In an April packed with major national championship meets, Great Britain ended the month with a bang. And no British squad was more successful at the British Championships than the crew training out of Loughboro University.
Less than three weeks after wrapping up his collegiate career at men’s NCAAs, Kalisz competed in his first meet as a pro, the Mesa Pro Swim Series, to great success. Kalisz tied for the most points scored of any swimmer at the meet, pulling in 18 points on three wins and a second place.
National record-holder Etiene Medeiros will not contest the 100 backstroke at Brazil’s spring national championship meet, the highlight of the meet’s psych sheets released this week.
For several years now, Adam Peaty has been putting Great Britain on the map in men’s breaststroke. Now it’s Jocelyn Ulyett’s turn to do it on the women’s side.
Caeleb Dressel and Madison Kennedy won the headlining 50 free sprint shootouts at the JAX 50 meet in Florida over the weekend.
USA Swimming has named Mike Unger its interim Executive Director to replace the recently-deceased Chuck Wielgus.
Benjamin Proud exploded for a new British record in the 50 free, smashing a 21.32. That takes a good two tenths off his own national record set last summer in Rio.
Wyoming will fill its head coaching vacancy from within, with assistant coach Dave Denniston moving to the position of head coach for the Cowboy and Cowgirl swim & dive programs.
Exactly one-third of SwimSwam voters picked Australian nationals as the most exciting international meet in early April. With exactly 900 votes cast, 300 went towards the championship meet Down Under.
The University of Connecticut has hired former North Dakota head coach Chris Maiello to replace the retiring Bob Goldberg as the head of its men’s and women’s programs.
A former high school water polo coach in Irvine, California has been sentenced to 15 days of community service after pleading guilty to statutory rape.
Olympic gold medalist David Plummer has been named the Athlete of the Year for the New York Athletic Club.
Xu Jiayu went 51.86 to win the Chinese national 100 back title, coming within .01 of the world record.
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China’s Li Zhuhao shaved four tenths of a second off of his own junior world record this week, going 1:55.09 in the 200 fly.