Articles by Tony Carroll

Katie Ledecky Wins The 800 free In World Record Time

Katie Ledecky wins her fourth Gold Medal of the Championships, winning the 800 free in 8:13.86 with a new World Record. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig,


Simone Manuel Is the First American 18 & Under To Break 25 Seconds In The 50 Free

Simone Manuel becomes the fastest 18 and under in American history in the 50 freestyle. She is the first to break 25 seconds, swimming faster than the 15-16 and 17-18 National Age Group Records. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


Yuliya Efimova Breaks Jessica Hardy’s 50 Breaststroke World Record

Yuliya Efimova swims to a time of 29.78 in the women’s 100 breaststroke, breaking Jessica Hardy’s World Record by .02 at the 2013 FINA World Championships. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)


Africa Report, Days 5 & 6, Farida Osman Breaks The 50 Butterfly African Record

Farida Osman and Roland Schoeman both set African Records in the semi-finals of the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle, advancing to finals tomorrow night. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictrues)


Oceania Report, Day 6, “Australian Sprinters Back On Top Of The World”

Cate Campbell won the women’s 100 freestyle and Lauren Boyle broke the Oceanic National Record on day 6 of the 2013 FINA World Championships. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)


Africa Report, Day 4 Continued, Cameron Van Der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi: The Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. of Breaststroke

This is the second half of the story about training partners and best friends, Cameron Van Der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi. They earned the Gold and Bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke on Day 4 of the 2013 FINA World Championships. (Photo Credit: Gil Levy / @SwimCoachLevy)

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Oceania Report, Day 5, James Magnussen Brings Home Gold In The 100 Free, Cate Campbell Looks To Do The Same Tomorrow

James Magnussen came out on top today in the men’s 100 freestyle, and Cate Campbell wants to bring home another Gold to Australia in the women’s 100 freestyle tomorrow. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig,


Day 5 Scratches, Camille Muffat and Jeanette Ottesen Gray Drop the 100 Freestyle

Camille Muffat, Jeanette Ottesen Gray, and Caroline Ruhnau scratch events on day 5 of the 2013 FINA World Championships. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig,


Africa Report, Day 4, Cameron Van Der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi: The Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. of Breaststroke

South Africa wins the medal count on Day 4 with medals from Chad Le Clos, along with training partners and best friends, Giulio Zorzi and Cameron Van Der Burgh. (Photo Credit: Gil Levy / @SwimCoachLevy)


Oceania Report, Day 4, Christian Sprenger Breaks Oceanic Record

James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy are in good shape for tomorrow’s 100 freestyle final, and Christian Sprenger wins his second medal of the Championships. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig/


Kait Flederbach, Recently Released From Arizona, Transfers to Indiana University

Kait Flederbach transfers to Indiana University for her last year of eligibility, after being released from the University of Arizona. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)


Day 4 Scratches, Missy Franklin Drops the 50 Backstroke

Missy Franklin has decided to scratch the 50m backstroke to save her energy for the 200 freestyle final. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)


Katie Ledecky’s Lands The Fourth Spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays

Katie Ledecky’s World Record performance in the 1500 freestyle yesterday was recognized by ESPN SportsCenter, earning the fourth spot on their Top 10 Plays countdown. (Photo Credit: ESPN SportsCenter / @SportsCenter)


Africa Report, Day 3, Le Clos and Van Der Burgh Both Win Semi-Finals

Cameron Van Der Burgh is flirting with the world record in the 50m breaststroke and Chad Le Clos is the favorite to win the 200 butterfly tomorrow. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)

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Oceania Report, Day 3, Emily Seebohm Finishes Second in the 100 Backstroke

Emily Seebohm and Lauren Boyle both earned medals on Day 3 of the World Championships. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)


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