Monthly Archives: July 2014

Adrian finishes LA Invite with meet record, plus a podcast & videos

Nathan Adrian had the fastest time in Saturday’s prelims of the 50 freestyle at the L.A. Invite, popping a 21.90 seconds swim in the morning.

That was enough for the Bremerton Olympic champion as he came back to Berkeley to continue his training for the U.S. Nationals next month. Nathan had already won the 100 free on Friday.

You can watch a video of the 50 prelim race here. The time tied Jason Lezak’s record in 2009 at the same event. His post-race interview can be found here.

Nathan also participated in a podcast with Who Are You? Life Lessons in Sports.


Nathan Adrian wins 100 at LA Invite

Breaking news!!!! Nathan Adrian won!

Oh, I’m kidding. Not about Nathan winning. That’s a no-brainer. I’m having a little fun with the “breaking news” bit. I never have a chance to say that.

Nathan won the 100 freestyle in 48.32 seconds Friday at the University of Southern California. Adrian’s time was much faster than his prelim of 50.60. Cristian Quintero of USC was runner-up in 49.35 followed by Alexander Sukhorukov, also of USC, in 49.58. Cal’s Anthony Ervin was fourth in 49.98.

Nathan went out pretty fast in the first 50 with a 23.03 split. His back 50 was 25.29. He still beat the rest of the field by more than a second.

Up next will be Saturday’s 50 free. I’ll update after the finals at 5 p.m. (PDT). You can follow for live results as well.

Nathan Adrian to compete at L.A. Invite

It will be a quick trip for Bremerton’s own Olympic champion Nathan Adrian.

Adrian headed south from Berkeley, California, where he lives and trains, to Los Angeles for the LA Invite hosted by the USC Trojans.

Adrian will swim the 100 freestyle on Friday and the 50 free on Saturday. He is the top seed in the 100 and seeded second in the 50.

Adrian’s on taper, so this should be his last meet before the U.S. Nationals in August. That meet is the selection meet for the Pan Pacific Championships later in August in Australia.

You can follow for information on the meet or you can follow along with live results here.

I’ll also post updates from prelims and finals.


Nathan Adrian explains his recovery technique

I thought I noticed something when I saw the photos from the Arena Grand Prix event in Santa Clara, California, last month, but wasn’t completely sure.

Now I know I was right.

Nathan Adrian talked to Mel Stewart for this Gold Medal Mel moment on the ancient art of cupping — his chosen recovery technique.

Adrian, a Bremerton native and three-time Olympic gold medalist, is gearing up for the U.S. Nationals next month and should be a lock for the U.S. team as it heads to the Pan Pacific Championships in August.