A pair of teenagers put up historic age group swims in prelims of the men’s 200 fly at Nationals this morning: 16-year-old Gianluca Urlando moved to #2 all-time in the 15-16 age group while 18-year-old Jack Levant jumped to #3 all-time in the 17-18 bracket.
A pair of juniors are set to swim-off for 8th place in the women’s 200 fly, a dramatic start to this week’s hugely-important U.S. National Championships.
Former Big Ten record-holder and Olympic Trials semifinalist Paul Powers has officially retired from swimming.
Athletes who have qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships in open water swimming will be able to add pool events (and vice versa) in Tokyo, USA Swimming has confirmed.
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The last of the three big sponsorship dominoes has fallen, with Olympic and World champion sprinter Simone Manuel announcing a sponsorship deal with TYR.
Katie Ledecky should account for at least 3 doubles if she wins the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 frees. How many doubles are needed for Team USA to start selecting second, third and fourth-place finishers to the Pan Pacs roster?
Last weekend, Jason Louser dropped four seconds off his long course 400 IM time, adding up to seven seconds dropped this season in that race.
More than half of voters predicted Townley Haas to remain the fastest American in the 200 meter free this season, though a whopping 18% voted in favor of Caeleb Dressel.
With no stroke 50s at Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals will be Lilly King’s only major-meet shot this year to lower her own 50 breast world record from last summer.
U.S. Nationals don’t start until next week, but did you know that Pan Pacs and World Championships qualifying is already underway?
Nearly half of voters believed Ella Eastin would be the top women’s 400 IMer in the United States this summer, trusting in a big comeback swim after a shocking disqualification last year. Eastin was set to finish second last summer but took a disqualification for the ‘Lochte Rule,’ which disallows dolphin kicking on one’s back during the freestyle portion of an IM.
New rules regarding National Letters of Intent (NLIs) eliminate the previous early signing period, unifying it with the previous regular signing period for most NCAA sports.
Former Carmel, Indiana swim coach John Goelz has been charged with child sexual exploitation and child pornography, according to reports.