2018 USA Nationals/Pan Pacs

swimmer19
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Going off of Omega because I'm out right now:

M 100 Fly:
Josa/Seli/Shields- A final (#5/#7/#8)
Justin Lynch- B final (#9)

W 50 Breast:
Ema- C final (#19)
Ali- out (#45)

M 50 Breast:
Hoppe- A final (#8)
Katis/Reece- B final (#12/#14)
Carson Sand- C final (#20)
Arvidsson/Hodges- out (#40/#32)
Whittle/Prenot- NS

W 50 Back:
Keaton- A final (#5)
Amy- B final (#10)
Sophie K-Z- out (#69)
Thleen- NS

M 50 Back:
Murph/Daniel Carr- A final (#5/#6)

UPDATE: Omega is going crazy for some reason, and all the results files are gone, so this is all I have...
swimmer19
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Ok, Omega is back to normal now

M 100 fly:
Josa/Seli/Shields- A final (#5/#7/#8)
Justin Lynch- B final (#9)
Michael Jensen- out (#48)
Bryce Mefford/Mike Thomas- NS

M 50 Back:
Murph/Daniel Carr- A final (#5/#6)
Bryce/David Puczkowski- B final (#9/#13)
Ethan Young- out (#41)
Pebs/Josa- NS
DCW67MSW
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Thanks so much for keeping us informed.Question does Baker work out at Cal or a US swim team in off season?
UrsusArctosCalifornicus
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DCW67MSW said:

Thanks so much for keeping us informed.Question does Baker work out at Cal or a US swim team in off season?

Would heartily endorse your sentiment on all the hard work & enthusiastic shares from board contributors here (cheers esp swimmer19 for all those prelims updates!) - hey I don't even need to slog thru 300+ comments on SwimSwam's recaps to catch up with the updates or to get my US Nationals fix haha.

In a nutshell, Kathleen historically has spent much of her time in the summer training with her longtime club coach & family friend, David Marsh (USA Women's Head Coach @ Rio 2016), parlaying all that she had learnt from Teri and her teammates during the collegiate season to kill it in long course and subsequently on the global stage.

As mentioned in the board thread outlining some of the health challenges & adversity that members of our Dream Team had to face & overcome:
https://bearinsider.com/forums/5/topics/28713

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DM responded that "she came home from Cal with a giant improvement to her turn which had been a weakness. So all that racing short course, what that did for her, she had figured out how to come off the wall...and we hadn't been able to get that in 2 years prior - and so that was taken care of."
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DCW67MSW
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Thanks for the update.
UrsusArctosCalifornicus
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swimmer19 said:

W 400IM:
Ashlyn- D final (37th)
Alex S.- NS
Chenoa- out (36th)

Ashlyn dropped a sec for a new LTB.


W 100 Fly:
McL- A final (3rd)
Isabel Ivey- B final (16th)
Klinker- D final (28th)
Elise/Ema Rajic/Ali/Maddie/Ashlyn- out (62nd/72nd/92nd/96th/80th)
Alex Sumner- NS (?)

Ashlyn/Klinker/Izzy best times, with Klinker/Izzy under 1:00 for the first time!

Been v. impressed with 2019 Baby Bears Ashlyn & Rachel's performances @ Nationals thus far. Showing lots of upside, and they will def. fill an area of need for Bears!

Also really happy for Izzy as she seems to be getting closer & closer to her 2016 form as the meet progresses, after a bit of a health/injury related hiccup last year. That 59.38 prelims PB qualifying Ivey for tonight's 100m Fly B final was her fastest since 2016.

And how about Keeks accomplishing an A final spot in the 50m Back, eh?!

Ooooh and dead chuffed about Katie McL qualifying 3rd for A finals with that 58.04, which is only topped by her lifetime best of 57.87 from all the way back in 2015!

If Katie can dig deep (esp in that last 15m or so) this evening and approach (or better still, surpass ) her personal record and get on the podium, then chances are pretty bright for McL earning a much deserved berth to Pan Pacs.

Send it!

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Kaliszak Scratch Bumps Mefford into 50 Bk A Final











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Not around to do a lot of live updates tonight, but here's a few quick ones:

(updated with race videos)

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  • M 400 IM - A Final

Sean gets on the podium in 3rd place!
New best of 4:12.72 (old PB = 4:14.00 @ 2016 Olympic Trials)








Trenton 2nd in the B Final, also a new PB of 4:17.03 (prev = 4:19.62 @ Morning Heats)




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Izz 7th in the B final of the W 100m Fly - drops her 59.38 PB from this morning further down to a swift 59.29!




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Klink's moment of fame lol:

http://instagr.am/p/BlwYsM-DsRB

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Before I leave...

Hahaha, Katie McL claims 2nd in a massive new PB of 57.51, yaaaaayyyyy yasssssss!!!! => Tokyo!

http://instagr.am/p/Blwh3qmhocv



Knew her trademark finishing power would come thru...Rowdy even gave Katie, Bears & Teri a shoutout!!! (And SwimSwam comments will now explode... )


  • UPDATE =>












http://instagr.am/p/Blw7tA7BPX3
abbeyweitzeil : "THERE SHE IS! JUST A LITTLE BUG"



HBear
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YES, KATIE!
HBear
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Justin Lynch second in the B final, 52.29!
swimmer19
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KATIE!! Let's go Bears!!
tedbear
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Woo Hoo! Yaaaassss!!! Go Katie!!!!!
OBear073akaSMFan
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happy for Katie!!!
tedbear
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So Happy for Katie!!! So much raw emotion in that interview after the race. #perseverence #comebackgirl #greatCalmemory
swimmer19
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4th for Keeks in the 50 Back!!
swimmer19
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50 back- David Puczkowski wins B final
swimmer19
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50 Back- Murph with the AR and win in the A-final, 6th and 8th for Daniel and Bryce!
swimmer19
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100 fly- Rachel tied her PB set in prelims, 59.98, second time under 1:00 and today was her first time under!
swimmer19
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Amy 6th in 50 Back B final
UrsusArctosCalifornicus
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swimmer19 said:

100 fly- Rachel tied her PB set in prelims, 59.98, second time under 1:00 and today was her first time under!




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HBear said:

Justin Lynch second in the B final, 52.29!






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swimmer19 said:

4th for Keeks in the 50 Back!!




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swimmer19 said:

50 back- David Puczkowski wins B final



http://instagr.am/p/BlwyhuZBxJn

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swimmer19 said:

50 Back- Murph with the AR and win in the A-final, 6th and 8th for Daniel and Bryce!

RYAN MURPHY TAKES DOWN 50 BACK AMERICAN RECORD IN 24.24






















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tedbear
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UrsusArctosCalifornicus said:






This picture just kills me! Crying tears of joy again, a day later.
UrsusArctosCalifornicus
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tedbear said:

UrsusArctosCalifornicus said:




This picture just kills me! Crying tears of joy again, a day later.

Ditto. As they say, I'm not crying, you're crying...

http://instagr.am/p/Blw4qnKhltu
btw that's Billy with her arms wrapped round Katie (& vice versa), surrounded by Thleen*** & Keeks' backs, Madds hands to heart, and Coco reacting to someone cutting onions on deck...
(EDIT: Is that Sophie just out of the camera frame, next to Courtney?)

Guess after 3 years of not having unanimously settled on a suitable nickname for "just a girl with a dream" on this board, we can now go with McL's teammates' nomenclature of..."Bug"??

  • *** Just a wild guess lol, based on this from the Rio Olympics thread:
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David Marsh: "If anyone sees @KathleenBaker2 's other ear ring on the bottom of the Olympic pool - pls grab it..@NBCOlympics"



NBC Olympics: "We'll review the footage. #EarringSearchParty"

This just in...we can now all breathe a sigh of relief for Thleen Bean, as she'll have her pair of good luck charms on her when she faces the big test in the semis tonight :beer: :p

David Marsh: "Michael from Reuters found it! Thanks!"



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USA Swimming National Championships is again a Cal Bear Territory

As expected

By Ruey Yen | @YRueyYen | Jul 28, 2018, 7:30am PDT


Photo by Harry How/Getty Images


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http://instagr.am/p/BlyYeTBlMm2

http://instagr.am/p/Blyqa5fgo11

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swimmer19
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Been out today, here's what to look forward to in finals and a quick summary of prelims:

W 400 Free:
Chenoa- out (#47)

M 400 Free:
Sean Grieshop- B final (#13)
Norman- B final (#15), but I think he scratched finals?
Jhong- out (#63)

W 100 Breast:
Ema- D final (#30)
Ali- out (#57)

M 100 Breast:
Prenot- A final (#6)
Reece/Hoppe/Katis- B final (#9/#12/#16)
Carson Sand- C final (#22)
Louser- D final (#59)
Hodges/Arvidsson- out (#39/#43)
Whittle- NS (late scratch)

W 100 Back:
Baker- A final (#3)
Amy/Keeks- B final (#9/#16)
Izzy- D final (#31)
Alex/Sophie K-Z- out (#88/#96)

M 100 Back:
Murph/Pebs/Daniel/Bryce- A final (#2/#5/#4/#6)
Josa- NS
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Blimey wot a bloody STUD you're, Thleen -> *World Record* in 58.00!!!!




  • UPDATES =>
http://instagr.am/p/Bl0x_rujEiR













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tedbear
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Wow! Great job Kathleen!
swimmer19
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Baker with that WR!!
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And Murph is the National Champion on the men's side!



http://instagr.am/p/BlzZ-jvhQUn









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swimmer19
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Bryce with that 4th place finish!! and Pebs and Carr with their 5th and 7th places too!!

Go BEARS!!
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Amy and Keeks 2nd and 6th in the B final of the 100 Back!!
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http://instagr.am/p/BlzNP8tB18f





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Kathleen Baker breaks 100m backstroke world record (race video - NBC commentary)


KATHLEEN BAKER SETS NEW WORLD RECORD IN 100 BACK 58.00




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Kudos also to Billy aka Amy for her 2nd place finish in the B Final, behind 2020 recruit Isabelle Stadden!





Keeks aka Keaton also swam well to finish 6th in that final.




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On the men's side, A Final, Bryce & Pebs claimed 4th & 5th respectively, with Daniel in 7th.




Swim on you Bears!


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tedbear
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Backstroke U Baby!!!!!!
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Well done incoming frosh Ema Rajic, winner of the W 100m Breast D final!

swimmer19
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Quick prelims session today, with the distance heats in the afternoon

W 200 IM:
Bears: Ema, Izzy, Keeks, Alex Sumner
Uncommitted: Abby Arens, Torri Huske, Bacon, Grace Sheble, Justina Kozan, Alex Walsh

M 200 IM:
Bears: Reece, Jhong, Mike Thomas, Jason Louser, Sean, Bryce, Daniel Carr, Takahashi, Trenton, Seli, Josa, Prenot
Uncommitted: Gianluca Urlando, Ethan Heasley, Tim Connery

W 50 Free:
Bears: Elise, Maddie, Abbey, Amy, Katie McL
Uncommitted: Walsh sisters, Isabelle Stadden, Torri Huske

M 50 Free:
Bears: Lynch, Josa, Nate Biondi, Hoff, Nathan, Michael Jensen
Uncommitted: Adam Chaney, Destin Lasco
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