Michael Phelps set the men’s 400 IM world record more than 13 years ago at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, clocking a scintillating time of 4:03.84.
American Jessica Long won six medals in Tokyo, giving her 29 for her career which ranks second all-time among swimmers.
Ahmed Hafnaoui won Olympic gold in Tokyo as the 16th seed in the men’s 400 freestyle—the second-lowest to reach the top of the podium since Sydney.
Italy’s Federica Pellegrini is among the biggest mainstream sports stars swimming has to offer, and her social media following backs that up.
FINA’s system scores the top 16 finishers per individual event and the top 8 in relays, bettering recognizing a nation’s depth than the medal table.
By winning seven medals in Tokyo, McKeon became the first woman since Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina to lead an Olympic Games in medal count.
There are 13 countries that will be sending more than 20 swimmers to Tokyo. Unsurprisingly, the United States tops the list, with 53 swimmers.
Still only 16, Romanian David Popovici is already the fastest swimmer aged 18 and under in the history of the men’s 100 freestyle.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu will be among the swimmers competing in their fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Tokyo will be the first time in history that an individual swimming event will see its last three Olympic champions competing on the Olympic stage.
Katie Ledecky already has four U.S. Trials victories thus far in her career, and has a great chance to double that total next week in Omaha.
Michael Phelps owns the seven fastest back-half splits in history, with his blazing 26.34 from the 2009 Quebec Cup topping the charts.
In almost 30 years, seven world records have been set in Monte Carlo, Canet and Barcelona, with Sweden’s Therese Alshammar the last to do so in 2007.
Katinka Hosszu became the female swimmer with the most medals in the history of the European Championships, now owning 24 of them dating back to 2008.
No one has won more medals in individual events at the European Championships than Hungarian Laszlo Cseh: 18.