PHOENIX, Arizona, September 28. A couple of weeks ago, we asked you which female college freshman is going to be the top performer this season, and now we're shifting focus to the men.
For this week's poll, we have four choices for you. Arthur Frayler, who nearly set the independent high school national record in the 500 freestyle earlier this year, is swimming at the University of Florida; Georgia freshman Chase Kalisz, a finalist in the 200 IM and 400 IM at the Olympic Trials; Georgia freshman Matias Koski, who is also a middle distance ace in freestyle and IM; and finally, Jacob Pebley, a freshman at UC-Berkeley, who was a finalist in the 200 back at the Olympic Trials. Or do you think it'll be someone else?
Go to swimmingworldmagazine.com/poll to place your vote before next Friday. We'll let you know the final results on next week's segment.
Ryan Lochte was spoofed last weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” and our readers came to vote on the poll to give us their thoughts on the skit featuring Seth MacFarlane as Lochte. The poll brought in some of our highest participation numbers in a while, and we thank you for voting. In a close vote, 40.93 percent of voters said the portrayal of Lochte as someone who can't count or read was funny and spot-on. About 39 percent said the portrayal was funny, but still a little bit mean, while 20 percent said it was not funny and very mean.
Though Lochte has since responded to the skit, said it was “pretty harsh,” he seems unfazed by it, since he's announced that he's interested in doing a cameo on the show in the very near future.