Disclaimer: BlueSeventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of the week, but rather one Featured Swim to be explored in deeper detail. The BlueSeventy Swim is an opportunity to take a closer look at the context of one of the many fast swims this week, perhaps a swim that slipped through the cracks as others grabbed the headlines, or a race we didn’t get to examine as closely in the flood of weekly meets.
The home crowd was raucous as the most-decorated male swimmer in the history of the meet crushed the field – we’re not talking Michael Phelps. We’re talking Daniel Dias.
The Brazilian Paralympian became the most-decorated male swimmer of all-time in the Paralympic record books last week with a blowout win in the men’s 100 free S5. His 1:10.11 won by four seconds, but was still off his 1:08.39 world record set in London.
But that speaks to the busy week Dias had in Rio.
The 28-year-old racked up 9 medals in a brutal schedule, leading all Paralympians in total medals and earning 4 golds.
On top of that, he reached 24 career Paralympic medals, leaving him 1st among male swimmers in Paralympic history.
You can read more about Dias’s 100 free here.
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