Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon was dealt a bit of a blow this week when it was realized that she hadn’t hit the FINA A standards in the relevant qualifying period. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
This hotel, as Tweeted by Ash Delaney this morning, will be home base for the Australians in Barcelona.
“In a country where cricket, soccer and rugby soak up all the media and sponsors, 21 year old Chad Le Clos became a nationally-celebrated icon after beating his idol Michael Phelps in the 200 metre butterfly in London…” (Photo Credit: US PRESSwire)
The Brazilians did it again in Barcelona, grabbing two medals in the second women’s open water event. This time, though, it included gold. (Stock Photo: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)
Swimming Australia has a great team of people behind the scenes at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain…
“That was probably one of the hardest 10k’s I’ve done,” said Balazs, who turned 23 earlier this month. “It’s one of the ones that I’m most proud of also. Everyone stayed together the entire time. It was just fight, fight, fight, none of the girls would give up and the pack never spread out.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
More than 900 athletes from 159 clubs are expected to battle for titles from Wednesday through Monday at Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex on Ile Ste-Hélène. Female swimmers will compete in the 12-and-under, 13-and-under, 15-and-under and 16-18 age groups, while the males are divided into 13-and-under, 14-and-under, 15-and-under, 16-and-under and 17-18. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Since the 2008 Olympics in Beijing there have been three men that have consistently found themselves on the medal podium…
Andi Murez adds another gold to team USA’s collection with her record-breaking swim in the 200m freestyle. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Fernando Ernest dos Santos won the biggest swimoff of the year just a few days shy of the 2013 World Championships. (Photo of Dos Santos from Maria Lenk: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)
“I’m one of the strongest guys out there and I know I could have come first. It’s just so disappointing that I made such an amateur mistake and I didn’t notice the turning buoy pass on my right,” Weinberger said after the race. “I know I’m better than that.” (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)
Andi Murez and Leah Goldman went 1-2 in the first women’s swimming race of the 2013 Maccabiah Games. (Photo Courtesy: Leah Goldman)
Swimming Australia chief Michael Scott is declining requests for athletes to interview in their week-long staging camp in Barcelona this week. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
A huge upset in diving came on the men’s 10-meter synchro platform, diving outside against a backdrop of scenic Barcelona. Sascha Klein (featured image credit: Lars Bormann) and Patrick Hausding enlisted a major upset when the best Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang for the title, earning Germany’s second medal of the championships.