FINA World Swimming Championships Day 1 Finals Photo Vault

Surprises, world record, world championships records – yup day one had a lot in store.  We’ve got some images from the day from our photographer Mike Lewis who’s on the ground in Kazan Russia at Day 1 of the FINA world swimming championships helping bring us the visual story line.

Connor Jaeger in the finals of the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Connor Jaeger in the finals of the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Sung Yang in the prelims of the 400 free at the 2015 FINA world championships in Kazan (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Sung Yang in the prelims of the 400 free at the 2015 FINA world championships in Kazan (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael McBroom in the prelims of the men's 400 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael McBroom in the prelims of the men’s 400 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katinka Hosszu 200 IM 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katinka Hosszu 200 IM 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katie Ledecky off the blocks in the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katie Ledecky off the blocks in the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katie Ledecky in the prelims of the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katie Ledecky in the prelims of the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Chad Le Clos in the prelims of the 50 fly at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Chad Le Clos in the prelims of the 50 fly at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Aleksanr Krasnykh (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Aleksanr Krasnykh (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Lauren Boyle at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Lauren Boyle at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael McBroom in the prelims of the men's 400 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael McBroom in the prelims of the men’s 400 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Sarah Sjostrom sets world record in the 100 fly at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Sarah Sjostrom sets world record in the 100 fly at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Pap Jonga of Gambia swims the prelims of the 50 fly at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Pap Jonga of Gambia swims the prelims of the 50 fly at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Columian Maria Alvarez Pugliese swims the prelims of the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Columian Maria Alvarez Pugliese swims the prelims of the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Jeremy Bagshaw (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Jeremy Bagshaw (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Connor Jaeger in the prelims of the 400 free at the 2015 FINA world championships in Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Connor Jaeger in the prelims of the 400 free at the 2015 FINA world championships in Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Clown fan at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Clown fan at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

James Guy wins silver medal in the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

James Guy wins silver medal in the 400 free at at the 2015 FINA world championships Kazan Russia (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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