1997 U.S. Open Swimming Championships
Krayzelburg Sets Meet Record Without Break In Training
-- December 9, 1997
From www.usswim.org - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Lenny Krayzelburg is a horse. A Trojan Horse from USC to be exact but work horse wouldn’t be inaccurate either. On Thursday, the University of Southern California swimmer successfully defended his 200-meter backstroke title here at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships. And he did it without slowing his training down at all.
Krayzelburg and Trojan teammate Brad Bridgewater are training 15,000 meters a day in preparation for the world swimming championships in Australia next month. For the U.S. Open, the duo arrived unrested and sore but ahead of the field, finishing 1-2 in the event. Krayzelburg raced to victory in 1:59.20, a new meet record and right on pace for the world championships where he had planned to be.