It’s been an intriguing saga: Melanie Margalis and the 400 IM. The saga continued with a massive 4:32 in Des Moines, making Margalis the #4 American all-time.
Junior Emma Nordin hit three lifetime-bests at Pac-12s, including a nation-leading 4:33.74 in the 500 freestyle – a drop of almost four seconds.
Bobby Finke cut 1.2% from the standing NCAA record and 0.72% from the American record in the 1650 free. What would those drops look like in other events?
Lillie Nordmann’s 200 free from the Texas High School State meet is faster than anyone else in her recruiting class besides Regan Smith.
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It doesn’t get much better than this. Utah’s 3A High School State Championships came down to a single point, with three teams in play on the final relay.
Venema cut more than half a second in her 100 free, and about four tenths in the 50 free, putting herself in the mix for NCAA invites in her rookie campaign.
18-year-old Shoma Sato is quickly making a name for himself in one of the world’s deepest breaststroke nations. Sato was 2:07.58 in the 200 breast.
18-year-old Kaylee McKeown won silver at 2019 Worlds in the 200 back. This week, she hit the #1 time worldwide, a lifetime-best 2:05.83.
A nailbiter of a meet came down to a huge 100 fly showdown, with two LSU seniors coming through to power what would end up a two-point win over Mizzou.
Vanessa Pearl is back to competition, and put up a 200 IM time last week that’s a full second better than where she was in-season last year.
Heading into the skins races, Energy Standard trailed the London Roar by 22.5 points in the ISL season finale. The Energy Standard sprint duo stepped up.
Foster went 3:38.65 to win the East Juniors title by seven seconds. He shattered his own meet record (3:40.86) and moved up to #2 all-time among 17-18s.
The 21-year-old Brown beat world champ Simone Manuel head-to-head for U.S. Open gold, taking seven tenths of a second off her best time.
An elite sprinter across strokes, Vladimir Morozov torched the 6th-best performance of all-time in the 50 breaststroke to win a Short Course European title.
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