Video Interview: Melanie Margalis Overcame Fear of Caitlin Leverenz’s Breastroke Leg of 200 IM

Photo by Griffin Scott

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

IRVINE, California, August 10. MELANIE Margalis had been having a great meet at the USA Swimming nationals, but did not expect to put together a winning 200 IM, especially with Olympic bronze medalist Caitlin Leverenz in the field.

In this video interview, she talked about the work she’s put in since the end of the college season, and the self-talk she gave herself after the backstroke leg, with Leverenz’s renowned breaststroke looming.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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