Here's a wonderful little blurb on 'Chasing the Water Dragon,' set to release April 2016, by our friends over at SwimSwam. Read the article. Get the book. Be inspired! [Team AE]
Hey Japan! Anthony is headed your way for the Tokyo World Cup at the end of October! Additionally, if you're lucky enough to live in Osaka, Anthony will be hosting a "Swimming & Training with the Star" event on November 1st at Swimpia Nara: http://xn--w9jvai5d9ivh5k713ty60a.com/ [Team AE]
Don't miss Anthony DJ-ing w/ The Big P.A. in celebration of Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons' birthday TOMORROW night at The Bowery Electric! Swimming World Magazine is so excited for it, they wrote an article, which you can check out below! Tickets are $14 in advance and are extremely limited. Doors at 6:30 PM and Ages are 21+. Full Communion lineup including a fitting performance by SWIMM. See you there!
Raia Rapida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2014 is a wrap! Congrats to Anthony on winning all 3 rounds including the Final of the Men's 50m Free in 21.91 to take the title and the prize money. Team USA finished 2nd in the 200 medley relay in 1:37.75 with Anthony anchoring in 21.31. [Team AE / Photos by Emily White]
Anthony Ervin will be joining other coaches and special guests Chloe Sutton, David Marsh, Todd Schmitz and Mel Stewart, at the USA Swimming Fantasy Camps in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Participants will have the opportunity to live, eat, and train like a National Team Athlete.
For more details checkout: http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2503&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
Photo via Twitter.com/DannyGermany
Anthony had a busy couple of weeks, competing in the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California, and the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. The busy schedule had little effect on Anthony, as he earned gold at Nationals and silver at the Pan Pacs in the 50-meter freestyle.
Anthony did not take a breath as he sped to the 3rd fastest time in the world, clocking in at 21.55 for the gold. It was his first national title since 2001.
After travelling to the other side of the world, Anthony earned silver in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.73. His silver place finish qualified him to represent the U.S. at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia, as well as compete on the 400 Freestyle relay at Worlds.
He also participated in the 400 freestyle relay with Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps at Pan Pacs. The team took the silver, behind the Australians, but Anthony believes in the future the team “express[es] a desire to train more, get ready, and have a better result.”
Here is a youtube clip of an interview done by Swimming World with Anthony after the Pan Pacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tphKSoDa4g
Anthony Ervin has a big week ahead of him on the other side of the pond. AE will be competing in the 2014 Mare Nostrum Series, 3 meets over the next 2 weeks.
Then on to CANET IN ROUSSILLON (June 11-12)
And finally to BARCELONA (June 14-15)
Mare Nostrum Official Site: http://www.marenostrumswimming.com/
Photo Credit: Getty Images via NBC Sports
Olympic champions tie in 100m freestyle on final day of Charlotte Grand Prix
Nick Zaccardi 5/18/2014
Anthony Ervin and Yannick Agnel are separated by 11 years in age and 12 years in Olympic gold medals, but they were identical in the 100m freestyle at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Sunday.
Ervin, the 2000 Olympic 50m free champion, and Agnel, the 2012 Olympic 200m free champion, both clocked 49.51 seconds to share victory on the final day of the meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.
“I felt great that first 50,” said the tattooed Ervin, 32, who led at the turn. “Wheels started coming off about halfway [on the second 50 meters].”
Agnel, 21, and a training partner of Michael Phelps, made his first big splash of the meet after being disqualified following the 200m free preliminaries for a false start Friday.
“I put everything in that last 50, and I’m glad that went well,” Agnel said.
Katinka Hosszu closed the meet with two more wins, giving the Hungarian six total over three days.
Hosszu, the reigning world champion in both individual medleys, crushed the 200m IM field by 2.37 seconds in 2:10.80. She came back 15 minutes later and prevailed by a body length in the 200m backstroke over American Megan Romano in 2:10.12.
“I can barely stand here, but it feels so good that I was able to double here tonight,” Hosszu said on the pool deck shortly after the 200m back.
Five-time 2012 Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt won the women’s 100m free in 54.65, her second freestyle victory in as many days.
Olympic champion Tyler Clary was beaten in the 200m back by three-time Russian Olympian Arkady Vyatchanin. Vyatchanin, who is looking for a new country to represent, possibly the U.S., clocked 1:55.33, making him No. 5 in the world this year.
Denmark’s Lotte Friis, the closest thing Katie Ledecky has to a rival in the distance freestyles, held off 16-year-old American Becca Mann to win the 800m free in 8:26.16. Mann came in at 8:26.43 without Ledecky in the field.
Brazilian Thiago Pereira captured the men’s 200m IM in 1:58.44. Pereira, who won bronze in both IMs at the 2013 World Championships, topped Americans Conor Dwyer (2:00.06) and Chase Kalisz (2:00.80).
Connor Jaeger won the grueling 1500m free by 11 seconds in 15:11.46.
The USA Swimming Grand Prix series wraps up with the Santa Clara Grand Prix in California from June 19-22 with Phelps expected as a headliner. The U.S. Championships and the year’s biggest international meet, the Pan Pacific Championships, are in August.
Anthony will join David Marsh, Todd Schmitz, Nathan Adrian, Rowdy Gaines, and Mel Stewart at this year's USA Swimming Foundation's Fantasy Camp on Oct 9-12. Read more about it via SwimSwam.
2014 Fantasy Camp – Adult
Date: October 17-19, 2014
Open to adults ages 18+
All ability levels are welcome to register. Fantasy Camp is for adults 18 years of age and older.
2014 Fantasy Camp – Youth
Date: October 9-12, 2014
Open to youth ages 12 – 17
Cost: $1,750 by April 30th | $2,000 after May 1st
All ability levels are welcome to register.
Photo courtesy of USA Swimming Foundation.