Off Deck: Previewing Men’s Races at U.S. Nats, Murphy & Kalisz Set to Dominate

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Ryan Murphy and Chase Kalisz figure to have big things in store for this week’s U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis. To set the table for the racing, John Lohn again joined host David Rieder on Off Deck to preview the men’s events.

Rieder and Lohn discussed Murphy’s rise to prominence as the best backstroker in the world and looked at the events in which Kalisz might be able to make an impact in the post-Phelps era.

They also discussed the breaststroke events, which figure to be tough to crack with Olympians Cody MillerKevin Cordes and Josh Prenot still around and some tough challengers in the field, analyzed Caeleb Dressel’s chances of a long course breakout meet and looked at the state of American distance and mid-distance freestyle.

Click here to watch Rieder and Lohn preview the women’s events at Nationals. Watch more episodes of Off Deck by clicking here.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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