2022 Short Course World Championships: Official SwimSwam Preview Index


The 2022 Short Course World Championships are now underway, with five more days of action left on the schedule at the Melbourne Sports Centres in Australia.

To stay on top of the landscape of each event, check out SwimSwam’s discipline-by-discipline previews.

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Sprint Freestyle Sprint Freestyle
Distance Freestyle
Backstroke Backstroke
Breaststroke Breaststroke
Butterfly Butterfly
Freestyle Relays
Medley Relays Medley Relays
Mixed Relays

You can also check out all of our podium picks below. Note that relays were not selected.



50 free Ben Proud, GBR Dylan Carter, TTO
100 free Kyle Chalmers, AUS David Popovici, ROU
200 free David Popovici, ROU Matt Sates, RSA
400 free Matt Sates, RSA Kieran Smith, USA Danas Rapsys, LTU
800 free Gregorio Paltrinieri, ITA Henrik Christiansen, NOR David Johnston, USA
1500 free Gregorio Paltrinieri, ITA David Johnston, USA Damien Joly, FRA
50 back Dylan Carter, TTO Ryan Murphy, USA
100 back Ryan Murphy, USA Lorenzo Mora, ITA
200 back Shaine Casas, USA Ryan Murphy, USA
50 breast Nic Fink, USA Adam Peaty, GBR Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA
100 breast Nic Fink, USA Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA Adam Peaty, GBR
200 breast Seto Daiya, JPN Watanabe Ippei, JPN Nic Fink, USA
50 fly Nicholas Santos, BRA Dylan Carter, TTO
Szebasztian Szabo, HUN
100 fly Chad Le Clos, RSA Matteo Rivolta, ITA Noe Ponti, SUI
200 fly Chad Le Clos, RSA Noe Ponti, SUI
Trenton Julian, USA
100 IM Shaine Casas, USA Thomas Ceccon, ITA Michael Andrew, USA
200 IM Shaine Casas, USA Daiya Seto, JPN Carson Foster, USA
400 IM Carson Foster, USA Daiya Seto, JPN Brendon Smith, AUS
200 free relay Italy Netherlands USA
400 free relay Italy Australia USA
800 free relay USA Australia Italy
200 medley relay Italy USA Great Britain
400 medley relay Italy USA Australia


50 free Kasia Wasick, POL Emma McKeon, AUS Claire Curzan, USA
100 free Emma McKeon, AUS Siobhan Haughey, HKG Torri Huske, USA
200 free Siobhan Haughey, HKG Yang Junxuan, CHN Li Bingjie, CHN
400 free Li Bingjie CHN Lani Pallister AUS
800 free Li Bingjie CHN Lani Pallister AUS
1500 free Lani Pallister AUS Li Bingjie CHN
50 back Maggie MacNeil, CAN Kylie Masse, CAN
Analia Pigree, FRA
100 back Kylie Masse, CAN Kaylee McKeown, AUS
200 back Kaylee McKeown, AUS Kylie Masse, CAN
Rhyan White, USA
50 breast Ruta Meilutyte, LTU Benedetta Pilato, ITA Lilly King, USA
100 breast Ruta Meilutyte, LTU Lilly King, USA
Sophie Hansson, SWE
200 breast Lilly King, USA Kate Douglass, USA
50 fly Maggie MacNeil, CAN Claire Curzan, USA
100 fly Maggie MacNeil, CAN Louise Hansson, SWE
200 fly Lana Pudar, BIH Hali Flickinger, USA
100 IM Beryl Gastadello FRA Marrit Steenbergen NED
200 IM Alex Walsh USA Kaylee McKeown AUS
400 IM Tessa Cieplucha CAN Hali Flickinger USA
200 free relay Australia USA Netherlands
400 free relay Australia USA Canada
800 free relay Australia USA Canada
200 medley relay
USA China Sweden
400 medley relay
Canada Sweden Australia


200 free relay Australia France USA
200 medley relay
USA Italy Australia

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1 month ago

Confirmation from Jason Knapp that NBC Sports will not be covering Short Course Worlds this year. Such a shame. Does this meet really get lower viewership than TYR Pro Swim Series and the US Open?


1 month ago

anyone know if theres a sportsbook where we can place bets on this meet?

1 month ago

Does this make me a bad swimming fan if I’m less likely to watch this meet live if we don’t get a proper US stream with Rowdy Gaines and Jason Knapp commentating?

Ok, I don’t care about Jason that much, but it’s almost always him doing play by play unless it’s Olympics/Olympic Trials.

I will not accept any Rowdy slander.

1 month ago

Any word yet on how to watch/stream from USA? Will USA Swimming have a live feed, or anyone else not requiring a cable subscription?

2 months ago

Any reason you didn’t do the relays? Short course relays tend to be really unpredictable I guess.

Just using flat start season best, Australian Women should break the 100 free relay WR and Chinese women should break the 200 free relay WR (with Australia possibly beating the old record, but won’t beat China).

Definitely two relays to watch!

Reply to  Jimmyswim
2 months ago

There are way too many relays at short course Worlds. Many teams may not treat all relays seriously in order not to overload the swimmers. And it’s not even interesting for fans to watch all of them. FINA should cut the numbers.

Reply to  eliemsy
2 months ago

There are only 4 more relays than usual. 12 compared to 8. But yeah I’m not a fan of the 50 relays tbh. Could just keep the normal relays.

Reply to  Jimmyswim
2 months ago

The mixed relays should be 100s.

Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

Hard agree

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