Brittany Elmslie & Bronte Barratt Register 1:57s To Open Annual 200 Free Accounts

Bronte Barratt, of Australia [Photo: Craig Lord]

Brittany Elmslie and Bronte Barratt clocked 1:57s in their first 200m free of the year at Victoria State titles in Melbourne. Elmslie led the pace all the way to a 1:57.44 top 1:57.57 conclusion, Barratt’s chasing 29.72 last-lap split the swifter homecoming effort. Ami Matsuo took third place in 2:00.39

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Brittany Elmslie and Bronte Barratt clocked 1:57s in their first 200m free of the year at Victoria State titles in Melbourne. Elmslie led the pace all the way to a 1:57.44 top 1:57.57 conclusion, Barratt’s chasing 29.72 last-lap split the swifter homecoming effort. Ami Matsuo took third place in 2:00.39

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Bill Bell

Looks like Luke Percy’s stay @ Tennessee last season was a one and done affair.

Commenter

Luke Percy had a great relay split in the club relays for southport. 100 was day one, perhaps the extra few days of racing freshened him up enough to go faster than the individual.

He looks to be the answer to their relay depth issue. Will strengthen their 4×100 team significantly come rio.

Commenter

48.8 after a 21.1 split in the mixed 4×50 and the a 21.6 in the 50 free individual. Not bad for the young man

aswimfan

I was like “huh???” when reading the news Luke Percy going to swim for Tennessee. What a waste. He regressed.

He should have gone to Auburn.

commonwombat

NCAA is no magic panacea; for all the success stories (intl or domestic) there are those who fail to progress or regress. Some may not have the necessary talent; others find the “culture” alien and cannot adapt; sometimes it’s just the wrong program for them.

For some international swimmers, there isn’t the necessary support/infrastructure at home but not so for others. Some just may not be “academic” whereas for others, they can arguably access a better academic regime at home.

The regular racing and necessity of perfecting one’s race skills ARE a major plus point but conversely the yards format makes it impossible to quantity the performances in “real world/metric” terms.

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