New Zealand and Oceania

And it’s Vacation Time!

Now that the World Championships and the first two World Cup stops have concluded it is time for many of the top swimmers in the world to take some well deserved time off.

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Hosszu Does it Again Breaking Her Fourth World Record in Two Days

And she did it again. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has broken her fourth World Record in two days at the World Cup in Eindhoven…(Courtesy of FINA)

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Hosszu, Kromowidjojo and le Clos Set World Marks in Eindhoven

Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu started the meet off with roar in prelims swim breaking the 200 IM world record breaking American Julia Smit’s 2009 record of 2:04.60 by posting a time of 204.39… (Courtesy of FINA)

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Start Lists Unveiled for Eindhoven World Cup, Katinka Has 11 Entries

Just days after winning two World Championships, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu is back to her insane racing schedules. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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2013 FINA World Championships Day 8 Finals Real-Time Recaps

With the Americans victory in the 4 x 100 medley relay Missy Franklin collects her sixth gold, the most by any woman at a world championships… (Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Euro Report, Day 7 – Meilutyte Makes it Look Easy

Coming into Barcelona Meilutyte lifetime best had been a 29.96 that she posted in June, which at the time was impressive and just over a month later it seems a bit pedestrian for her… (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

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2013 FINA World Championships Day 7 Finals Real-Time Recaps

Chad le Clos of South Africa won his first major international title in the 100 butterfly today in Barcelona winning in a lifetime best of 51.06. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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2013 FINA World Championships Day 6 Finals Real-Time Recaps

Before the events began Australian Cate Campbell was asked if this race felt like revenge after missing the 2012 individual event at the Olympics due to illness, she corrected the interviewer, not revenge, motivation…. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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2013 FINA World Championships Day 5 Finals REAL-TIME RECAPS

James Magnussen returns to the top of the 100 free mountain winning the 2013 FINA World Championship! (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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2013 FINA World Championships: Day 5 Finals Preview

Ryan Lochte is still on the hunt for his first gold medal of the 2013 FINA World Championships, and perhaps his best chance comes on Thursday evening. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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Looking at World Championships a Little Differently

We have an opportunity to look at statistics some nations will use to judge their success at World Championships rather than just by medals… (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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2013 FINA World Championships, Day 4 FINALS REAL-TIME RECAPS

Missy Franklin has been nothing but golden at this meet. Though she scratched the 50 backstroke semifinal, her most vulnerable event, she is now three-for-three in finals with gold medals, swimming a 1:54.81 for victory in the women’s 200 free. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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World Championships, Day 4/Wednesday Finals Preview

Was Federica Pellegrini’s semi-finals performance in the 200 free for real? Is she back? (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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2013 World Championships Day 3 FINALS Real-Time Recaps

Olympic Champion, Matt Grevers, defends his 100 back crown, going 1-2 with teammate David Plummer. (Photo Courtesy: FINA)

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The End of an Era: Ledecky Breaks 1500 Meter Free World Record

Two 16-year old World Record breakers, in the same meet? Unbelievable. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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