Articles by Daniel Takata

Swimmers With The Most World Records Set This Century

Michael Phelps has set an astounding 29 world records over the last 20 years, all coming in the long course, while Ryan Lochte has 14 of his own.

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Swimmers That Ended 2021 With The Most Consecutive Years As World #1

Katie Ledecky has ranked first in the women’s 800 freestyle worldwide for 10 straight years.

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Swimmers With The Most Consecutive Years In The World’s Top 10

The multi-talented Sarah Sjostrom has closed out the year ranked inside the world’s top 10 in the women’s 50 and 100 butterfly 13 straight times.

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The Most Dominant Swimmers of 2021

Katie Ledecky recorded eight of the 10 fastest swims of the year in the women’s 800 freestyle, culminating with an Olympic gold medal.

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All Of The World Records Set In 2021

Tatjana Schoenmaker was one of just five swimmers to set an individual long course world record in 2021, doing so in the Olympic final no less.

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The Top Performances From The 2021 ISL Playoffs

Energy Standard teammates Sarah Sjostrom and Siobhan Haughey own two of the top three performances from the ISL playoffs on the women’s side.

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Swimmers With The Most Wins In ISL History

With 61 career wins, Caeleb Dressel is currently the winningest swimmer in the history of the International Swimming League (ISL).

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The Swimmers With The Most Medals At The 2021 FINA World Cup

Emma McKeon was among the series leaders with 10 gold and 14 total medals won across the four World Cup meets.

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The Shortest Male Olympic Swimming Medalists

Japan’s Tomoru Honda won silver in the men’s 200 butterfly at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics despite being just 1.72 m tall (5 ft 8 in).

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The Tallest Female Olympic Swimming Medalists

At 6’1, Australian Cate Campbell was the tallest female swimming medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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The Tallest Male Olympic Swimming Medalists

At 6’8, Matt Grevers is tied for the tallest individual male Olympic swimming medalist dating back to 1960.

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Will Phelps’ 400 IM Become The Longest Standing Men’s World Record In History?

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.

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The Most Decorated Paralympic Swimmers of All-Time

American Jessica Long won six medals in Tokyo, giving her 29 for her career which ranks second all-time among swimmers.

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The Lowest Seeds To Win Olympic Swimming Gold Since 2000

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.

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The Swimmers With The Most Followers On Instagram

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini is among the biggest mainstream sports stars swimming has to offer, and her social media following backs that up.

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