James Guy & Jazz Carlin Lead Fine Start To 2015 For Brits; Aimee Willmott At The Double

James Guy by Patrick B. Kraemer

European and Commonwealth champion Jazmin Carlin got her 2015 race season underway with an 8:25.18 victory over 800m freestyle at the Flanders Speedo Cup in Antwerp, Belgium, this afternoon, her thunder stolen only by teammate James Guy, whole followed a sub 1:47 200m free with a 3:45.77 blast in the 4oom freestyle a touch over an hour later. Not bad for January

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European and Commonwealth champion Jazmin Carlin got her 2015 race season underway with an 8:25.18 victory over 800m freestyle at the Flanders Speedo Cup in Antwerp, Belgium, this afternoon, her thunder stolen only by teammate James Guy, whole followed a sub 1:47 200m free with a 3:45.77 blast in the 4oom freestyle a touch over an hour later. Not bad for January

Comments

Bill Bell

Forty-six plus for Guy in January converts to forty-four flat in April @ Trials and then a forty-three low world-record @ Kazan!

Paul who???

And in 400…y at least three-thirty high.

Nuthin’ to it but to do it.

And Jazzy….she’ll push Ledecky to first woman sub 8:00.0 by Rio.

Luigi

Bill Bell… seriously?

Cath

Great swimming tonight at the flanders cup by james guy – both 200 and 400 free very impressive so early in the season

Craig Lord

Yes, indeed Cath 🙂

Bill Bell

Luigi:

Perhaps a bit of “irrational exuberance” to use the words of a rather famous economist whose name escapes me at present!

Three-thirty low and one forty low for Guy @Rio.

There that’s better.

And four-twenty-plus for Willmott there too..

Ye She who?

Bill Bell

And lest the “P” boys (Proud/Peaty) think I’m neglecting them 20.5/45+ for Big Ben @ Rio and 25 high/57+ for Adam @ Kazan. Haven’t quite fig’d out his Rio times yet.

aswimfan

I might be wrong, but I it seems Hosszu’s LCM times this year so far are slower than last year’s? I’m too lazy to check the stats.
Is she finally showing that nature is taking course, that your body can only withstand so many and so much extraordinary amount of constant fast swimming in so many events in so many meets so frequently?

Luigi

Bill Bell:

I’ll go with the 3:41 for Guy in Rio. Willmott – 4:30 – if freestyle gets down to 62/63. P boys – hmmm.

Craig Lord

aswimfan: the 200 fly was slower this year but all others faster than last year, when she swam heats a fair bit faster than her finals times in most events and swam through many finals in relatively modest times, a specific exercise, you would imagine – her times in Antwerp a year were among marked some of her slowest in-training outings of the year (4:42 400IM for e.g.).
With all these build-up moments, in general, look at how many swims across the board meet the 3-2-1% frame away from best times and it gives you an idea of how many racing moments in a season talk to the bigger moments when it most counts at the height of the long-course season, worlds this year, Olympics next.

felixdangerpants

A 43 low won’t eclipse Paul from the record books Bill. You need your own website. billony.com

aswimfan

Please stop discouraging Bill from writing outrageous posts.

His clownish posts are actually based on deep understanding of incredible breadth of swimming stats knowledge 🙂

Craig Lord

“Based on…” they are not, aswimfan… more like parallel worlds, Golden Compass style 🙂

Bill Bell

Rite. Three forty-two in 400 free won’t cut it. But w/Thorpedo and Hackett bracketing Guy in Lane 4 in the finals @ Rio and Phelps in Lane 8 (w/Lochte in Lane 1!) how ’bout three TWENTY-FIVE!!!

That’s AFTER Phelps has qualified @ Omaha in 3:35+ and Lochte in 3:36. And if Connor Jaeger and Mike McBroom keep dropping…

Craig Lord

Ah, yes Bill, now the dust is lifting, we see it all most clearly 🙂

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