China’s Xu Jiayu lit the Water Cube on fire, earning the 5th fastest 50m backstroke time ever.
A couple of twists characterized day 2 prelims of the FINA World Cup in Beijing, including a rare miss by Hungarian Katinka Hosszu.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was in full-in Iron Lady mode, while Vlad Morozov did damage for the men on night 1 in Beijing.
Check out what’s new with Michael Phelps, Grant Hackett, Satomi Suzuki and Yip Pin Xiu in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.
Alexander Graham and Maddie Groves each earned prestigious awards from Bond University in Australia for their swimming efforts over the past year.
Chinese backstroker Xu Jiayu made it happen tonight in Beijing, scoring a new National Record in the men’s 200m back.
Back to her Iron Lady ways, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu put on a show across several events this morning in Beijing.
Andrew Baildon, double Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist, has been appointed member of the Swimming Australia Board for the next 3 years.
Emily Seebohm surpassed yet another historic mark in her storied career, collecting her 31st Short Course Australian National title.
Although a few notable names will be absent, key talent such as Michael Andrew will keep the competition fierce at the FINA World Cup stop in Beijing this weekend.
Check out the action shots from this year’s Australian Short Course Championships in Melbourne.
Said Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers on teammate Thomas Fraser-Holmes’ return to an elite international squad, “That was one of the most inspirational races I’ve ever witnessed. This guys been through it all over the past 18 months, but is now back on top!”
Campbell was named the Olympic Program Swimmer of the Year, while Matthew Levy won the same award for the Paralympic Program.
Although Kyle Chalmers, Emma McKeon and Lani Pallister are among those opting out of Hangzhou, the 20-strong Aussie line-up for this December’s Short Course World Championships is ripe with talent both new and seasoned.
Cameron McEvoy proved his back once again, doubling up on his 100 free from night 1 with a commanding victory in the 50m free on the final night in Melbourne.