No female swimmer has ever been as fast as Belarus’s Anastasiya Shkurdai in *both* the 100 fly (56.9) and 100 back (59.0), and she’s only 18.
Reflections from a swim parent on seeing their child’s entire senior collegiate season cancelled due to the pandemic.
In addition to her impressive track record, Seebohm was a big ISL talent this past season, ranked T-24th overall in the MVP rankings.
We’re into the big-time now. Every single athlete in our top 10 has either (1) a solid chance at multiple gold medals or (2) a solid chance at a world record.
40% of voters selected the 500 free into the 200 free relay as the toughest among four of high school swimming’s more-common back-to-back event combos.
As we crack the top 20, we’re starting to profile some of swimming’s best and most versatile talents – like freestyler, IMer, and relay hero Duncan Scott.
“I think Thursday is an important reminder, no matter what, to be mindful of the things we are thankful for in our lives.”
We’ve got a diverse set of ten swimmers in this group, including men like Ryosuke Irie who posted world-leading times in 2020.
Clyde Lewis had the fastest (legal) flat start 200 free at last summer’s World Championships, but wound up just 6th in the event final.
Yan Zibei is one of a number of men who could be higher on this list if it weren’t for Adam Peaty being such an overwhelming favorite for 100 breast gold.
Almost two-thirds of SwimSwam voters said it’s better to put your fastest swimmer last on a relay, with just under 40% preferring the ‘shotgun’ approach.
We start our countdown of the top 100 men and the top 100 women in world-level swimming heading into the 2021 Olympic year.
“We must do better to support one another and help us all develop into a more compassionate, more well-rounded community.”
Three-quarters of voters were more excited for the San Antonio stop of the Pro Swim Series than the Richmond stop, according to our most recent SwimSwam poll.
“It is time for our great swim community to rise up to the occasion.”