World Junior Record holder Nicolo Martingenghi underwent tonsil surgery this week.
He was out in a 1:01.54, then came back very well in the final 50 to secure the new personal best and national record.
Only one woman previously held all of the top ten times– Karin Prinsloo, who is the national record holder at 54.48 from 2014.
Swimming Australia will select its team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Australian Swimming Trials in February and March of 2018.
#3 – Keep moving. Sitting down and slumping into your breakfast will only keep you in that half-asleep mode.
Chad le Clos won a pair of events to book more event entries at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He took the 200 fly in 1:58.01 and the 100 free in 49.74 at South Africa’s KZNA Premier Championships.
Kira Toussaint took down the 100 back national record while Arno Kammingo smashed his PR, breaking the 200 breast national record.
Philippe Guertin is retiring after a turbulent year in his relationship with Swimming Canada and its open water head coach, Mark Perry.
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The open water portion of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships has been cancelled to allow athletes to focus on the World Junior Open Water Championships the following month.
Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu recognizes greatness and inspiration in other sports’ athletes, including in American basketball icon Lebron James.
Despite getting dismissed from his club team for being “too old,” Bruno Fratus came back in a huge way with a pair of World Championships silver in 2017, which is why he is our 2017 Swammy Award winner for South American Swimmer of the Year.
Swimming Australia has announced the hosts for a slew of upcoming national meets, including the 2020 Australian Olympic Trials, which will return to Adelaide.
Russia’s Kliment Kolsenikov was the male star of the meet, winning 4 golds and 1 silver.
After winning Brazil’s first-ever long course world championships title, Brazilian backstroker Etiene Medeiros is our 2017 South American Female Swimmer of the Year.