Brazil’s Bruno Fratus became the most frequent 21-second sprinter in world history Sunday, going 21.64 to win the Mare Nostrum Monaco Speed Tournament with his 60th 21-second swim.
A Texas A&M student went public this week with criticism of the University for letting an Aggie swimmer – who was found responsible by Texas A&M’s Title IX office for sexual abusing her in 2015 – return to school and competition.
Last week, Seliskar went 1:49.23 in prelims and 1:48.35 in finals of the 200 free at the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series, beating a field that included three-fourths of Team USA’s bronze-medal 4×200 free relay from the 2017 World Championships.
Cordes has been the top American 100 breaststroker in three of the past five seasons: 2013, 2014 and 2017. He garnered nearly half of our votes despite uncertainty as to where exactly he’ll be training for the next two years.
Former high school swimming and track coach Steven Ortiz has been added to USA Swimming’s banned list, the latest coach to be suspended permanently by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Another nation’s population has voted down a potential Olympic hosting bid, this time Switzerland’s bid for the the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Melanie Margalis scored 9 Pro Swim Series points in Santa Clara to overtake the absent Taylor Ruck for the series points lead on the women’s side. But Katie Ledecky scored another 15 points and is now only a couple wins out of stealing the lead.
Lenny Krayzelburg’s SwimSquad won a tough Santa Clara meet, putting up the second-highest point total of any team at any meet so far. Krayzelburg’s 98 points is second only to the 107 his crew put up in Austin.
The NCAA has released its Division I qualifying standards for the 2018-2019 college season, including drastically-lowered B cuts and an A cut in the 50 free that has officially reached the 19-second barrier.
Katie Ledecky, arguably the most marketable swimmer to turn pro since Michael Phelps, has signed a sponsorship deal with swimwear brand TYR, announcing the partnership at the TYR-branded Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara, California.
Earlier today, we reported on the NCAA’s new “A” and “B” cuts for the 2018-2019 college swim season. Comparing those times to their 2017-2018 counterparts shows a dramatic drop in “B” cut times in particular.
It’s time to look back at our top boys recruits heading into the NCAA next fall, revisiting a tough call at #1 between last year’s top prospect Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler.
43.5% of voters predicted that Kathleen Baker would remain the top 100 backstroker in the nation this summer.
Last weekend, Ryan Lochte put up the #2 time in the nation at age 33, putting himself in-line to become the first 30+ man to rank inside the top 50 nationally in the event since 1999. Even the great Michael Phelps dropped the event at age 27.
Collegiate club swimmer Ryan Torie has been sentenced to five to ten months in county jail after pleading guilty to felony statutory sexual assault. Torie was permanently banned by USA Swimming earlier this spring.