Swim of the Week

Swim of the Week: Ahmed Hafnaoui’s Shocker In Olympic 400 Free

Tunisian 18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui put together one of the most unpredictable – and memorable – swims of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Swim of the Week: Krueger’s Breakthrough 48.46 In 100 Free

Krueger tied for 17th at Olympic Trials, missing the chance for a second swim. But his time this week would have tied him for 6th in the Trials final.

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Swim of the Week: Sarah Sjostrom’s 25.42 50 Meter Fly at Sette Colli

Olympic champion and world record holder Sarah Sjostrom came within .10 of her best 2019 in-season 50 fly time less than 5 months after breaking her elbow.

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Swim of the Week: Penny Oleksiak’s 52.89 In 100 Free

This week at Canadian Olympic Trials, Oleksiak crushed a 52.89 100 free, setting up for an Olympic gold defense with the #4 time in the world this year.

Swim of the Week: McKeown’s Statement World Record In 100 Back

It’s not easy to steal the spotlight in what is arguably the busiest two weeks of swimming this year. But Australia’s Kaylee McKeown did just that.

Swim of the Week: Cole Pratt’s 53.8 In 100 Backstroke

Canada’s Cole Pratt is heating up at the right time, with career-bests in all three backstrokes leading up to Canadian Olympic Trials.

Swim of the Week: Kathleen Dawson’s 58.08 in 100 Back

It was a busy week of 100 backstrokes for Great Britain’s Kathleen Dawson, including the 5th-fastest swim of all-time at 58.08.

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Swim of the Week: McKeown Hits 4th-Fastest All-Time 200 Back

Australia’s Kaylee McKeown has been on a tear the past few years. She continued her run with a 2:04.31 in the 200 back, making her a major Tokyo medal threat.

Swim of the Week: Patrick Sammon’s Huge Drop to 50.0 In the 100 Free

17-year-old Patrick Sammon has cruised through the 52s and 51s in the 100-meter free. He’s now on the cusp of a 49-second swim and a major national breakout.

Swim(s) of the Week: Bentz & Licon Swim Long Course 400 Fly & 400 Breast

Which is harder: a 400 fly or a 400 breast? Training partners Gunnar Bentz and Will Licon can debate that topic and draw on personal experience.

Swim of the Week: Freshman Nicole Maier’s 4:39.96 In 500 Free

Miami freshman Nicole Maier hit a 4:39.96 in the 500 free at MACs, a time that would have placed her 7th and made her the highest-finishing freshman at NCAAs.

Swim of the Week: Miami Freshman Duvenhage Crushes 1:45.4 in 200 IM

South African freshman Henju Duvenhage crushed three huge wins in his MAC debut, helping Miami win the men’s team title.

Swim of the Week: Shoma Sato’s 2:06.40 In 200 Breaststroke

In Japan’s sole Olympic qualifying meet, 19-year-old Shoma Sato crushed the second-fastest 200 breaststroke of all-time, going 2:06.40.

Swim of the Week: The Swim That Won Men’s NCAAs

The 400 IM was a clash of IM titans for both Texas and Cal. But it was Longhorn freshman distance man David Johnston who turned the tide.

Swim of the Week: The Swim That Won Women’s NCAAs

It’s a yearly tradition: using our Swim of the Week to highlight a ‘turning point’ swim that ultimately led to the NCAA team title.