Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Brittany Maclean Misses Prelim Relay Due To Illness

Brittany Maclean was absent for the 800 free relay preliminary heats, but Canada still managed to make the final qualifying 6th overall.


Rio Rapid Fire: Day Five Prelims

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.

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Swim Off for Japanese Teammates Ikee and Uchida in Women’s 100 Free

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.


Leonardo De Deus Breaks Brazilian 200 Back Record

Leonard De Deus set a new Brazilian national record in the prelims of the men’s 200 back Wednesday morning in Rio.

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Cate Campbell Cruises to Olympic Record With 52.78 100 Free

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.


Federica Pellegrini Absent from 100 Free Prelims

Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini was a no-show today during the 100 freestyle preliminaries.


FINA Says Chemical Shortage, pH to Blame for Green Diving Pool

In a statement, FINA, the world governing body for Olympic aquatic sports including swimming and diving, says that pH levels…


Day 5 Relay Lineups: Franklin, Sjostrom In 800 Free Relay Heats

Missy Franklin will look to earn a spot in the 800 free relay final after a disappointing performance in the individual event.


Rio 2016 Day 5 Scratch/Add List: Refugee Swimmer Mardini, Russia’s Efimova Added In

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.


Halfway Check-In: Americans More Than Double Medal Count from Kazan

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.


17 Athletes Entered In Rio Under Inaccurate Worlds Times, Per Report

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.


Day 5 Prelims Preview: Phelps Begins Quest For 4th Consecutive 200 IM

Michael Phelps begins his pursuit for 4 consecutive Olympic titles in the 200 IM this morning.


Mr. 1:45.23? Conor Dwyer’s Olympic 200 Free a Model of Consistency

Conor Dwyer’s 200 free has been the model of consistency.


Ryan Lochte Becomes 2nd Most Decorated Male Olympic Swimmer In History

Ryan Lochte won his 12th career Olympic medal last night, making him the 2nd most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history.


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