International

Matti Mattsson Mints Finnish 200 BR National Record (2:08.51) in Helsinki

Matti Mattsson highlighted day one Helsinki finals with a new Finnish national record in the 200 breast at 2:08.51, now No. 15 all-time in European history.

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Michelle Coleman Happy with Consistency, Looking for Closing Speed in Helsinki

Swedish Olympian Michelle Coleman says that she’s pleased with her consistency of results of late, but is ready to taper and pick up her final speed.

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McSharry Continues Record Breaking Form with New Standard in the 200 Breast

McSharry is now just four tenths of a second from the Olympic qualifying time in the event following her swim of 2:25.92.

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British Swimming CEO Jack Buckner Managing the Olympic Effort Through COVID

British Swimming CEO Jack Buckner drops in on the SwimSwam Pod. Buckner leads Team U.K. into the Olympics with a long list of stars like Adam Peaty.

International Olympic Committee Announces First-Ever Olympic Virtual Series

Inaugural Olympic Virtual Series to include International Federations and Game Publishers in Baseball, Cycling, Rowing, Sailing and Motor Sport.

Brazil Adds Dizotti, Lorscheitter, Souza and Spajari to Olympic Roster

Dizotti became the first woman to qualify for Brazil’s 2021 Olympic roster in an individual, pool event after breaking the National 1500 free Record tonight.

2021 Brazil Olympic Trials – Day 4 Live Recap

Beatriz Dizotti broke the Brazilian Record in the women’s 1500 free on Thursday to book her first Olympic qualification.

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2021 Belarus Open Day One: Shymanovich Qualifies for Tokyo with 58.77 BR

Belarusian Ilya Shymanovich has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with his 100 breast World No. 6 swim of 58.77, clearing the automatic cut of 59.93.

The IOC Athletes’ Commission Releases Recommendations on Rule 50

The IOC AC has issued recommendations on Rule 50, which covers how athletes are allowed to express themselves during the Olympic Games.

Faster Than Dressel, 16-Yr-Old Popovici Nails 49.09 100 Free Personal Best

Romanian 16-year-old David Popovici put on a freestyle show in Ukraine over the weekend, raining personal bests in the process.

Indian Swimmer Alleges Timing Manipulation At Uzebkistan Open Championships

Indian swimmer Likhit Selvaraj Prema says meet organizers at the Uzbekistan Open manipulated results to create more Olympic qualifying times.

Danielle Hill Reclaims 100 Free Irish Record, McGeever Breaks 400 Free Mark

Two more national records fell tonight in Dublin at the Irish Olympic Trials, though no new Tokyo qualifiers came out of the session.

16-Yr-Old Tuncel Lowers Own Turkish 800 Free Record – 8:26.06

Teenager Merve Tuncel tore it up in her native Turkey tonight, registering a new 800m free national record en route to gold.

Andre Souza Leads Brazilian Trials 100 FR Prelims at PR 48.0, Six Men Break 49

Marcelo Chierighini, meanwhile, snuck into the final tonight at sixth with a 48.95, over a second off of his lifetime best 47.68 from 2019.

High-Level International Meets For May 2021

Let’s dive on into another hectic month of Olympic-qualifying action, with May also including the European Championships.