE

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

MEN’S 100 FREE

  • PSS Record: Nathan Adrian, 2016, 48.00
  • Trials Cut: 50.49

Top 3 Finishers

  1. Zach Apple (MVN)- 48.98
  2. Ryan Held (NYAC)- 49.09
  3. Yuri Kisil (CAN)- 49.48

50 free champ Nyls Korstanje took it out with the lead, but World Champion Zach Apple and Olympic Champion Ryan Held pulled ahead to battle for the win. Apple had the closing speed to win it, out-touching Held 48.98 to 49.09.

Canadian Olympian Yuri Kisil touched 3rd in 49.48, while Korstanje landed 4th in 49.52. Mikel Schreuders was just a few hundredths back in 49.58. U.S. National Teamers Dean Farris (49.74) and Justin Ress (49.81) were 6th and 7th.

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OG Prodigy
3 years ago

Are we talking 4×[email protected] holding 21’s? Where’s breakfast and pancakes I’d love to watch that!

Sqimgod
3 years ago

I forgot which interview Phelps said he went a 1:30 broken 200 IM

nerd
Reply to  Sqimgod
3 years ago

1:30 seems really tough, but something like 1:33-1:34 broken could be reasonable? I could see splits like 22/23/27/22 or something. Kind of a shame we never got to see what Phelps could really do in SCY given how great an underwater swimmer he was.

Ragnar
Reply to  nerd
3 years ago

A 3:29 400 IM wouldn’t have been out of the question in 2007-08

Samesame
Reply to  nerd
3 years ago

Was he good underwater ? Genuinely interested as I’ve heard differing opinions on this .Btw, Chalmers just swam a 47.99

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Samesame
3 years ago

The reason why it looked great was because the guy next to him was very poor UW making Phelps look even better. If Phelps was next to Shields on that turn, it probably wouldn’t have looked as great.

Buster
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

Nonsense. This was analysed and reported on SwimSwam. Phelps hit 2.56m/s for the 15m off that turn. Shields would love to get close to that speed. https://swimswam.com/does-caeleb-dressel-accelerate-a-statistical-video-based-look/

The Original Tim
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

Shields has never had as good free races as his fly (and to a lesser extent, back) races. Frankly, Shields is merely an average world level swimmer on the surface, but his underwaters are great and what have allowed him to make it into the top tier of world level swimmers before. At least in 2014, he crushed Phelps on the turn in the 100 fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN2xJrF5EHM.

I don’t have the time or inclination to do so, but it’d be interesting to do that statistical analysis on the videos of Shields’ races to see how his underwater speed stacks up from race to race with the ones in the article Buster linked.

Mr Piano
Reply to  The Original Tim
3 years ago

Phelps was much better in 2016 than 2014

eagleswim
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

Dude he was kicking faster than Kyle Chamlers sprinting freestyle next to him, don’t be ridiculous

PhillyMark
Reply to  Samesame
3 years ago

Check out his UW’s 200 free at 2007 Worlds v PVDH when he broke Thorpes WR.

sscommentor
Reply to  Samesame
3 years ago

“House, we’ve been hearing whispers that maybe Phelp’s underwaters weren’t that great. I’d still rank him… top 7 of the last decade when it comes to Underwater swimming”

Lopez
Reply to  Sqimgod
3 years ago

In a live feed on his fb, just before Rio.

swimgeek
3 years ago

21.0s (presumably from a push) on 10 sec rest is impressive

Becky D
Reply to  swimgeek
3 years ago

More impressive would be 4 x 50 from the blocks with only 10″ rest.

Mr Piano
3 years ago

It felt monotonous

DravenOP
3 years ago

He is going to have a great summer I think

Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

He’s going to be great at OTs.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

one dangerous 100 free opponent to all the others …..

Hmmmm
3 years ago

I hear Dean actually goes slower when he takes breaks

Reply to  Hmmmm
3 years ago

hahahahahha

Swammer
Reply to  Hmmmm
3 years ago

Only in practice of course.

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Hmmmm
3 years ago

Heard it felt “monotonous”

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