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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Hulkko Wants to Be 1:07.0 In Helsinki Finals Following Recent 100 BR Finnish NR

Ida Hulkko broke the 100 BR Finnish record at 1:06.90 in Stockholm, yet settled for a 1:08.70 AM effort in Helsinki, placing second behind Jenna Laukkanen.

Robert Greenwood To Head Up Madrid National Training Center

The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) has appointed British coach Robert Greenwood as the new head coach of the Madrid National Training Center.

Russia Announces Tentative Olympic Roster, European Champs Roster

Veronika Andrusenko (above) is one of four swimmers who didn’t qualify at the Olympic Trials, but who have been to Russia’s tentative Olympic roster.

Danish Swimming Federation Releases European C’ships Roster

50m freestyle Olympic champion Pernille Blume is among the Danish athletes nominated to the European Championships roster.

Danielle Hill, Victoria Catterson Post Irish Records in Dublin at Day 2 Finals

Danielle Hill lowered her own Irish record in the 100 back final, taking it from 1:00.48 done in semifinals last night down to a 1:00.34, just off the cut.