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.
19-year-old Shinnosuke Ishikawa is rising fast in the butterfly races – and that’s good news for Japan’s medley relay next summer.
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.
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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Jake Magahey, Luca Urlando, Jake Mitchell and Carson Foster went 7:08.37, the best U.S. relay this year outside of World Championships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019 Swedish Championships were about as good a tune-up for the World Championships as Sarah Sjostrom could have asked for.
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.
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.
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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