New Zealand and Oceania

2022 Swammy Awards: World Championships — Women’s Edition

in this article, SwimSwam recognizes the best overall, breakout, relay, and junior female swimmers from this year’s world championship meet.


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With 3 46-Point Splits, Chalmers’ Heroics Boost Australia (Day 8 Oceania Recap)

Even though he didn’t medal individually here in Budapest, Chalmers helped Australia earn medals in two out of the three relays that he swam on.


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Erika Fairweather Tests Positive for COVID-19

New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather tested positive for COVID on Day 5 of 2022 Worlds, forcing her to withdraw from the 4×100 mixed freestyle relay team.

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For Aussies, Disappointment Doesn’t Come Without Redemption (Day 7 Oceania Recap)

Two days ago, I posted an article about the struggles that the Aussies were facing at this worlds. I’m happy to say that the article did not age very well.

Through O’Callaghan, Aussies Maintain Excellence In 100 Free (Day 6 Oceania Recap)

O’Callaghan becomes the fifth Australian to win the women’s 100 free, making the country the most-decorated in the event alongside East Germany.

In Spite Of COVID-19, Clareburt Is Still Performing Well (Day 4 Oceania Recap)

Despite having COVID-19 before the meet started, Lewis Clareburt still managed to finish fourth in the 400 IM and make the 200 IM final.

The United States Wreaks Havoc On Worlds Day 2 Medal Table

America’s Caeleb Dressel did his thing in the men’s 50m fly, wreaking further havoc on the overall swimming medal table through two days of competition.

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Budapest 2022, Oceania Day 2: So…Was McKeown’s Decision Worth It?

McKeown dropped the 100 back to avoid a finals session double and focus on the 200 IM finals, where she ended up taking silver in a time of 2:08.57.

SwimSwam’s 2022 World Championships Fantasy Draft: Day 2 Points Check-In

Take a look at how the points are stacking up so far for the SwimSwam 2022 World Championships Fantasy Draft after 2 days of racing.

2022 World Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Check in here to follow along with all the action in Budapest as we get into the second night of racing at the 2022 World Championships.

Budapest 2022, Oceania Day 1: Aussie Men Stepping Up When Unexpected

After failing to medal at the Olympics despite having the top time in the world, Elijah Winnington roared back this year to take Oceania’s first Worlds medal.

In Spite of Record-Setting Top Ends, Times-to-Advance Slow at Budapest 2022

American Torri Huske was the top qualifier out of prelims in the women’s 100 meter butterfly on Saturday morning. While top end times were fast, the session lacked depth.

2022 World Champs Previews: Armstrong & Murphy Chase 51 in the Men’s 100 Back

Hunter Armstrong and Ryan Murphy are on the verge of another 51-second performance in the 100 backstroke, but it’s the rising star versus the veteran.

185 FINA Member Federations Send Pool Swimmers to 2022 World Championships

Turks & Caicos is one of three FINA member federations that did not participate in the 2019 World Championships but will in 2022.

Kyle Chalmers, Kristof Milak Scratch 50 Fly at 2022 World Championships

Australian Kyle Chalmers has revealed new abilities in the butterfly races this year, but he’ll drop one of his two individual events at Worlds.