Veteran Allison Schmitt Wins 200m Free on Day 2 of Nationals


Although Allison Schmitt never officially retired, she decided to step away from competitive swimming for more than a year following the Olympic Games Rio 2016. A comeback didn’t seem likely for the four-time Olympic gold medalist as she adjusted to life away from the pool.

Now 29 years old, Schmitt is back, and the three-time Olympian has more to prove.

Schmitt continued her return from semi-retirement and made a strong case Thursday for why she could qualify for her fourth Olympics next summer. The Canton, Michigan, native held on to win the women’s 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:56.97 as the 2019 Phillips 66 National Championships continued in Stanford, California.

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