Monday, 11 April 2011

National Championship Bonanza Part II

Italian Championships, April 13 - 17


Start List (Federica Pellegrini will swim the 100, 200, 400 & 800 Free)

Russian Championships, April 18 - 23

Start List (coming soon)
Results (coming soon)
Russian Qualifying Standards

South African Championships, April 11 - 16

Start List


  1. Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or does that underwater shot of the swimmers make the pool look ridiculously deep!?


  2. In on eyes, Pizzetti's 800m only highlights the extraodinary talent that is Sun Yang. Id be very surprised if Pizzetti can get within 6 seconds of Sun's 400, or 15 seconds of his 1500. The fact that Pizzetti was 5 seconds from Sun's 800, in my opinion only shows how easy he took that swim (which he stated in post race interview). Comparison with Pizzetti's times indicate that Sun cold probably siwm 4 or 5 seconds faster had he pulled all stops. Therefore, expect a huge textile record in the 800 from Sun this summer.

    The world will agree that Lin's 8 32 is too good of a record to go this or next year, but I don't think it will come under threat by Sun sometime during his career.

    Additionally, we have to wait on the Brazillian to show their hand, but Italy could be looking at a 5th place finish in the m4x1free relay. Dotto is looking like a potential finalist.

    I think Pellegrini is 'content' because she now has a great race model. She knows she can get ahead of Adlington and now that she knws that, for the next 3 months she knows what she needs to work on-- finishing strong. I don't think competition really affected Pelligrini. Competition usually allows swimmers to go out faster, whereas their fitness determines how they come home.