2016 Rio Olympic Games

Katie Ledecky Wins U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky earned the top honors tonight as the US Olympic Committee’s Female Athlete of the Olympic Games.

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WATCH: All Race Videos From the Rio 2016 Olympics

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IOC Says No Further Sanctions Coming Against Ryan Lochte

The International Olympic Committee has said that the sanctions against the group of 4 American swimmers is “adequate.”

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Instagram Gallery: Rio 2016 Swimmers Get Their #OlympicInk

See any more #olympicink from swimmers on social media? Throw a link in the comments, and we’ll add it to the gallery.

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3 FINA Doping Control Board Members Resign to Protest Russian Decision

Three of the eight members of FINA’s Doping Control Review Board (DCRB), including Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe, have resigned, reportedly in…

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Previews & Recaps

WATCH: All Race Videos From the Rio 2016 Olympics

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Top 5 Upsets of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Cate Campbell missing the podium in both the women’s 50 and 100 freestyle events was one of the biggest surprises of the Olympic Games.

Rio Olympic Test Event Showed Same Pool Bias (2.0)

Barry Revzin goes even more in depth on the Rio pool, sharing his data.

Serbia Men’s Water Polo Downs Croatia, 11-7, for Olympic Gold

Serbia, the bronze medalist in each of the last two Olympic Games and winner of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, beat defending Olympic champions, Croatia, 11-7 for the gold medal in Rio.

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 2nd Consecutive Olympic Gold

The United States became the first women’s team to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic water polo history.

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WATCH: All Race Videos From the Rio 2016 Olympics

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Top 5 Upsets of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Cate Campbell missing the podium in both the women’s 50 and 100 freestyle events was one of the biggest surprises of the Olympic Games.

Rio Olympic Test Event Showed Same Pool Bias (2.0)

Barry Revzin goes even more in depth on the Rio pool, sharing his data.

Serbia Men’s Water Polo Downs Croatia, 11-7, for Olympic Gold

Serbia, the bronze medalist in each of the last two Olympic Games and winner of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, beat defending Olympic champions, Croatia, 11-7 for the gold medal in Rio.

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 2nd Consecutive Olympic Gold

The United States became the first women’s team to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic water polo history.

Serbia Holds Off Italy to Earn Spot in Men’s Water Polo Final

Serbia held off a last-quarter surge from a strong Italian squad to advance to the gold medal match in the 2016 Olympic Games men’s water polo tournament.

Scoring the 2016 Olympic Games: Americans Dominated On Both Sides

Scoring the 2016 Olympic Games as if it were an NCAA Championship meet, the Americans blew away the competition amassing nearly 1000 total points.

Complete Rio Results Book Now Available

The full, compiled list of Rio results is now available.

Was There a Problem with the Rio Pool?

Barry Revzin shares with us how he feels there may be a problem with the Rio pool.

Italian Women Will Play for Water Polo Gold after Eliminating Russia

Italy remained undefeated with a 12-9 win over the Russian Federation in the semifinals of the women’s water polo tournament on Wednesday. They will contest the gold medal match on Friday against the winner of the USA-Hungary semifinal.

USA Women to Defend Water Polo Gold Medal After Beating Hungary

The U.S. defeated Hungary and will contest the gold medal final against Italy on Friday.

Italian Men Take Down Greece; Move to Semis of Men’s Water Polo

Italy will join Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro in the semifinals of the men’s water polo tournament, after defeating Greece in the quarterfinals on Tuesday in Rio.

Serbia Moves On to Men’s Water Polo Semis With Win over Spain

Serbia moved on to the semifinals in the men’s water polo tournament with a 10-7 win over Spain on Tuesday.

Brazil Out of Medal Contention in Men’s Water Polo After Loss to Croatia

The home team’s fairy-tale ride through the Olympic men’s water polo tournament came to an end on Tuesday when Croatia overpowered Brazil, 10-6.

Montenegro Men Advance to Water Polo Semis; Beat Hungary on Penalty Shots

Montenegro beat Hungary 9-9 (4-2) to advance to the semifinals of the men’s water polo tournament in Rio de Janeiro.

Most Dominant Swims of the 2016 Olympic Games Days 7 and 8

Daily Dominance is the best way to describe the swimming competition in Rio.

Weertman Completes Dutch Sweep, Wins Wild Men’s 10 KM Marathon Event

Ferry Weertman swam a tactically perfect race to claim gold in the men’s 10 KM Marathon swimming event in Rio.

Italy Moves to Semis of Women’s Water Polo with 12-7 Win Over China

China fell to Italy in the quarterfinals of the women’s water polo tournament in Rio on Monday.

Russia Women’s Water Polo Advances to Semis with 12-10 Win Over Spain

The Russian Federation women’s water polo team advanced to the semifinals with a 12-10 win over Spain on Monday.

Hungary Women’s Water Polo Beats Australia on Penalty Shots

Hungary edged Australia in a nail-biter in their quarterfinal game in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, and will face the United States in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Dominant USA Women Advance to Water Polo Semis With 13-3 Win over Brazil

U.S. goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson had six saves as the Americans defeated Brazil, 13-3, to advance to the semifinal round of play in the women’s water polo tournament.

Rio Day 5 Men’s Water Polo Roundup

Sunday was the last day of pool play in the men’s water polo tournament in Rio. Eight of the ten teams will now move on to the quarterfinals.

Van Rouwendaal Gives Dutch Their 1st Swimming Medal With Gold In 10 KM

Sharon Van Rouwendaal won gold in the women’s 10 KM event, the Netherlands’ first swimming medal of the Games.

Olympic Open Water Swimming Starts Monday (PREVIEW)

American Jordan Wilimovsky has a breakout 2015 that included the World title in the open water 10k. Now he’ll try and do it again for Olympic gold.

USA Men’s Water Polo Finishes Rio Pool Play with 10-7 Win Over Italy

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Water Polo Team will not advance to the knockout stages in Rio but they finished with a strong final match, defeating Italy, 10-7.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Eight Finals Live Recap

In the men’s race, it’s the last farewell to Phelps who will be fighting alongside his American teammates to take down the British in an event they have never lost at the Olympic Games

After Rocky Roads Since London, Canada & the U.S. Delivered In Rio

Both the USA and Canada took rocky roads to get to Rio, but both ultimately delivered better than one could have predicted.

Danish Women Take Down European Record in 4×100 Medley Relay

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USA Women’s Medley Relay Has Slowest Reaction Times For Gold

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Rio Rapid Fire: Day Eight Finals

The Americans won in an Olympic record giving Phelps is 23rd Olympic gold and sending off the GOAT on top once again.

Day 8 Relay Lineups: No Major Surprises On Medley Rosters

Cate Campbell has given the freestyle leg on Australia’s medley relay despite fading to 6th in the individual race, getting beaten by her sister Bronte.

Rio Day 3 Women’s Water Polo Roundup

Here is the quick wrap-up of Day 3 of pool play in the women’s water polo tournament in Rio. With only eight teams, all will pass through to quarterfinals but the teams’ standings will determine their seedings.

USA Women’s Water Polo Remains Undefeated with 11-6 Win Over Hungary

Rachel Fattal and the rest of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team won their third game to lead Group B in the standings and qualify for the quarterfinals in Rio.

Medley Relay Preview: U.S. Women In Command, Men In For Close Battle

Check out a full preview of tonight’s medley relays, with full projections of all 16 finalists based off of their flat start times done here in Rio.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Seven Finals Live Recap

Assuming Michael Phelps isn’t making a comeback down the road, this will be his last individual race ever where he will look to four-peat in this event winning gold number five of these games and 23 all time.

Australia Looks To End 2016 Olympics With Gold

Although the Australians haven’t had the meet the athletes, coaches or fans had hoped for, there is still a small light at the end of the tunnel for the green and gold.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Seven Finals

In a fashion that has become remarkably common for the outstanding athlete, Katie Ledecky demolished her own world record en route to a repeat gold medal in the women’s 800m freestyle.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Seven Prelims Live Recap

Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia will get the chance to redeem themselves in the 50m freestyle today after both failing to make the podium in the 100 last night.

Day 7 Finals Preview: Phelps Seeks 5th, Hosszu & Ledecky Eye 4th Golds

Katie Ledecky will look for her second straight 800 free Olympic title tonight.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Seven Prelims

Thanks to an amazing breaststroke split by Katie Meili the Americans posted the fastest time in the heats of the medley relay.

Day 7 Prelims Preview: Campbell Sisters Look To Rebound In 50 Free

The Campbell sisters will look to rebound this morning (or afternoon) in the 50 freestyle after a disappointing 100 freestyle final last night.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Six Finals Live Recap

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Oleksiak Becomes Most Decorated Canadian At Any Summer Olympics At 16

Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian ever at a summer Olympics, winning her fourth medal, a gold, in the 100 freestyle.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Six Finals

In a stunning victory Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win four consecutive gold medals in a single event at the Olympic Games. Phelps was a 1:54.66 at the wall to win the race by almost two full seconds, asserting his dominance as the greatest swimmer of all time.

Asia Recap Day 6: Schooling Poised To Challenge Phelps in 100 Fly

Since making his first Olympic appearance at the London 2012 Games, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling has been a man on a mission. This week in Rio, Schooling aims to become the first ever swimmer from Singapore to earn an Olympic medal.

Rylov Nabs European, Russian Records En Route To 200 Back Bronze

19-year-old Evgeny Rylov fired off a new European Record and new Russian National Record in the men’s 200m backstroke tonight in Rio.

Day 6 Finals Preview: Phelps vs Lochte One More Time

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will square off for one last dance tonight in the 200 IM final.

USA Women’s Water Polo Takes Down China 12-4 in 2nd Straight Rout

After beating Spain 11 to 4 in their opening Group B match in Rio, the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team did away with their second opponents in similar fashion, taking down China 12 to 2 to move to 2-0 in pool play.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Six Prelims Live Recap

Finally Michael Phelps is up in the men’s 100m butterfly. This event is arguably the toughest on his schedule for him. He wasn’t remarkably fast at the US Olympic Trials but has shown throughout this meet that he’s much better than he was just a few weeks ago.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Six Prelims

. Although he wasn’t the leader, his 51.60 moves him through to the next round where he’ll attempt to qualify. If he does, it’ll be his fourth Olympic final in the event, and he’ll have the chance to win his fourth consecutive gold.

100 Freestyle World Champion Ning Zetao Misses 50 Freestyle Semis

The 100 freestyle world champion Ning Zetao of China has missed the semi-finals in the 50 freestyle posting 22.38 in the prelims…

Day 6 Prelims Preview: Manaudou’s Time To Shine In Men’s 50 Free

Florent Manaudou finally gets his opportunity to shine individually here in Rio with the men’s 50 free getting underway today.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Five Finals Live Recap

Swimming’s blue ribbon event will give way to a Aussie-American duel with a Canadian somewhere in the middle. Kyle Chalmers and Cameron McEvoy of Australia will be trying to take down both Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel of the United States.

Rio Day 3 Water Polo Roundup: Brazil Men Upset Gold-Favored Serbia

Two big upsets marked Day 3 competition in men’s water polo: Brazil edged Serbia and Croatia lost to Spain.

McKeown Keeps Australia In The Women’s 200 Breaststroke Hunt

Taylor McKeown from Australia leads the women’s 200m breaststrokers into Thursday night’s final.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Five Finals

They’re the top two seeds for tomorrow’s final where they’re going to have one last final showdown to cap off one of the best rivalries in swimming.

Day 5 Relay Lineups: Americans Go With Dirado On 4×200 Free

The Americans have added double IM medalist Maya Dirado to their lineup for the women’s 4×200 free relay tonight.

Day 5 Finals Preview: Americans, Aussies Collide In Men’s 100 Free

Kyle Chalmers will look to pull off a big upset in the men’s 100 free tonight.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Five Prelims Live Recap

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte could possibly be setting up their last Olympic showdown of all time in this event. Phelps is the top seed, the three-time defending Olympic champ, Lochte the world record holder, and they’re not alone in the competition.

Day 5 Relay Speculation: 4th Member Up The In Air For American Women

The fourth member of the American women’s 800 free relay is the burning question in today’s relay speculation post.

U.S. Men’s Water Polo Team Stays Alive in Group B With Win Over France

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Water Polo Team kept its hopes alive, notching its first Group B win with a 6-3 victory over France.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Five Prelims

Phelps won his heat over Thiago Pereira with what appeared to be an extremely easy 1:58.41. Phelps and Lochte are set up for a potential final showdown in the final tomorrow night assuming they move past the semifinals.

Day 5 Prelims Preview: Phelps Begins Quest For 4th Consecutive 200 IM

Michael Phelps begins his pursuit for 4 consecutive Olympic titles in the 200 IM this morning.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Four Finals Live Recap

Michael Phelps wins 200 butterfly gold.

North America Recap Day 4: Ledecky Beats Sjostrom In Clash of Stars

Katie Ledecky won the 200 free over fellow superstar Sarah Sjostrom, removing the Swede from contention for swimmer of the meet honors.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Four Finals

The heated rematch of Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos was one of the most anticipated events of the 2016 Olympic Games. Phelps would not lose, taking things out ahead of the field and holding on to win his 20th Olympic gold with a time of 1:53.36. Phelps now has four individual medals in the 200 fly.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Four Prelims Live Recap

Cameron McEvoy of Australia looks to be the man to beat after dropping a 47.04 in the 100m freestyle at the Australian Olympic trials.

Day 4 Relay Speculation: Lochte, Conger, Phelps…Pick Two

The U.S. coaching staff has a decision on their hands about what to do with the men’s lineup in the 800 free relay tonight.

8 Women Score as USA Water Polo Downs Spain, 11-4, in 1st Round Match

Team USA began the quest to defend its title on Tuesday with a dominant 11-4 win over Spain in Group B pool play at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Four Prelims

Kyle Chalmers of Australia and Caeleb Dressel of the United States raced in the same heat. Chalmers got the better of Dressel in 47.90 while Dressel finished just one one-hundredth behind him in 47.91.

Day 4 Prelims Preview: Loaded Men’s 100 Freestyle Gets Underway

The men’s 100 freestyle headlines four events at day 4 prelims in Rio.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Three Finals Live Recap

The heated grudge-match between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will take place last night.

Day 4 Relay Speculation: Phelps Makes Strong Case For Men’s 4×200 Free

Michael Phelps has made a compelling case to swim in the final of the men’s 4×200 free relay.

North America Recap Day 3: Ryan Murphy Extends U.S. Streak In 100 Back

Ryan Murphy extended the Americans streak to six consecutive gold medals in the men’s 100 backstroke.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Three Finals

Repping the stars n’ stripes Ryan Murphy of the USA managed to continue a longstanding tradition of American excellence in the 100m backstroke with a gold medal performance. His 51.97 makes him the fastest textile swimmer of all time in the event and ranks as the second fastest performance ever only behind Aaron Peirsol’s world record.

Australia’s Swimming Power Couple Lost Steam On Night 3 In Rio

Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin, both from Australia, came out medal-less on a night when each was favored to make a run for the gold.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Three Prelims Live Recap

Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.

Finals Preview: Women’s 100 Breast, Men’s 100 Back Headline Night 3

World record watch will be on again tonight in the men’s 100 back.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Two Finals Live Recap

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Watch The Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay With Phelps’ Best Turn Ever

Bob Bowman, Head Coach of the U.S. men’s squad and long-time coach of Michael Phelps, called what the 23-time Olympic medalist produced off the wall, ‘a serious turn.’

Day 3 Prelim All-Star: Siobhan Haughey Moves Up 19 Spots In W 200 Free

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Rio Rapid Fire: Day Three Prelims

His two main rivals, Laszlo Cseh and Chad le Clos, finished second and third overall. Phelps will race le Clos in the same semifinal tonight.

Day 3 Prelims Preview: Phelps To Debut Individually In 200 Fly Heats

Michael Phelps will make his individual debut in Rio this morning in the 200 fly heats.

Youth Reigns For Oceanic Olympians On Day 2 In Rio

Australian sprinter Kyle Chalmers helped lead the youth’s charge into Rio for Oceanic Olympians on Day 2.

Asia Recap: Japanese Swimmers Continue Smashing Records on Rio Day 2

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura became the first Japanese man to swim under 48 seconds in the 100 free, setting the new Japanese Record at 47.99.

North America Recap Day 2: Phelps Wins 19th Career Olympic Gold

Michael Phelps won his record 19th Olympic gold medal as the Americans regained glory in the men’s 400 free relay.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Two Finals

Ledecky took almost a two-second chunk off her world record, sporting a 3:56.46 at the touch. Ledecky was over a body-length ahead of the world record line and several body lengths ahead of the remainder of her competitors.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Two Prelims Live Recap

Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.

Horton Defends Words While Chinese Swim Team Demands Apology

The tension grows between Mack Horton and Sun Yang, as the Chinese swim team demands an apology for Horton’s ‘malicious’ attack.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Multiple World Records At Risk At Day 2 Finals

Multiple world records are expected to go down at night 2 finals, including the 100 fly featuring Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day Two Prelims

Seventeen-year-old American Kathleen Baker topped the world this morning in the heats of the 100m backstroke. It appeared as though she even shocked herself with a best time of 58.84. That time throws her into the medal hunt if she’s able to repeat in semifinals and finals.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day One Finals Live Recap

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Shi & Wu Win China’s 4th-Straight Women’s 3m Sychro Diving Gold

Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia won the opening diving event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, giving China its 4th-straight Olympic gold in the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard.

Asia: Hagino Wins First Ever 400 IM Gold for Japan to Break USA Streak

On day 1 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Kosuke Hagino made history for Japan in the first medal race of the meet. Heading into the Games, Hagino was the front runner in the men’s 400 IM, and he didn’t disappoint in tonight’s final.

Hosszu and Peaty Both Destroy World Records on Day One in Rio

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu and Adam Peaty of Great Britain both broke world records in an impressive fashion…

North America Recap Day 1: Canada Wins First Relay Medal In 24 Years

The Canadians won their first Olympic relay medal in 24 years today in the women’s 4×100 free.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day One Finals

Katinka Hosszu took down what was once thought to be an unbeatable world record en route to her first Olympic medal, a gold in world record timing.

Aussie Mack Horton Heats Up Rivalry With China’s Sun Yang

Mack Horton and Sun Yang are two intense rivals both in the pool and on the deck.

Day 1 Relay Lineups: Ledecky, Vollmer To Swim 400 Free Relay Final

Katie Ledecky and Dana Vollmer will both swim in the final of the 400 free relay.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day One Prelims Live Recap

The day has finally arrived, the 2016 Olympic Games will commence in the pool, beginning a week-long mix of triumph and heartbreak depicting the raw emotion of sport displayed exclusively at the Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day 1 Finals Preview

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will look for her first Olympic medal tonight after narrowly missing the wolrd record this morning in the women’s 400 IM.

Rio Rapid Fire: Day One Prelims (Swimming)

Adam Peaty managed to take a huge chunk off his own world record of 57.92 in the 100m breaststroke with a 57.55 performance. The time makes him a remarkable 0.86-seconds faster than any other swimmer in history in the event.

Brazilians de Paula, Marcal Advance To Women’s 100 Fly Semi-Finals

Two Brazilians seeded out of the top 16 advanced to the women’s 100 butterfly semi-finals tonight.

Gold Medals Over 30: Historically Rare, But Expected in Rio

Just eight swimmers have won gold medals after the age of 30. Michael Phelps is one of four athletes with a great shot to join that list this week

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: World Record Watch In Men’s 100 Back

As we head into Rio, Team USA’s gold medal streak in the men’s 100 back is under fire. In Rio, the threat of Australia’s Mitch Larkin looms, and it looks like it could take a World Record to bring home the gold.

Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: Wide Open Men’s 200 Freestyle Battle Begins

Can China’s Sun Yang prevent France’s Yannick Agnel from defending his 200m freestyle Olympic gold? Britain’s James Guy and America’s Conor Dwyer may have something to say about it.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Opposites Collide In Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay

After missing the podium in this race at the 2015 FINA World Championshps, the defending Olympic champions from Team USA will be pushed hard by the Australian in their attempt at 400 medley relay redemption in Rio.

2016 Rio Olympic Preview: U.S. Men Overpowering In Medley Relay

The Americans come in as the favorites in the medley relay with lots of talent and depth on all four legs.

The 5 Quintessential Swimming Storylines For the 2016 Rio Olympics

Has Olympic fever hit yet? Check out this guide to catch up on the 5 biggest stories you need to know to follow all the Olympic swimming action from Rio 2016, beginning Saturday morning.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Men’s 100 Free & The Chase For A 46

With the defending Olympic Champion, 2015 World Champion, and current fastest man of 2016 all throwing their hats into the ring in the men’s 100 freestyle, we could see them push the boundaries of the 47-barrier.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Phelps Chasing 4-Straight In Men’s 100 Fly

The 2016 Rio Olympics has set the stage for an epic men’s 100 fly showdown, with the defending Olympic champion and World Record holder, reigning world champion, Junior World Record holder, and several other international stars.

Rio 2016 Olympic Preview: Manaudou Poised To Repeat In Men’s 50 Free

Florent Manaudou will be the favorite to repeat his gold medal performance in the 50 free at the Rio Olympics.

Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: Hagino Threatens Phelps/Lochte 2IM Dynasty

The men’s 200m IM will be one of the most competitive in Rio and a new face may step onto the podium.

Rio 2016 Olympic Preview: Phelps Out For Redemption In Men’s 200 Fly

Michael Phelps’ performances last year at US Nationals in San Antonio set up an epic battle that will take place in Rio next week with him, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh all vying for Olympic gold in the 200 fly.

Rio 2016 Olympics Previews: U.S. Men Look to Reclaim 4×200 Relay Crown

Until last summer, Conor Dwyer and Team USA had owned the 4×200 relay internationally for more than a decade. They’ll have plenty of competition in Rio as they attempt to reclaim their title

Rio 2016 Olympics Previews: Paltrinieri-Sun Showdown Leads Men’s 1500

Italy’s 21-year-old dynamic duo of Gabriele Detti (left) and Gregorio Paltrinieri have rocketed up the world distance rankings since 2012

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Australia Chasing WR in Women’s 400 Free Relay

As we head into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Australia looks like the team to beat in the women’s 4×100 free relay. This year, the Aussies have 3 women under 53 seconds, with Cate Campbell (52.06), Bronte Campbell (52.58), and Emma McKeon (52.80) sitting 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the World Rankings.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Men’s 4×100 Free Relay

At the past 2 Olympic games, one of the major headlines has been the rivalry between Team USA and France in the 4×100 free relay. While the rivalry continues this summer, a new team is in the mix.

Rio 2016 Olympic Preview: Campbells Look To Go 1-2 In Women’s 100 Free

Newly-minted World Record Holder Cate Campbell of Australia is the one to beat in the women’s 100m freestyle event at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Horton Threatens Sun Repeat In M 400 Free

The men’s 400 freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games looks like it’ll bring a lot more competition than the field in 2012, with 8 men already under 3:45 this year.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Peaty Smashing Records In Men’s 100 Breast

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty will be chasing Olympic gold after setting the 100 breast World Record with a herculean 57.92 in 2015.

Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Clash Of Sprinters In Women’s 50 Free

The World Record in the women’s 50 freestyle is on watch at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and the showdown will see 3 of the top 10 fastest all time performers go head to head.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Return to Prominence In W 200 Fly

2012 Olympian Cammile Adams is the favorite in the 200 Butterfly heading into the 2016 US Olympic Trials.

Why The New Relay Rule Shouldn’t Be A Problem For The American Men

Here is why the Americans shouldn’t be worried about taking six swimmers in the relays to the Rio Games, even after the 400 free relay debacle of 2015.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Weather Forecast – Cooler Than Last Time

This year’s Olympic Trials are looking out to be very hot, similar to those in 2012.

Men’s 10K Olympic Qualifier Breakdown: 25 Swimmers Set to Compete

Jordan Wilimovsky will lead the 25 swimmers who have qualified for the Olympic 10k Marathon Swim in Rio this summer.

Latest Look At Women’s Relay Standings And Qualifying Headed Into Rio

There were a few shake-ups in the women’s relay standings as a result of the European Championships.

Rio Roll Call: Danish Women Move 400 Free Relay into Olympic Position

Take a look at how the men’s and women’s 400 freestyle relay contenders are shaping up for Rio.

Rio Roll Call: How The Women’s Relays Are Shaping Up 100 Days Out

Let’s take a look at what the women’s Olympic relay landscape looks like now that we’re 100 days away from Rio’s Opening Ceremony.

Despite Tough Standards, Japan Assembles Its 2nd-Largest Olympic Squad

Despite tough Japanese Olympic-qualifying standards that sometimes stood quicker than the country’s own record in the event, the Japanese are bringing its 2nd-largest swimming squad ever to an Olympics.

Phelps, Lochte, Hagino, Cseh: A Look At Rio’s Potential 200 IM Final

With Kosuke Hagino’s monster 1:55.07 200 IM at today’s Japanese Olympic Trials, one can’t help but look at what this event’s potentially legendary final may look like in Rio.

Rio Roll Call: Men’s Relay Qualification As It Stands Today

Which relay teams would rock the lanes in Rio if qualification ended today?

3 Teams, 24 Duets Secure Olympic Spots At FINA Synchro Qualifier

Ukraine, Japan, and Italy will join the five teams that have already qualified in Olympic synchro competition this summer.

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Watch Nathan Adrian, Conor Dwyer, and Gabby Douglas play a hilarious late night game on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Olympic Water Polo – Best of Coaches Reactions

Watch the best coaches reaction from the 2016 Olympic Water Polo tournament.

Caeleb Dressel Returns to Clay HS to Speak About Rio Olympics (VIDEO)

Clay High School, where Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel went before making the jump to the University of Florida, posted a video…

Rio Olympics from an Athlete’s Perspective with Calvyn Justus (Video)

Take a front row seat as the South African Olympic team’s resident Youtuber Calvyn Justus brings us along on his Rio Olympic experience.

VIDEO: Lochte, Feigen, Conger, Bentz On Security Cam Footage From Rio

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Watch: Adrian, Dwyer, & Gabby Douglas in a New Type of Competition

Watch Nathan Adrian, Conor Dwyer, and Gabby Douglas play a hilarious late night game on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Olympic Water Polo – Best of Coaches Reactions

Watch the best coaches reaction from the 2016 Olympic Water Polo tournament.

Caeleb Dressel Returns to Clay HS to Speak About Rio Olympics (VIDEO)

Clay High School, where Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel went before making the jump to the University of Florida, posted a video…

Rio Olympics from an Athlete’s Perspective with Calvyn Justus (Video)

Take a front row seat as the South African Olympic team’s resident Youtuber Calvyn Justus brings us along on his Rio Olympic experience.

VIDEO: Lochte, Feigen, Conger, Bentz On Security Cam Footage From Rio

The above video is courtesy of ABC News. From our full report here: An Associated Press report says Jack Conger…

CzechWatch Is The Hottest New Version Of Baywatch (Video)

Let the Czech swimmers help you get over your post-Olympic swimming blues.

Chalmers’ Grandparents Reaction to His Win in Rio is Pure Gold

Watch as Australian Kyle Chalmers grandparents witness him win gold in Rio…

Watch: Phelps, Schooling, Cseh, Le Clos 100 Fly Press Conference

Not only was the textile record finally broken, but a new age of the 100m butterfly has been ushered in on the hands of Schooling.

Bem-Vindo to the Olympics Street Art Boulevard

Bem-Vindo, Welcome, to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games’ “Street Art Boulevard.” This project is a Bohemian paradise that includes a…

French Portrait Series: Aurélie Muller (Video)

Meet open water swimmer Aurélie Muller in this video produced by the French Federation to introduce the members of its 2016 Olympic team.

Watch: Baker, King, Vollmer, & Manuel 4 x 100 Medley Gold (Race Video)

Watch the American women win the 1,000th Summer Olympics gold medal for Team USA.

See Phelps’ Entire 200 IM Gold… From the Underwater Cam

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Katie Ledecky’s World Record 800 Freestyle Gold (Race Video)

Watch Katie Ledecky’s world record shattering swim in the 800 freestyle.

WATCH: Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak Tie – From Underwater

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

WATCH Joseph Schooling Tip Phelps for Singapore’s First-Ever Gold

Video Courtesy: NBC Sports 2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic…

Maya DiRado ‘Lezaks’ Katinka Hosszu for 200 Back Gold (Race Video)

Watch Maya DiRado close on Katinka Hosszu for an at-the-touch victory in the 200 back.

Watch: Schooling Defeats Phelps-le Clos-Cseh Silver Tie Trio 100 Fly

Watch Joseph Schooling pull of a huge upset over triple silver medalists Michael Phelps, Chad le Clos, and Laszlo Cseh.

Watch: Ryan Lochte Post 200 IM Full Press Conference

Lochte ended up fifth in 1:57.47, falling just about half a second back of a podium finish.

Watch: Team Canada Swimmers React To Penny Oleksiak Winning Gold

Oleksiak tied for the gold medal, winning her fourth medal of the Games and the first by a Canadian swimmer in 24 years. It’s also Canada’s first here in Rio.

Watch: Men’s 200 Backstroke medalists FULL Press Conference

Hear what the 3 medalists in the men’s 200 Backstroke have to say about their races in Rio

Watch: Michael Phelps post 200 IM Full Press Conference

At the wall it was all Phelps as he stretched in to win his 22nd Olympic gold medal and 26th Olympic medal.

Kyle Chalmers: I dropped out of school for this (Video)

In an amazing turn of events towards the end of the race Australian Kyle Chalmers got his hand on the wall first to become Australia’s first 100m freestyle Olympic champion in 48-years at just 18-years-old.

Watch Manuel & Oleksiak Win Historic Women’s 100 Freestyle Final

Watch Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak sprint their way to gold in the women’s 100m freestyle event in Rio.

French Portrait Series: Florent Manaudou (Video)

Meet Florent Manaudou in this quick video profile, part of a series of portraits the French Federation is putting out to introduce members of their 2016 Olympic team.

Aussie 4×200 Women: We tried to pull a Kyle Chalmers (Video)

Seeing teammate Kyle Chalmers win the men’s 100 Free just moments before the women dove in for their relay certainly inspired them in more ways than one

Simon Cusack Talks Coaching The Campbell Sisters (Video)

The coach of Cate and Bronte Campbell discusses his methods for cultivating two of the fastest women in the world.

Allison Schmitt: I’m just soaking it all in (Video)

Allison Schmitt led off a golden 800 Free Relay in Rio for the United States last night

Watch: Chalmers, Timmers, Adrian Post 100 Free Press Conference

Hear what the medalists in the 100 Freestyle had to say after their extremely close race

Dwyer/Haas Full Press Conference post 800 Free Relay (Video)

The most dominant swim of Olympic night four was a classic.

Ruta Meilutyte speaks out against Yulia Efimova (Video)

Former olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte praises Lily King for saying “what everyone else is thinking”

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor gives insightful press conference (Video)

O’Connor managed to hold on for the silver medal, touching in at 2:06.88 to record her personal best time in the 200 IM.

Sun Yang’s Cap Throw Proves Swimmers Should Stick To Water

How would your throw compare to Sun Yang’s?

#PhelpsFace Trends Nationally on Twitter After Monster Staredown

There are game faces….and then there is Michael Phelps‘ game face. Some 10 hours after swimming in the semi-finals of…

Miller: That was the fastest heat of breaststroke in history (Video)

Aside from Peaty’s world record, there were 3 swimmers under 59 and all 8 competitors snuck under 1:00.

Dana Vollmer: I did what I set out to do (Video)

Defending Olympic champion Dana Vollmer managed to get on the podium. Vollmer was a 56.63 to take the bronze.

Penny Oleksiak: 2x Olympic Medallist Or Creator Of The Swimmers Dougie?

Her performances have rocketed here to stardom in Canada over night, although we at SwimSwam still credit her fame to creating the swimmers dougie.

Ledecky: After 2013 my goal was 3:56 or better (Video)

Ledecky was outstanding, reminiscent of a 2007-2008 Michael Phelps, beating the world record line by over a body length and finishing several body-lengths ahead of second place

Peaty: Hopefully there’s many more boundaries to be broken (Video)

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty absolutely demolished what anyone in the world thought was possible in the 100m breaststroke.

Sarah Sjostrom: “I had doubts all the time” (Video)

As expected, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom absolutely dominated the field here in Rio in the 100m butterfly

James Magnussen: We’re thrilled with a bronze medal (Video)

Australia, after not even medaling in the 400 Free Relay in London, managed to make it onto the podium this time around with a 3rd place finish

Watch The Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay With Phelps’ Best Turn Ever

Bob Bowman, Head Coach of the U.S. men’s squad and long-time coach of Michael Phelps, called what the 23-time Olympic medalist produced off the wall, ‘a serious turn.’

Held finds guidance in teammates Phelps, Adrian (Video)

The Americans finally were able to redeem themselves after losing the Olympic gold to the French at the 2012 Olympic Games.

French Portrait Series: Camille Lacourt (Video)

Meet Camille Lacourt in this quick video profile, part of a series of portraits the French Federation is putting out to introduce members of their 2016 Olympic team.

Olympic Figure Skaters Re-enact Olympic Swimming in a Rio Bath Tub

Watch former Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir compete in swimming … in their bathtub in Rio.

Watch: Cody Miller Gives Emotional Interview Post 100 Breast Bronze

Cody Miller gave a great interview after winning bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

Race Video: Ledecky Smashes 400m Free WR with 3:56.46 in Rio

Watch Katie Ledecky’s historic 400 freestyle in the final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Watch GBR’s Adam Peaty Destroy the 100m Breast WR in Rio with 57.13

Watch Adam Peaty as he lowers his own World Record to 57.13 in the final of the men’s 100 meter breaststroke in Rio.

Watch Sarah Sjostrom Break 100 Fly World Record in Rio (Video)

Watch Sarah Sjostrom swim the fastest 100 meter butterfly in history.

French Portrait Series: Men’s 4×100 Free Relay (Video)

The French Federation introduces its men’s 4×100 free relay in this quick portrait video produced for Rio.

French Portrait Series: Coralie Balmy (Video)

Meet Coralie Balmy in this video produced by the French Federation to introduce the members of its 2016 Olympic team.

French Portrait Series: Jérémy Stravius (Video)

Meet Jérémy Stravius in this quick video profile, part of a series of portraits the French Federation is putting out to introduce members of their 2016 Olympic team.

Kalisz: “I have no regrets from that race” (Video)

Kalisz managed to swim up to Hagino’s hip, but couldn’t get any farther than that as Hagino held him off in order to win his first Olympic gold medal

Horton: “I said Drug Cheat because he tested positive” (Video)

Horton called Yang out for his previous doping violation, and backed up his talk with a gold medal performance in the 400, dethroning Yang who was the defending Olympic champion.

Aussie Women’s Polo on 2016 Gold: “We’re Not Scared of the Challenge”

Rowie Webster says that the Australian women’s water polo team is going to “come out very hard” during the Olympic…

WATCH Adam Peaty Break World Record in 100m Breaststroke

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Phelps: “It’s Pretty Incredible to Help Kids Go After Their Dreams”

Watch Michael Phelps talk about his influence on the sport in lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Nathan Adrian: Michael is a huge part of the Olympic Movement (Video)

The reigning Olympic champ cited when Phelps won 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing olympics, he got a $1,000,000 bonus from Speedo

Ryan Lochte explains “The Hair” (Video)

Forget the Grillz… Lochte has a new hairstyle

Missy: In the water, I’m always having the time of my life (Video)

In a pre-olympic press conference merely days before the games are to begin, Missy opened up to the press on a couple of different topics

Ledecky explains pre race visualization rituals (Video)

As we see the American athletes in press conferences, a majority of them look different.

Ledecky: This is the year we’ve been working towards (Video)

When you own all 10 of the top 10 swims ever recorded in the 800 free, your true opposition is the clock… and yourself.

Katie Ledecky reminisces on 2012 Olympic experience (Video)

At just 19 years old, Ledecky will be swimming in her 2nd Olympics, having won gold in the 800 meter freestyle at the London Olympics.

Michael Phelps Praises Olympic Pool Ahead of Meet

“There’s a lot of adrenaline running through my body when you walk into a venue like that.” Those were the…

USA Olympic Swim Team 2016 – Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke starring Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and nearly the entire 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team!

Phelps on being selected as Flag Bearer (Video)

It’s official. 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps has been selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Watch: FGCU’s Lani Cabrera on Making the Barbados Olympic Team

Watch here as Barbados national record holder Lani Cabrera talks about her Olympic journey.

U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Sings the National Anthem – Underwater

The 2016 United States Olympic Team is better when they’re wetter. Earlier today, we learned that they’re a mixed bag…

Watch: Rio 2016 – Emotions (Video)

Watch Rio 2016’s video “Emotions”.

Meet the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team: Anthony Ervin

Meet 2016 U.S. Olympian Anthony Ervin from Southern California. As in all of the videos in this series, Ervin recalls…

Quotes & Notes From Swimming Australia’s Rio Press Conference

Key Aussie stars offer insight into their squad’s mentality with the Games’ opening ceremony just two days away.

Scottish Swimmer Craig Benson Is Driven To Succeed In Rio

University of Stirling swimmer Craig Benson is taking his 2nd trip to the Olympics, this time primed to take a spot on the 200m breaststroke podium.

Tips for Your Portuguese – Rio 2016

The most common description of the Portuguese language, which is spoken in relatively few countries but has a huge population…

Spanish Olympian Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez Perseveres (Video)

2016 Olympian Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez makes his craft look easy in the pool, but the 22-year-old’s life hasn’t always been as smooth as his stroke.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Jay Litherland

Jay Litherland (left) and Chase Kalisz (right), the American representatives in the men’s 400 IM in Rio.

Russian Documentary Alleges Political Conspiracy Behind Olympic Bans

A Russian documentary alleges “double standards” in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and claims countries like the United States “abuse the system to disqualify foreign competitors who have high chances of beating athletes from their own countries.”

Video Interview: Hosszu Considered 2012 Retirement, Now Plans to Swim In Tokyo

World record-holder Katinka Hosszu says disappointment at the 2012 London Olympics had her set on retirement, but now plans to swim through the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Meet the 2016 US Olympic Swim Team: Molly Hannis

Meet first time US Olympian Molly Hannis, who qualified in the 200 breaststroke for Rio. In the video Hannis discusses how…

Meet the 2016 US Olympic Swim Team: Haley Anderson

Meet 2016 US Olympian Haley Anderson, who has qualified for Rio in the 10 KM Open Water event. In the video…

Meet the 2016 US Olympic Swim Team: Cody Miller

Meet 2016 US Olympian Cody Miller, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the short video Miller discusses how he originally got…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Connor Jaeger

Meet 2016 US Olympian Connor Jaeger.

Das Olympische Feuer ist in Rio de Janeiro eingetroffen!

Traditionell reist die Fackel mit dem Olympischen Feuer in einer Art Staffel durch alle Regionen des austragenden Landes. Auf Facebook,…

The Olympic Torch Is Officially In Rio de Janeiro!

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Melanie Margalis

Meet Melanie Margalis, the St. Petersburg, Fla. native who swam at UGA. When she was just 10, she won the…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Kevin Cordes

Meet Kevin Cordes, the Naperville, Ill. native and American record holder who will be competing at his first Olympic Games. Cordes…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Maya Dirado

Meet Maya Dirado, the first-time Olympian who swam at Stanford University collegiately. She recalls how seriously she took warmup and the…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Olivia Smoliga

Meet Olivia Smoliga, the Glenview, Ill. native who will be competing at her first ever Olympics. Growing up in the northern…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Blake Pieroni

Meet 2016 US Olympian Blake Pieroni.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Kelsi Worrell

Meet Kelsi Worrell, the American record holder out of the University of Louisville who will be representing the US in the 100 fly in Rio.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Cammile Adams

Meet 2016 Rio Olympian Cammile Adams.

Cal Adds Six Men, One Coach to USA Olympic Swimming Team (VIDEO)

Josh Prenot won the 200 breast at the Olympic Trials, breaking the American record in the process.

Samsung Olympic Commercial Melds World’s Anthems Into Message of Love

The headlines in the leadup to Rio have all been about the danger of the water, the dangers of Zika,…

Ein Tag Olympiavorbereitung mit Calvyn Justus & Team Südafrika

Rocket launches, body surfing, Pokemon, and more: spend a day with South African Olympic team members at their training camp in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Video: A Day at Olympic Camp w/ Calvyn Justus & the South African Team

Rocket launches, body surfing, Pokemon, and more: spend a day with South African Olympic team members at their training camp in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Watch Inspirational Video For Katy Perry’s Olympic Song ‘Rise’

“I won’t just survive, you will see me thrive.” – Words within Katy Perry’s new song ‘Rise’, which will be featured in NBC Olympic coverage.

Team USA “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Video)

Catch the Olympic Spirit with Team USA dancing along to “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

Meet The 2016 South African Olympic Aquatics Team

Cameron van der Burgh will represent South Africa in Rio and will be joined by both veterans and newcomers alike.

Behind the Scenes at the Dutch Olympic Team Presentation (Video)

241 total athletes will be representing the Netherlands at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio, including 17 swimmers. Check out this video to see a behind the scenes look at the Olympic Team presentation.

VIS Road to Rio Documentary Series: Josh Beaver & Monique Murphy

Watch Episode 12 of the Road to Rio short documentary series on Rio Olympian and Paralympian Josh Beaver and Monique Murphy.

Texas Longhorns – Olympic Trials Video

University of Texas Longhorns women made a video that captures their memories of the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials.

Michael Phelps Talks 400 Free Relay, Taper Strategy, and Boomer (Video)

On Sunday afternoon, Olympic great Michael Phelps sat down to answer fans’ questions on Facebook Live. In the video, he talked about his training in the lead up to Rio and the challenges that lie ahead at the Games, specifically the men’s 400 free relay.

Catch Aussie Cameron McEvoy On His Journey To Rio

“The Professor” Cameron McEvoy has been a special force in the pool from an early age.

2016 Olympic Trials Competition Pool Build (VIDEO)

The construction of the pool for the 2016 Olympic Trials took over 10 days and used over 2 million gallons of water.

Watch Them Tear Up The Pool: Re-live All Women’s World Record Races

Re-watch Missy Franklin’s 200 backstroke world record from London to help channel your pre-U.S. Trials excitement.

Get Pumped For Fast Swimming By Watching All Men’s WR Race Videos

Jason “The Anchor” Lezak helped Team USA soar to a new World Record in the men’s 400 free relay back in 2008.

Step on Deck of Rio 2016’s Olympic Pool

On June 22, 2016 the Australian Olympic Team posted a 360 video on Facebook of the Rio 2016 Olympic Pool….

Olympic Hype Video: “Work, Train, Dream”

Check out the video swimmer and swim fan Chad Patterson created featuring Team USA’s victories from the 2012 London Games.

“One of the most talented groups ever” – Adam Krikorian Interview

Watch the SwimSwam interview with U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian, right after he named the 13 athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio.

Interview with World’s Top Goalkeeper: Team USA’s Ashleigh Johnson

Watch the SwimSwam interview with Ashleigh Johnson, the starting goalkeeper of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo team and the only non-Californian on the 13-woman roster.

Rio 2016 Reveals New Slogan – “A New World”

Thomas Bach (suit) meets with young Brazilians in hopes of impacting the country’s future.

Rio Organizers Launch Official 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Medals

The front of the medals features “Rio 2016” surrounded by laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in ancient Greece. The back of the medals feature the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

Larkin Looking To Samba His Way To Gold In Rio (Video)

Mitch Larkin says the Aussies are ‘shaping up to be a great team’ in Rio.

Aussie Hype Video: 17-Yr Old Chalmers Slaps His Chest Harder Than You

Get as fired up as Kyle Chalmers appears in this ultra-hype-up video highlighting the Aussie athletes set to compete in under 100 days from now in Rio.

Watch As 2016 Olympic Games Torch Is Passed To Rio Organizers

Catch the Olympic torch in action as we see it passed to the Rio Organizing Committee.

Phelps Discusses Rough Road To Rio On The Today Show (Video)

Asked during his Today show interview if he believes he is an alcoholic, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps responded, “I really don’t know.”

FINA Hypes The #RoadToRio With 100 Days To Go (VIDEO)

We’re now officially 100 days out from the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and the world’s swimming federation is kickstarting the hype.

WATCH: The Lighting of the Olympic Flame in Ancient Olympia

On Thursday, at mid-day in Olympia, Greece, the ancient home to the original Olympic Games some 3000 years ago, the…

Brazilian President Opens Olympic Aquatics Stadium (Video)

Take a look at the insider view of where the best swimmers in the world will be competing in Rio.

Chinese Diver Qiu Bo Eyes 10m Platform Gold in Rio (VIDEO)

The above video was uploaded to Youtube by FINA. Qiu Bo has been crowned 10m platform world champion at the…

Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini gets a chance to go the Olympic Games

As we reported earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a “Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA)” that…

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Katie Ledecky Wins U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky earned the top honors tonight as the US Olympic Committee’s Female Athlete of the Olympic Games.

IOC Says No Further Sanctions Coming Against Ryan Lochte

The International Olympic Committee has said that the sanctions against the group of 4 American swimmers is “adequate.”

Instagram Gallery: Rio 2016 Swimmers Get Their #OlympicInk

See any more #olympicink from swimmers on social media? Throw a link in the comments, and we’ll add it to the gallery.

3 FINA Doping Control Board Members Resign to Protest Russian Decision

Three of the eight members of FINA’s Doping Control Review Board (DCRB), including Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe, have resigned, reportedly in…

What Joseph Schooling Did on His Summer Vacation

If for a class at the University of Texas this Fall, Joseph Schooling had been assigned to write an essay, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation?,” the letter might read something like this.

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Katie Ledecky Wins U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky earned the top honors tonight as the US Olympic Committee’s Female Athlete of the Olympic Games.

IOC Says No Further Sanctions Coming Against Ryan Lochte

The International Olympic Committee has said that the sanctions against the group of 4 American swimmers is “adequate.”

Instagram Gallery: Rio 2016 Swimmers Get Their #OlympicInk

See any more #olympicink from swimmers on social media? Throw a link in the comments, and we’ll add it to the gallery.

3 FINA Doping Control Board Members Resign to Protest Russian Decision

Three of the eight members of FINA’s Doping Control Review Board (DCRB), including Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe, have resigned, reportedly in…

What Joseph Schooling Did on His Summer Vacation

If for a class at the University of Texas this Fall, Joseph Schooling had been assigned to write an essay, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation?,” the letter might read something like this.

Cody Miller Honored with Ceremonial Keys to Vegas

Las Vegas swimmer and Gold medal winner Cody Miller received ceremonial keys to the Las Vegas Strip after returning home from…

Olympics NCAA Wrap Part II: 9 of top 10 Teams Earned Medals

Rising California senior Ryan Murphy was the only NCAA swimmer who competed in the 15-16 season to earn two individual gold medals in Rio.

Banned Russian Olympians Set To Be Rewarded

In a ceremony late last week in the Kremlin, the Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Sports Ministry detailed the rewards program for both its competing and non-competing Olympic athletes.

Seven Athletes in Total Tested Positive in Rio

The final athlete disqualified for a positive test during the Rio Olympic Games is Mongolian weightlifter Chagnaadorj Usukhbayar.

Marsh On Lochte Rio Incident: “I Don’t Think The End Is Finished Yet”

Says Coach David Marsh of Ryan Lochte, “He could have avoided a lot of the problems had he just done the right thing right away. I know he feels terrible about it, and I feel for him. Unfortunately I don’t think the end is finished yet.”

Ryan Lochte Summoned To Testify For Brazilian Justice Department

Ryan Lochte will be summoned to give testimony in front of the Brazilian Justice Department, according to a report from Fox News.

Kyle Chalmers Latest Australian Hospitalized Before Leaving Rio

It’s been rough sledding for the Australian Olympic swim team: after a somewhat-disappointing Olympic meet, Cate Campbell announced a hernia surgery, Bronte Barratt and Madison Wilson were hospitalized for pneumonia and now 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has also been hospitalized.

Jimmy Feigen Last of the 4 Gas Station Swimmers to Release Statement

Jimmy Feigen has released a statement about both the incident at the gas station and the legal proceedings in Brazil before he was allowed to leave the country.

Storied Coach Michael Bohl Reacts To Post-Rio Aussie Criticism

Current St. Peters Western Head Coach, Michael Bohl, responds to criticism concerning Australia’s swimming performance at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Simone Manuel and Lia Neal’s “One Lit Team” USA Music Video

Simone Manuel and Lia Neal can add swimming filmmakers to their already-packed resumes.

Cate Campbell To Undergo Hernia Surgery Upon Return From Rio

World record-holder Cate Campbell swam through a hernia at the Rio Olympics and will require surgery when she returns to Australia, according to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald.

Madi Wilson and Bronte Barratt Hospitalized in Rio for Illness

Aussie Olympic medalists Madi Wilson (pictured) and Bronte Barratt were both hospitalized in Rio today for separate illnesses. Wilson suffered abdominal pain, while Barratt has contracted pneumonia.

Michael Phelps Most Mentioned Athlete on Twitter at the Olympics

Many fans took to Twitter this Olympics, tweeting about the excitement, emotional ups and downs, upsets, and scandals that came along with it all. Below is a summary of the 2016 Olympics through Twitter data.

Additional Sponsors Part Ways With Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte is experiencing some major brand fall-out after the Rio ‘robbery’ debacle.

Australia Looks Inward To Dissect Worst Olympic Outing Since 1992

Despite being pegged to earn a top 5 finish among nations in Rio by its national Sports Commission, Australian athletes nabbed just 29 medals to finish 10th in the overall standings.

Longtime Sponsor Speedo Drops Ryan Lochte Amid ‘Robbery’ Scandal

Longtime Ryan Lochte sponsor Speedo USA has announced it is ending its relationship with the 2nd most decorated swimmer of all-time.

Kelsi Worrell Throws First Pitch at Philadelphia Phillies Game

After returning as an Olympic gold medalist from the Rio Olympics, Kelsi Worrell threw the first pitch in today’s Philadelphia Phillies game.

Aussie Swimmer Josh Palmer Gives Statement To Rio Police

Aussie Josh Palmer visited the Rio police to give a statement concerning his alleged robbery earlier this week in Copacabana.

Aussie’s Chef de Mission Reportedly Took Issue With Swimming Culture

Even before the situation involving Australian swimmers Josh Palmer and Emma McKeon partying in Rio against Australian Olympic Committee protocol,…

FINA Releases Statement On Rio Gas Station Debacle

FINA has released a statement concerning the ‘post-competition behavior’ of Americans Ryan Lochte, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen and Gunnar Bentz.

16 Swimmers Will Carry Nations’ Flags in Closing Ceremonies

While not as widely recognized as those that open the bi-annual event, every Olympic Games ends with a parade of…

Kirsty Coventry Wraps Busy Olympics With Medals and Flag

Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry, one of her country’s most accomplished athletes in any sport, will wrap up a busy two weeks…

Pernille Blume Named as Denmark’s Flag Bearer for Closing Ceremonies

Pernille Blume (above) was one of the breakout swimming stars at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

Katinka Hosszu Will Carry Hungarian Flag at Olympic Closing Ceremonies

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has been named as the Hungarian flag bearer for the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

USOC CEO Says Lochte et al. Will Face Sanction After Gas Station Flap

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), says that his organization will be announcing further action…

Penny Oleksiak Named Canada’s Flag Bearer For Closing Ceremonies

After an amazing run in the pool at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 16-year-0ld Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak will carry her country’s flag into Maracana Stadium for tonight’s Olympic closing ceremonies.

China’s Aisen Chen Wins Gold on 10m Platform; Daley Misses Final

Aisen Chen won China its sixth gold out of seven total events tonight in Rio.

Ryan Lochte: ‘I Over-Exaggerated That Story’ (VIDEO)

Ryan Lochte spoke to NBC’s Matt Lauer, admitting he exaggerated the story of a gas station incident in Rio and taking full responsibility for the situation.

Rio Public Ministry Appeals to Increase Feigen’s Settlement to $47,000

The Rio Public Ministry believes that the $10,800 charitable donation made by American swimmer Jimmy Feigen to escape prosecution for allegedly…

Simone Biles Selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

Four-time Olympic champion Biles becomes first gymnast to lead U.S. Olympic delegation into Closing Ceremony.

Photo Vault: Gold-Medal U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team in Rio

Thank you to Jeff Cable of USAWP for sharing the United States Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team’s moments in Rio with us this week.

Aussie Athletes Fined $3,100 Apiece for Sneaking into Basketball Game

Nine Australian athletes have been charged with falsifying a document after tampering with their accreditation to attend the Australia versus Serbia Olympic Basketball semifinal last night.

Jack Conger Issues Statement on Rio Incident

USA Olympic swimmer Jack Conger issued a press release that explains his perception of the incident in Rio early last Sunday morning that has dominated international headlines all week.

After Apologizing McKeon Will Participate in the Closing Ceremonies

After apologizing for not following AOC safety protocol Emma McKeon will now be allowed to take part in the closing ceremonies in Rio…

IOC Sets Up Disciplinary Commission for Lochte & Co.

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesperson told Reuters news service that the IOC was setting up a disciplinary commission for Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers involved in a lie about an armed robbery.

Gunnar Bentz Makes Statement Recalling What Happened In Rio Incident

After returning to the United States following a gas-stop bathroom altercation with fellow American Olympic teammates Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, and Jack Conger, in Rio that led to police involvement, Gunnar Bentz made a statement.

Wright Starts a Petition to Get McKeon Back Into the Closing Ceremonies

Two time Olympic gold medalist Melanie Wright feels that the punishment the AOC has given Emma McKeon does not fit the crime…

Where Penny Oleksiak’s Performance Ranks Amongst Best Teens In Olympic History

Penny Oleksiak was the most dominant teenager at the 2016 Olympic Games by far, taking home one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals for Canada in the pool.

CAS Rejects Appeal From Aurelie Muller over Rio Open Water Finish DQ

France’s Aurelie Muller appealed her disqualification at the end of the Olympic open water 10K, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected the appeal and upheld her DQ.

FINA: “No Current Detected” in Rio Pool at Any Stage of Competitions

In response to journalism questioning whether swimmers in certain lanes had a boost in performance, FINA has expressed confidence that the Rio 2016 pool was current-free.

Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Rio Incident

After Rio police confirmed yesterday that a gun-point robbery involving Ryan Lochte and three other USA Swimming team members didn’t happen in Rio, Lochte issued an apology over social media.

Ren Qian Takes Over As China Wins 3rd-Straight 10m Platform Gold

China continues to dominate the diving events in Rio, with Ren Qian leading a 1-2 finish in the women’s 10-meter platform event for China’s 6th diving gold of Rio.

Chen Xinyi Expelled From Rio, Chinese Fed To Launch Doping Probe

Here is the update to Chen Xinyi’s positive doping test during the Rio Olympic Games.

Jimmy Feigen’s Brazilian Settlement Going to Judo-Based Institute

Jimmy Feigen’s donation will go to the Instituto Reação, a judo-based organization.

Jimmy Feigen Pays $10,800, Bentz and Conger Return Stateside

Under Brazilian law, charitable donations can be used to escape charges for minor crimes. Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger arrived home in the United States on Friday morning.

USA Swimming Calls Lochte Incident “Lapse in Judgement and Conduct”

USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus has released a statement on the conduct of the 4 American athletes involved in the incident on the gas station in Rio on Sunday morning.

USOC Gives Statement on Lochte Incident; Bentz & Conger Have Left Rio

According to the United States Olympic Committee’s official statement released at 11:19 Brazil time on Thursday night, the Rio authorities have released Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger’s passports, and the two have left the country.

Joseph Schooling Stops In Singapore For Hero’s Welcome

A parade? Selfie with the Prime Minister? Cheering Crowd at the airport? Singapore’s Joseph Schooling is loving life.

Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen Indicted in Brazil for False Reporting

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte (above) and Jimmy Feigen have both been indicted in Brazil on charges that they filed a false police report.

Rio Police Confirm Bathroom Vandalism, Guns Were Drawn On Swimmers

A few more updates to the ongoing story involving U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz and security guards in Rio de Janeiro:

Report: Conger, Bentz Confirm Lochte Robbery Story Was Fabricated

An Associated Press report says Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have confirmed that the story of a gunpoint robbery in Rio was fabricated.

Swimming Australia- Under Cyber Attack During 2016 Olympic Games

Swimming Australia, WADA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport were under Cyber Attack during 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Australian Swimmer Josh Palmer Robbed While Out Past Curfew In Rio

In the wake of the Lochte situation, as well as an unnamed British athlete having been robbed this week, the Australian contingency has also now been involved in an incident in 2016 Olympic Games host city Rio de Janeiro.

Globo.com Reports Lochte Robbery Story Was Fabricated, Alleges Gas Station Altercation

Brazilian news site Globo.com is reporting that Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers weren’t robbed at gunpoint as they originally alleged, but rather were involved in an altercation at a gas station after the swimmers damaged a bathroom door and other items.

Myrtha Pools Says Tests Showed “Zero Hint” Of Current Problem In Rio

After SwimSwam contributor Barry Revzin published a statistical analysis suggesting there may have been a current in the Rio Olympic pool, the president of Myrtha pools passed along video footage of tests that show “zero hint” of a problem.

Cate Campbell Defers Retirement Until After Tokyo 2020

Although Cate Campbell (left) raced her way to relay gold and silver, the 24-year-old Aussie still has unfinished Olympic business.

Senior IOC Member Hickey Hospitalized After Arrest

After being arrested on Wednesday morning by Brazilian authorities in connection with a ticket-scalping scandal, Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI)…

USOC Releases Statement Regarding Conger, Bentz

The USOC has released a statement about the situation regarding Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz after they were pulled off their plane last night.

British Olympic Athlete Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio On Tuesday

The British Olympic contingency reported an athlete was a victim of an armed robbery in Rio earlier this week.

In Interview with Matt Lauer, Ryan Lochte Sticks to His Story

Ryan Lochte spoke with NBC’s Matt Lauer earlier today, sticking to his story of the alleged armed robbery in Rio on Sunday morning. Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger are being questioned by the Rio authorities.

Bentz and Conger Pulled Off a Rio Plane, More Info on NBC 10 ET

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled off a plane in Rio. More info will come tonight in a special report on NBC’s primetime coverage from Matt Lauer, who has spoken to Ryan Lochte.

It’s Good to Be Young: How the Top Juniors Fared in Rio

Teenagers Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Australian Kyle Chalmers both walked away from Rio with a gold around their necks…

Explaining the Chaotic Open Water Finishes at the 2016 Olympic Games

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC OPEN WATER SWIMMING August 15th-16th, 2016 9AM Local Time (8AM U.S. East Coast Time) 10Km Race Fort…

Lochte, Feigen Forbidden From Leaving Brazil Until Evidence Lines Up

Both Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen have reportedly been banned from leaving Brazil until evidence makes sense to authorities over their incident on Sunday morning, though Lochte has already left.

As Rio Wraps, Olympic Swimmers Put Back Into Storage Until 2020

With the competitive swimming portion of the 2016 Rio Olympics wrapping up this week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun returning swimmers to their storage unit, where they’ll remain until fans care about swimming again in the year 2020.

Brazilian Police Arrest IOC Executive Board Member in Rio

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have issued an arrest warrant for International Olympic Committee Executive Patrick Hickey, who has been…

China Wins 5th Diving Gold of Rio With 3-Meter Title From Cao Yuan

China continues to dominate the diving boards at the Rio Olympics, with Cao Yuan winning the nation’s 5th medal in just 6 events.

Security Footage of Lochte & Co. Returning to Village Post-Robbery

Here, you can see security footage of Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jimmy Feigen, and Jack Conger returning to the Olympic village after Sunday morning’s robbery.

Lochte & Teammates Did Not Initially Tell USOC about Gunpoint Robbery

According to USA TODAY Sports, Ryan Lochte and his U.S. Olympic teammates did not initially inform the U.S. Olympic Committee about this weekend’s gunpoint robbery. Their failure to inform the USOC explains the confusion that ensued with the IOC after the incident.

Rio Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling Already Looking Ahead To Tokyo 2020

Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling made his mark on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, but that’s only the beginning.

Battling Back: How Injured Swimmers Fared At 2016 Olympic Games

Kosuke Hagino (left) had to sit out last year’s World Championships due to a broken elbow. How did he and other injured athletes fare in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games?

Top 3 Junior Swimmers in Each Event At The 2016 Rio Olympics

A couple of juniors took the Olympic stage by a storm, including Australia’s 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, and Canada’s 100 free gold medalist Penny Oleksiak, who won 4 medals in her first Olympic Games.

Open Water Bumps NED to 5th in Final Rio 2016 Swimming Medal Table

After missing the medals completely in pool swimming, the open water swimmers bumped the Netherlands up to 5th in the standings with 2 golds.

Lochte, USA Swimmers Didn’t Report Robbery to Rio Police

Local police have been investigating an armed robbery of four Team USA Olympic swimmers that took place in Rio on Sunday morning. However, according to the Rio police, no police report was filed by Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, or Jimmy Feigen after the incident took place.

PHOTO VAULT: Rio Olympic Women’s Open Water 10K

Check out this women’s 10K open water photo vault courtesy of Satiro Sodre.

Russia’s Zakharov Hits Board On 1st Dive But Sneaks Through To 3m Semis

Defending Olympic champ Ilia Zakharov of Russia smacked his foot on the board during his first dive, but recovered in time to just sneak into the semifinal.

WATCH: Controversial Silver Medal Finish, DQ In Women’s Olympic 10K

The Netherlands picked up the first open water swimming gold of the Rio Olympic Games on a dominant effort from Sharon van Rouwendaal, but behind her, controversy raged with a hotly-contested silver medal finish that led to a disqualification.

Rio Organizers Issue Apology To Lochte & Others In Rio Robbery

“We regret the violence has got so close to the athletes,” says a spokesman for Rio 2016.

Aussie Medalists Share the Lessons They Learned at the Games

Australians Kyle Chalmers, Emma McKeon, Mack Horton, Maddie Groves and Mitch Larkin share their thoughts on their Olympic experience…

Aurélie Muller DQ’ed After Winning Silver Medal in Women’s 10KM Swim

French swimmer Aurélie Muller has been disqualified from the women’s open water 10km race after touching the pad 2nd.

Phelps and Ledecky Recreate Autograph Picture From First Time They Met

Ten-years after a young Katie Ledecky got an autograph from Michael Phelps in 2006, the pair of multi-time Olympic gold medallists recreated the photo today in Rio at the Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps Has 18 lbs Of Olympic Medals

His records make him the most decorated Olympian of all time which begs the question, how much do the greatest Olympians medals weigh? In total, his medals weigh approximately 18 lbs, 17.97 lbs to be exact.

Welcome To The New Age Of Swimming

Of those who managed to get on the podium were several first time Olympians who have now established themselves as major players in the sport. Many of them are young, with plenty of progression still to be had as we usher in the new age of swimming.

Breaking New Ground-Heroic Dominance Comes in Many Forms in Days 5/6

The Dominance Series is brought to you by SwimSpray and compiled by Travis Knop, Aimee Schmitt and Andrew Chadeayne.

Sweetenham’s Reaction To Lackluster Aussies: Change In Leadership

Bill Sweetenham, a coach prolific in Australian swimming history, has called for an overhaul in leadership in response to the nation’s performance in Rio.

Ryan Lochte Says He Refused When Assailants Ordered Him on the Ground

More details are emerging of the harrowing encounter between four Olympic swimmers and armed assailants early in Sunday morning in Rio…

NCAA Olympics Wrap Part I: The Final Medal Tally

Six of the eight gold medalists in the women’s 4×100 medley relay either competed for, or will be competing for, NCAA programs in 2016.

Though Ratings Down from London, Phelps’s Final Swim Gives NBC a Jump

The time block from 10 pm – 10:15 pm ET yesterday (during the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay) saw the highest spike in viewership for NBC watchers this Olympics.

Jimmy Feigen Does Reddit AMA, Says Won’t Try for Tokyo

Jimmy Feigen answered submitted questions earlier this week in a Reddit ‘AMA,’ at one point mentioning that he does not plan to compete in Tokyo.

China Goes 1-2 In Women’s 3m Springboard for 8th Straight Gold

China kept one of the longest aquatic Olympic gold streaks going with a gold-silver sweep of the women’s 3-meter springboard diving event, courtesy of Shi Tingmao and He Zi, who got a special surprise on the awards podium.

Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina Reinstated into Women’s 10k Open Water

Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina will swim the 10k Marathon Swim at the Rio Olympic Games tomorrow.

GBR’s Furniss Links 4th Place Finishes To Sport’s Doping Situation

Fran Halsall’s 4th place finish in the women’s 50m freestyle was just one of 7 endured by the British swimming squad in Rio.

Surplus Food from Olympic Village Being Used to Feed Rio’s Hungry

A group of chefs in Rio de Janeiro have founded an initiative to help feed Rio’s hungry over 5,000 meals per day using surplus food from the Olympics.

Schedule Alert: Women’s Water Polo Match Schedule Moved

The quarterfinal matches at the 2016 Olympic women’s water polo tournament have been rearranged on Monday. The Americans will now play the hosts of Brazil in the day’s first match, rather than its last.

SwimSwam Rio Olympics Awards: Phelps and Ledecky Swimmers of the Meet

The Olympics are over in the pool. Here are SwimSwam’s award for the swimmers who swam out of their minds…

17 Schools, Including Boise State, Cincinnati, Interested in Big 12

The Boise State Broncos, winners of four conference championships from 2009-2014, are among the teams that have expressed interest in joining the Big 12.

WATCH: Paltrinieri Wins Italy’s First Olympic Gold in Men’s 1500 Free

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy met all expectations in tonight’s 1500m freestyle final, becoming Italy’s first Olympic gold medallist in the event in the history of swimming.

Bentz, Conger, and Feigen Were With Lochte When He Was Robbed

United States Olympic Committee spokesperson Patrick Sandusky has confirmed the names of the three swimmers who were with Ryan Lochte…

WATCH: Pernille Blume Pull off 50 Free Upset to Win Gold

Pernille Blume of Denmark held on to her top seeds from both the prelims and semifinals in order to claim her first Olympic gold medal, closing fast to touch in at a time of 24.07.

WATCH: Murphy, Miller, Phelps and Adrian Win Gold in 400 Medley Relay

Led-off by Ryan Murphy, the Americans were out fast. Murphy broke the individual world record in the men’s 100m backstroke on the leadoff, touching first in a time of 51.85.

Ryan Lochte Confirms That He and 3 Other Americans Robbed at Gunpoint

Despite the International Olympic Committee (IOC) claiming that they had spoken to both the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and…

Schooling: “Hopefully It Changes All of Sporting Culture in Singapore”

Joseph Schooling was racing for something bigger than himself in his gold-medal-winning 100 fly.

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Held Up at Gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro

Update: An IOC spokesperson says that the reports from Ben Way are “absolutely not true” according to the Associated Press,…

Aussie Recap: After Gold-Less Final Night In Rio, Team Set To Regroup

The Australian squad didn’t quite have the redemptive Olympics for which it was hoping, leading the coaching staff to already begin discussions on new tactics moving forward.

EUROPE: Britain Leaves Rio With Seven Fourth Place Finishes

Great Britain doubled the number of medals they won in 2012, but were only one place away from seven more…

ASIA: A Week of Firsts for Asian Swimmers in Rio

It was a week of firsts in Rio for a few Asian countries with athletes swimming in the Rio Olympic Games. Among them were Khazakstan and Singapore, which saw their first ever swimming Olympic gold medals.

Only Russian Track and Field Athlete Banned by IAAF

Darya Klishina, the only Russian track and field athlete initially allowed to compete in Rio, is currently suspended until the CAS rules on her case in the next two days.

Coventry and Salnikov Make Strange Bedfellows in Olympic Awards Ceremony

Coventry, an athlete representative for WADA and the IOC who competed for Zimbabwe at these Games, was paired with Vladimir Salnikov, head of the Russian Swimming Federation and member of FINA, in tonight’s medal ceremony.

Great Britain’s Silver Medal 400 Medley Team Sets New British Record

The British men’s silver medal winning medley relay broke 4 x 100 medley British record by well over a second tonight.

United States Stays Perfect With Olympic Record in 400 Medley Relay

The USA men stayed perfect in the medley relay with an Olympic Record time of 3:27.95 on the final night in the pool in Rio.

Peaty Swims a Historic 56.59 Breaststroke Split

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty put up the fastest breaststroke split in history posting a 56.59 in the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay…

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 8 Update)

You can follow the men’s 50 free medalists on Twitter, along with many other Olympic swimmers.

Twitter Recap: Phelps’ Final Swim, a Gold, Lights Up Twitter

The United States ended with 16 of the 33 total gold medals, and Michael Phelps finished off his career with his…

Connor Jaeger Becomes 1st American Ever Under 14:40 In Men’s 1500

Connor Jaeger threw down an American record of 14:39.48 to win silver and become the first U.S. athlete ever under 14:40.

USA 16 Gold Medals in Swimming, Rest of World Wins 17

Michael Phelps won his 24th gold medal, and swam his final race on the Olympic stage tonight.

Ryan Murphy Breaks Elusive 100 Back World Record On Medley Relay

Ryan Murphy led off the American 400 medley relay in a new world record of 51.85 in the men’s 100 back.

USA Wins 1000th Gold Medal With Women’s Medley Relay Win

The United States earned its 1000th Summer Olympic gold medal with Team USA’s victory in the women’s 4×100 medley relay tonight in Rio.

Herasimenia Lowers Own 50 Free Belarusian National Record

Aliaksandra Herasimenia (right) lowered her own Belarusian National Record en route to nabbing bronze in the women’s 50m freestyle.

Paltrinieri and Detti Win Italy’s First Medals in the 1500 Freestyle

Gregorio Paltrinieri and Gabriele Detti have collected the first two medals that Italy has ever won in the men’s 1500 freestyle at an Olympic Games…

Pernille Blume Breaks Danish Record In Upset Gold Medal Win In 50 Free

Pernille Blume won an upset gold medal in the women’s 50 free, Denmark’s first swimming medal since 2008.

South America Recap: Host Country Brazil Comes Away Medal-less

Team Brazil comes away from this Olympic Games medal-less, only the second host nation to do so in swimming in this century besides Greece from 2004.

Viral Video Shows Ledecky’s Dominance through “One Thousand Miles”

The latest viral video trend (originated by @JimmyDonofrio) demonstrates the length of Katie Ledecky’s 17 second 800 free victory by playing Santana’s “Smooth” and Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” in the between time.

Boarding Group B and the 800 Free Relay

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Why Michael Phelps’ Silver Is The Perfect Way To End His Last Individual Race Ever

After all, his ultimate goal wasn’t to be the winningest Olympian of all time. His ultimate goal is to change the sport of swimming forever, and in that, he is the undeniable undisputed number one.

Phelps: “I Am Ready to Spend Some Time with Boomer and Nicole”

Michael Phelps is excited to spend his time post-Rio with his family.

Joseph Schooling Cashes In On $753,000, The Biggest Gold Medal Bonus In The World

A gold medal wasn’t the only reward Schooling had coming his way after he touched the wall 1st in the men’s 100 fly. Singapore is one of many countries that give their athletes a financial bonus for medals, offering a $753,000 bonus for Schooling’s gold.

Ledecky on Post-Olympics: “I’ll Have to Get All My Stuff for My Dorm”

Katie Ledecky talks about her upcoming season at Stanford University and yesterday’s record-breaking race.

Hilary Caldwell: “Backstroke Seems to Be a Pretty Social Event”

Hilary Caldwell of Canada talks about the ready room before the 200 back and her feelings on her Olympic bronze.

Schooling Surpasses Crocker for Fastest Ever Textile 100 Fly

Joseph Schooling won gold and set a new textile record with his 50.39 victory in the 100 fly Friday night in Rio.

Ledecky Dominates Competition En Route to Destroying the World Record

By winning the women’s 800 freestyle American Katie Ledecky becomes the first woman to take gold in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle in 48 years…

Maya DiRado Upsets Katinka Hosszu, Moves to 5th All-Time in 200 Back

Maya DiRado of the USA will finish her Olympic career with an individual medal of each color after defeating Katinka Hosszu in the 200 back Friday night in Rio.

Phelps, Le Clos & Cseh Win Silver In First Ever Olympic 3-Way Tie

Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh tied for silver in the first ever three-way tie in Olympic history.

Phelps Sticking to Retirement Plan and “Happy about It”

Tonight after his three-way silver in the 100 fly, Phelps was quoted saying that his is standing by his plan to retire.

Rio Day 7 Medal Table: Tonight Highlights American Dominance

In one of the most exciting races of these Games, Dirado won the 200 back over the Iron Lady.

Ervin Passes Phelps to Become Oldest Swimmer to Win Solo Gold

Anthony Ervin of the USA became the oldest swimmer to win an individual gold medal tonight with his victory in the 50 free, sixteen years after he won the same event in Sydney.

ASIA: Joseph Schooling “Stops the Nation” with Singapore’s First Ever Olympic Gold

All eyes in Singapore were on swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games tonight, as Swimming Singapore billed the men’s 100 fly as “The Race That Stops The Nation.” Now the Singaporeans have their first ever Olympic gold medal of any sport, courtesy of Joseph Schooling in the men’s 100 fly.

2016 Olympics: Day 7 Finals Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

South America: Medeiros’ Perseverance Inspires on Night 7

Etiene Medeiros (left) is Brazil’s last individual hope for the podium in pool swimming.

Joseph Schooling Stuns The World; Defeats Phelps To Win 100 Fly Gold

On day 7 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, rising star Joseph Schooling shocked the world in the men’s 100 fly final, winning gold and stopping Phelps from taking four straight titles in the event.

Africa Recap: Coventry Caps Off Historic Olympic Appearance in 200 BK

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe has had an illustrious career– the 32-year-old, who just finished her last race of her 5th Olympics, has cemented herself as one of the greatest African athletes ever.

Manuel: Ledecky “Wasn’t Going to Fall Asleep” Until Hug after Gold

Simone Manuel had one last surprise awaiting her after her historic tie for gold with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in the 100 free last night.

Ryan Lochte Talks Training With Conor Dwyer When He Makes His Comeback

Now that he’s finished his races at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Team USA’s Ryan Lochte sat down with the press to talk about his 200 IM race, and the possibility of training with his former Florida teammate Conor Dwyer after Rio.

Sun Yang Inspired By Phelps: “I Think It’s Amazing and Unbelievable”

China’s Sun Yang cited Michael Phelps as motivation for him to continue swimming into his thirties.

Mireia Belmonte Sneaks Under Spanish Record in 800 Free Final

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

Missy Franklin: “I Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever Before”

In a Facebook post today, Missy Franklin expressed her feelings on her performances this week, saying “Peace is knowing that I did everything I possibly could have done…”

EUROPE: A Tired Sjostrom Misses the 50 Freestyle Final

After having great success in the 100 butterfly as well as the 100 and 200 freestyle Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden finished 13th in the 50 freestyle…

Boglarka Kapas Breaks Own Hungarian Record To Win Bronze In 800 Free

Boglarka Kapas won bronze in the 800 free to re-break her own Hungarian national record set in the prelims.

Yuliya Efimova Calls Out Michael Phelps For Smoking Weed

When asked about Lilly King’s comments in the lead up to a heated 100 breast final, Efimova responded, “Then what would she say about Michael Phelps?”

Lochte’s Possible Final Olympic Race: Brutal Truths About Swimming

“This sport has no mercy.” An article by Charles Hartley.

Masse, Women’s Medley Relay Continue To Rewrite Canadian Records

Kylie Masse broke her own 100 back national record in the 400 medley relay prelims this morning, leading off the Canadian women who also combined to break the national record.

Most Dominant Swims of the 2016 Olympic Games Days 5 and 6

Daily Dominance is the best way to describe the swimming competition in Rio.

Two London Medalists, Including Sun Yang, Miss 1500 Final

2012 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sun Yang missed the 1500 free final, finishing 16th in the heats.

2016 Olympics: Day 7 Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Day 7 Prelim All-Star: Ilya Druzhinin Cracks 15 Minute Barrier In 1500

Ilya Druzhinin had a terrific 1500m free this morning that almost saw him make the final out of heat 2.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Green Diving Pool Closes Friday Morning

The Olympic diving pool in Rio de Janeiro was closed on Friday while FINA works to correct the color and smell.

Park Ends Disappointing Olympics with No-Show In 1500 Free Prelim

Park Tae Hwan didn’t show for his 1500 heat at the final prelims session of the Olympics.

Chen Xinyi Agrees to Provisional Suspension as CAS Investigates Case

Chen Xinyi of China, who was just .09 from the 100 butterfly podium earlier this week in Rio, will now…

China’s Chen Xinyi Misses 50 Free Prelims

China’s Chen Xinyi, the 4th place finisher at these Olympics in the women’s 100 fly, was a no show for this morning’s 50 freestyle prelims.

Cody Miller Shows Why Bronze Medal Is Golden

In the 100 breaststroke, Cody Miller placed third and he showed us why a bronze at the Olympics is just as awesome as getting gold.

After Defeating Cervical Cancer Dekker Will Swim the Semis in Rio

Dutch swimmer Inge Dekker who was diagnosed with cervical cancer just seven months ago has battled back to qualify for the 50 freestyle semi-finals in Rio…

Vanessa Garcia Breaks Own Puerto Rican National Record In 50 Free

Puerto Rico’s Vanessa Garcia broke her own 50 free national record in 24.94.

Pernille Blume Slices .17 Off of Ottesen’s 50 Free Danish Record

Pernille Blume posted a 24.23 to break the Danish record in the 50 free.

Poland DQed In Men’s 4×200 For Not Using Relay-Only Swimmer

After being left off the prelim relay, relay-only swimmer Pawel Werner’s exclusion led to Poland’s 4×200 free relay being DQed after they didn’t make finals.

Day 7 Relay Lineups: Along with Le Clos, Cseh Out of Men’s Medley

Both Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh will not swim the medley relay prelims, gearing up for a showdown with Michael Phelps and Joseph Schooling in the 100 fly tonight.

Olympic Sailor Reported Sick Due to Polluted Water

One Belgian sailor has been reported ill due to contaminated water in Guanabara Bay, although no illnesses have been definitely linked to the waters off Copacabana Beach, where open water swimming will take place.

As With McEvoy, Jacco Verhaeren Points To Cate Campbell’s Nerves

“You have to deal with expectations” – Jacco Verhaeren, Australian National Team Head Coach.

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 7 Update)

You can follow the men’s 50 free medalists on Twitter, along with many other Olympic swimmers.

Ryan Lochte To Michael Phelps: “I’ll See You In Tokyo”

One day after a disappointed Ryan Lochte left his swimming future up in the air, the 12-time Olympic medalist said his career isn’t over yet – and suggested the same might be true for longtime teammate Michael Phelps.

Rio 2016 Day 7 Scratch Report: Greece’s Giareni Out of 50 Free

SwimSwam reported earlier this week that Giareni was unofficially named as the swimmer who had been sent home early from Rio after failing a doping control test.

FINA Confirms Entry Times Mistakes, Claims No Impact On Competition

FINA admitted today that there were entry time mistakes in its Olympic entry lists, but says those mistakes had no impact on the Olympic competition.

Greek Swimmer Who Tested Positive Pulled From 50 Free Start Lists

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Simone Manuel Becomes First Black Woman To Win Olympic Swimming Gold

American Simone Manuel pulled a shocking upset in the 100 free to become the first black woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.

Chinese Swimming Agency Confirms Chen Xinyi Doping Test

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Updating Relay Projections: British Men On the Move

The British are coming, the British are coming! Great swims from their back-half legs have Great Britain back in the hunt in the men’s medley.

Shouts From the Stands: An Open Letter to Missy Franklin

This is an open letter to Missy Franklin written by Lynn Kachmarik who is a swim coach, educator and a mom.

Michael Phelps Wins Record 4th Consecutive 200 IM, 22nd Career Gold

American Michael Phelps won his record fourth consecutive title in the men’s 200 IM tonight.

2016 Olympics Pick ‘Em Contest, Day 6 Results

The women’s 100 free was the big surprise of night six. Almost nobody expected Simone Manuel or Penny Oleksiak to come up golden.

Verhaeren Confirms McEvoy Not Sick, But Had ‘Stagefright’ In 100 Free

Aussie Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren speaks on swimmer Cameron McEvoy’s 100m freestyle performance.

Ryan Murphy Wins 200 Back Gold to Defend USA Streak of Backstroke Sweeps

Heading into Rio, the USA streak was under fire, and it looked like the tradition of USA gold in the men’s Olympic backstroke races could have been coming to an end. That was until tonight, When Team USA’s up and comer Ryan Murphy completed his sweep of the backstroke races, winning the race in 1:53.62.

Oleksiak Wins Canada’s First Gold Medal in Rio

16 year old Penny Oleksiak has become Canada’s first gold medalist of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games…

Manuel, Oleksiak Tie for Olympic Record Victory in 100 Free

American Simone Manuel and Canadian Penny Oleksiak tied to win the women’s 100 freestyle in an Olympic Record time of 52.70 Thursday night in Rio.

Euro Recap: Manaudou Set to Join Popov and Hall Jr as a Repeat Champ

After qualifying for the 50 freestyle final with the fastest time in the semis Frenchman Florent Manaudou is aiming to repeat as the Olympic gold medalist in the event…

Simone Manuel Sets American Record With 52.70 in 100 Free Final

Manuel pulled off a huge upset, tying for gold in the women’s 100 free while becoming the first American woman to break 53 seconds in the process.

Rio Day 6 Medal Table: Surprise Gold for Manuel Big for USA

Simone Manuel co-opted, along with Canadian Penny Oleksiak, the biggest upset of the meet so far in the 100 free

Oleksiak Win Highlights Top Swims From Junior Swimmers on Rio Day 6

A couple of juniors have taken the Olympic stage by a storm, including Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, who has won 4 medals so far in her first Olympic Games.

Penny Oleksiak Breaks World Junior Record In 100 Free Gold Medal Swim

Canadian Penny Oleksiak broke her own world junior record in the women’s 100 free, tying for the gold medal.

Hagino and Wang Become First Asian Men to Medal in the 200 IM

Kosuke Hagino of Japan and Wang Shun of China have become the first two Asian athletes to earn Olympic medals in the men’s 200 IM…

Ryan Lochte To Take A Break After Rio: “I Might Be Back”

Speaking after a disappointing 200 IM run, multi-time world and Olympic champ Ryan Lochte says he will take a break after the Rio Olympics, leaving his future in the sport up in the air.

Phelps Breaks Ties for Most Overall & Gold Individual Medals

Michael Phelps became the Olympian with most individual gold medals and medals of any color with tonight’s victory in the 200 IM.

2016 Olympics: Day 6 Finals Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic Swimming Photos.

Aussies Shocked By Finishing Off Podium In Women’s 100 Freestyle

The Aussies had a relatively rough night in Rio, with the Campbell sisters coming up short in the 100m freestyle event.

South America Recap: Brazil Could Go Without Medals at Home Games

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

Chinese Butterflyer Chen Xinyi Fails Doping Test, Brazilian Site Says

Chinese butterflyer Chen Xinyi has failed an anti-doping test taken prior to the Rio Olympics, a Brazilian website is reporting.

Katinka Hosszu Cracks 200 Back National Record Again In Semi-Finals

Katinka Hosszu broke her Hungarian record in the 200 back for the second time today and is now the favorite for gold.

Simonas Bilis Breaks Lithuanian Record in 50 Free, Advances to Finals

Simonas Bilis set a new Lithuanian record in the 50 free Thursday evening in Rio.

Africa Recap: Le Clos, Coventry, and Tandy Qualify for Finals

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

Joseph Schooling Sets New Asian Record in 100 Fly Semifinals

Joseph Schooling set a new Asian record in the 100 fly tonight to qualify first for tomorrow’s Olympic final

Germany’s Heintz Breaks National Record with 1:57 in 200 IM Final

On day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Germany’s Philip Heintz set the German National Record in the 200 IM with a 1:57.48.

Ben Proud Blasts 21.54 50 Free to Set New British Record in Rio

On day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, British sprinter Ben Proud impressed with a new British Record in the men’s 50 free semifinals. Proud swam the race in 21.54 seconds to qualify 5th for the final.

Andriy Govorov Re-Breaks Ukrainian National Record In 50 Free Semis

Andriy Govorov re-broke his Ukrainian record in the men’s 50 free, qualifying in a tie for 2nd heading into tomorrow’s final.

Kirsty Coventry Racing for One More Olympic Swim on Thursday

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Chad Le Clos Reportedly Dropping Medley Relay To Focus On 100 Fly

Chad Le Clos has reportedly dropped the medley relay in order to focus on the men’s 100 fly final.

Le Clos: 200 Fly Was “The Worst Performance of My Career”

South African butterflyer Chad le Clos called his 4th-place 200 fly finish “the worst performance of my career,” expressing his disappointment while speaking of his respect for gold medalist Michael Phelps.

IOC Reprimands 3 of 4 2024 Olympic Bid Cities, Including L.A., in Rio

Los Angeles, Paris and Rome have been reprimanded by the IOC for violating lobbying rules in Rio.

Re-Thinking Leaving Cameron McEvoy Off Aussies’ 4×200 Relay In RIo

Australian swim fans were surprised to see a favorite Aussie, Cameron McEvoy, off of last night’s 4×200 freestyle relay.

2016 Olympics: Day 6 Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Hosszu Breaks Hungarian Record En Route To Top Spot In 200 Back Heats

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu continues her impressive Olympics, taking the top spot in the women’s 200 back prelims in a new national record.

Phelps Reaffirms Rio Will Be His Last Olympics

Michael Phelps once again reaffirmed that Rio will be his last Olympics, talking to NBC sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya.

Boglarka Kapas Breaks Hungarian Record in the 800 Free

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Baltimore Ravens To Broadcast Phelps 200 IM Race During Tonight’s Game

Anyone attending tonight’s Raves vs. Panthers exhibition game in Maryland will get an extra treat during a commercial break.

Ledecky Cruises To Olympic Record 8:12 in 800 Free Heats

It wasn’t her best time – wasn’t even within 6 seconds, in fact – but Katie Ledecky still smashed the Olympic record in heats of the 800 free.

Govorov Breaks Ukrainian Record In 50 Free, Sits 1st Heading To Semis

Andriy Govorov put up the top time of the prelims in the men’s 50 free, breaking his own Ukrainian record.

NCAA Update: College Stars Play Key Roles, Earn 800 Free Relay Medals

Texas Longhorn Townley Haas was one of seven NCAA swimmers who earned medals in the 4×200 freestyle relays earlier this week in Rio.

JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016: FINALES DÍA 5

JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Natación: Agosto6-13 Estadio Olímpico Acuático, Parque Olímpico de Barra, Río de Janeiro…

Weir Baffled By Coaches Relay Decision: ‘I can’t make any sense of it’

Amanda Weir was shocked with the decision made by the American coaches to leave her off the women’s 400 free relay.

Natalie Coughlin Questions U.S. Relay Selection Decision

American swimmer Natalie Coughlin, a 12-time Olympic medalist who missed qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, says she was surprised…

Relay Roundup: Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

The U.S. women reversed their fortunes to top Australia in the 4×200 freestyle relay last night.

Rio Day 5 Medal Table: Relay Gold Helps USA Lead In All-Sports Table

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

Top 3 Junior Swimmers in Each Event Through Rio Day 5

While swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte continue to add to their Olympic medal career totals, the Rio Olympic Games serve as a first chance for many young swimmers to represent their respective nations on the Olympic stage.

Europe Recap Day 5: Belmonte Becomes Oldest Olympic 200 fly Champ

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia won a thriller of a 200 fly on night 5 in Rio, and her swim breaks a number of landmarks in Olympic history.

ASIA: All of Kazakhstan Will Be Drinking Tonight

Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan was asked how he thought his home country would celebrate, he gave a very honest answer, “I think all of Kazakhstan will be drinking tonight.”

South America Day 5 Recap: Thiago Pereira and the 200 IM Focus

While swimmers like Phelps, Lochte, and Hagino have to keep on eye on several events at once, Pereira has had the edge of focusing on a single event.

Oleksiak Leads As Canada Destroys National 4×200 Free Relay Record

Led by a world-class anchor leg from Penny Oleksiak, Canada obliterated its own national record in the women’s 4×200 free relay to earn Olympic bronze.

Rio Twitter Recap Day 5: Ledecky Impresses Yet Again

Katie Ledecky, who has yet to disappoint at these Games, anchored the 4×200 free relay to gold despite going into her leg with almost a full second deficit.

The Ongoing American Dynasty of the Women’s 800 Freestyle Relay

The women from the United States extended their reign in the 4 x 200 freestyle tonight with the all-star line up of Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, Maya DiRado, and Katie Ledecky taking the gold medal in a time of 7:43.03.

North America: Women’s 200 Breast the “Double Miss” Event for U.S. in 2016

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Chalmers Becomes Australia’s First Men’s 100 Free Champion in 48 years

Kyle Chalmers ended a 48-year drought for the Australian men in the 100 freestyle tonight.

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 5 Update)

You can follow Katinka Hosszu on Twitter, along with every other Rio swimming medalist so far.

2016 Olympics: Day 5 Finals Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Penny Oleksiak Shatters 100 Free World Junior Record In 52.72

Penny Oleksiak continues to impress in the pool, posting a world junior record on her way to the 2nd seed in tonight’s 100 free finals.

2-for-2: Cate Campbell Breaks Olympic 100 Free Record Again In Semis

Australia’s Cate Campbell continues to look like the class of the field in the women’s sprints, following her Olympic 100 free record from heats with another Olympic record in the semifinals.

Jeanette Ottesen Slips Under Own 100 Free Danish Record

In the first semifinal of the women’s 100 free, Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen posted a new Danish record, besting her own mark.

SwimSwam PSA: Prelim Swimmers Earn Relay Medals

One of Michael Phelps’s 21 gold medals (as of this morning) came from swimming the preliminary heat of the 4×100 medley relay in 2004.

Balandin’s 200 Breast Gold Marks First Swimming Medal Ever For Kazakhstan

Balandin won Kazakhstan’s first ever swimming Olympic medal, and he did it in winning fashion by taking gold in the men’s 200 breast with a 2:07.46.

Day 5 Quick Quotes: Dwyer on Cap Drama “We Have Different Sponsors”

Quick quotes from Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Sarah Sjostrom, Lilly King, and Yusra Mardini from after this morning’s prelims.

Poland’s Czerniak Misses Out On 100 Freestyle Due to Federation Error

Konrad Czerniak from Poland was unable to compete in yesterday’s 100m freestyle due to a ‘clerical error’ by his nation’s swimming federation.

Cate Campbell “Just Trying to Wake Up” for Prelims

Australian sprint sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell spoke with the media after prelims today, as Cate talked about the late start times for prelims…

Lilly King: “My Parents Raised Me to Say What I Wanted to Say”

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

All the Race Videos from Tuesday Night in Rio

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Australia Files Grievance Over Swimmers Being Drug Tested In Early AM

Swimmers being asked to submit to anti-doping tests in the early hours of the morning is a concern for Australian Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller.

Great Britain Pair Wins Country’s First-Ever Diving Gold on Wednesday

The diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre remained green on Wednesday.

2016 Olympics Pick ‘Em Contest, Day 4 Results

Katinka Hosszu was a popular pick for our readers; nearly 95% of contestants picked her to win the women’s 200 IM last night

Most Dominant Swims of the 2016 Olympic Games Day 3 and 4

Daily Dominance is the best way to describe the swimming competition in Rio.

Shen Duo Scratches 100 Free, Cancelling Japanese Swim-Off

16-year old Japanese Record holder Rikako Ikee (above) avoided a swim-off with teammate Miki Uchida thanks to a scratch in the 100 free.

Brazilian Women’s 800 Free Relay Breaks South American Record

The Brazilian women’s 800 free relay has broken its own South American Record on Wednesday by half-a-second.

Rio Roundup: Blowouts Abound In Opening Women’s Water Polo Rounds

The round robin portion of the women’s water polo tournament kicked off Tuesday, with defending gold medalists Team USA beating 2012 silver medalists Spain. Italy and Australia also won in blowouts.

2016 Olympics: Michael Phelps Butterfly Gold Photo Vault

See the Michael Phelps photos from Day 3 of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Courtesy of Satiro Sodré.

Hungary Takes 2 Relay DQs For Not Swimming Relay-Only Swimmers

In the first enforcement we’ve seen of FINA’s new rule requiring relay alternates to compete, Hungary has taken a pair of disqualifications in the men’s 4×100 and 4×200 free relays.

Brittany Maclean Misses Prelim Relay Due To Illness

Brittany Maclean was absent for the 800 free relay preliminary heats, but Canada still managed to make the final qualifying 6th overall.

Swim Off for Japanese Teammates Ikee and Uchida in Women’s 100 Free

Japanese teammates Rikako Ikee and Miki Uchida tied for 16th place in the prelims of the women’s 100 freestyle this morning, and now must compete in a swim-off to determine who will advance to the semifinals tonight.

Cate Campbell Cruises to Olympic Record With 52.78 100 Free

On day 5 in Rio, World Record holder Cate Campbell swam her way to a new Olympic Record with a 52.78 in the women’s 100 free prelims.

2016 Olympics: Day 5 Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Federica Pellegrini Absent from 100 Free Prelims

Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini was a no-show today during the 100 freestyle preliminaries.

FINA Says Chemical Shortage, pH to Blame for Green Diving Pool

In a statement, FINA, the world governing body for Olympic aquatic sports including swimming and diving, says that pH levels…

Day 5 Relay Lineups: Franklin, Sjostrom In 800 Free Relay Heats

Missy Franklin will look to earn a spot in the 800 free relay final after a disappointing performance in the individual event.

Rio 2016 Day 5 Scratch/Add List: Refugee Swimmer Mardini, Russia’s Efimova Added In

The Refugee Olympic Team’s Yusra Mardini will be looking for another heat win in the women’s 100 free after taking 1st in her heat of the women’s 100 fly on day 1.

Halfway Check-In: Americans More Than Double Medal Count from Kazan

The Americans dominant display in the pool thus far is an incredible turnaround from where they were just 12 months ago at the World Championships.

17 Athletes Entered In Rio Under Inaccurate Worlds Times, Per Report

Building off of SwimSwam’s prior reporting, British news outlet The Guardian has discovered 17 incorrect entry times on the start lists for the Rio Olympics.

Mr. 1:45.23? Conor Dwyer’s Olympic 200 Free a Model of Consistency

Conor Dwyer’s 200 free has been the model of consistency.

Ryan Lochte Becomes 2nd Most Decorated Male Olympic Swimmer In History

Ryan Lochte won his 12th career Olympic medal last night, making him the 2nd most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history.

Phelps Ties 2000 Year Old Olympic Record

In addition to securing many other accolades, Phelps’ victory in the 200 fly tied him with a very long-standing Olympic record.

Relay Roundup: Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

Townley Haas (left) was the key for Team USA’s gold in the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay

Michael Phelps Ties for Most Individual Medals In Olympic History

Tonight in the finals of the 200 meter butterfly Michael Phelps won his 14th individual Olympic medal, tying Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina for most individual Olympic medals by any athlete in any sport for Summer or Winter Olympics.

2016 Olympics: Day 4 Finals Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Katinka Hosszu Sets Olympic Record In 200 IM Winning Third Gold Medal

Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu blasted another Olympic record in the finals of the women’s 200 IM this evening en route to her third gold medal of these Rio Olympics.

European Recap Day 4: A Great Night for Britain

After tonight’s events the British team has now surpassed the the total number of medals, one silver and two bronze, that they won at the 2012 Olympic Games in London…

Townley Haas Splits 1:44.14, Tied for 6th-fastest in History

Townley Haas threw down an all-time great relay split as part of the USA’s gold medal 4×200 relay tonight in Rio.

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 4 Update)

You can follow Katinka Hosszu on Twitter, along with every other Rio swimming medalist so far.

With Chalmers Stepping Up, Aussie Sprinting Hasn’t Missed A Beat

Kyle Chalmers is helping to fill the shoes left by James Magnussen’s shoulder surgery.

Great Britain Posts New National Record En Route To 4×200 Silver

James Guy anchored the British men’s 4×200 freestyle relay in record-setting style.

Rio Twitter Recap Day 4: It’s All About America’s Greats

Night four was incredibly entertaining, a fun trend that we’re starting to notice at these Olympic Games. Twitter was aflame…

Asia: Watanabe Carries on Japanese 200 Breast Legacy Inspired by Kitajima

Carrying on the tradition of success among Japanese breaststrokers, Ippei Watanabe rocked a new Olympic Record in the men’s 200 breast semifinals tonight. Watanabe was the top qualifier for finals, posting a 2:07.22.

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor Slams British Record for 200 IM Silver

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor broke the British record that she set in semifinals yesterday en route to the 200 IM Olympic silver.

Even Last-Minute Ripped Cap Can’t Stop Michael Phelps From Gold #21

Michael Phelps’s cap ripped in his hands just moments before his final swim of Wednesday night, but the American Olympic hero wore teammate Conor Dwyer’s cap en route to gold medal #21.

At Long Last, The Next Generation of 200 Butterfliers Have Emerged

Masato Sakai and Tamas Kenderesi announced themselves as the next generation of 200 butterfliers after over a decade of Michael Phelps’ dominance.

Ippei Watanabe Breaks 200 Breast Olympic Record With 2:07.22

Japan’s Ippei Watanabe became the latest 200 breaststroker to rattle the world record, going 2:07.22 in the Rio Olympic semifinals to break the Olympic record and move to #3 all-time.

Michael Phelps Becomes Oldest to Win Individual Gold Swimming Medal

By winning the 200 fly tonight at the age of 31, Michael Phelps became the oldest Olympic swimmer to win an individual gold medal.

Sarah Sjostrom Takes 200 Free Swedish Record, 5th Fastest All-Time

Sarah Sjostrom swam the 5th-fastest 200 free in history tonight for Olympic silver and a new Swedish record.

Ledecky Rattles AR, Moves To #3 All-Time In 200 Free With Rio Gold

Katie Ledecky survived her closest shave in an international final yet, winning gold in the 200 free, missing the American record by a tenth and moving up to #3 in history at the Rio Olympics.

Kyle Chalmers Re-Breaks Own Junior World Record In 100 Free Semis

Kyle Chalmers broke his own junior world record in the 100 free for the second time today.

Day 4 Relay Lineups: Phelps In, Conger Out On U.S. 800 Free Relay

Michael Phelps gets the nod to swim the men’s 800 free relay tonight.

France’s Lacourt Says Sun Yang “Pisses Purple” in Interview

French backstroke star and World Championship gold medalist Camille Lacourt is the latest to make anti-doping news, calling out Sun Yang in a recent radio interview

Accusations Fly as French Men’s 4×200 Relay Fails to Make Final

There was a good deal of disappointment on deck after France, the 2012 silver medalists in the 4×200 free relay, failed to final in the same event on Tuesday in Rio.

Canadians Oleksiak, Ruck First Ever Olympic Medalists Born In 2000s

The IOC has confirmed that Canadians Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck are the first two Olympic medalists ever that were born in the 2000s.

3 Former Bolles Swimmers Qualify for 100 Free Semifinals in Rio

On day 4 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, former Bolles Sharks teammates Caeleb Dressel, Joseph Schooling, and Santo Condorelli all qualified for the semifinals of the men’s 100 free.

Day 4 Prelim All-Star: Duncan Scott With Two Dynamite Swims

Duncan Scott had an incredible morning, qualifying for the 100 freestyle semi-finals 3rd and posting the fastest split in the 800 free relay.

19-Year-Old Anton Chupkov Lowers Russian 200 Breast Record In Rio Heat

Russian breaststroker Anton Chupkov took six more tenths of a second off his own Russian national 200 breast record, going 2:07.93 in heats of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

2012 Gold Medallist Daniel Gyurta Fails To Advance In 200 BR Heats

Defending gold medallist Daniel Gyurta failed to advance out of the men’s 200 breaststroke prelims this morning, finishing 17th.

Joseph Schooling Sets 100 Free Singaporean Record in Rio Prelims

Schooling hit the wall in 48.27 to lower his previous record of 48.58, which he set at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.

Kyle Chalmers Breaks World Junior Record in 100 Free

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Defending Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian Finishes 16th in 100 Free Prelims

Nathan Adrian came dangerously close to missing out on being able to defend his 100 free title, after finishing 16th in prelims Tuesday morning.

Katinka Hosszu A No-Show For Women’s 200 Fly Prelims

Katinka Hosszu was a no-show for the women’s 200 fly prelims this morning.

Duncan Scott Breaks Eight Year-Old British Record In 100 Free

Duncan Scott broke an eight year-old British record in the 100 free this morning to qualify 3rd overall for the final.

2016 Olympics: Day 4 Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Day 4 Relay Lineups: Lochte Makes Rio Debut In 800 Free Relay Prelims

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

How Lilly King Taking Down Yulia Efimova Is Essentially Rocky IV

Last night, America’s Lilly King took down Yulia Efimova of Russia in the 100m breaststroke final in order to claim gold and back up her talk about Efimova’s previous positive doping tests.

Rio 2016 Day 4 Scratch/Add List: Morozov in 1FR, Bardach in 2IM

As reported earlier, Russian sprinter Vlad Morozov has been approved to compete in Rio despite initially being banned as a result of being named in the MacLaren report.

Le Clos Shadowboxes Phelps, Reminds Him of London 2012

In this article, Charles Hartley imagines what it was like inside the mind of Chad le Clos as he prepared for the mens semi final in the 200 fly last night.

Updating Relay Projections: Americans Now Favored In Both Medleys

Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.

Russian Yulia Efimova: “Why Start The Cold War Again Using Sport?”

Yulia Efimova is quoted as saying her recent ordeal involving meldonium ‘wasn’t her fault.’

Watch: Underwater Camera Feed of Men’s 4×100 Free Relay

Watch the entire men’s 4×100 free relay like you were hanging on the bottom of the pool deck, thanks to a new video NBC has posted.

Watch: Alternate Race Video of USA Men’s 4×100 Free Relay

You can now watch alternate footage of the USA’s victory in the men’s 4×100 free relay.

2016 Olympics Pick ‘Em Contest, Day 3 Results

Katinka Hosszu came up golden again tonight. Unlike her 400 IM on the opening night, this one surprised our readers

Rio Roundup: Brazil Men Blow Out Japan On Water Polo Day 2

In men’s water polo, the home team blew out Japan to claim sole possession of the Group A lead on the second day of action.

European Recap Day 3: The Iron Lady Tests Her Metal

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu won her second Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100 backstroke on the first of two nights where she will be swimming multiple events…

Lilly King Breaks Olympic Record, Wins Heated 100 Breast Final

Lilly King came through in an electric 100m breaststroke final.

Ryan Murphy Sets New Olympic Record with 51.97 100 Back

On day 3 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Team USA newcomer Ryan Murphy won his first ever Olympic gold medal in Olympic Record fashion.

Katinka Hosszu Posts New Hungarian Record in 100 Back Victory

After smashing the 400 IM world record and the 200 IM Olympic record already at these Games, Katinka Hosszu has managed to take down another mark– her own 100 back Hungarian record.

Asia: Sun Wins 200 Free, But Will His Success Translate To His Mile?

After getting touched out in the 400 free on day 1, China’s Sun Yang swam to his first gold of these Games, earning the top of the podium in the men’s 200 freestyle.

O’Connor Breaks British Record and Sneaks into All Time Top 5

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor posted a time of 2:07.57 in the semi-finals of the women’s 200 IM breaking her own British record of 2:08.21…

South America Recap: Lyrio Scores New 200 Free Continental Record

Manuella Lyrio’s Brazilian and South American records in prelims of the 200 free this morning highlighted the day for the South American swimmers.

Fu Yuanhui, Xu Jiayu Set Chinese Records in 100 Backstroke

Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu both set Chinese records in the 100 meter backstroke tonight in two electrifying and surprising finals that put both swimmers on the podium.

Rio Day 3 Medal Table: Dominant Medal Haul for Team USA

Lilly King won a historical battle against Yulia Efimova tonight, adding one more gold to the USA total.

2016 Olympics: Day 3 Finals Photo Vault

Thanks to Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

African Recap Day 3: Le Clos’ Risky Strategy Pays Off

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 3 Update)

You can follow Katinka Hosszu on Twitter, along with every other Rio swimming medalist so far.

Phelps Becomes the First to Reach Five Consecutive Finals

By qualifying for the 200 butterfly final Michael Phelps becomes the first swimmer to make the Olympic final in the same event in five consecutive Games…

Kylie Masse Breaks CAN Record In 100 Back, Wins First Olympic Medal

Canadian Kylie Masse won bronze in the women’s 100 back in a new national record, the Canadian women three medals in three days.

How To See Splits From The 2016 Olympic Games

One of the most asked questions to the SwimSwam staff during the 2016 Olympic Games so far have been how to see splits from the races. Here is a step-by-step guide to ensure that you’re able to see all the splits.

8 Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Watch the Olympics With Their Kids

My family watched the Olympics together, and the excitement we shared has stayed with me. As swim parents, we now have the privilege of sharing the Olympic experience with our kids. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to watch the Olympics with your kids…

Social Media Olympics: Internet Explodes After Phelps Wins 19th Gold

Michael Phelps has been mentioned across the internet nearly 250,000 times over the last 24 hours.

2016 Olympics: Day 3 Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Russian Official Calls Paralympic Ban “Absurd,” CAS Appeal Coming

A Russian official criticized the Internatonal Paralympic Committee (IPC)’s decision to ban all Russia’s athletes from the upcoming Rio Paralympic Games, even suggesting that exclusion from the Paralympics would rob athletes of “a reason for living.”

Ryan Held Sheds Tears of Joy For All Americans

The relay of Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, and Nathan Adrian won gold last night in the mends 4×100 freestyle relay.

US Men’s Water polo Falls to Spain, Faces Uphill Battle to Quarterfinals

The United States men’s water polo team suffered a 10 – 9 defeat to Spain this afternoon, which puts them at…

Hosszu Clears Olympic Record in 200 IM Prelims

Winning the final heat this morning, Hosszu took down the Olympic Record with a 2:07.45, which gives her the top seed for tonight’s semifinals.

Ye Shiwen Rebounds From Poor 400 IM; Advances To 200 IM Semis

After a poor 400 IM showing Ye Shiwen qualified for the 200 IM semi-finals finishing 7th overall in the prelims.

Manuella Lyrio Breaks South American Record in 200 Free

Brazil’s Manuella Lyrio set a new South American record in the 200 free during the heats of the women’s 200 free Monday morning.

Peaty Comes Close to Breaking Two World Records in One Race

Adam Peaty of Great Britain shattered the world record in the 100 breaststroke on Sunday night and was not far off the world record for the 50 in the same swim…

Juegos Olimpicos Río 2016: Finales día 2

JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Natación: Agosto 6-13 Estadio Olímpico Acuático, Parque Olímpico de Barra, Río de Janeiro…

Juegos Olímpicos Río 2016: Finales día 1

JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Natación: Agost o6-13 Estadio Olímpico Acuático, Parque Olímpico de Barra, Río de…

Russian Vlad Morozov Isn’t Surprised By Aquatics Audience Boos

The Russian men’s 4×100 freestyle relay walked out to boos last night in Rio.

Rio 2016 Day 3 Scratch Report: Coventry Scratches 200 IM Prelims

Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry has opted out of the 200 IM today, where she was entered with a 2:12.29. Coventry, a former World Record holder, placed 6th in this race at the last Olympic Games in London.

Relay Roundup: Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

Caeleb Dressel got the U.S. off to a great start, and a superb second leg from Michael Phelps gave the Americans plenty of clean water to bring home the gold

World Record Watch: WRs Fall In First 4 Women’s Finals

The Rio Olympics have featured new world records in 5 events over just 2 days – more than half the number we saw in all of the 2012 Games.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Scottish Swimming Photo Gallery

Scottish swimmers Hannah Miley, Stephen Milne and Ross Murdoch have been in action so far in Rio.

2016 Olympics Pick ‘Em Contest, Day 2 Results

Five brave (or foolish) souls picked against Katie Ledecky in the women’s 400 freestyle last night

Absent In ’12, Lin Yue Returns To Win China’s 4th-Straight 10m Synchro Gold

Absent from the 2012 Olympics, 2008 gold medalist Lin Yue returned to help China wins its 4th-straight gold medal in the men’s 10m Synchronized Platform Diving final.

NCAA Update: Stanford Swimmers Collect Four Medals Through Day 2

The Stanford women have collected four medals so far, with three of them coming from Team USA’s silver medal performance in the women’s 4×100 free relay Saturday night.

2016 Olympics: Day 2 Finals Photo Vault, Phelps 19th Gold Medal

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Adam Peaty Obliterates World Record, Wins First Olympic Gold Medal

Adam Peaty smashed the world record for the second time in Rio, going 57.13 to win gold by over a second and a half.

She Does It Again: Ledecky Smashes WR With 3:56.46 In 400 Free

Katie Ledecky’s campaign for 2016 Olympic dominance has started out perfect – just like Ledecky in individual international finals.

Rio 18-&-Under Medalists: Canada Still Leads as Oleksiak Grabs Silver

Oleksiak broke her own Junior World Record with her swim in tonight’s 100 fly final, where she placed 2nd only to World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom.

Cody Miller Breaks American Record with Medal-Winning 100 Breast

Miller swam a 58.86 to become the fastest American in history, breaking the previous American Record of 58.94 set by his Rio teammate Kevin Cordes.

European Recap Day 2: Sjostrom’s Long Road to Olympic Gold

After breaking the world record at the age of 15 it took Sarah Sjostrom another seven years to achieve her ultimate goal…

Rio Twitter Recap Day 2: Lilly King’s Finger Wag Lights Up Twitter

Day two was exhilarating, as three individual world records electrified Rio and the Twitterverse blew up with all of the…

South America: Most of Brazil’s Medal Chances Slip Through the Cracks

After a disappointing day for the host country Brazilians, the final hope for a swimming medal seems to lie on Bruno Fratus, who will compete in the men’s 50 free Thursday and (possibly) Friday.

African Recap: Cameron VDB Earns Silver, Coventry Continues Her Legacy

Cameron van der Burgh grabbed silver in the men’s 100 breast, and Kirsty Coventry swam twice in the 100 back in her 5th Olympic Games.

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List

You can follow Adam Peaty on Twitter, along with every other Rio swimming medalist so far.

Rio 2016 Medal Table: USA Thunders Back On Night 2

Katie Ledecky’s 400 free gold helped propel the United States to the top of the swimming medal table here in Rio.

Lilly King Wags Finger At Efimova In 100 Breast Semis

Lilly King called out Russian Yuliya Efimova after the 100 breast semis tonight.

Penny Oleksiak Breaks Own Junior World Record, Wins Silver In 100 Fly

Penny Oleksiak broke the junior world record in the women’s 100 fly winning silver.

Rikako Ikee Makes Japanese History With 56.86 100 Butterfly

Rikako Ikee became the first Japanese woman to clock a sub-57-second 100m butterfly.

Sarah Sjostrom Breaks 100 Fly World Record En Route To 1st Olympic Gold

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström made her first-ever Olympic medal a special one, breaking the 100 fly world record to pick up Olympic gold.

Day 2 Relay Lineups: Phelps, Held Swimming On U.S. 400 Free Relay

Michael Phelps will officially make his 2016 Olympic debut tonight in the 400 free relay.

Yannick Agnel Confirms He Will Retire After Rio

2012 Olympic champ Yannick Agnel officially confirmed his coming retirement after failing to make the semifinal of the 200 free, where he is the reigning Olympic champ.

Kanako Watanabe Reinstated After Morning DQ, Will Swim 100 BR Semis

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Chinese Men Disqualified in 4×100 Free Relay Prelims

The Chinese men won’t race the 4×100 free relay finals tonight after a DQ in prelims.

Day 2 Relay Speculation: Top 4 Teams To Make Changes In Men’s 4×100 Fr

We will likely see former Cal teammates Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin contest the 400 free relay final tonight for the U.S.

Rio Wind Gusts Tear Panel Off Olympic Aquatic Stadium

High winds are one of the top stories coming out of Rio today and even indoor swimming was indirectly affected.

No Morozov, But Russia Still First In 4×100 Free Relay Heats

Former world champ Vlad Morozov sat out of prelims of the men’s 4×100 free relay, but his Russian team still managed to qualify first overall.

Brittany Maclean Breaks Canadian Record In 400 Free, Advances To Final

Brittany Maclean broke her own Canadian record in the Olympic heats for the second straight Games en route to qualifying 5th for the final.

Katsumi Nakamura Becomes First Japanese Man Under 48 in 100 Free

Katsumi Nakamura was out like a rocket in the first heat of the men’s 4×100 free relay, flying to a 47.99 finish as the lead-off for Japan’s relay.

Katie Ledecky Breaks Olympic Record in 400 Free Prelims

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

2015 World Champs Finalist Kanako Watanabe DQ’d in 100 Breast Prelims

Japan’s Kanako Watanabe was disqualified during the women’s 100 breaststroke prelims.

France’s Agnel Misses 200 Free Semis; Won’t Defend His Olympic Title

Defending Olympic champion Yannick Agnel of France will not have the chance to repeat his title in the men’s 200 free in Rio after finishing 19th in heats.

IPC Suspends All Russian Athletes from Entering Paralympic Games

In the most extreme anti-doping measure yet, the International Paralympic Committee has decided to forbid all Russian athletes from competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Sun Reacts to Horton’s Drug Cheat Comments

The Olympic feud between China’s Sun Yang and Australia’s Mack Horton continued to gather steam after their 400 free final in Rio.

Ustinova, Medeiros Both Miss 100 Back Semis After Anti-Doping Hurdles

Eligibility in question after scrapes with anti-doping enforcement this year, both Russia’s Daria Ustinova and Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros competed in the women’s 100 back, but missed the semifinal cut.

2016 Olympic Games: Day 2 Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

2016 Rio Olympics: Day 2 Prelims Preview

Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.

Australian Coach Jacco Verhaeren Reacts to Night 1 of Olympic Finals

Team Australia kicked off the 2016 Olympic Games in record fashion yesterday on the first day of competition of the 31st Modern Olympiad.

Day 2 Relay Lineups: U.S., Aussies Set To Avenge Last Year’s Fiasco

Anthony Ervin will anchor the American team this morning on the 4×100 free relay.

Rio Day 2 Olympic Scratch/Add List: Efimova in 1BR, Coleman Out of 1BK

Yulia Efimova and Daria Ustinova will be swimming an event apiece this morning, while Michelle Coleman has scratched the 100 back.

Aussie Rowing Coaches Assaulted, Robbed At Ipanema Beach

Australian Olympic athletes are being told to wear casual clothes out in public and to keep their accreditation hidden after a robbery incident involving national rowing coaches.

Adam Peaty: 2016 Olympic Games Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

Relay Roundup: Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

The Australian women downed the 400 freestyle relay world record last night, but remarkably, the individual best times from their personnel suggests they could have been even faster

Led by Weitzeil, U.S. Women Throw Down American Record 4 x 100 Free

The U.S. women swim a new American record tonight in the 4×100 free relay for Olympic silver.

Sjostrom Sets New Olympic Record in Women’s 100 Fly

Tonight, Sjostrom swam a brisk 55.84, taking away rival Dana Vollmer’s Olympic record set in 2012.

Peaty, Hosszu mit Fabelweltrekorden bei Olympia

Olympische Spiele 2016 Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien Schwimmen: 6. bis 13. August Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio…

Canadian Stashes Toonie in the Liner of the Pool for Good Luck

Andrew Tiffany, who worked on the Olympic Aquatic Stadium, placed a toonie in the liner of the pool hoping that it will bring Canadians swimmers good luck in Rio…

Rio 18-&-Under Medalists: Canada Leads Day 1 w/ Oleksiak & Ruck

16-year-olds Penny Oleksiak (pictured) and Taylor Ruck were each members of the Canadian bronze-medal 400 free relay, leading their country to top our 18-and-under medal table after day one.

South America: Home-Country Brazilians Put Up a Show for Audience

Felipe Franca was one of the South American swimmers to post a national record today to thunderous applause from the Brazilian audience.

World Records Becoming Commonplace Again in swimming – Damage From Suit Era Over

Following the ban on the rubberized suits at the end of 2009 it seemed as though it would be a long time before world records would become commonplace at world class competitions again.

Rio Day 1 Water Polo Roundup: Croatian Men Take Down Team USA

A Serbia-Hungary tie highlighted yesterday’s water polo competition, along with a victory for Croatia over the American men.

2016 Olympic Games: Day 1 Finals Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these 2016 Olympic swimming photos.

2016 Olympics Day 1 Twitter Recap: You Need to Follow Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones loves Maya Dirado– though she has referred to her as both “Myra” and “Mia” today.

Canadians Break National Relay Record En Route To Olympic Bronze

For the second time today the Canadian women managed to break the national record in the 4x100m freestyle relay, this time dipping under 3:33 and securing an Olympic medal.

Adam Peaty Swims 2nd-Fastest 100 Breast Ever In Semi-Finals

Adam Peaty swam the 2nd fastest 100 breast ever to qualify 1st out of the semi-finals.

African Continental Recap Day 1: Osman, Male Distance Swimmers Impress

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Katinka Hosszu Shatters Infamous Ye Shiwen 400 IM WR

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Kosuke Hagino Breaks Asian Record On Way To Gold Medal in 400 IM

Kosuke Hagino put together a fantastic swim on his way to winning the 400 IM in an Asian record 4:06.05.

Japan’s Teen Phenom Ikee On Cusp Of Sub-57 100 Fly, Lowers JPN Record

16-year-old Rikako Ikee lowers her own Japanese National Record in tonight’s 100 fly.

Night 1 Relay Speculation: U.S. With Multiple Options On Women’s 4×100

The Americans have a decision to make on who will contest the 400 free relay tonight.

Adam Peaty Demolishes 100 Breast World Record In Prelims

Adam Peaty threw down a massive world record in the men’s 100 breast prelims in Rio.

Mack Horton Calls Out Sun Yang: ‘I don’t have time for drug cheats’

Mack Horton called out Sun Yang after this morning’s 400 free heats.

Rikako Ikee Blasts New Japanese National Record In Women’s 100 Fly

Rikako Ikee rocketed herself to a new Japanese National Record in the women’s 100m butterfly this afternoon in Rio.

Day 1 Prelims All-Star: Jorge Mario Murillo Valdes

Jorge Mario Murillo Valdes dropped a huge best time in the 100 breast heats to advance to the semi-finals in 14th place.

Gyurta Scratches Swim-Off, Snyders Advances To Semis Of 100 Breast

After tying for 16th place in the 100 breast prelims, Daniel Gyurta scratched the swim-off against Glenn Snyders of New Zealand.

Japanese Women Crank Out New National Record In 4×100 Free Relay

Teenager Rikako Ikee helped Japan clock a new national record in the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay.

U.S. Women’s Water Polo Coach Leaves Team in Rio after Brother’s Death

Adam Krikorian, the head coach of the American women’s water polo team, will be going back to spend the weekend with his family after his brother’s death, returning for their first match on Tuesday.

Canadian Women Break 4x100m Freestyle Relay National Record

The Canadian women broke the national record in the 4x100m freestyle relay this morning en route to finishing third overall in the heats and putting themselves in a great position to medal tonight.

Australian Women’s 4×100 Free Relay Sets New Olympic Record in Prelims

The Australian women scored a new Olympic record this morning, and the world record is well within reach tonight.

Controlled Explosion at Finish Line of Men’s Road Race in Rio

A suspicious package was destroyed by a bomb squad near the finish line of the men’s road race today on…

Katinka Hosszu Swims 2nd-Fastest 400 IM in History

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Men’s 400 IM Weapon Kosuke Hagino “In Best Shape Of His Career”

Kosuke Hagino is seeded 3rd after the men’s 400m IM prelims in Rio, but says he is in ‘the best shape of his career.’

2016 Olympic Games: Day One Prelims Photo Vault

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these swimming images from the 2016 Olympic Games.

Refugee Swimmer Yusra Mardini Wins First Heat of Women’s 100 Fly

Refugee Team Athlete Yusra Mardini won her heat of the women’s 100 butterfly.

Felipe Franca Breaks Brazilian Record in 100 Breast Prelims

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Canadian Penny Oleksiak Breaks Jr World Record in First Olympic Sw

Penny Oleksiak has broken the Canadian and and Junior-World Records in the first women’s swimming event of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Defending Olympic Champ Ye Shiwen Misses Rio Final in 400 IM

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

Day 1 Relay Lineups: Cate, Bronte To Race 400 Free Relay Prelims

The Australians will use their top two swimmers, Cate and Bronte Campbell, in the prelims of the women’s 400 free relay.

Yulia Efimova Officially Added to Rio Start Lists

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova has been officially added to the start lists for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She will swim…

Rio 2016 Day 1 Scratch Report: Vanderpool-Wallace Drops 100 Butterfly

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace has scratched the 100 fly for this morning.

Erik Risolvato Ruled Out of Olympics, to Compete at U.S. Open

Erik Risolvato will not be competing in Rio, and instead be competing at the U.S. Open tomorrow

Theodora Giareni Named as Greek Swimmer Sent Home Early from Rio

Theodora Giareni has been named by unofficial sources as the Greek swimmer who has already been sent home from the…

USA Water Polo Opens Olympics Falling to Defending Champs Croatia

Despite 2 goals from their captain Tony Azevedo, the American men fell in their opening match of the 2016 Olympics.

Making of the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Last night Rio de Janeiro opened its doors and welcomed the world to take part in the mankind’s premier sporting event: the Olympic Games.

Greek Swimmer Sent Home from Olympics After Positive Doping Test

On the same day that it was announced that Russian swimming had gotten a pass for their previously-suspended athletes to…

Russian Swimming President Says Efimova + 4 More Cleared by FINA

According to Russian Swimming Federation President Vladimir Salnikov, Yulia Efimova has been cleared to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Russian Daria Ustinova Latest to File Appeal to CAS

Russian swimmer Daria Ustinova is the latest to file an appeal to the international Court of Arbitration for Sport over her…

Croatian Men’s Medley, Freestyle Relays Removed from Heat Sheets

On Friday, after SwimSwam reported that a 17th team was mysteriously allowed to enter two relays in violation of FINA’s…

Michael Phelps Facebooks Live En Route to Opening Ceremonies

American swimmer Michael Phelps Facebooked live en route to the opening ceremonies at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Phelps was this week named…

How to Watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies from Anywhere in the World

Earlier this month, we outlined how to watch the Olympics via live stream no matter where you are in the…

22 Swimmers To Bear Their Nations Flag at the Opening Ceremonies

22 swimmers will bear the flag at the 2016 Opening Ceremonies.

Get in the Olympic Mood with a Flashback to London 2012

To get excited for Rio, dive into the SwimSwam archives and revisit the London 2012 Olympics.

How To Follow 2016 Rio Olympic Swimming On SwimSwam

The Rio Olympics are coming, and SwimSwam is prepped to be your hub for all of the swimming and aquatics action.

IOC ‘Disappointed’ But Will Respect CAS Decision On Morozov, Lobintsev

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it is “disappointed” that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) struck down some of the IOC’s restrictions on potentially-doped athletes, but will respect its decision allowing Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev to compete in Rio.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Clark Smith

Meet Clark Smith, who will be competing at his first Olympic Games. A soon-to-be senior with the Texas Longhorns swimming &…

Nine British Swimmers’ Luggage Missing On Way To Rio

Nine swimmers on Great Britain’s Olympic swimmer roster have had their bags go missing upon arrival in Rio.

USA Wins SwimSwam’s Final Swimming Medal Table Predictions for Rio

The USA is expected to win the most total medals with 28.

Greek Swimmer Kristel Vourna On Rio Heat Sheets With Questionable Time

Greek swimmer Kristel Vourna, who was mistakenly invited to Rio, appears on heat sheets with her teammate’s exact entry time.

2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Hosszu Seeks Gold and WR in Women’s 200 IM

Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu may need to rebrand herself with a new element after the Olympics: could we see the Golden Lady in Rio?

Photo Vault: Check Out the Brazilian Swimmers Preparing for Rio

Check out pictures of the Brazilian Olympic team as they prepare for Rio.

Croatian Men Allowed to Enter Two Olympic Relays as 17th Team

“Ours go to 17.” Despite FINA rules that only allow 16 relays to be entered in each event at the…

Olympic Talking Points To Impress Your Non-Swimmer Friends

Take your mark, swimming fans, because after enduring countless Super Bowls and March Madnesses, it’s our time to shine.

Official Olympic Heat Sheets Posted on Rio2016.com

The official heat sheets for the swimming portion of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games have been posted on Rio2016.com. Click…

Therese Alshammar Named to Carry Swedish Flag at 6th Olympics

After qualifying for a record-setting 6th Olympics, Therese Alshammar will carry the Swedish flag in the opening ceremonies on Friday evening.

CAS Rules Yulia Efimova Still Not Eligible to Compete in 2016 Olympics

Yulia Efimova has lost her appeal in front of the CAS, finalizing her 2016 Olympic fate.

ROC, IOC Confirm Morozov and Lobintsev for Rio Olympics

It’s officially official: Vlad Morozov (above) and Nikita Lobintsev have been confirmed to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Coughlin to Join Local NBC Station for Nightly “Olympic Moment” Piece

Natalie Coughlin will join her local Bay Area NBC station for a nightly segment called “The Olympic Moment of the Day with Natalie Coughlin.”

Aussies Reportedly Face ‘Soupy-Looking’ Water In Rio Warm-up Pool

Three Australian swimmers chose to leave the Olympic Aquatic Stadium’s warm-up pool due to ‘cloudy’ water conditions.

Sun Yang Reportedly Antagonizes Rival Mack Horton In Rio Warm-up Pool

Sun Yang has reportedly been involved in another warm-up ‘altercation’.

Russians Call Possible Paralympic Ban ‘Inhumane’

The entire Russian team could be banned from the Paralympic Games in Rio, with the International Paralympic Committee set to…

Rio Torch Relay Day 93: Torch Passes Through Rio de Janeiro

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Morozov, Lobintsev Approved For Rio Olympics, TASS Reports

Russian news site TASS reports that swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a decision still coming on Yulia Efimova.

Australian WP Players Quarantined After Contracting Illness in Rome

Four Australian Olympic water polo players have been quarantined after catching an illness in Rome.

Phelps: “I Don’t Know If I’ve Ever Competed In A Clean Sport”

Says Michael Phelps when asked about doping in sport, “I think I can honestly say in my whole career I don’t know if I have ever competed in a clean sport.”

Rio Announces Musical Performers for Opening Ceremonies

Rio has announced the musical performers who will be starting off the Olympic Games at the Opening Ceremonies.

CAS Adjourns Efimova Doping Proceedings Until Thursday

Yulia Efimova’s arbitration with the IOC, ROC, and FINA has begun in Rio and been adjourned until Thursday.

Rio Torch Relay Day 92: Torch Just Across The Bay From Rio

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

CAS Pushes Morozov, Lobintsev Decision to IOC

Nikita Lobintsev (above) and Vlad Morozov, with three Olympic medals between them, will have their Rio 2016 fates pushed off to the IOC.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Simone Manuel

Meet first-time Olympian Simone Manuel.  A sprinter from Sugar Land, Texas, Manuel burst onto the scene as a high schooler, setting American…

World #1 Bruno Fratus Says His Back is Healed and Ready for Rio

Bruno Fratus has been battling a back injury since 2008, but says that it is “100%” and ready for Rio.

Michael Phelps’ Special Edition Shoes Feature Son’s Footprint

There’s something special hidden inside Michael Phelps’ shoes, giving the GOAT some extra motivation in Rio.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Ryan Held

After a big swim in the B-final at the 2015 Summer Nationals, Ryan Held jumped on the radar as an Olympic Team candidate. Held, a first-time Olympian, made another leap in 2016 to earn a spot on the 4×100 freestyle relay

Poll: American Interest in Olympics Hits All Time Low

With all of the negative attention surrounding the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio, it doesn’t come as a surprise…

Michael Phelps Selected As U.S. Flag Bearer At Rio Opening Ceremony

Meet Team USA’s official flag bearer for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Hali Flickinger

Hali Flickinger, who recently finished up her collegiate swimming career with the Georgia Bulldogs, will be swimming the 200 fly for Team USA next week in Rio

The Official SwimSwam Rio 2016 Olympics Preview Schedule

Don’t miss a second of our pre-Olympic coverage with this handy central bookmark post, where we’ll link out to our event-by-event previews as they drop and track our medalist predictions as we make them.

2016 Summer Olympic Games Pick ‘Em Contest, Presented by TYR

The overall contest winner will receive a TYR Avictor suit.

European Sports Books Release Olympic Swimming Odds

The odds in this article are provided for entertainment purposes only. If you have strong opinions about who’s going to…

Michael Phelps’ First Practice In Rio (Photo Vault)

Newly-announced Team USA flag bearer Michael Phelps gets his first practice in after arriving in Rio.

Inge Dekker Drops 100 Butterfly From Olympic Schedule

Dutch swimmer Inge Dekker decides to drop the 100m butterfly from her Rio repertoire.

Team USA’s 2016 Rio Flag Bearer To Be Announced On Today Show This AM

Tune in to NBC’s The Today Show to find out which U.S. athlete will become flag bearer during the 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Two-Time NCAA Champion Joseph Schooling Drops 200 Fly in Rio

Double defending NCAA champion and U.S. Open recordholder in short course yards, Joseph Schooling has opted to drop the 200 meter butterfly at the Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympic Pool Evacuated Because of Suspicious Object

The Olympic aquatic center was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious object was found inside, Australia’s News.com reports. The object turned out to be either an electrician’s toolbox or a misplaced backpack, according to the Australian site.

Josh Prenot One of Seven Sea Lions on U.S. Olympic Team (Zodiac Stats)

Josh Prenot is a sea lion, and you’ll find out why below.

Rio Torch Relay Day 91: Seven Cities With Only Four Days Left

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Families Go To Great Lengths To Cheer On Their Olympians

For families and friends eager to see their Olympians compete in person, they’ve gotten creative with developing the means to make it happen.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: David Plummer

After contemplating retirement after wrapping up college swimming nearly eight years ago and heartbreak four years ago, backstroker David Plummer made his first Olympic team last month

The Avg. Team USA Olympic Swimmer is 23.3 Years Old (Birthday Stats)

Sorry, David. You are more than seven years over the average age. Try a little harder.

FINA Denies Reports Lobintsev and Morozov Have Been Confirmed for Rio

Will they or won’t they? FINA’s latest statement adds to the confusion over who is swimming in Rio and who isn’t.

Spread The Olympic Fever With New Twitter Emojis

Enhanced your Olympic tweeting experience with newly-released Games-themed emojis.

Meet Rio’s Youngest Olympian, Swimmer Gaurika Singh From Nepal

Nepalese swimmer Gaurika Singh is set to be the youngest competitor at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Representing Nepal…

3+ Meter Waves Slam Copacabana Beach, Site of Open Water Swimming

The Copacabana Beach that will play home to marathon swimming, among other sports, at the 2016 Olympic Games, has been lashed with huge waves.

Russians Morozov, Lobintsev Are Cleared To Compete In Rio, Says FINA

Vlad Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev are cleared to compete in Rio, according to Russian state-run media outlet TASS.

Kirsty Coventry Becomes Flag Bearer Once Again For Zimbabwe

Watch Kirsty Coventry carry Zimbabwe’s flag during the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony on August 5th.

CAS Decisions On Morozov, Lobintsev Expected Tuesday

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it will make decisions Tuesday, August 2 on whether Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev can compete in the Rio Olympics, with a decision on Yulia Efimova coming later on.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Leah Smith

Meet first-time Olympian and distance freestyle extraordinaire Leah Smith, who will be competing in the 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, and 4×200 freestyle in Rio

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Ryan Murphy

Meet first-time Olympian Ryan Murphy, a record-setting backstroker with a legendary high school and college career with the Bolles School Sharks and Cal Bears. Next up: keeping the U.S. backstroke winning streak alive in Rio

Meet the 2016 US Olympic Swim Team: Abbey Weitzeil

Weitzeil is a sprint freestyle specialist and was champion of both the 50 and 100 freestyles at the 2016 US Olympic Trials in Omaha earlier this summer.

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Michael Phelps

The most decorated Olympian of all time. The most famous swimmer in the world. The G.O.A.T.

Rio Torch Relay Day 90: Six More Cities In Rio de Janeiro

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Cool Weather Means Lower Risk of Zika Virus at Olympics (FORECAST)

With the Opening Ceremonies set to take place on Friday and the first day of competition to begin on Saturday,…

Korean Swimmer Park Tae Hwan Arrives In Rio

Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan got his first practice in after having arrived in Rio.

U.S. Olympic Swim Team Flying on Mark Cuban’s Plane to Rio

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team is flying on Mark Cuban’s plane to Rio. Cuban is a billionaire investor and…

Phelps, Ledecky Reportedly Both On Team USA 4×100 Free Relay Line-ups

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky may kick-off their Rio 2016 Olympic campaigns with the 4x100m freestyle relay event.

Ryan Lochte’s New Look Is Spreading

Ryan Lochte isn’t the only 2016 Olympian to sport a new ‘do.

Controlled Explosion Training Drill Carried Out In Rio Olympic Stadium

An explosion rumored to come from a suspicious object within the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro turned out to be a controlled explosion performed as a training exercise Sunday night.

WADA Cancels Rio Press Conference After McLaren Report

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has cancelled its press conference at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which had been set…

What Time are Prelims and Finals for the 2016 Rio Olympics?

2016 Rio Olympic Games August 6th-13th, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “What time does swimming start at the Olympics where…

2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Chinese 3-Peat in Peril in Women’s 200 Fly

Though the world record is safe in the women’s 200 fly, China’s dominance in the event on the world stage is less certain.

Forget the Grill, Ryan Lochte Has a New Hairdo for Rio

What would Ryan Lochte do… if he forgot his grill at home and needed to express himself in a different way at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? No stranger to the spotlight, Lochte has always enjoyed expressing his quirkiness through his fashion.

Brazil Opens Metro Line 4, Key Legacy Of 2016 Olympic Bid

One major piece of pre-Olympic construction opened in Brazil today: the Metro Line 4, a high-speed train that could potentially serve upwards of 300,000 people daily.

Australia Tabs Diver Brittany O’Brien To Replace Injured Broben In Rio

Australia has named 18-year-old Brittany O’Brien to its Olympic diving roster to replace the injured Brittany Broben.

Rio Torch Relay Day 89: Four More Cities On The Way To Rio

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Jordan Wilimovsky

Meet Jordan Wilimovsky, who will be swimming in the pool and in open water in Rio. He’ll be the first American…

Rio Roll Call: Final Look At the Olympic Relay Entries

A final look at the relay entries for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Adding To Their Rio Headache, Aussies’ Laptops Stolen During Fire

The Australian Olympic contingent in Rio continues to get their Games off to a rocky start.

IOC Creates 3-Member Panel to Finalize Decisions on Russian Athletes

The IOC has set up a three-member panel that it says will have final review authority over which Russian athletes are and are not accepted into the Olympic Games, including swimmer Vlad Morozov (above).

Benefactor Contributes To Aussies’ Charter Flight To Rio

The Australian Olympic Swimming Team is ready to make its way to Rio de Janeiro this weekend after having spent…

Rio Torch Relay Day 88: Six Cities In The State of Rio de Janeiro

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Michael Klim Joins Australian Team In Auburn To ‘Cap’ Off Staging Camp

Michael Klim joined the Australian team on their final night of Olympic Staging Camp for their Gold Cap Presentations.

Michael Phelps Possibly On Team USA Flag Bearer Short List For Rio

22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is among those athletes potentially in the running to become the United States’ flag bearer during Rio’s Opening Ceremony on August 5th.

Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned from Olympics

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced that it will ban the entire Russian Weightlifting Federation from participating in the…

Rio Travel Advice on Zika, Safety & More from Dr. Albert Levy

Going to Rio? Dr. Albert Levy has advice on how best to stay safe, healthy, and Zika-free during your travels.

2016 Rio Olympic Preview: Women’s 200 Back & The Aussie Monopoly

Defending Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Missy Franklin faces off against Aussie duet Emily Seebohm, the 2015 world champion, and Belinda Hocking. Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu and Olympic newcomer Maya DiRado, among others, will add to the drama of this amazing race.

‘Small Fire’ in the Olympic Village Forces Australian Team to Evacuate

The Australian team was hesitant to move in to the Olympic village when they first arrived in Rio, and opted…

Protesters Disrupt Olympic Torch Relay In Brazil (Video)

Protesters took to the streets yesterday, on day 86 of the Olympic torch relay, disrupting the relay in protest of…

Rio Torch Relay Day 87: Torch Continues Through Rio de Janeiro

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

Lochte To Try “Dry Season” Prior To Games For First Time

Ryan Lochte has stated he plans to do a “dry” season prior to the Olympics for the first time in his career.

Russia Plans Final Olympic Roster Announcement This Weekend

The Russian Ministry of Sport and the Russian Olympic Committee plan to announce the final composition of their Olympic roster…

Team USA 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfits Revealed

Introducing Team USA’s Opening Ceremony attire, as designed by Ralph Lauren.

Cate Campbell on 100 Free: “Everyone Is the Hunted! I Am the Underdog”

Some of the Australian Olympic swim team members spoke with the press yesterday about the upcoming Olympic Games. Cate Campbell and Matt Abood…

British Swimmers Make Final Olympic Preparations In Brazil

Adam Peaty and his British Olympic teammates are currently training just 40 minutes outside of Rio.

At Least 8 More Russian Sports Allowed Into Olympics Unscathed

After the IOC’s directive that International Sporting Federations (IFs) apply standards for participation for Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics…

Rio Torch Relay Day 85: Four Cities In São Paulo

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

FINA Releases What They Say to Be “Final” Entry Lists for Rio

After numerous invitational mishaps, confusion on the Olympic qualification process, and the Russian doping scandal, FINA has released the “final”…

Vlad Morozov to Appeal Rio Ban to CAS, According to Salnikov

Vladimir Salnikov, president of the Russian Swimming Federation, announced in a press conference that Russian sprinter and gold medal contender Vlad…

Putin Says Fewer Russian Athletes Competing Means Medals ‘Devalued’

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the Russian Olympic punishment as a ‘double standard.’

Rio Torch Relay Day 84: Ilhabela, An Island Off the Coast of São Paulo

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

2016 Rio Olympic Preview: Larkin Looks To End US Dominance In 200 Back

Australian Mitch Larkin will look to end the Americans streak of five straight Olympic wins in the men’s 200 back.

NBC Reportedly Requesting Change To Order Of Parade Of Nations

According to Brazilian newspaper Agora São Paulo, NBC, which holds the broadcasting rights for the Olympic Games in the United…

Vlad Morozov Releases Statement on Facebook Page About Olympic Ban

Vlad Morozov says that tests by 5 different anti-doping agencies prove his innocence.