This sent in from a reader I have nicknamed "Rain Man;" (which is meant as a compliment and not a slur), since he can call out any time swam in the 1970's swam by a nationally ranked swimmer.
Here is what he had to say about Katie Hoff:
"...Tony - Her time yesterday at Nationals in the 400 free would have won her the gold in the '72 Olympics but not in '76. She was also wearing a speed suit. I wonder what her time would have been yesterday had she been wearing a Speedo from 1976? ..."
Something is wrong. She is way to talented to be swimming like this. Something is not working, workouts need to adjusted , I want to see her setting records again.
I got the photo and I am following coverage of Nationals through both Universal Sports and Swimming World. Here is a link to the photo gallery where I got the shot of Katie Hoff.
Universal Sports Nationals Day 1 Gallery: [Link]