Space-Time Warper Cam McEvoy About To Stretch Himself To 8 Laps Free At Japan Open

Cameron McEvoy by Steve Christo, courtesy of Swimming Australia Ltd

Space-time warper Cameron McEvoy, the 47sec rattler coached by Richard Scarce, will stretch to eight laps when he races with fellow Dolphins at the Japan Open this weekend

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kevin roose

I really question the wisdom of going to Japan dissrupting the workload at home ….it is money ?


Then you don’t know much about how to win the olympics


From the article: “The exposure to international competition, the travel, hotel living, warm up and the opportunity to practice the right race strategy leading in is very important.”

I like the idea of a 400-100 double, unrested. That is going to hurt. Even though the time is not the point, it will be interesting to see how he shapes up. Probably the performer I am most looking forward to see in Rio (along with the GOAT and Ledecky, who may be heading towards fGOAT)


I second felix in the above re:kevin roose’s complete cluelessness with respect to Olympics preparations.


The talk has been France to defend their men’s 4×100 free tite, but I think Australia is the darkhorse in Rio. They didn’t even get to the final in Kazan, but they could possibly win gold if everyone (mcEvoy, Magnussen, Chalmers, Roberts) swim anywhere near their best.

kevin roose

The question was raised on the basis the the Aussies have a scheduled grand prix event at home ….do you see the Americans getting on a plane flying for 10 hours for a 3 day meet this close to the Olympics ….NO


Kevin roose,

Australians do not have the luxury that americans or europeans have with regards to swimming meets as their domestic meets lack both frequency and depth/competition to sufficiently prepare for the Olympics. US swimmers have the grand prix series and other high quality meets to prepare for the big champs.

EVERY olympic year, Australians have had to travel all the way to Europe and USA and Japan to hone their racing skills. In 2012 for example, St Peter Western team had altitude training in Mexico for 3 weeks in May before competing in Canada, and US grand prix series, while other teams (Alicia Coutts etc) spent altitude trainings in Sierra Nevada Spain before competing in Marenostrum.
In 2008, a 15 yo Cate Campbell had to fly all the way to California to race in Santa Clara (and defeat Coughlin in both 50 and 100 free). This preparation helped her racing in Beijing where she won 50 free bronze. Especially for sprinters, more high quality racing is better for their preparations.


Kevin roose,
Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy and others based in Californis flew all the way from Cali to Atlanta and Charlotte this past weekend just to race for 2 days.

kevin roose

i am aware of Adrians and Murphy recent racing and both those flights are less than 5 hours not 10 …Altitude training over several weeks is a whole differant discussion


Kevin, AUS swimmers have been going to the Santa Clara meet and/or to the Mare Nostrum series in Europe around this time of year for many years. The bilateral agreement struck with Japan Swimming a year or so back not only sees Japanese swimmers training and competing in AUS during our summer but also means we now have an alternative international meet closer to home.

These international meets ARE very important as ASF elaborated upon; AUS swimmers probably don’t race nearly enough in comparison to North Americans and Europeans and the race skills of many AUS swimmers over the years have been sub-standard; a criticism that could be justly levelled even at some great names.


Kevin roose,

As I said, Australians don’t have the luxury as the Americans and Europeans. Whether they like it or not, they have to travel that far, due to the tyranny of distance – a phrase which should be familiar to you if you are an Australian. Especially for sprinters, the advantage of honing racing skills outweigh the benefits of staying at home.

In 2012, James Magnussen purposefully didn’t attend any other/overseas meet but the local grand prix meet once or twice before London. And look what it did to him in London.


Let’s hope Mr. McEvoy and Mr. Verhaeren and his team can come up with a successful strategy for the 100m freestyle and the 4x200m male relay double. I’d love to see Mr. McEvoy shine in the 100m individual, but I also think it’s high time that all the planets align favorably for Australia to show a mesmerizing performance in the relay. They certainly have the depth and the talent. Ditto for Japan and Great Britain.


Results are not up yet!


Nothing wrong with swimming a 400/100 double to test his endurance!


Sorry results are not up yet because its only friday, working nights distorts my sense of days!



here’s the results:

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