Articles by Riley Overend

Costa Sets 5th Continental Record in 6 Swims at Worlds (S. America Day 8 Recap)

Guilherme Costa broke his fifth South American record in six swims at the 2022 Worlds by lowering his own mark to 14:48.53 in the men’s 1500 free.


Justin Ress DQ Overturned After Medals Ceremony for Rollercoaster 50 Back Gold

Some back-and-forth officiating in the men’s 50 back final added an extra layer of drama on the final day of the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. 


Brazil Breaks Another Continental Relay Record (Day 7 S. America Recap)

Before this week’s World Championships, no South American woman had broken the 54-second mark in the 100 freestyle. Now the continent can claim a pair.


Olympic Roundup: Official Tokyo Financials Released; ‘No Money’ for 2026 Games

The final meeting of the Tokyo Organizing Committee on Tuesday officially revealed the financial details of last summer’s competition.


Kasia Wasick Becomes 1st Polish Woman to Make 50 Free Finals, Sets National Record

30-year-old Polish swimmer Kasia Wasick lowered her own national record in the 50 free with a top-seeded time of 24.11 in Friday’s semifinals.

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17-Year-Old Ksawery Masiuk Lowers Polish Record With 24.64 50 Back in Heats

17-year Polish swimmer Ksawery Masiuk lowered his own men’s 50-meter backstroke national record with a 24.64 in Friday’s first heat.

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12-Year-Old Audrey Derivaux Clocks 3 Nation-Leading Times at JW Summer Solstice

UVA commit Lainey Mullins also achieved a Summer Nationals cut of 2:13.22 in the 200 fly, good for 3rd-fastest nationally among 16-year-old girls this season.


U.S. Artistic Swimmer Anita Alvarez Recalls Last Moments Before Fainting in Pool

“I remember going down and just being like, kind of like, ‘Uh oh, I don’t feel too great,” recalled U.S. artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez.


Brazil Sets South American Record in Men’s 4×200 FR; Korea Breaks National Record

Brazil showed off its depth as all four swimmers – Fernando Scheffer, Vinicius Assuncao, Murilo Sartori, and Breno Correia – dipped under the 1:47 mark.


U.S. Women’s Water Polo Begins Title Defense with Blowout of South Africa

An Oceanic showdown is brewing Wednesday in Group C after an action-packed opening day of women’s water polo at the FINA World Championships.

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Budapest 2022, Day 3 South America Recap: History Made in Women’s 1500 Free Final

The women’s 1500 free final on Monday marked the first time in any Worlds event – men or women – that three South American swimmers made the same final.


Budapest 2022, Day 2 South America Recap: Santos Becomes Oldest Medalist Yet Again

Time is bound to catch up with 42-year-old Brazilian star Nicholas Santos at some point – just not at the 2022 World Championships. 


2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships: Day 3 Prelims Preview

Day 3 of the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships kicks off with five prelim races on Monday morning in Budapest, Hungary.


Regan Smith Scares World Record with 6th-Fastest 100 Back in Semifinals

20-year-old American Regan Smith put Kaylee McKeown’s 100 backstroke world record on notice during the second semifinal race on Sunday.


FINA Votes to Restrict Transgender Women, Add ‘Open’ Category

FINA voted Sunday to ban transgender women from competing in women’s categories if they have gone through any part of the male puberty process.