A small but talented group of Badger swimmers headed to the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara this weekend. Ryan Feeley, Zane Grothe, Brian Hogan, Cody Miller and Lindsay Vrooman traveled to California to race the best in the world.
Cody had one of the head-turning swims of the meet. After qualifying first in the 100BR with 1:00.02, his gold medal and third best in the world swim of 59.51 was hailed as a needed swim for American breaststroke. While Cody was hoping to go 59.4, he was very happy with the swim. Though is was a personal best, Cody believes that he must go 58 soon to be relevant in the realm of breaststrokers today.
Video: “You really have to be 58 to be relevant…”
Cody’s 59.51 in the final of the men’s 100M BR can be seen here:
Badger’s Brian Hogan had another breakout swim at the meet. His 16th place swim of 15:48.06 in the 1500 freestyle was an Olympic Trial qualifying swim. He joins quite an elite group at Badger with that swim, and it sets the tone for a successful summer for us all.
Lindsay placed 5th in the 400, and new Badger, Zane Grothe placed 6th in the 800, 8th in the 400, and 9th in the 1500.
The team is headed to Montreal this week, where we expect to see more great swimming!