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Thread: Swimming: 2014-2015 National Team (SC Worlds, Pam Ams, World University Games, etc)

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    Shining for Cal, Team USA

    Cal men's swimming features six members who are also on Team USA.


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    Noemie Thomas & Jeremy Bagshaw @ Canada Swimming Trials


    Noemie Thomas ready for Maple Leaf duties


    Just an fyi that Noemie's competing at the 2015 Canada Trials this week, hoping to qualify for 2015 Worlds @ Kazan, Russia in the 50m, 100m & 200m Butterfly - she will have to face off against some tough world class competitors in Katerine Savard & Audrey Lacroix, but has the talent and more to earn national selection.
    Wish her well & much success in her endeavors here!

    Psych Sheet:


    2015 Team Canada Trials - Day 1 Finals (Live)

    Note: The event's still in progress, but if you go to around 25:37 in the above youtube video (currently live, but may be removed after the event has concluded), you'll see Noemie racing in the A finals of the 50m fly (wearing a black Cal cap)...

    Also check out Jeremy in the 200m free, starting roughly @ 57:50. Multiple Cal mentions by the commentators btw


    Canadian Trials Ė Day One Finals

    Womenís 50 Butterfly Ė FINALS
    Sam Corea is having the season of a lifetime after dropping a lot of time at the NCAA Championships, picking up NCAA All-American honors, despite her Canadian nationality. She reached in to win her first National title with her time of 26.29. Noemie Thomas finished just behind her at 26.32, and Paige Kremer was third with her time of 26.92.

    Menís 200 Freestyle Ė FINALS
    Jeremy Bagshaw destroyed the rest of the A final to win the menís 200 meter freestyle with the fourth fastest time in the world this year of 1:47.48.

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 04-01-2015 at 03:42 PM. Reason: added Swimswam report on Day 1 Finals

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    2015 Team Canada Trials - Day 3 Finals (Races & Interviews - Live)
    100m Fly starts @ 49:48 into the video, which Noemie won in a qualifying time for Worlds!

    Jeremy took 2nd behind Ryan Cochrane in the 400m free, 37:24 into the youtube video.


    Cierra Runge - 3 April, 3:42 pm PT
    Could not be more proud of my roommate who just made the Canadian Worlds Team!!! @noemie_thomas #Canadiantrials #Worlds2015


    Noemie Thomas - 4 April
    After an exciting month of championship racing I have never been more proud to call myself part of Canada's national team and a Cal Bear!! ���������� #gobears #gocanada

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 04-04-2015 at 11:05 AM. Reason: added Noemie's insta

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    2015 Team Canada Trials - Day 4 Finals (Races & Interviews - Live)

    200m Fly starts @ 36:48 into the video. Spoilers: Noemie 2nd behind Audrey Lacroix.


    UPDATE: Both Noemie and Jeremy have now been officially selected to represent Canada @ 2015 Worlds & 2015 Pam Am Games:

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 04-04-2015 at 07:35 PM. Reason: added Canada's official roster for Worlds & Pam Ams

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    Noemie Thomas Reflects On Season And 100 Fly Win


    Noemie Thomas - 6 Apr
    Behind the scenes and mid-makeup at the @SwimmingCanada photoshoot! #PanAmGames2015 #pampered


    Video: Calís Jeremy Bagshaw Ready To Tear It Up At Worlds This Summer

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 04-06-2015 at 02:32 PM. Reason: added Jeremy's video

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    W 400m Free Relay: AUS way ahead of USA, work to do! (hope Abbey will come thru)


    USA Swimming Stats - 8 Apr 2015

    The women's 100m FR, a look at the top 4 AUS (at AUS Champs) 3:32.84 vs top 4 U.S. 3:34.99 A 2.15 sec difference.


    2014-2015 LCM Women 100 Free - Global Ranking


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    Previews for Kazan 2015 Worlds (Women's races)


    On the Road to Kazan, Missy Franklin & Katie Ledecky Driving the Team USA Hopes

    Rating System

    Guest of Honor: The athlete not only will be on the podium. He/she knows the combination to the top step.
    Special Honoree: The athlete has a key to the podium. It’s a matter of which lock it will open.
    On the Dais: The athlete is likely to advance to the final, but a medal is not a foregone conclusion.
    Banquet Attendee: The athlete is part of the festivities, but advancing beyond the semifinals (or preliminaries for events 400 meters and up) will be a chore.
    Autograph Seeker: The athlete is there for the experience. Expectations are minimal.

    100 Freestyle

    Missy Franklin (On the Dais): Of the four individual events on Franklin’s schedule for the World Champs, the 100 free is her longest shot at a medal. But that doesn’t mean she can’t put together a sub-53 performance and put herself in the mix with the Aussie Campbell sisters – Cate and Bronte – and Europeans Sarah Sjostrom and Femke Heemskerk.

    200 Freestyle

    Missy Franklin (Special Honoree): The defending world champion in the event, having dipped under 1:55 to claim victory, Franklin is expected to make a strong run at a repeat. While she was hampered by injury at last summer’s Pan Pacific Champs, she sliced considerable time from her best 200-yard free during the NCAA season, and Franklin has routinely transferred her short-course success to the long-course pool.

    400 Freestyle

    Cierra Runge (On the Dais): Another surging star on the American scene, Runge had a breakout season in 2014, highlighted by a 4:04.55 mark in the 400 free. Although Ledecky is untouchable, Runge is capable of making a run at a medal, which will require the bettering of athletes such as Jazz Carlin, Lauren Boyle and Mireia Belmonte, among others.

    50 Backstroke

    Rachel Bootsma (Banquet Attendee): The United States has never placed much emphasis on the 50-meter stroke events, so the expectations aren’t exactly high for Kazan. Bootsma ranked just 23rd in the world last year in the event, but she has pure speed and a berth to the semifinals is likely, but advancing beyond that round will take some work.

    Note: The Team USA roster currently does not identify a second participant for the 50 backstroke, but Kathleen Baker is a good bet. It’s unlikely that Missy Franklin will see duty due to her already packed slate.

    100 Backstroke

    Missy Franklin (Special Honoree): As the reigning Olympic and world champion, Franklin is close to earning Gues of Honor status in this event. If she is on target, she’ll be in the 58-low neighborhood and awfully tough to beat. Keeping Franklin from GOH recognition is the threat of Aussie Emily Seebohm, already sub-59 this season and looking sharp.

    Kathleen Baker (Banquet Attendee): A teenager with considerable upside, Baker was 1:00.35 at last year’s Pan Pacific Champs, good for 18th in the world. Training with SwimMac Carolina, Baker should be ready to take another step forward, and in the case of the World Champs that means advancement to the semifinals.

    200 Backstroke

    Missy Franklin (Guest of Honor): Franklin joins Katie Ledecky in earning a Guest of Honor placement, her dominance of the 200 backstroke having been spectacular over the past few years. Before a back injury limited Franklin at Pac Pacs last summer, she had won the Olympic title and back-to-back world crowns in the event. The world-record holder, Franklin won’t be touched if she is in good form.

    200 Butterfly

    Katie McLaughlin (On the Dais): A senior in high school, McLaughlin has shown great potential in the fly events, her best effort a 2:07.08 mark at the Pan Pacific Championships last year. With her continued progress, it’s only a matter of time before McLaughlin checks into the sub-2:07 category, and perhaps even quicker.


    Which Champions Will Keep Their Crowns In Kazan? Form Guide: Women’s Backstroke

    Pol: "We’ll see. If Franklin disappoints I blame Teri/Cal."

    barkergk: "Pol, You just won’t let the Terri McKeever doubt thing go will you. Can you tell us why McKeever has to jump through higher hoops than every other coach to get your approval? Two Olympic Champions and various other Olympic medalists, was head coach for one of the most successful USA Olympic teams ever not enough for you? I hear a dog whistle and I think it is whispering “female”. If I am wrong, then enlighten us."

    AvantSwim: "barkergk, I wouldn’t hold your breath for that enlightenment. I suspect there is little McKeever can do to gain Pol’s respect. And indeed, I do suspect some latent, if not explicit, gender bias as well. I agree, he certainly does not hold any other coach to the same exacting standards which he holds McKeever. For Pol, it would seem, McKeever is a one-swimmer coach, with all her value based on the performance of Franklin alone. He has already admitted that he will consider Franklin a “failure” if she “only” wins a few medals. For Pol, anything below what Franklin did in 2013–-which verged on the miraculous–-will prove his point, which he has stated numerous times: McKeever, with all her successes and credentials is somehow “overrated”, and Missy is a “loser” for deciding to fulfill her dream of competing in college."

    Bad Anon: "Its such a shame that readers like pol make such unfortunate remarks. McKeever is a great coach and her credentials speak for themselves. Missy is a great athlete; winning anything less than 6golds in Kazan won’t make Missy a lesser athlete nor Mckeever a poor coach. The collegiate experience was truly beneficial to Missy and she remains one of the finest female athletes to grace the sport of swimming"


    Which Champions Will Keep Their Crowns In Kazan? Form Guide: Women’s Freestyle


    Which Champs Will Keep World Crowns? Form Guide: Women’s 4x100m Free

    Dave: "The Aussies look unbeatable. Abby Weitzeil is a true wild card. She has enormous potential and very limited LCM meet results. I can see her becoming the premier American sprinter by Rio."

    MPalota: "Australia at a lock! If there is one event that I’d bet the mortgage on – metaphorically speaking – it’s this one. Can’t see anyone touching them. The Campbell’s can’t be challenged by anyone but themselves and they – the Aussies – have a wealth of choices for the other two positions. And they’re all fast! The race for second will be close and I’m going to go with the US on there. Simone Manuel is going well, Missy’s tough and their young Abby Weintzel might be a gem."


    Which Champs Will Keep World Crowns? Form Guide: Women’s 4x100m Medley

    Danjohnrob: "@GBSwim: Regarding Franklin and, “…if she can stay with Seebohm on the backstroke”; are you kidding me?! I think history tells us Missy can stay with her! The bigger question is whether Seebohm will be in the race at all or need to be replaced by Wilson as a result of her recent injury. However, I agree that the gold is Australia’s to lose and that Denmark and the US will be fighting over the minor medals."


    Which Champs Will Keep World Crowns? Franklin & Ledecky Bookend 4x200m Defence

    KeithM: "Other contenders to join Missy and Katie on this relay are teenagers Simone Manuel, Cierra Runge, and Katie McLaughlin. The latter (McLaughlin) being the most interesting possibility having just posted an in season 1:58 flat at a meet where she was well off her best times in the fly races, the discipline for is she is known (she’ll race the 200 fly at Worlds). The US coaches will be well aware of her progress in this event and won’t hesitate to give her a time trial or heat swim."


    American Relays Facing Some Significant Challenges As World Championships Loom

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-04-2015 at 06:19 AM.

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    2015 World University Games @ Gwangju, S. Korea - coming up!

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post

    Team USA Swimmers Named for 2015 World University Games

    2012 U.S. Olympian Rachel Bootsma will represent her country in Gwangju, South Korea in July, 2015 at the World University Games.

    USA Swimming has announced its 2015 World University Games team of 47, highlighted by 2012 Olympians Rachel Bootsma (Cal), Lia Neal (Stanford), and Shannon Vreeland (Georgia). Also on the team for the men is a loaded lineup that includes Jack Conger (Texas), Matt Ellis (Texas), Matthew Josa (D2 – Queens), Caeleb Dressel (Florida), Jacob Pebley and Josh Prenot (Cal), and Andrew Seliskar. There are four Texas Longhorns and four current or future Cal Bears on the men’s team alone: representing the top two teams at last year’s NCAA Championship meet.

    The World University Games will take place next summer in Gwangju, Korea from July 4-11. Athletes must be enrolled in a recognized degree program to be eligible for the team. Seniors who graduate this spring are also eligible, and there’s no requirement for athletes to be affiliated with the NCAA to participate.

    Athletes qualified based off of their finishes at last summer’s U.S. Nationals. Swimmers on the U.S. team for the World Championships in Kazan are ineligible for this team (except for relay-only swimmers and non-Olympic event-only swimmers), so the World University Games team gives the next tier of swimmers a chance to compete internationally.

    Team USA finished second in the medal table at the last World University Games in 2013, as host Russia crushed the field with 17 golds. Americans brought home 6 golds and 24 total medals.


    2015 World University Games Roster

    Rachel Bootsma 100 BK Eden Prairie, Minn. California Aquatics/Aquajets
    Melanie Klaren 200 BK Laguna Niguel, Calif. California Aquatics
    Celina Li 200 IM Pleasanton, Calif. Pleasanton Seahawks
    Elizabeth Pelton 100 BK Baltimore, Md. California Aquatics
    Abbey Weitzeil 50/100 FR Saugus, Calif. Canyons Aquatic Club

    Connor Green 200 BK Milton, Mass. Bluefish Swim Club
    Jacob Pebley 100/200 BK Corvallis, Ore. California Aquatics @Jacob_Pebley
    Josh Prenot 200 BR; 200/400 IM Santa Maria, Calif. California Aquatics
    Andrew Seliskar 200 FL McLean, Va. Nation’s Capital Swim Club
    Seth Stubblefield 50/100 FR Plano, Texas California Aquatics


    Boots - 27 June

    Leaving for World University Games on Monday! Can't wait to race in red, white, and blue again! #goUSA ������❤️


    Liz Pelton - 29 June

    South Korea bound for world university games! Let's go #USA ! ����


    Maija Roses - 2 July
    #tbt to paddling through Hawaiian waters with my best friend! Good luck at World University Games @melklar and to all my other Golden Bear friends ��������


    Event Schedule (Swimming)

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-22-2015 at 11:02 AM. Reason: added link to WUG swimming schedule

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    2015 WUGs


    2015 World University Games Swimming Preview: Menís Edition


    USA Swimming Stats - 30 June

    There have been 15 people win individual gold at the last 3 World University Games. THE 2015 meet starts July 4th.


    Team USA Opens World University Games on Saturday in Gwangju, South Korea

    Forty-seven Team USA swimmers, including three 2012 Olympians and 29 members of the USA Swimming National Team, are slated to open competition Saturday in Gwangju, South Korea, at the 2015 World University Games.

    The Nambu University International Aquatics Center will host the pool competition Saturday through July 10, while the 10-kilometer open water races will take place in the Jangseong Lake Regatta on July 11.

    Prelim sessions in the pool begin at 8:30 a.m. locally (7:30 p.m. EDT the previous day), with finals set for 7 p.m. locally (6 a.m. EDT). Complete meet details, including a schedule of events, can be found here.

    In the United States, ESPN3, ESPNU and the Longhorn Network will air coverage from July 3-9. A one-hour swimming and diving recap show will air on ESPNU on July 16. A complete webcast and broadcast schedule can be found here.

    Olympic veterans representing the United States in Gwangju include gold medalists Rachel Bootsma (Eden Prairie, Minn.) of Cal and Georgiaís Shannon Vreeland (Overland Park, Kan.), as well as bronze-medalist Lia Neal (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of Stanford. Bootsma, who set an American record in the 50-meter backstroke at the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships, will be a top competitor in the 50- and 100-meter backstroke events. Vreeland will lead the field in the 100- and 200-meter individual freestyle events, and Neal is slated to race the 400-meter freestyle relay, the same race in which she won bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

    On the menís roster, Texasí Jack Conger (Rockville, Md.) and Calís Jacob Pebley (Corvallis, Ore.) return to the World University Games after having both medaled in several events at the 2013 games. Conger won gold in the 200-meter backstroke in 2013 and this year will race the 50- and 100-meter distances, as well as the 100-meter freestyle. Standouts Josh Prenot (Santa Maria, Calif.) of Cal and Cal signee Andrew Seliskar (McLean, Va.), though they are not newcomers to the international scene, will compete in the World University Games for the first time.

    Vreeland and Felicia Lee (Wayne, N.J.) of Stanford were selected captains for the womenís team, while Michiganís Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind.) and Seth Stubblefield (Plano, Texas) were voted menís team captains.

    A complete roster for Team USA, which will be mentored by menís head coach Mike Bottom of Michigan and womenís head coach Ray Looze of Indiana, can be found here.

    The World University Games feature 21 different sports and thousands of student-athletes from more than 170 countries. The event was created to celebrate university students and their commitment to education and sport.

    Team members, ages 17-23, must be officially registered as proceeding toward a University-level degree or a 2014-15 college graduate. Complete Team USA selection procedures can be found here.


    USA WUG Preview ó Four Events with 2016 Implications


    2015 World University Games Swimming Preview: Womenís Edition


    Blog: 2015 World University Games (7/2/2015)


    Back by popular demand: Village life and some miscellaneous thoughts (7/1/2015)

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 07-02-2015 at 01:38 PM. Reason: USA Swimming Press Releases

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    International Flavor

    From World University Games to Pan Am Games to World Championships, 36 Bears to Compete in Major International Swim Meets This Summer

    By Cal Athletics on Thu, July 02, 2015

    A total of 36 Cal swimmers – past, present and future – plus three Golden Bear coaches will be representing their home countries this summer at three major international meets.

    The first of the big events gets underway this weekend with the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, running from July 4-11. Later this month, the Pan American Games will be contested July 14-18 in Toronto, Canada, while the FINA World Championships are set for Aug. 2-9 in Kazan, Russia.

    Overall, a total of 22 Bears will be swimming for Team USA, all of whom qualified during competitions last summer, with others donning colors for Hong Kong, Canada, Spain, Egypt, New Zealand, Israel, Estonia, Slovenia and Mexico.

    “I think it just carries forward the ethos of our program with the idea being that we’re striving to be world class,” said Golden Bear men’s head coach David Duren, who just completed his eighth season in Berkeley and will double as the USA head men’s coach at the World Championships. “As we look at it from a men’s perspective, when we first started in 2007, we had a smattering of athletes that were looking to compete at the World University Games, Pan Am Games or World Championships. Now, just having that consistency and having guys do that year in and year out says a lot about the athletes that have come in and continued that idea of wanting to compete at the international level.”

    “One of our goals as a program is not only to be successful nationally and collegiately, but to really put our mark internationally,” said Cal women’s head coach Teri McKeever, the 2012 Olympic head coach who will serve as an assistant women’s coach for the U.S. team at the World Championships. “For young people who are aspiring for international success, it tells them also that we are making a commitment and being successful. You have coaches who are willing to put in extra time to travel with their athletes and to be around world-class athletes from all over the world. It’s a fabulous learning opportunity for the swimmers, as well as the coaches.”

    Eleven members of the USA squad will have Cal connections for the World University Games, including men’s assistant coach Yuri Suguiyama, who will serve as a USA assistant. Those traveling to Korea are Janardan Burns, Connor Green, Jacob Pebley, Josh Prenot, Andrew Seliskar and Seth Stubblefield for the men and Rachel Bootsma, Melanie Klaren, Celina Li, Elizabeth Pelton and Abbey Weitzeil for the women. In addition, Henry Chung (Hong Kong) and Jeremie DeZwirek (Canada) will swim for their home countries.

    ESPNU and ESPN3 will be providing coverage for much of the World University Games, and fans can find the complete schedule here. For more information, including schedules and results, visit

    A smaller group of six Bears will be in Toronto for the Pan American Games, including former Bears Natalie Coughlin, Madison Kennedy and Caitlin Leverenz for Team USA. Canadians Noemie Thomas and Jeremy Bagshaw hope to benefit from home pool advantage, while Long Gutierrez will compete for Mexico. All of the swimming information for the Pan Am Games is available at

    Cal’s largest contingent will be on this summer’s biggest stage – the World Championships – with 21 Bears vying for titles. The USA team features Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, Ryan Murphy, Tom Shields, Kathleen Baker, Bootsma, Missy Franklin, Katie McLaughlin, Cierra Runge and Weitzeil. Those swimming for other nations are Thomas (Canada), Lauren Boyle (New Zealand), Farida Osman (Egypt), Marina Garcia (Spain), Camille Cheng (Hong Kong), Stephanie Au (Hong Kong), Martti Aljand (Estonia), Bagshaw (Canada), Guy Barnea (Israel), Damir Dugonjic (Slovenia) and Martin Liivamagi (Estonia).

    For additional details on the 16th FINA World Championships, visit

    Golden Bears in International Summer Competition

    World University Games - Gwangju, South Korea (July 4-11)
    Rachel Bootsma – USA
    Janardan Burns - USA
    Henry Chung - Hong Kong
    Jeremie DeZwirek - Canada
    Connor Green - USA
    Melanie Klaren – USA
    Celina Li – USA
    Jacob Pebley - USA
    Elizabeth Pelton – USA
    Josh Prenot - USA
    Andrew Seliskar – USA
    Seth Stubblefield - USA
    Abbey Weitzeil – USA
    USA Assistant Men's Coach - Yuri Suguiyama

    Pan American Games - Toronto, Canada (July 14-18)
    Jeremy Bagshaw - Canada
    Natalie Coughlin – USA
    Long Gutierrez – Mexico
    Madison Kennedy – USA
    Caitlin Leverenz – USA
    Noemie Thomas - Canada

    FINA World Championships - Kazan, Russia (Aug. 2-9)
    Nathan Adrian - USA
    Martti Aljand - Estonia
    Stephanie Au – Hong Kong
    Jeremy Bagshaw - Canada
    Kathleen Baker – USA
    Guy Barnea - Israel
    Rachel Bootsma – USA
    Lauren Boyle – New Zealand
    Camille Cheng – Hong Kong
    Damir Dugonjic - Slovenia
    Anthony Ervin - USA
    Missy Franklin – USA
    Marina Garcia – Spain
    Martin Liivamagi - Estonia
    Katie McLaughlin – USA
    Ryan Murphy - USA
    Farida Osman – Egypt
    Cierra Runge – USA
    Tom Shields - USA
    Noemie Thomas – Canada
    Abbey Weitzeil – USA
    USA Head Men's Coach - David Durden
    USA Assistant Women’s Coach – Teri McKeever



    Celina Li - 2 July @ 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade
    Bears repping USA at world university games in Gwangju, South Korea!! ������������������

    Melanie Klaren - 2 July
    It's pretty cool that I get to spend my 4th of July representing my country and swimming a 200 back... Well at least the representing my country part. Having a blast in South Korea with my bears and the rest of Team USA! #WUGUSA �� ���� ����


    Liz Pelton - 2 July @ 2015 World University Games - Gwangju, South Korea
    Spending 4th of July representing red, white and blue - World University Games kicks off tomorrow here in Gwangju! #���� #�� �� #BayAreaRepresent #WUGUSA

    Boots - 2 July
    Cal and Stanford representing the bae area at World University Games #WUGUSA ����

    Jacob Pebley - 3 July
    Excited to represent the USA on the 4th of July tomorrow! #BearsInKorea #WUGUSA

    Matt Whittle: @Jacob_Pebley did Yuri miss the no smile memo?

    Abbey Weitzeil - 3 July @ Gwangju ���� South Korea
    Coincidence that World U's starts tomorrow on July 4th? Naw, Team USA is ready to dominate just for you America ���� #wug2015 #hbdmerica

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-22-2015 at 11:03 AM. Reason: Bears + Furds + Team USA group photos

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    WUG links


    Blog: 2015 World University Games (7/3/2015)


    2015 World University Games, Prelims Heat Sheets:

    TV & Webcast Schedule:


    2015 World University Games Links and Preview


    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 07-03-2015 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Schedule

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    2015 World University Games: Day 1 & 2 *FINALS*


    ***** DAY 1 *****

    Kathie Wickstrand
    Let's Go @melanieklaren -July 4th is the perfect day to celebrate w/ a 200 Bk & the Star Spangled Banner sung to u!


    2015 World University Games: Day 1 Finals Live Recap


    2015 World University Games: Day One Finals Recap


    Golden Start For USA At Universiade With Wins For Sarah Henry & 4x100m Quartets


    2015 World University Games: Jack Conger, U.S. make strong opening statement


    Elizabeth Pelton - 20 seconds ago
    Best lookin group of cheerleaders in Korea! @USASwimming @WUGUSA
    Having a blast up in the stands cheering for USA on night one of WUGs! #WUGUSA #GoUSA #Happy4th ������

    SwimmingWorld - 1 minute ago
    Having a blast up in the stands cheering for USA on night one of WUGs! #WUGUSA #GoUSA


    SwimmingWorld - 1 minute ago
    USA's Bratton (2:11.08), Klaren (2:11.58) unleash big backhalves for 1-2 in sf 2 200 back

    50 fly finalists Tsurkin, Martins, Codia, Kostin, Shi, Josa, Seliskar, Sadovnikov

    What a way to celebrate the #4thofJuly! GOLD for Sarah Henry and BRONZE Hali Flickinger in the 400 IM!


    Cal Women's Swimming & Diving
    Golden Bears picked up a pair of gold medals in the 4x100-meter free relay on the first day of the World University Games in South Korea. Signee Abbey Weitzeil led off for team USA in the final, helping the foursome to a meet record, while senior Elizabeth Pelton swam in the qualifying heats.

    Weitzeil with a 54.78 leadoff to get US out front ... Vreeland with a 54.34 to keep US out front 1:49.12 ... Locus with a 54.95 3rd leg, Neal with a 54.05 anchor for Team USA ... Team USA wins in 3:38.12! 400 free relay ... That's a MEET RECORD for Team USA! 3:38.12! ... Huge win for Team USA. Beat Japan by three seconds

    MEDAL ALERT #3 for @USASwimming! Lia Neal, Madeline Locus, Shannon Vreeland, and Abbigail Weitzeil set a games record of 3:38:12 in 4x100 freestyle for USA Swimming! WOW!

    Women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay (RACE VIDEO):


    Italy out front at the 100 with a 49.62 ... Ellis with a 49.86 for USA after 100 ... Wynalda with a 49.38 split for team USA ... Italy still leads at 200 with a 1:38.73 ... CONGER!!!! 47.75 to put Team USA in front at 300 2:26.99 ... Team USA GOLD MEDAL! 3:15.85 with a 48.86 anchor from Stubblefield in the 400 free relay ... Japan (3:17.98), Russia (3:18.18) 2-3 as Italy fades to 4th (3:18.43)

    MEDAL ALERT #4-Men win GOLD in 4x100 Freestyle Relay for @USASwimming! Matthew Ellis, Seth Stubblefield, Michael Wynalda, John Peet Conger

    Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay (RACE VIDEO):


    ***** DAY 2 *****

    Josh Prenot


    2015 World University Games Day Two Live Finals Recap


    SwimSwam Live
    Bronze in that men's 800fr went to Japan's Hirai in 7:52.77. Best times for Americans Burns in 4th (7:56.53) & Frayler 7th (7:59.09).
    800m Free (Final) RACE VIDEO ->

    SwimSwam Live
    And it's USA's Lillia King w/ the women's 100m breaststroke semi #1 win with a time of 1:07.02. Best time by almost a second for King!
    BTW, with Lillia King's 1:07.02 swim from semi #1, she rockets herself to 8th-fastest woman 100 breaststroker in the world so far this year!
    100m Breast (Semifinal 1) RACE VIDEO ->

    SwimSwam Live
    Josa settled for 5th in 23.81 & Seliskar 8th in 24.28 in men's 50 fly.
    50m Fly (Final) RACE VIDEO ->

    SwimSwam Live
    Jack Conger gets the United States on the board today with a bronze in that 100 back race in a time of 54.09. Pebley 4th in 54.22
    100m Back (Final) RACE VIDEO ->

    .@AbbeyWeitzeil cruises to top of sf2 of 100 free in 55.25
    100 fr Nasretdinova, Vreeland, Weitzeil, Yamane, Listopadova, Nesterova, Letrari, Matsuo
    100m Free (Semifinal 2) RACE VIDEO ->

    SwimSwam Live
    Men's 200 IM final will be Prenot, James, Whitaker, Litchfield, Fujimori, Sunama, Mahoney, Gorbunov.
    Look for a much stronger time in finals. Prenot crushed breast, then shut it down in free
    200m IM (Semifinal 1) RACE VIDEO ->

    SwimSwam Live
    GOLD! Lisa "back half" Bratton just swam that race beautifully! Paced it to take over with 35 or so meters to go. Career best of 2:09.31
    Also on the podium in that women's 200 back was CZE's Baumrtova (2:10.53) & JPN's Kawayoke (2:11.60). USA's Klaren finished 4th (2:12.01)
    200m Back (Final) RACE VIDEO ->

    200 free finals Malone, Sakata, Maglia, Ehara, Hansford, Youngquist, Haldemann, Qian

    SwimSwam Live
    KAZ's Balandin is the men's 100 breast winner - GOLD in 59.96, the only swimmer under a minute
    GBR goes 2-3, with Wilby snagging silver in 1:00.28 and Bensen in bronze w/ 1:00.33. DJ MacDonald of the U.S. in 4th in 1:00.51.

    SwimSwam Live
    Games Record for China's Lu Ying in the women's 50m fly! Takes the gold in 25.72 to overtake BUR's Gerasimenya's 25.84 record from 2013.
    Silver in the women's 50 fly went to Russia's Chimrova in 26.23, bronze to Australia's Barratt in 26.41. USA's Bechtel 8th in 27.00.


    Leah Smith
    met the mascot of world university games!! I don't know why I am holding it's hand @eliZAbethP_1126

    Boots @ Gwang-Ju, Korea
    Made a new friend in Gwangju! ������❤️

    Felicia Lee: Check me out in the back ��
    Emma Reaney: @feliciaflee that hyperextension tho!!!!!!
    Will Gundy: I spy Asian tourist @feliciaflee
    Kathie Wickstrand Gahen: Sort of teletubbish looking!?!?!?
    Femke Heemskerk: Good luck! ��

    Molly Hannis
    Day 5 in Gwangju! Happy birthday America!! ���� �� #WUGUSA

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 07-05-2015 at 05:51 PM. Reason: some results

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    2015 World University Games: Day 3 *FINALS*


    2015 World University Games Day Three Finals Live Recap

    Josh Prenot of the United States will be the top seed in tonight's final of the men's 200 IM


    Caramignoli wins the 1500 free in 16:06.71. 6th in world! USA's Lindsay Vrooman takes silver with personal best 16:13.85. Melverton (AUS) with bronze in 16:21.39.

    SwimSwam Live
    USA's Seliskar 1:56.84 & Whitaker 1:59.06 in that men's 200m fly semi. Men's 200m fly finalists will be: Pribytok, Yajima, Coelho, Koptelov, Umemoto, Pavone, Seliskar, Brown

    SwimSwam Live
    ANOTHER PB for Madisyn Cox! Threw down a 2:12.15 to power her way to semi #2 win and claim top seed for the 200 IM finals! Right behind Cox was China's Zhang who touched in 2:12.55 for the 2nd best time of the morning. Celina Li finished 6th in that heat 2:15.68. Top 8 for women's 200 IM: Cox, Zhang, Fullerton, Scott, Zavadova, Kim, Trombetti and Takahashi.
    W100br @FISUnetwork Mina Matsushima (JPN) 1:06.76 #swimrankings world No 5; Lilly King (USA) 1:06.93; Fiona Doyle (IRL) 1:07.15

    SwimSwam Live
    USA's Lillia King has got to be happy with her time of 1:06.93 - nabbed silver in her first ever sub-1:07.

    200 breast finalists Benson, Kohinata, Prigoa, Prenot, Pizzini, Bizzarri, Tait, Balandin

    Team USA 1-2 in the men's 200 free Malone (1:47.15), Youngquist (1:47.91). Hansford (AUS) takes bronze in 200 free in 1:48.29.

    SwimSwam Live
    1:00.92 for Elizabeth Pelton to nab the women's 100 back semi #1 win. Women's 100m back top 8: Masse (1:00.26), Bootsma (1:00.64), Pelton, Zofkova, Lapshina, Rudenko, Baumrtova, Barratt
    (loads of "Let's go Bears" chants rising above the crowd cheering during Liz & Boots' swims! )

    SwimSwam: Neither Elizabeth Pelton and Rachel Bootsma have been at their best throughout the 2014 and 2015 seasons, but will have a chance to change that in the womenís 100 backstroke final tomorrow evening. Pelton has a lifetime best of 59.27, but the fastest she has been in the last two years is 1:00.31. Bootsmaís best is a 59.10, but the fastest she has been in the last two years is a 1:00.39. They are heading into the womenís 100 backstroke final with the second and third fastest times behind Canadian Kylie Masse. This could be the race where both women post sub one minute times once again.

    GOLD MEDAL TIE! 200 IM Josh Prenot (USA) and Justin James (AUS) 1:58.38s for 8th in world. Keita Sunama (JPN) takes bronze in 1:58.45 in a CLOSE 200 IM final

    SwimSwam Live
    Bronze goes to Japan's Sunama (1:58.45). USA's Whitaker finished in 7th in 2:00.67 in that men's 200 IM final. So, Mr. Prenot knows how to swim breast- clocked a 32.8 split, rocketing him from 7th position to 3rd before he finally tied for GOLD in 2IM.

    SwimSwam Live
    USA goes 1-2 AGAIN! This time in women's 100 freestyle. Shannon Vreeland with the gold in a time of 54.39, followed by Weitzeil 54.53. Aussie Matsuo earned bronze in 100 free in 54.94. Vreeland's 54.39 is her best time this year, shaving almost 1/2 a second off of her 54.95 from January's Aquatic Super Series in Perth.

    Lelliott (GBR) pips McLoughlin (AUS) 3:48.84 to 3:48.88 for gold! Epic double from Reed Malone (USA) with a 3:50.13 to take bronze in 400 free after 200 free.


    Golden Medals: Missy Franklin on TV; Cal Swimming medals at World University Games

    Missy Franklin shares a laugh with Cierra Runge at the practice of the Arena Pro Series at Santa Clara few weeks ago. - Don Feria/Getty Images

    Welcome to a special Cal Swimming edition of the offseason Golden Medals. What better way to start our summer coverage of Cal sports than by talking about Cal Athletes winning Gold Medals?


    Two mermaids Lu Ying and Rachel Bootsma swim to be the top in the Gwangju Universiade


    Melanie Klaren @ Byong Son
    YOKO (you only Korea once) #pyeongchang2018 #WUGUSA

    Maija Roses: But what if you go to Korea again? Then that's twice right?

    July 6, 2015: Melanie Klaren

    "Hello swimming fans! My name is Melanie Klaren and I just recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. I'll be walking you through my day in fantastic Gwangju, South Korea, and all of the fast swimming, cultural exchanges and just general awesomeness of this trip.

    I finished my meet yesterday, placing fourth in the 200-meter backstroke and have now made it my mission to become USA's #1 fan. I took the day off of training before getting back to doubles tomorrow (you're welcome, Teri!) and have had one of the greatest days on the trip so far. I woke up VERY early with my roommate Rachel Bootsma to go to breakfast and the pool. She just started her meet as I'm finishing mine, so supporting her and the rest of Team USA throughout the meet will be my priority. I got to sit through a great morning of some fast swims and had a great time cheering with my teammates.

    After prelims, a group of us decided to go to the USA vs. Brazil women's volleyball game. However, getting to the game turned out to be most of the fun. We took a cab with a driver who spoke no English, and watching John Murray just smile and politely say he didn't speak Korean was one of the funniest things I've seen. USA suffered a tough loss, but I got to watch Coach Kris Kubik hype a Korean live band and Emma Reaney and I received some pretty cool visors promoting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang. After we got back to the village, I had time for a 10-minute nap and a quick cup of coffee before I was off to the pool again to be one of Team USA's cheerleaders.

    Finals turned out to be an incredible night of racing, team pride and USA domination. Reed Malone and Clay Youngquist went 1-2 in the 200-meter freestyle and Shannon Vreeland and Abbey Weitzeil went 1-2 in the 100-meter free. Huge shoutout to Reed, though, for coming back and placing third in the 400-meter free about an hour after the 200-meter free. Whoever planned this meet schedule clearly didn't have him in mind. Other medalists tonight included Lily King, Josh Prenot and Lindsay Vrooman. Some other special swims tonight were Madisyn Cox's speedy 200-meter IM and lots of people doubling up with tough events. I do have to give a shoutout to my Cal Bear backstroke teammates Liz and Boots for awesome 100-meter backstrokes in semis. I'm continually being inspired and amazed by my fellow teammates and can't believe it's only day three of the meet!

    I've learned that if you just hang out at the pool after finals, you tend to miss the crazy rush to the buses. So, for the second night in a row, I left the pool past 10 p.m. and had a relaxing bus ride back to the village. Dinner at 11 p.m. is becoming a common occurrence! Tomorrow it's going to be another early day as I'm heading to the pool early to get in one of my two practices for the day. Getting back in shape for U.S. Open is going to be tough, but watching all these amazing athletes swim so fast is definitely inspiring. Being on this trip is a huge honor, and I can't think of anything greater than getting to represent my country. I've learned so much about my swimming and myself on this trip already and have made lots of friends. Everyone, including coaches and staff, has been so helpful, kind and supportive. Can't wait for the rest of the meet and for more fabulous races and sessions with this awesome, hilarious and fun team."

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 07-10-2015 at 07:14 AM. Reason: Melanie's Blog for USA Swimming

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