California Aquatics’ Natalie Coughlin swam her best time in the 100 backstroke since the 2012 Olympic Trials on Friday.
Maya DiRado goes very long underwater in the 400 IM as compared to Caitlin Leverenz, highlighting the different backgrounds of the two swimmers.
Day 3’s preliminary session at the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix featured a 14-year old breakout backstroker having another good swim.
Tom Shields has already earned $9,000 at this year’s FINA World Cup, but the confidence he’s earned could be worth so much more.
35-time World Champion, and 5-time Olympic Champion, Ryan Lochte headlines 111 swimmers on the 2013-2014 USA Swimming National Team. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Can Nathan Adrian go from not qualifying in 2012 to gold in 2013? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Despite media reports, Missy Franklin will be entered in the 50 backstroke for the World Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
(Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Bootsma breaks Hayley McGregory’s US Open and American record in the 50 breaststroke at the 2013 World Championship Trials. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
In a shocking women’s 100 free prelim, Shannon Vreeland snuck in for the top seed with a lifetime best. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Frank Busch is THE coach of the United States. See who else Tim Binning caught at the Nat on the eve of the 2013 U.S. World Championship Trials. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
There is little consensus about the favorites in the women’s 100 free except that it should be a crazy, unpredictable race. (Photo: Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Courtesy Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Nathan Adrian, the defending Olympic Champion, is a big favorite in the 100 free with many retirements from the male sprint group. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Anthony Ervin (pink cap) finished 3rd at the 2013 Santa Clara Grand Prix in the 50 free. (Photo: Bill Collins)
Dana Vollmer may only be training singles, but that should still be good enough to win at this year’s World Championship Trials in the 100 fly. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)