Jeremy Stravius (middle) is entering the conversation for the world’s greatest butterfliers, in addition to his existing status as one of the best backstrokers.
The 2013 Raia Rapida competition saw teams from Brazil, Australia, France and the United States pitted against each other in…
Eugene Godsoe and the Americans won the Raia Rapida in 2012, and since then Godsoe has gotten very, very fast.
If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were their own country at World Championships, they’d sit in 6th place in the total gold medal count for all sports, both men and women.
Florent Manadou and Fred Bosquet (pictured above), are two of the members of the French Raia Rapida team. The French and Australian teams were both recently announced by Alex Pussieldi. (Photo Courtesy: Aidan Pongrace)
Cesar Cielo’s complete race footage is courtesy of swimswam partner Universal Sports Network. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Cesar Cielo celebrates a 50m butterfly win, again, at the 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
The first finisher was Brazil’s Cesar Cielo, who defended his title in 23.01. Cielo can’t rely on his start like he once did, and so he had to have a perfect finish, which it appeared that he did. He also did the race in a no-breather, which he says is the first time he’s ever done that on the 50 fly. (Image Courtesy of Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Can Nathan Adrian go from not qualifying in 2012 to gold in 2013? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Cesar Cielo is part of a very impressive men’s sprint field at the 2012 French Open. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)
“Cullen Jones and Garrett Weber-Gale tied for second going 21.55. Two days later, the pair would race to determine the final US World Championships team spot in the event. Jones won the swim-off in an American record 21.41 to Weber-Gale’s 21.70.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictues)
Eric Ress missed his bid for Worlds, but will compete for the French in two big meets this summer: The World University Games in Russia, and the Mediterranean Championships in Turkey. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Aidan Pongrace is an American high school student who just-so-happens to be studying and training abroad for his senior year in…
Fred Bousquet and Florent Manaudou discuss the 50 free, where both qualified for the World Championships. (Photo Courtesy: Aidan Pongrace)
On the final day of the 2nd International Meeting of the Mediterranean in Marseille Great Britain’s Fran Halsall capped off a…