Daniel Wiffen won the first two Irish medals in swimming history at the World Aquatics Championships, claiming double distance gold in Doha.
With eight appearances in the World Championship final of the women’s 1500 free, Kobrich ties Federica Pellegrini (200 free) for the most in history.
We went a full calendar year without any U.S. swimmers breaking a world record in 2023, something that had last happened in 1945.
Women’s participation has been consistently growing at the Olympics, but in swimming, it’s still not at an equal 50 percent share with the men.
Using time conversions, which meet is more competitive?
In order to be elite in the 200s in short course yards, you need the speed to get out fast. Really fast.
Frenchman Leon Marchand is one of several male swimmers who have taken over the NCAA in recent years.
Besides 2023, the only other year in which only one short-course world record was set was 2011, when Missy Franklin broke the women’s 200 back standard.
Michael Phelps won the same event at the Olympics as he did at the previous year’s World Championships numerous times, including five in 2007/2008.
Aaron Peirsol is one of only two swimmers who have reclaimed a world record they previously held three times, joining Japanese breaststroker Kosuke Kitajima.
In breaking the 50 back world record, McKeown joined Penny Heyns and Lenny Krayzelburg in the elite group of swimmers to hold 50/100/200 WRs at the same time.
After the onslaught of world records we saw in 2008 and 2009, swimming appears to have finally caught up to the times we saw with the super suits.
Due to World Aquatics selecting OQTs with a singular result from the previous Games, the standards aren’t equal across events.
Sjostrom’s 14-year gap between individual world records is nearly double the next-highest mark in long course meters.
Sarah Sjostrom has won the women’s 50 fly four times at the World Championships, including topping the field by nearly eight-tenths of a second in 2017.