USA Swimming has hired outside consulting firm Isaac Sports Group to review various policies on tech suit use in age group swimming, with a final report due in November.
Heat sheets have dropped for tomorrow’s prelims session of the 2017 U.S. Open, with Olympians Gunnar Bentz (USA) and Jonathan Gomez (Colombia) being the biggest opening-day scratches.
Los Angeles has agreed to host the 2028 Olympics, opening up the 2024 Games to be hosted in Paris, multiple news outlets report.
Like we did last week, we’re using our blueseventy Swim of the Week to count down the world records from the World Championships, this time focusing in on the world records from the second half of the meet: days 5 through 8.
Our last poll asked readers to weigh in on which 2009 world record was most likely to finally fall in Budapest. Always on the money, SwimSwam voters correctly predicted the two records that actually did fall, with 45% of votes going to the women’s 50 free and almost 39% to the women’s 100 back.
Head coach Greg Meehan led the United States women to their most successful World Championships in history, with 20 total medals, 9 of them gold.
A former swim coach with the North Texas Nadadores is being charged with criminal negligence connected to a 13-year-old swimmer’s drowning in June, according to the local ABC affiliate.
Could there really be any other selection?
Stanford narrowly edged California for the most World Championship medals in Budapest, winning 14 total and 12 gold medals.
Katinka Hosszu got the coveted 100% of winner picks in the 400 IM, which we’ve only seen a few times this meet – the other three were for Katie Ledecky in the 400, 800 and 1500 frees.
They weren’t able to pull out another surprise medal, but the Brazilian men’s medley relay did come up with the nation’s fastest time since the end of the super-suit era, going 3:31.53 in the last event of the 2017 World Championships.
The Egyptian men broke their national 4×100 medley relay record on the final day of the 2017 World Championships, completing a sweep of all three national relay records this week.
On the heels of her move to #3 all-time in overall World Championships gold medals, Katie Ledecky has moved into a tie with Ryan Lochte for the second-most individual gold medals in history. Ledecky is also on the cusp of cracking the top 5 in career individual World Champs medals of any color.
Florida won three medals – all from Caeleb Dressel – and California matched them to lead all NCAA programs on day 7 of the 2017 World Championships.
Pick ‘Em players were thrown off in startingly high numbers by Joseph Schooling’s now-infamous post-practice 50.7 in the 100 fly. Just 17% picked Caeleb Dressel to win even after hitting the world’s #1 time at U.S. Nationals. 77% of players picked Schooling, who wound up tying for 3rd in 50.8.