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.
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)
Kane Radford and the rest of the New Zealand swimmers are ready for great racing in Barcelona. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
Wisconsin’s Michael Weiss took the 2nd seed in the men’s 400 IM as the Russians and the Americans are both lined up to win at least 5 more medals in the last pool session of the meet on Tuesday evening. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Petra Chocova not only bettered Yulia Efimova in the women’s 50 breast prelim, she also broke Megan Jendrick’s meet record. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
China’s Sun Yang has had his conditioning publicly questioned by his coach, but he’s still a favorite in the 1500 in which he holds the World Record. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Ryan Lochte’s breaststroke leg should make the difference between him and Kosuke Hagino at Worlds. (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)
The Russians took the top seed in three of the five prelims events on Thursday in Kazan. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
All signs abroad are that James “the Missile” Magnussen has his sights set on a 100 freestyle gold in Barcelona. (Photo: Swimming Australia)
The Canadians, Russians, an Americans all got off to a hot start, and Russia may have gotten a boost for a Worlds gold in the 400 free relay. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Three of the world’s top 9 200 breaststrokers on the women’s side will swim at the World University Games this week.. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Australian James Magnussen who leads the world in the 100 freestyle this year having posted a time of 47.53 in…
FINA has stripped both of Mads Glaesner’s World Championship medals, and awarded them to the next-highest placed finishers. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte now owns both sprint records on the Continent.