Zach Harting Extending US Open Taper for Surprise SC World Champs Roster Spot

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

SwimSwam sat down with 2020 Olympian Zach Harting, who was a last-minute addition to the US roster for the 2022 world short course championships in the 200 fly after it was revealed that Carson Foster was ineligible for the event. Harting was tapering anyway for the US Open, where he neared his PB in the 100 fly (51.9 in prelims) and took 2nd place in the 200 fly (1:57) behind his Louisville teammate, Nick Albiero. The 200 fly specialist says this works out great, as he can just stay on his taper schedule instead of heading to winter training trip with the Louisville team.
Harting also discusses the difference between a taper meet with a lot of events versus just one and reveals “the Box” you get sent when you make it onto Team USA.

Music: Otis McDonald

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Joel Lin
1 month ago

He makes it very easy for everyone to be a Zach Harting fan. Just an utterly kind & good person.

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