Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sun Starting Fall Out Hot


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.

It’s been an excellent month for Sun Yangwho has blasted three elite level swims in both the 200 free and 400 free, including two more dominant efforts this week.

Swimming at the Chinese Student Games, Sun has shown remarkable consistency, rivaling some of his best times from summer season as a kickoff to the 2017-2018 competition season.

On Monday, Sun went 3:43.76 to win the 400 free. That’s the third time in two months Sun has gone sub-3:44 in the event. He was 3:41.38 to win gold at the World Championships in July, then 3:41.94 to win the National Games of China in late August. For reference, no man outside of Sun was sub-3:43 at all last season, and all three of Sun’s swims beat every other swimmer in the 2016-2017 world ranks outside of Italy’s Gabriele Detti (3:43.3 in April).

One day earlier, Sun’s 200 free was almost as impressive. Sun went 1:45.56 to win the Chinese Student Games, coming close to his 1:45.15 from the National Games and 1:44.39 from the World Championships. Sun’s swim this week is the fastest of the young 2017-2018 season and would have ranked 8th overall for all of last season. His 1:45.15 would have been faster than anyone last season besides Townley Haas (1:45.0 in June), and his 1:44.39 won the World Championships and topped the world ranks by seven tenths of a second.


There isn’t a second that goes by when the team at blueseventy aren’t thinking about you. How you eat, breathe, train, play, win, lose, suffer and celebrate. How swimming is every part of what makes you tick. Aptly named because 70% of the earth is covered in water, blueseventy is a world leader in the pool and open water. Since 1993, we design, test, refine and craft products using superior materials and revolutionary details that equate to comfort, freedom from restriction and ultimately a competitive advantage in the water. This is where we thrive. There is no substitute and no way around it. We’re all for the swim.

2016 blueseventy banner for Swim of the Week b70_300x300-aftsVisit to learn more.

Instagram: @blueseventy

Twitter: @blueseventy


blueseventy is a SwimSwam partner.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Sun is so stable and dominant in 400fr this season. Looking forward to 400 WR next year.


I will not believe any performance from Sun Yang after his positive test


Don’t believe. It,s your right. He,s consistent tho.

About Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!