At L.A. Invitational, Olympic Champ Dana Vollmer Testing the Waters In 100 Butterfly

Dana Voller [Photo: Mike Comer/ProVisuals, courtesy of USA Swimming]

Dana Vollmer, the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 buterfly, is entered in this weekend’s L.A. Invitational.

All SwimVortex articles are placed in our archive after five days, the library of content available to subscribers.
Log In Register

Dana Vollmer, the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 buterfly, is entered in this weekend’s L.A. Invitational.

Comments

Bad Anon

It will be interesting to see how close she gets to the 1min barrier. I think if she sets her sights at a rio 2016 Olympic berth, she has the experience to get it done

Wez

I am not too sure about everyone else, but who else thinks all these come back swimmers would only step up on the blocks if they where certain they would put on a decent show?

I mean, Michael didn’t get back up and swim 53 for 100 free, nor did Tony Ervin get up and swim 25?

It would be great for team USA if Dana got on the team for next year, and it would be surprising to me if she came back to racing and only managed a 60+ or so.

That’s what time trials are there for in training, and then, when you are good and ready, getting up on the blocks at a meet.

Glad to have read this story though.

aswimfan

Vollmer still has plenty of time to make it to Rio.

beachmouse

Ervin did show up at a number of lower intensity masters meets while he was waiting out the anti-doping ‘look back’ period and wasn’t allowed back at USAS meets yet.

So the people who were paying attention and knew what yards times meant were getting very excited by the time he was showing up on the USAS mett entry lists because his early comeback times were promising indeed.

Leave a comment

Post a comment with your SwimVortex Account. Don't have a SwimVortex Account, Sign Up?

(*) Fields are required!
×