The TV rebroadcast of the Duel in the Pool will be aired
Saturday on NBC at 4 p.m.
This isn’t a spoiler for anyone who is a swimming fan since I
wrote about it extensively late last week. Nathan Adrian won both
the 50 and 100 freestyle races as Team USA beat the European
But, in case you weren’t able to watch the lifestream, you can
watch the tape delayed version this Saturday.
Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian helped Team USA keep its unbeaten
record intact as it won its
seventh Duel in the Pool on Saturday at Indianapolis, Indiana,
155 to 107.
“But really, it was an incredible job done by pretty much
everyone around,” Adrian said of the U.S. effort. “We won a lot of
close races and if those wouldn’t have gone our way, this meet
would be completely different and it could be the other way
“Hats off to the people that got their hand on the wall (first)
and the score shows it.”
Adrian won the 50-meter freestyle in the short-course meter
event that billed some of the top American swimmers versus some of
the best swimmers from Europe. Adrian touched the wall in the 50 in
20.95 seconds. His win gave the U.S. a 139-91 lead and clinched the
“I certainly knew that I didn’t want to be part of the first
team that ever lost this so, you know, glad to not do that,” Adrian
Adrian then teamed with Matt Grevers, Josh Schneider, Michael
Chadwick, to win the 4×100 freestyle relay in 3:05.42.
On Friday, Adrian won the 100 free in 46.57 seconds. Adrian
jumped out to a quick lead and was under world-record pace at the
50 split in 21.68. Josh Schneider finished second in 46.66 and
Vladimir Morozov of Russia was third in 46.68. Adrian also anchored
the men’s 4×100 medley relay team, which included Matt Grevers,
Kevin Cordes and Tom Shields, to an American record in 3:20.91.