Behind the Scenes with Nathan Adrian at US Nationals (Part 2)

In Part 3 of Team USA’s Behind-the-Scenes series with Nathan Adrian, we get another glimpse into his training and prep at US Nationals earlier this month in Irvine, California. With a successful 100m freestyle win behind him, Adrian prepares for the 50m freestyle on the last day of the meet.

Dave Durden, the head men’s coach at the powerhouse Cal-Berkeley men’s team, discusses Adrian’s prep, and that his less-than-awesome swim in the final of the 50 freestyle would give them something to work on moving forward to not just Pan Pacs next week in the Gold Coast, but also Olympic Trials in 2016.

Here is the video, which was produced by Team USA (a pretty awesome series, by the way).

Also, here is the full race video courtesy of USA Swimming’s YouTube channel with commentary of the 50m freestyle from US Nationals. The field was hilariously stacked, including Josh Schneider, Cullen Jones, Anthony Ervin, and of course, Adrian. Ervin would pull of the quasi-upset, winning in 21.5, with Adrian right behind him.

 

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.
Olivier is the author of the books YourSwimBook and Conquer the Pool. He writes all things high-performance swimming and is passionate about helping swimmers, swim coaches, and swim parents  master the pool. His articles were read over 4 million times last year and his work has                                  appeared on USA Swimming, SwimSwam, STACK, NBC Universal, and more. He’s also                                    kinda tall and can be found hitting noon-hour lap swims. You can learn more about                                       Olivier here.

Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

Olivier is the author of the books YourSwimBook and Conquer the Pool. He writes all things high-performance swimming and is passionate about helping swimmers, swim coaches, and swim parents master the pool.

His articles were read over 4 million times last year and his work has appeared on USA Swimming, SwimSwam, STACK, NBC Universal, and more.

He’s also kinda tall and can be found hitting noon-hour lap swims. You can learn more about Olivier here.

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