Swim of the Week

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Paige Madden’s Huge 4:38 In 500 Free

Paige Madden was faster last weekend in the 500 free than she went at Virginia’s mid-season rest meet last year. She leads the nation by almost 9 seconds.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Jiang Hits Lifetime-Best 100 Fly In Texas Intrasquad

Alvin Jiang (now a Texas Longhorn after a transfer from UNC) hit a lifetime-best 100 fly at Texas’s very-fast Intrasquad meet.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Weitzeil Crushes Late-Meet 48.4 In 100 Free

NCAA season is upon us, and Abbey Weitzeil kicked it off with as much speed as we could ask for, blasting a 48.4 at the Queen of the Pool meet.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Matsui’s 21.88 Tops Early Fall World Ranks

Japan’s Kosuke Matsui went 21.88 in a 50 free, a personal-best and near Japan’s Olympic selection cut that he’ll have to hit next spring.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Shinnosuke’s 51.1 Fly Bodes Well For Japan Medley

19-year-old Shinnosuke Ishikawa is rising fast in the butterfly races – and that’s good news for Japan’s medley relay next summer.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Zhang Yufei Showing Remarkable 100 Fly Consistency

China’s Zhang Yufei registered at least her fourth sub-58 swim in the 100 fly in the past seven weeks to win Chinese Nationals.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Grgic’s True WJR Caps World Juniors

Franko Grgic is faster at age 16 than greats like Grant Hackett or Sun Yang were throughout their junior careers. He’s #6 in the world while still a teenager.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: US Junior Boys Beat Pan Ams, WUGs in 4×200 Relay

Jake Magahey, Luca Urlando, Jake Mitchell and Carson Foster went 7:08.37, the best U.S. relay this year outside of World Championships.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Morozov’s Big-Money 50

A 21.27 in the 50 free has set Vladimir Morozov up to earn $50,000. And that’s just the start of his potential World Cup windfall.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Change of Scenery Pays Off For Held

After leaving an NC State program where he’d flourished, then stagnated, Held moved twice in 2019 before smashing the U.S. Open 100 free record.

Dolfin Swim(s) of the Week: Ranking the Gwangju WRs By How Long They’ll Stand

We rank all of the world records from 2019 Worlds – with a twist. We rank by how long we think each one will stand, from the shortest to the longest tenures.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: MacNeil Earns Major Upset With 58-to-57-to-55 Season

Before yesterday, Maggie MacNeil didn’t even have her own Wikipedia page. The 19-year-old is now the second-fastest 100 flyer in history and a world champion.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Licon Makes American Breaststroke Even Harder To Call

3rd at both 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and 2018 U.S. Nationals, Will Licon will look to break through later this summer after his fast 200 breast last week.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Sjostrom Now Owns 4 of 7 Fastest 50s Ever

The 2019 Swedish Championships were about as good a tune-up for the World Championships as Sarah Sjostrom could have asked for.

Dolfin Swim(s) of the Week: 13-Year-Old U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifiers

13-year-olds Leah Hayes and Jillian Cox qualified for 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, making them two of the three youngest qualifiers so far.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Brandon Fischer Becomes a Team USA Contender

A semi-finalist at Olympic Trials in 2016, Brandon Fischer returned to racing in June 2018 and now is the third-fastest 100 breaststroker in the USA.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Titmus Closing In On 400 Free History

Ariarne Titmus has gone 3:59 three times in the past ten months, and now sits #3 all-time in the 400 free after dropping three tenths of last weekend.

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