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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    her underwaters were horrible. Rowdy was saying it's her back trouble but I think you're right. I don't think she was performing nearly well enough this season to really have expected any different result. Very disappointing for me but not nearly as disappointed as almost every TV sponsor out there who will now have to reshoot commercials.

    Based on what I've seen so far, I don't think he's going to make it in the 200IM either. His walls are a work of art. Too bad the Olympics are SCM

    It sure is and I am so jealous
    Franklin is just in decline. Not everyone can stay at superstar status for years. If she keeps swimming after trials, she has got to do something different training wise.

    I was a bit sad about Coughlin. She had a great year last year and went in as the #1 seed. Then swam like crap.

    I'm still hoping for Lochte in the 200 IM. He doesn't look fully tapered either tho, going in season times.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    and, for me, swim nerd jealousy! I have managed to contort my professional and personal life to be able to watch finals each night so far on the app (because they tape-delay on TV) and have loved it, but, someday, I want to be there. And, as much as I enjoyed Omaha when we got to swim Nationals there in '12, I'm hoping some city a bit more interesting outside of the pool gets to host in '20!
    Yeah there is really nothing to do in Omaha. Quite dull. But I can't imagine the traffic if they held trials in a real city.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    I was satisfied with the final of the men's 100 back! Someone might have done a partial taper in that heat. Only Phelps can get away with a partial taper at Olympic Trials or Lochte four years ago. Glad you found a place to swim during trials. Great Commentary with some swimming dish.
    I was happy to see the new guard move in as well. Jacob Pebley dropped a ton of time. I like him for the #2 spot in the 200 back.

    The Adams temporary DQ made prelims exciting. As well as the men's 200 breast.
  4. Water Rat's Avatar
    1. Swimmers who apparently did partial tapers aren't doing that well. This seems to include Franklin. Her starts are always bad, but her first 25 of the 100 back last night seemed sub elite. Why she thought she could do a partial taper after her fairly poor showing last year is beyond me. I wonder if the transition to being a pro swimmer, with all the attendant commitments, was too taxing?
    her underwaters were horrible. Rowdy was saying it's her back trouble but I think you're right. I don't think she was performing nearly well enough this season to really have expected any different result. Very disappointing for me but not nearly as disappointed as almost every TV sponsor out there who will now have to reshoot commercials.

    Lochte ... I'm not sure training with SwimMac was great for the 400 IM. And the effort from trying to contest it may tire him for his other events. He should make the team in the 200 free based on recent times, but I have a bad feeling about it. His walls are like a magic trick.
    Based on what I've seen so far, I don't think he's going to make it in the 200IM either. His walls are a work of art. Too bad the Olympics are SCM

    Swim nerd heaven!
    It sure is and I am so jealous
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