P.J. Ransford Employed New Strategy For 1650 Free To Positive Effect At NCAAs (Video)

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P.J. Ransford usually steps on the gas pedal hard at the start of his 1650 freestyle races, but after discovering that the strategy did not work well at the Big 10 championships, the Michigan freshman talked with his coaches and devised a new plan for his debut at the NCAA championships.

In an interview with the media after his record-setting swim, Ransford talks about taking it easy in the first 300 yards and then turning on another gear to challenge for the win.



  1. Matthew Luke Miller

    Had a similar strategy at Marist. Build the three 500s. each one faster. I wasn’t swimming at NCAAs. But this is nothing new.

  2. Sam Kendricks

    That was a heck of a swim. Looking forward to seeing bigger things and faster swimming. Congrats PJ.

Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for SwimmingWorld.com and Swimming World Magazine. 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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