Canada

Thormeyer Lowers Canadian Record After Being Last Minute Sub In 200 Back

Scratched into the 200 back semi-finals on less than 90 minutes notice, Markus Thormeyer broke a 10-year-old Canadian Record to qualify for the final.

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Katie Ledecky to Return to Competition for the USA in 4×200 Free Relay

After scratching the 200 free prelims and 1500 free final due to illness, the USA’s Katie Ledecky will return to competition tonight in Gwangju.

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Rathwell Wins 200 Back On Day 1 Of Canadian Junior Championships

Regan Rathwell kicked off her busy program at the Canadian Junior Championships with a win in the women’s 200 backstroke on Wednesday in Calgary.

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FINA Reportedly Threatens Bans and Revocation of Medals Over Podium Protests

FINA issued a new Code of Conduct provision prohibiting athletes from “any political, religious or discriminatory statement or behaviour.”

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Caeleb Dressel Scares American Record with 47.3 in 100 Free Prelims

Though he wasn’t able to match his 2017 speed on the 400 free relay on night one, the USA’s Caeleb Dressel looks like his freestyle is in top form.

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Kylie Masse Becomes First Woman To Repeat In 100 Back Since 1975

Kylie Masse became the first woman to defend her World title since the event’s inaugural winner Ulrike Richter of East Germany did so in 1973 and 1975.

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Canadian Junior Championships Set To Kick Off Wednesday From Calgary

Regan Rathwell enters the Canadian Junior Championships entered in nine events, including the open water 3k and top seeds in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

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NORTH AMERICA: Women’s 100 Breast, Back Strong Points Amid Rollercoaster Day 3

North American women took four of the top six spots in the 100 back final Tuesday, but not in the order you’d quite expect.

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Rikako Ikee Responds To Fly Medalists’ Special Message From Gwangju

Japanese ace Rikako Ikee responds via Instagram story to the women’s 100m fly medalists’ message of solidarity from last in Gwangju.

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Taylor Ruck Makes 3 of Top 4 Seeds in 200 Free Scratches at World Championships

Unlike Emma McKeon and Katie Ledecky, Commonwealth Games champion Taylor Ruck was a healthy scratch from the 200 free on Tuesday.

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2019 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty made history last night as the first man to ever break 57 in the 100 breast semis. Tonight, he may lower his World Record further.

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MacNeil Shocks Sjostrom, Becomes #2 Performer Of All-Time In 100 Fly

Canadian Maggie MacNeil shocked Sarah Sjostrom to win gold in the women’s 100 fly, becoming the #2 performer of all-time in 55.83.

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NORTH AMERICA: MacNeil Stuns, Dressel Dominates – But US Fades in Longer Events

Day two of Worlds saw some serious highs for North Americans, but also highlighted a trend we’re seeing so far in the United States’ swims.

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USA and Australia Tied Atop Medal Table After Day 2

The USA got a gold from Caeleb Dressel in the 50 fly, while Australia’s total was boosted by Emma McKeon earning bronze in the 100 fly.

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Caeleb Dressel Cracks American Record, World Championship Record in 50 Fly

Dressel stepped up for the 50 fly semifinals, clocking in at 22.57 to break the American Record and Championship Record.

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