World/American Swimmers of the Early Millennium: Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky Were Slam Dunks

World/American Swimmers of the Early Millennium: Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky Were Slam Dunks He was a boy at the dawn of the millennium, and just one man envisioned a future anywhere near what ultimately unfolded. Bob Bowman was that guy, and through a combination of nerve and foresight, the coach recognized the potential of Michael Phelps to emerge as […]

Pacific Rim Swimmers of the Early Millennium: Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones Make It an Aussie Sweep

Pacific Rim Swimmers of the Millennium: Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones Make It an Aussie Sweep With the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the most-important competitions of the year, Swimming World made the decision to suspend its Swimmer of the Year selections for 2020. There simply was not enough data to legitimately honor individuals as World, American, European, Pacific […]

West Coast Pair Ashton Brinkworth And Zac Incerti Share Sprint Free Honors At WA State Champs

UWA-West Coast training partners Ashton Brinkworth and Zac Incerti have shared the top honours in the blue-ribband 100m freestyle on Day Two of the 2020 Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships at the HBF Stadium, Perth. The morning session saw Brinkworth (50.09) utilise his early speed (splitting 24.25 at the 50m turn) to out-touch Incerti (50.28) and Jackson Grovers (St Hildas) […]

Kaylee McKeown Clocks 57.93 For The Second Fastest 100m Backstroke in History

Queensland’s new wonder girl Kaylee McKeown has clocked the second fastest time in history with a new Commonwealth and Australian record of 57.93 in a stunning swim on the opening night of the Queensland State Championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. The 19-year-old from the USC Spartans on the Queensland Sunshine Coast becomes only the second swimmer […]

BAYLOR NELSON AND SAM HOOVER BATTLE IT OUT AGAIN IN 200 IM AT CARY

The North Carolina 18 & Under Winter Champs concluded Sunday, featuring the 100 free, 200 back, 200 IM, and 1650 free. Emily Knorr, a 17-year-old out of Mecklenburg Swim Association, took the women’s 1650 by a convincing 10-second margin. Knorr broke both 16:30 and 16:20 for the first time, finishing in 16:19.20. Her swim currently stands […]

BRITON PEATY BREAKS WORLD RECORD IN 100-METER BREASTSTROKE IN SHORT WATER

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 […]

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 […]