View Full Version : Open de Paris August 02 - August 05 2007

August 1st, 2007, 11:09 PM
Open de Paris
August 02 - August 05 2007
Paris, France

I imagine there will be several swims to talk about at this meet.

August 1st, 2007, 11:13 PM
Peirsol has to be feeling some pressure right about now, what with Lochte holding "his" 200 back record and Phelps being within arms reach of the said record. Hopefully it will push him to new heights.

August 2nd, 2007, 09:05 AM
Who would have thought that Peirsol would really get challenged in the 2back with an actual chance of being out touched at trials - I will absolutely die if that happens. I think/hope this will be good for him. It should light a fire under him that maybe wasn't burning as high in the last couple of years. No doubt he knew that Lochte or Phelps (or Rogan) could challenge him but to actually have Lochte break the record and Phelps breathing down his neck is different.

I can't wait to see what kinda time he pops off. His 200 free was a strong 1:50. He's also swimming the 2fly, which I can't wait to see.

August 2nd, 2007, 09:56 AM
i thought aaron would go faster in the 200 free, like 1:48 or 9
though aaron has to have the the closest
free vs back ratio out of top 25 in the world in both events
I look forward to his 100 & 200 bk

August 2nd, 2007, 10:37 AM
Ande I'm guessing Phelps' free to back ration is better ...

August 2nd, 2007, 10:39 AM
I need to find the link for to the article but Bowman said last night that Phelps isn't planning on swimming the 2back at Trials, it's on the back burner simmering or something to that effect. Phelps said he swam to help his IMs. Do with that what you want.

August 3rd, 2007, 02:50 PM
Men's 200 Back results are in

Aaron went a very respectable 1:54.77
27.24 56.18 1:25.33 1:54.77

Markus Rogan get 2nd in 1:55.74
27.75 57.09 1:26.84 1:55.74
28.90 is a very impressive last 50

August 4th, 2007, 02:46 PM
note the 2 who went 48's
went out in 23.6 & 23.7

it's easy and foolish to go out as hard as you can and hope to hold on.
Fatigue sets in no matter how well trained a swimmer is
It's wiser and more difficult to hold back slightly the first 50 and swim faster on the 2nd 50

August 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM
piersol went 53.17 in the 100 bk
very respectable