2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships

The Official SwimSwam 2019 World Championships Preview Index

Stay up to date on all of our event-by-event previews for the 2019 World Championships here – we’ll link to previews and compile medalists on this story.

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2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships

Watch Adam Peaty Swim 56.88 For New 100 Breaststroke World Record

After posting a very fast yet relaxed 57.59 in the morning prelims of the 100 breaststroke, Adam Peaty unleashed an incredible 56.88 in the semifinals.

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2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships

Watch Day 1 Finals Race Videos From the 2019 FINA World Championships

Watch Sun Yang defend his title in the 400 freestyle, Ariarne Titmus dethrone Katie Ledecky, and Adam Peaty’s 56.88 World Record in the 100 breaststroke!

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2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships

2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Adam Peaty chases 56 in the 100 breaststroke. Katie Ledecky and Sun Yang try to defend their titles in the 400 free. 4 x 100 freestyle relays up for grabs.

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ASIA: Ye Shiwen Re-Emerges as Medal Contender in 200 IM

If she reaches the podium, this would be her first major international medal since she won her Olympic 200 IM and 400 IM golds in 2012.

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Watch Adam Peaty Swim 56.88 For New 100 Breaststroke World Record

After posting a very fast yet relaxed 57.59 in the morning prelims of the 100 breaststroke, Adam Peaty unleashed an incredible 56.88 in the semifinals.

2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Adam Peaty chases 56 in the 100 breaststroke. Katie Ledecky and Sun Yang try to defend their titles in the 400 free. 4 x 100 freestyle relays up for grabs.

Watch Day 1 Finals Race Videos From the 2019 FINA World Championships

Watch Sun Yang defend his title in the 400 freestyle, Ariarne Titmus dethrone Katie Ledecky, and Adam Peaty’s 56.88 World Record in the 100 breaststroke!

ASIA: Ye Shiwen Re-Emerges as Medal Contender in 200 IM

If she reaches the podium, this would be her first major international medal since she won her Olympic 200 IM and 400 IM golds in 2012.

Mack Horton Abstains from 400 Free Podium Celebrations in Protest of Sun Yang

“I just won’t share a podium with someone who behaves in the way he does,” the Australian Horton said after the race.

Adam Peaty Shatters 100 Breast World Record With Historic 56.88

Adam Peaty became the first man to break 57 seconds in the 100 breaststroke with a world record 56.88 in the semi-finals in Gwangju.

Australian Women Lower Championship Record En Route To 400 Free Relay Gold

The Australian women lowered their Championship Record en route to winning the 400 free relay in 3:30.21, led by a 51.45 anchor from Cate Campbell.

Manuel’s 51.9 Anchors USA to New American Record in Gwangju

The American women made history on night 1 of the 2019 FINA World Championships as the quartet took down the American Record en route to a silver medal.

Caeleb Dressel Cracks American Record, World Championship Record in 50 Fly

Dressel stepped up for the 50 fly semifinals, clocking in at 22.57 to break the American Record and Championship Record.

Zach Apple Scorches 46.8 Split as USA Swims Fastest Textile 400 FR Relay Ever

The Americans’ 3rd leg man really brought the thunder. Zach Apple pulled the Americans further ahead with a huge 46.86 split.

FINA Names Kazan as 2025, Budapest as 2027 World Championships Host

Kazan and Budapest were picked out of the final pool of five cities to host a decade after they last did.

Titmus Dethrones Ledecky to Win Worlds Gold in New Aussie 400 Free Record

Ariarne Titmus (AUS) accomplished a feat no woman had ever done on night 1 of 2019 Worlds as she defeated distance legend Katie Ledecky (USA) in the 400 free.

Yan Zibei Breaks 100 Breast Chinese, Asian Records in Semifinals – 58.67

Zibei had swum his personal best and the previous Asian Record just under a month ago at the Mission Viejo Meet of Champions in the US.

Italian Men Take Out 2008 National Record In 400 Free Relay

Alessandro Miressi anchored in 47.57 as the Italian men broke an 11-year-old National Record in the 400 free relay, placing fourth overall.

Ajna Kesely Breaks Hungarian 400 Free Record In Worlds Final

17-year-old Ajna Kesely set a new Hungarian National Record in the women’s 400 freestyle final in Gwangju, placing fourth in a time of 4:01.31.

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