Video Interview: Kevin Cordes Did Not Feel as Smooth in 200 Breast Final

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Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!

IRVINE, California, August 7. THE crowd at William Woollett Aquatic Center was on world record-alert after Kevin Cordes clocked a blistering 2:07.86 in prelims of the 200 breast, good for a new U.S. Open record. However, he ended up coming in with a 2:09.48 in finals, holding off Nic Fink for the win. After the race Cordes admitted he did not feel as fresh as he had in prelims, but he spoke of the strategy he used to stay in control of his race despite of how he felt. He also spoke of how it felt to have competition in the race after qualifying three seconds clear of anyone else.

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David Rieder has been a contributor to Swimming World since 2009. A native of Charleston, SC, he is currently a senior at Duke University, where he announces for the varsity swim team.

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