Anderson scores hattrick of wins plus british record

The second day of the International Swimming League’s (ISL) double-header saw 25 British athletes in action as Freya Anderson and Adam Peaty topped and tailed the Match 8 schedule with race victories for London Roar.

With her team looking to make up the deficit from day one, Freya Anderson got London Roar off to the perfect start in the women’s 100m Freestyle, only to follow it up within the hour with a British short course record in the women’s 200m Freestyle for her second victory of the session.

The former Ellesmere College Titans 200m Freestyle performance was reminiscent of her previous British record marker, set in winning gold at the European Short Course Championships just under 12 months ago in Glasgow, displaying her long stroke and building speed to finish the race fastest.

A third triumph shortly followed with the help of Duncan Scott and Anna Hopkin in the mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay, as the Dave McNulty trained athlete again showed her back end race speed to overhaul her opponents down the closing stretch.

Duncan Scott also individually added a boost to the Roar’s tally with a solid third placed swim in the men’s 200m Freestyle ahead of teammate James Guy in fifth.Meanwhile you might forgive Adam Peaty for not remembering it was Guy Fawkes Night yesterday given he’s in the ISL’s bubble in Budapest, but come the final event of the evening he was producing his own fireworks in the men’s Breaststroke Skins. Tokyo Frog Kings’ Yasuhiro Koseki had pipped Peaty earlier in the men’s 100m Breaststroke, but over three rounds of 50m the Olympic and World Champion had the measure of his rival to scoop 33 points in a battle that will have kept viewers on the edge of their seat.

London Roar were not the only team with British success however and Joe Litchfield and Abbie Wood were once again in fine form for the New York Breakers.

Litchfield in fact produced a lifetime best in the men’s 50m Butterfly to claim second place, backing up an earlier fifth in the men’s 100m Individual Medley, whilst Wood took second in the women’s 400m Individual Medley to further her reputation as a force in the discipline, ahead of Aimee Willmott (London Roar) in fifth. Additionally Mark Szaranek, the sole Brit on the Cali Condors roster, improved on his result from earlier matches with fourth place in the 400m Individual Medley.

Match 7 concluded in earlier in the day with the highlight of the British showing produced by Jay Lelliot and his third placed performance for Toronto Titans in the men’s 200m Butterfly.

Georgia Davies contested the women’s 100m Backstroke, adding to the ever increasing Energy Standard points register with fifth, whilst a small flurry of Brits in action came in the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle as Ben Proud and Lucy Hope combined forces for Energy Standard to claim a further fifth, while Isabella Hindley played her part for an Iron quartet that was next to the wall.

At the end of both matches Energy Standard and Cali Condors were victors in their respective contests. With a few days break, the series resumes on Monday for a further double header ahead of next weekend semi-finals.

Ema Rajic Breaks Cal Record in 100 Breaststroke in Non-Scoring Dual With Stanford

Junior Ema Rajic set a Cal record in the 100-yard breaststroke and posted the No. 2 time in school history in the 200 breast, as the Golden Bears took on Stanford for a second consecutive weekend in a non-scoring dual meet Saturday.

Ema Rajic covered the 100 breast in 58.93, just under her mark of 58.97 from the 2019 NCAA Championships. She also finished the 200 breast in 2:07.16 for a more than one-second improvement from her previous personal best, keeping her second in the Cal annals.

In addition, two other Bears posted improvements among Cal’s all-time best list. Sophomore Alicia Wilson lowered her PR in the 400 individual medley to 4:04.10, good for the No. 3 mark at Cal, while freshman Isabelle Stadden went 1:49.77 to win the 200 back. The time puts her in the No. 4 slot on the school’s all-time list in the event and is a 1.4-second improvement over her 200 back result from last weekend.

Several other Cal swimmers picked up racing wins during the day – freshman Emily Gantriis in the 50 free (22.14), junior Isabel Ivey in the 100 free (48.01), and sophomore Rachel Klinker in the 200 free (1:46.89) and 200 fly (1:55.80).

The Cardinal collected a pair of event titles, beginning with Brooke Forde‘s victory with a time of 4:39.58 in the 500-yard freestyle. Morgan Tankersley placed second in the event at 4:41.58.

Allie Raab accounted for Stanford’s win of the afternoon, clocking in at 59.75 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The greatest sprint breaststroker in history, Adam Peaty added to his legacy during the International Swimming League Grand Final when he lowered his own world record in the short-course version of the 100-meter breaststroke. One week after setting the world record in the event at 55.49 during the ISL semifinals, the London Roar’s Peaty went 55.41 to fend off Ilya Shymanovich of Energy Standard. Shymanovich was timed in 55.49, equal to the former world mark.

The reigning Olympic champion in the 100 breaststroke, Peaty is best known for his talent in the long-course pool, but his skill also translates to the short-course pool, despite Peaty’s weaknesses being his starts and turns. But once the British athlete gets going through the water, there is no one in the world who can match his speed.

Peaty, who is coached by Mel Marshall, and Shymanovich tussled again at the end of the session when they clashed in the Skins race. Peaty got the best of Shymanovich again, in the process securing the Roar’s third-place finish in the team standings. The Cali Condors won the team title by taking down Energy Standard, the defending champ. The L.A. Current finished in fourth.


At the International swimming League stage, Briton Adam Peaty set a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke in short water.

At the competition held in Budapest, the 25-year-old covered the distance in 55.49 seconds, improving the previous achievement of Cameron van Der Burgh by 0.12 seconds.

Curiously, van Der Burgh’s record lasted exactly 11 years — it was set by a swimmer from South Africa on November 15, 2009.

Note that the owner of the world record in the 100-meter breaststroke in the classic pool (56.88) is also Piti. It has updated its own world record four times since April 2015.

The first world record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke in short water was Russian Dmitry Volkov, who covered the distance in 59.30 seconds in 1990. In March 2000, Roman sludnov became the world record holder with a score of 58.51 seconds, but a week later, American ed Moses improved this time by almost a second (57.66).


Three-time Olympic medalist Yulia Efimova will not compete at the upcoming Russian Championships. This was stated by the head coach of the national team Sergey Chepik.

  • Yulia is not planning to fly to the Russian championship in Saint Petersburg. There are no direct flights, there is no way to do this. We are waiting for her for the Olympic selection — ” said Chepik.
    Efimova lives and trains in the United States. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are no regular flights to America.

The Russian short course Championships will be held in Saint Petersburg from December 14 to 19.


Ten swimmers of the Italian national team were infected with coronavirus. This is reported on the website of the Italian swimming Federation (FIN).

Testing for COVID-19 during the training camp in Livigno revealed 10 positive results. The number of people infected world Champions Simon Quadrelli and Gabriele Detti. The disease is asymptomatic in all athletes.

The national Federation has decided to suspend training camps, and all infected people will remain in Livigno for the duration of the quarantine.

What you need to know about pool swimming

Basic swimming rules

● 1 rule – do not eat before the swim Water puts a lot of pressure on your abdomen, and if there is food in your stomach, the pressure increases and you may feel sick. Therefore, it is not recommended to eat two hours before class and one hour after.

● 2 rule – shower before the swim Shower before submerging in water. This will remove more than 2/3 of the bacteria and dirt that would otherwise enter the pool. By the way, showering with soap in front of the pool will also help you avoid the chlorine smell on your skin and hair, which occurs when chlorine interacts with bacteria.

● 3 rule – track selection Choose the path according to your strengths, capabilities and skills. In order not to disturb anyone, swim from the edge. Center lanes are for the fastest and most experienced swimmers.

● 4 rule – rule of movement There are markings in the center of each lane at the bottom, as well as at the ends of the pool, to help swimmers swim more orderly.

8 reasons to go swimming

Swimming is both cardio and strength training You don’t get tired as quickly as when exercising on land Swimming develops breathing Improves posture Calms the nerves Rejuvenates Develops all muscles at once Activates brain activity.

How much does a swimming training cost The cost of a one-time swimming training session varies from 300 to 750 rubles, depending on the location of the pool and the quality of the water. Swimming in seawater pools can cost twice as much as regular pools. It is most profitable to buy a monthly subscription in sports centers, usually its cost does not exceed 1,500 per month. Individual training will cost 500-1500 rubles, the price depends on the coach. What you need for classes If you are determined to go swimming, you need to think about equipment. The main purpose of swimming equipment is to provide comfort during exercise. In addition, items such as a pool cap, swim goggles, sports swimwear or swimming trunks are designed to reduce water resistance and improve glide.

Khailova won the 1500m freestyle at the Russian Championship

Alexandra Khailova won the 1500m freestyle swim at the Russian Swimming Championships in Kazan.
Khailova swam the distance in 16 minutes 35.38 seconds. The second place was taken by Yana Kurtseva (16.40.47), the third was Ekaterina Sorokina (16.47.91).
The Russian Swimming Championships will end on Friday.

Borodin: Russia’s record is 200 m more expensive than 400 m

Swimmer Ilya Borodin said that the national record in the 200 m complex turned out to be more unexpected for him in the result at the Russian championship than the 400 m, so it is more expensive.
17-year-old Borodin on Thursday at the Russian Championships in Kazan broke the youth world record in swimming in the 400 m complex and set a new adult record for the country. At the 200 m complex, he previously also updated the Russian record.
The record at 200 m in a complex is somehow more dear to me, because I did not believe in such a result that I would be able to swim so fast. And at 400 m the goal was originally to swim for a record. I began to swim with a complex after the” Funny Dolphin “. There I won the 200m complex and that’s it, I continue to swim. Now the plan is to qualify for the Olympics and then see what will happen. We need to work a lot for this. Well, to qualify for it, but I want to reach the final at least at the Olympics “, – Borodin said.

Vaskina: I was afraid that we would not be able to return to our usual rhythm

The winner of the World Swimming Championships Daria Vaskina said that she was worried about the moment of returning to normal life after a long isolation in the coronavirus pandemic.
Vaskina on Thursday won the 50m backstroke at the Russian Championships in Kazan.
“There was a strong anxiety in quarantine due to the fact that we will not be able to return to the usual rhythm of life. That all this will now be like” before “and” after “the pandemic. In addition, I am the person who cannot sit on one at all Two weeks, and I need to move constantly. This year I have been a lot on Krugly – you can count on your fingers the days you spent at home. Psychologically, it would be very difficult for me to sit for most of the year. Sitting in four walls alone is for me death “, – said Vaskina

2 best men’s swimmers in the world

Mark Spitz (Modesto, California, USA)

The champion developed a love of swimming since childhood. At the age of 3, he was already a good swimmer, at 5 he started competing, and at 10 he won his first victories and became the owner of 17 national and 1 world records. When the swimmer was 15, he won 4 gold medals at the Olympic games in Maccabian (Israel).

Mark Spitz is a pioneer who managed to win 7 gold medals at one Olympic games in 1972 in Munich. Each of the awards was supplemented with a world record. After these games, the swimmer ends his sports career. In total, mark Spitz recorded 33 world records.

Interesting facts about the athlete

Mark Spitz stood out among other athletes for his laziness and cowardice. No wonder they called him the “lazy athlete”. Before the performance, the coach gave him a “magic pill” that would help him win. In reality, it was just ordinary glucose – the placebo effect worked all the time.
To the coach’s question: “does the moustache get in the way during the competition?» Mark replied that they even help to divert water from his mouth, thereby contributing to a more streamlined body and increased speed. In the following competitions, all Soviet athletes performed with a mustache.
After becoming famous, mark Spitz began to act a lot in advertising. Once, in a live ad for shaving supplies, for a million dollars, he shaved off his famous mustache!
He was awarded the title “Swimmer of the year”three times.

Michael Phelps (Baltimore, MD)

Michael Phelps can be called one of the greatest and most honored swimmers in history. Phelps ‘ athletic career is a series of endless victories and achievements! The champion starts setting records at the age of 16. In total, he has 28 Olympic medals and 29 individual world records in his Arsenal.

In 2001, Michael Phelps set his first world record for the 200-meter butterfly. The next glory came to the athlete 3 years later at the Olympics in Athens: 8 awards, 6 of them – gold medals!

At the championship in Melbourne in 2007, Michael Phelps confidently took 7 more gold medals. A year later, at the Beijing Olympics, the swimmer again surprises the world with his victories. Michael wins 8 gold medals, beating the record of Mark Spitz, who held him for 36 years (7 gold medals at the Olympic games alone).

The athlete’s career ended in 2016. He is now married to model Nicole Johnson and they have a young son.

Interesting facts about the athlete champion is the author of 2 books: «Beneath the surface: My story ” (2008) and “Without limits: the pursuit of success” (2009).
Michael drinks a very large amount of water a day. The Guinness Book of records even recorded a case when he drank 91 liters in a day, that is, more than he weighs.
In addition to his athletic achievements, Michael Phelps is famous for his diet, which involves eating 10,000 calories a day!
The swimmer has a non – standard leg size-47. The arm span is 201 – 203 cm, which is 10 cm more than the athlete’s own height!
Phelps was awarded the swimmer of the year award 7 times.
In 2004, in the city of Baltimore, where the swimmer was born, one of the streets was named after him.

The history of swimming

Swimming is a sport, the essence of which is to overcome a certain distance by swimming in the shortest time. Swimming is certainly one of the oldest sports. People many centuries ago adopted different ways of swimming from animals, which helped them in fishing, moving from coast to coast, or simply in military Affairs. The first style of swimming — “dog-style”, existed until the 13th century. Archaeological excavations in Ancient Greece and Egypt indicate that the first written mention of this sport dates back to 2000 BC.

At the end of the XV century, Venice began to hold annual competitions in sports swimming for men over 30 years old. At that time, swimming was one of the most popular sports. In 1538, thanks to the Dane Winman, the first manual describing the various ways of sailing at that time was published. In the XVIII century, swimming schools were opened in many European countries, and in the middle of the XIX century, artificial pools appeared.
In 1889, the first European championship was held, and in 1896, swimming was officially included in the Olympic games program.
In 1908, the international Amateur swimming Federation (FINA) was founded, bringing together about 90 national federations.

The history of the development of swimming styles

  1. “Like a dog”. The style originated from ancient people who adopted the habits of animals. It served for crossing to the opposite Bank in shallow water or as a way to hide from a predator.
  2. Breaststroke. Other styles began to appear based on it. The style itself was born long before our era. The first rock paintings of the people who made the movement similar to the breaststroke, was found in the Egyptian “Cave of Swimmers”. Breaststroke became popular among Russian athletes, and it was easy for swimmers to win.
  3. Side, saplings. Folk styles of swimming on the side, improved by the British in the XIX century.
  4. Trejen. It was invented in 1783 by the Englishman John Tredgen, and later named in his honor. This style was used for long distances, helping swimmers reduce physical fatigue and facilitate movement.
  5. Krol. Invented by Richard Cavillon from Australia. It soon gained recognition and is currently the most convenient and fastest type of swimming. Athletes are able to travel long distances without getting too tired along the way.
  6. Butterfly. One of the most complex styles. Hand strokes are similar to the movements of the butterfly, after which it is named. Butterfly — is considered a high-speed version of the classic breaststroke. Appeared in the year 1800.

Efimova: The dream of gold OI allows you to stay in the sport

Three-time Olympic medalist in swimming Yulia Efimova admitted that the dream of winning Olympic gold makes her stay in the sport, and if she won it at the first Games, she could end her career.
Efimova is a bronze medalist at the Olympic games in London and a silver medalist at the games in Rio de Janeiro.
“The Olympics are what allows me to stay in the sport. My dad put this dream into me – to be an Olympic champion. I have all the medals except the Olympic gold. If I had won gold at 16, I don’t know what my fate would have been. Maybe I would have finished right away, or maybe I would have continued. But for now, this goal remains and I am going to this goal,” Efimova said in an interview on Instagram live Andrey_and_Pasha.

Disguise ourselves. Efimova showed training in the original defense

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova held a training session in a huge monkey mask, so she showed a comic version of the need to wear protective equipment during training. About it writes “gazety”.
“When the coach says that you need to wear a mask in the gym,” Efimova wrote on Instagram.
Wearing a monkey mask, she did some warm-up exercises. At the same time, the swimmer did not get into the water.

Kameneva won the 100 m backstroke in the Russian Cup Final

Maria Kameneva won the 100-meter backstroke in the final of the Russian swimming Cup, which is being held in Obninsk.
Kameneva in the final heat showed a result of 59.92 seconds, the second was Daria K. Ustinova (1 minute 1.25 seconds), closed the top three Anastasia Klyarovskaya (1.01,66).
Oleg Kostin became the best swimmer in the 50 – meter butterfly, with a time of 23.09 seconds in the final. Roman Shevlyakov took the second place (23.76), Daniil Markov (23.78) – the third.

Adam Peaty – British Swimming World-Class Programme

Adam Peaty is among 53 athletes who have been selected for the British Swimming World-Class Programme (WCP) for the 2020-2021 season.

There is though no place for IMers Hannah Miley and Aimee Willmott – who boast four Olympic finals, eight European medals and the last three Commonwealth titles between them.

Neither is their fellow medley specialist Abbie Wood selected for the programme in a year in which the 2018 Commonwealth Games double finalist was on fine form, winning the 200IM at the McCullagh International in February ahead of Olympic silver medallist Siobhan O’Connor.

British Swimming based selection to the WCP on athletes’ past performances and recent form, as well as “a robust assessment of their ability to be successful at this and future Olympiads and World Championships,” they stated in a press release.

So too was the impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent cancellation of events taken into account.

Open water specialist Hector Pardoe, European junior 4×200 relay silver medallist Emma Russell and backstroker Jonathon Adam are among the new additions, whilst Cassie Wild – also a backstroke specialiast – returns to the programme.

The athletes on the WCP are split across Podium and Podium Potential tiers and will receive benefits and targeted support from UK Sport through the World-Class Performance Programme’s Athlete Performance Award.

They also benefit in the form of training camps and competition along with access to sports science and medicine services as well as support from the British Swimming performance staff and national institute of sport programmes across the UK.

British Swimming national performance director Chris Spice, said:

“Due to the challenging circumstances since March this year we have managed to retain our key athletes on the World Class Programme for the coming season, and at the same time make room for some bright young talent coming through the pathway.

“We look forward to working with all programme athletes this coming season in order for them to be in the best possible shape to swim their best in the summer of 2021.”

Efimova plans to fly from the United States to participate in the Russian swimming Championships

Six-time world champion in swimming Yulia Efimova would like to take part in the Russian swimming Championships.

This was reported by the athlete’s agent Olga Eliseeva. Efimova is currently in the United States.

“Yulia would like to fly to the Russian championship. But now it is difficult to plan anything, everything is constantly changing. We will announce the final decision closer to the case,” Yeliseyeva said.

The Russian swimming Championships will be held in Kazan in October, and the short course Championships will be held in Saint Petersburg in December.

FINA approved the transfer of British swimmer Belonogoff to the Russian national team

The international water sports Federation (FINA) has approved the transfer of British swimmer Tatyana Belonogoff to the Russian national team.

“After reviewing various documents, we inform you that FINA has approved the request to change Tatyana Belonogoff’s swimming sports citizenship from British to Russian sports citizenship.

Thus, Tatyana Belonogoff has the right to represent Russia at international competitions from September 10, 2020,” FINA said in a statement, as quoted by the all – Russian swimming Federation (VFP).

19-year-old Belonogoff is a European Junior swimming champion. Tatiana was born and lived in the UK until 2019, then moved to Saint Petersburg, where she trains with Irina Vyatchanina.

The international swimming Federation recommended that the world Cup be moved to 2021

The international swimming Federation (FINA) , after a meeting of the working group, recommended that the swimming world Cup be postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite the fact that the host cities of the world Cup stages show interest in hosting this year’s competition, the FINA working group recommended that the series be postponed to next year in order to ensure the safety of athletes and all interested parties,” the organization’s press service said.

The final stage of the world Cup of the 2020 season was to be held in Kazan. Now it will be held on October 28-30, 2021.