U.S. Young Guns On Major Development Curve

Chase Kalisz

Charting the course of a quartet with immense potential. At recent US nationals, Chase Kalisz, Kevin Cordes, Jack Conger and Ryan Murphy were phenomenal, with Kalisz making world titles in the 400 medley and Cordes in all three breaststroke events. Murphy just missed bids in the 200 backstroke while Conger won the 200 back at the World University Games yesterday

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Charting the course of a quartet with immense potential. At recent US nationals, Chase Kalisz, Kevin Cordes, Jack Conger and Ryan Murphy were phenomenal, with Kalisz making world titles in the 400 medley and Cordes in all three breaststroke events. Murphy just missed bids in the 200 backstroke while Conger won the 200 back at the World University Games yesterday

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curious

don’t understand why you aren’t mentioning Nick Fink? his improvement curve is greater than all of these guys and he stepped up when others haven’t?!

John Lohn

Nic is definitely on the move, too. The four guys mentioned, however, have greater versatility, or in Cordes’ case, is a medal contender at the World Champs.
Not sure what you mean by “he stepped up when others haven’t.” All have higher world rankings which suggests they have indeed stepped up. It happens that some events are stronger than others.
We’ll keep following Nic and hope to see continued progress.

Mike in Dallas

I’ve been TRYING to find a video clip of the great 200 backstroke swim which Jack Conger had in Kazan at the World University Games, but CANNOT seem to find it anywhere. Can you help track it down?? I hear it was a PB for him — and one of the most outstanding races of the entire competition.

Craig Lord

If I can find something, I will place it in the story of that race…

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