Disclaimer: Blueseventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…
If you told Olympic-only swim fans (aka those who only realize the sport exists when it’s on mainstream NBC) that a 17-year-old from Canada was stealing the show in the early goings of 2018, they’d expect Olympic co-champ Penny Oleksiak. But it’s Taylor Ruck who is dominating the Commonwealth Games, most notably with her Commonwealth record 200 free.
Before this week, the fastest women’s 100 free split in world history was 51.59 – barely more than a tenth faster than the 100 free world record from a flat start.
This week, we break down the swim that ultimately turned the meet for Texas – a redemption-fueled 100 back from John Shebat.
Ella Eastin had the finest meet of any swimmer at the 2018 NCAA Championships, breaking 2 American records, winning three individual events and two relays. Over the course of three days, Eastin beat a number of swimming elite – most notably in her 400 IM.
Excepting the women’s NCAA Championships (which we’ll consider all at once for next week’s Swim of the Week), the boys of North Allegheny High School grabbed headlines this week for taking down a national high school record set by some serious swimming names.
Arizona freshman Brooks Fail had a stellar last chance meet swim on Saturday in one of the toughest events to time trial by oneself: the 500 free.
Disclaimer: BlueSeventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…