PHOENIX, Arizona, May 21. THE Wednesday edition of The Morning Swim Show features an interview with the head women's coach at Texas A&M to clarify the controversy surrounding the shortened pool at last weekend's meet and the Olympic Trials qualifying times that might not count.
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After discussing news regarding ASU men's swimming and the Japanese policy regarding swimsuits, host Peter Busch talks to Steve Bultman, the head women's coach at Texas A&M University, where the Texas Senior Circuit meet was held. The pool measured 49.97 meters for five of the meet's six sections, and Bultman tells why the pool was not at the correct length and how it was discovered.
Bultman also says USA Swimming is reviewing the policy regarding accepting times from a shortened pool and mentioned a decision will be made in the coming days.
In Reaction Time, Swimming World senior writer John Lohn talks about the men's 200 backstroke. The biggest question that needs to be answered, he said, is whether Michael Phelps will swim the race at the Olympic Trials or drop it from his program. In either case, Aaron Peirsol and Ryan Lochte are also mentioned as strong contenders to lead an American 1-2 finish, with Austrian Markus Rogan a strong possibility for bronze.
The show concludes with a visit to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, where CEO Bruce Wigo takes us into the rare book room to see a scrapbook from Buster Crabbe and photos from books dating back to the 1920s.