When Kristof Milak broke Michael Phelps’ World Record in 2020, it registered as one of the most popular SwimSwam stories of 2019.
Minna Atherton of the London Roar was the first World Record breaker in International Swimming League history when she broke the 100 back in Budapest.
Breaststroker Marco Koch, a former World Record holder in the 200 short course meters distance, will return to an old coach ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Caeleb Dressel (above) received 6 votes in the Male Athlete of the Year category, while Simone Manuel received 1 vote for Female Athlete of the Year.
Find out which YouTube videos were the most popular on SwimSwam’s YouTube Channel in 2019. Hint: SwimSwam readers love Caeleb Dressel.
The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has released its 2018 final anti-doping testing data – more tests were conducted, and the rate of AAFs dropped slightly.
RUSADA’s official appeal of the sanctions comes in spite of the organization’s director general fighting against taking the course to the CAS.
Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.
2004 Olympic gold medalist Darian Townsend is the new assistant coach at Ottawa University, which will begin varsity competition next season.
Matthew Broussard, boyfriend of former US National Team member Laura Sogar, gave swimming a big moment on a big stage in February of this year.
Lilly King won every race she swam in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and women’s 400 medley relay in the 2019 ISL season.
Daniel Swensen was an Atlantic-10 Conference A-finalist as a senior, but his contributions to humanity go far beyond his efforts in the pool.
Former TCU head coach Sammy Busch has been cleared by the NCAA to return to collegiate coaching in a decision announced last week.
It was a year of challenges for Dean Boxall (above, left), but his squad, including Ariarne Titmus (above, right) persevered for great success in 2019.
Among her accomplishments in 2019, Meyers broke a World Record that was previously held by the award’s namesake: Trischa L. Zorn.