Brittany Maclean was absent for the 800 free relay preliminary heats, but Canada still managed to make the final qualifying 6th overall.
Phelps won his heat over Thiago Pereira with what appeared to be an extremely easy 1:58.41. Phelps and Lochte are set up for a potential final showdown in the final tomorrow night assuming they move past the semifinals.
Japanese teammates Rikako Ikee and Miki Uchida tied for 16th place in the prelims of the women’s 100 freestyle this morning, and now must compete in a swim-off to determine who will advance to the semifinals tonight.
Leonard De Deus set a new Brazilian national record in the prelims of the men’s 200 back Wednesday morning in Rio.
On day 5 in Rio, World Record holder Cate Campbell swam her way to a new Olympic Record with a 52.78 in the women’s 100 free prelims.
Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini was a no-show today during the 100 freestyle preliminaries.
In a statement, FINA, the world governing body for Olympic aquatic sports including swimming and diving, says that pH levels…
Missy Franklin will look to earn a spot in the 800 free relay final after a disappointing performance in the individual event.
The Refugee Olympic Team’s Yusra Mardini will be looking for another heat win in the women’s 100 free after taking 1st in her heat of the women’s 100 fly on day 1.
The Americans dominant display in the pool thus far is an incredible turnaround from where they were just 12 months ago at the World Championships.
Building off of SwimSwam’s prior reporting, British news outlet The Guardian has discovered 17 incorrect entry times on the start lists for the Rio Olympics.
Michael Phelps begins his pursuit for 4 consecutive Olympic titles in the 200 IM this morning.
Michael Phelps wins 200 butterfly gold.
Conor Dwyer’s 200 free has been the model of consistency.
Ryan Lochte won his 12th career Olympic medal last night, making him the 2nd most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history.