This is the entire “Opening Ceremonies” show, one hour and twenty-seven minutes, for the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (Image courtesy of FINA)
Ruta Meilutyte reacts with great emotion after breaking the 100m breaststroke Lithuanian, European, World Championship, and World Records in 1:04.35. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
The first finisher was Brazil’s Cesar Cielo, who defended his title in 23.01. Cielo can’t rely on his start like he once did, and so he had to have a perfect finish, which it appeared that he did. He also did the race in a no-breather, which he says is the first time he’s ever done that on the 50 fly. (Image Courtesy of Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
“France celebrates the men’s 4×100 free relay as Adrian looks on…” (File Photo: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Ryan Lochte got his spot on finals, but he took the spot of who swam very well in prelims. That means that he needs to swim fast to prove it wasn’t a bad decision by the American coaches. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
YOU CANNOT QUESTION MEGAN ROMANO’S RELAY ABILITIES! Megan Romano stepped up on Sunday morning’s prelims at the 2013 FINA World…
The Americans looked great in prelims, but Nathan Adrian needs to be focused in his Barcelona debut to hold of Russia and Australia. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Rowdy Gaines’ view of the pool for the upcoming World Championships. (Courtesy: Rowdy Gaines)
There’s a lot of weight on Kevin Cordes’ shoulders in the 400 medley relay, as he’ll need to be competitive with Australia’s Christian Sprenger.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will swim 6 individual events in Barcelona. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
JEAH – A full list of how to follow every bit of the 2013 World Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
FINA’s Technical Swimming Congress rejected the second major proposal on the table about how to clear up underwater pullouts in a vote on Friday.
FINA has approved a number of rules changes, and will begin coed relays at the 2014 Short Course World Championships, but they rejected changes to the breaststroke rules.
Fernando Ernest dos Santos won the biggest swimoff of the year just a few days shy of the 2013 World Championships. (Photo of Dos Santos from Maria Lenk: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)
MIssy Franklin (right) is the defending Olympic Champion in the 100 back, but her future training partner Liz Pelton (left) is looking to crash the podium party in Barcelona. (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)