Regan Rathwell kicked off her busy program at the Canadian Junior Championships with a win in the women’s 200 backstroke on Wednesday in Calgary.
Katie Ledecky was among the athletes who were forced to withdraw from an event citing illness at the 2019 World Championships.
The Nitro Swimming boys nearly broke the days old 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 800 free relay, clocking a time of 7:56.51 in Austin.
Individual 200 free entrant Allison Schmitt will contest the prelims of the women’s 4×200 free relay on day five in Gwangju.
Kristof Milak broke Michael Phelps’ 10-year-old world record in the 200 butterfly by almost eight-tenths of a second in a time of 1:50.73.
Federica Pellegrini won a medal in the women’s 200 freestyle for a record eighth straight time and mentioned post-race this will be her last Worlds.
Chad Le Clos may see his gold medal window closing with the emergence of Caeleb Dressel and Kristof Milak in the 100 and 200 fly respectively.
Denys Kesyl broke a 17-year-old Ukrainian Record in the final of the men’s 200 fly, placing fifth overall in a time of 1:54.79.
Jeremy Desplanches broke the Swiss Record in the men’s 200 IM for the seventh time, qualifying first for the final in a time of 1:56.73.
Evgeny Rylov’s 51.97 lead-off propelled Russia to a new National Record in the mixed 400 medley relay. They placed fourth in 3:40.78.
David Aubry set a new French Record in the final of the men’s 800 freestyle, clocking a time of 7:42.08 to win the bronze medal.
Gregorio Paltrinieri set a new European Record in the men’s 800 freestyle final, becoming the sixth man sub-7:40 in 7:39.27.
Caeleb Dressel will swim the butterfly leg on the American mixed medley relay during day four finals at the World Championships.
Chad Le Clos didn’t show for his preliminary heat of the men’s 100 freestyle, opting to focus on the final of the men’s 200 fly.
Tamas Kenderesi out-touched Antani Ivanov in the men’s 200 fly semi-final swim-off to make his way into the final in a time of 1:59.39.