James Guy On British Swimming at the ASCA World Clinic

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Great Britain’s James Guy talked with Swimming World TV’s Andy Ross at the ASCA World Clinic in Anaheim, California about what he is doing with his sponsor FINIS as well as how his 2018 season went.

Guy is currently on a break from swimming after coming off a year with two major meets. He talked about his races at the European Championships and how he felt the meet went for him individually. Guy also went in depth about the current state of British Swimming (1:16) with the likes of Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott at the top of their games right now.

Peaty, Guy and Scott have combined to be the silver medalists at the last two major meets in the 4×100 medley relay but have yet to nail down a solid world class backstroker. The Brits found a solid leg in 17-year-old Nicholas Pyle who led off at Europeans with a 54.58. Guy talked about his eagerness to see Pyle get down to a 52 in the event (1:56) and his confidence with that relay moving forward.

The Americans have never lost the 4×100 medley relay on the men’s side in Olympic history so if the British can pull off the stunning upset in two years then it will certainly be a historic event.

The British men are also the two-time defending World Champions in the 4×200 free relay and James Guy has been the anchor on the last two for them. He talked about how he felt they fared this year at Europeans despite not racing the best from the United States and other countries (2:23).

Guy also talked about how much he paid attention to the other major international meets that happened this summer (2:52) and what he thought of 2018 as a whole.