USA’s Katie Ledecky was better than ever this morning in the 1500 free. She looked smooth throughout a historic prelims swim to set a new world record.
China’s Sun Yang looks to extend his distance dominance downward to the 200-meter race a day after winning the 400 free.
The world of international swimming is changing, and nowhere was the burgeoning parity more evident than on day 1 of the FINA World Championships, where Team USA missed half the A Finals entirely.
Despite having reigning Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian, the United States might be facing its toughest challenge in years just to make it the podium in the men’s 4×100 free at this year’s FINA World Championships.
Ryan Lochte is one of only three USA swimmers considered to be a favorite to win an individual event at the 2015 FINA World Championships, according to odds released recently.
Ryosuke Irie was the Pan Pacs champ last summer, and he’ll do battle with defending World Champ Matt Grevers in Kazan.
On the men’s side, senior Corey Main, junior Mitch D’Arrigo, and sophomore Jan Switkowski are set to represent the Blue and Orange. Sophomore Theresa Michalak will also compete on the women’s end.
All you have to say is “the Relay” or “the Anchor” and everybody in the swimming community knows that you are referring to Jason’s amazing anchor leg of the 4×100 free relay in Beijing 2008.
Jimmy Feigen is heading east, to train alongside Ryan Lochte at SwimMAC Elite.
With Phelps and Hagino absent, Ryan Lochte is looking for his 4th consecutive title.
Giles Smith has improved upon the time that won him gold at the Pan American Games in the 100 fly.
Texas Longhorn Jack Conger is back from representing Team USA at World University Games, and has already made waves back in the States with a lifetime-best 1:48.47 in the 200 free.
Universal Sports Network and NBC will air more than 48 hours of premier pool action from the 2015 FINA World Aquatic Championships in Kazan, Russia, from Saturday, July 25, through Sunday, August 9.
Ryan Lochte is no stranger to selfies!
“I don’t focus on the medals I want to get, if I go up to the blocks, I am going up to win. Hands down, I want to win.” – Ryan Lochte