Swim of the Week

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Conger Setting Up For Relay Heroics

U.S. Nationals don’t start until next week, but did you know that Pan Pacs and World Championships qualifying is already underway?

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Flickinger Fires Up In Georgia

With arguably the most important U.S. Nationals of the Olympic cycle coming up, there’s no better time for a swimmer to start heating up. Hali Flickinger is doing just that.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: A Proud Performance in Rome

Last week’s Sette Colli Trophy was a shockingly fast meet that even included a world record. But our Swim of the Week seemed to inspire even more awe and discussion than that: Ben Proud’s 21.16 in the 50 free.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Paltrinieri Drops 2 Seconds in 400

Most of us who swam competitively can remember dropping two seconds in one fell swoop. For most of us, it happened as an age grouper, maybe in junior high as we hit a growthspurt or in an event we hadn’t swum in years.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Ikee Challenging 56-Barrier In 100 Fly

Last weekend’s Mare Nostrum stop in Monaco was chock full of outstanding swims. But it’s the rising queen of in-season swimming Rikako Ikee who rose to the top.

Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Seliskar Beats 3/4ths of 4×200 Relay

Last week, Seliskar went 1:49.23 in prelims and 1:48.35 in finals of the 200 free at the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series, beating a field that included three-fourths of Team USA’s bronze-medal 4×200 free relay from the 2017 World Championships.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Lochte Defying Age In 400 IM

Last weekend, Ryan Lochte put up the #2 time in the nation at age 33, putting himself in-line to become the first 30+ man to rank inside the top 50 nationally in the event since 1999. Even the great Michael Phelps dropped the event at age 27.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Murphy Remains Consistent in CA

Ryan Murphy is undefeated in 200 backstrokes this season after beating Ryosuke Irie and Jacob Pebley at the Grand Challenge in Irvine.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Ledecky Ends Longest Career WR Drought

When Ledecky broke the world record in the 1500 free last week, she ended what was the longest world record drought of her career by almost 300 days.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Urlando Shores Up Versatility

Gianluca Urlando is already the best flyer nationally in his high school class. But the sophomore improved his versatility over the weekend with lifetime-bests in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back to go along with his 100 fly.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Spitz Upping Recruit Standing With 1:45

It was just 11 days ago that we released our annual NCAA recruiting class rankings for the current crop of juniors. We ranked Newport Harbor’s Ayla Spitz 20th. 11 days later, she made that rank irrelevant.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Michael Andrew Gaining 50 Free Momentum

Michael Andrew’s age group career is ending an enigma. But his adult career began last week with perhaps a bit more clarity.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Kolesnikov Cracks WJR… Again

It’s becoming a common headline around these parts: Kliment Kolesnikov breaks World Junior Record.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Adrian Undefeated in PSS 100 Frees

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Causing a Ruck-Us Down Under

If you told Olympic-only swim fans (aka those who only realize the sport exists when it’s on mainstream NBC) that a 17-year-old from Canada was stealing the show in the early goings of 2018, they’d expect Olympic co-champ Penny Oleksiak. But it’s Taylor Ruck who is dominating the Commonwealth Games, most notably with her Commonwealth record 200 free.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Campbell Returns To Relay Heroics

Before this week, the fastest women’s 100 free split in world history was 51.59 – barely more than a tenth faster than the 100 free world record from a flat start.

Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Shebat’s 100 Back Turned The Meet

This week, we break down the swim that ultimately turned the meet for Texas – a redemption-fueled 100 back from John Shebat.

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