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.
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.
Canada’s Cole Pratt is heating up at the right time, with career-bests in all three backstrokes leading up to Canadian Olympic Trials.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
South African freshman Henju Duvenhage crushed three huge wins in his MAC debut, helping Miami win the men’s team title.
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.
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.
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.
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