Swim of the Week

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Weitzeil & McLaughlin Combine For 3 Nat’l HS Records

This week in history: future Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Katie McLaughlin set 3 national high school records at the 2014 CIF-SS Division 1 Championships.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Thorpe’s Legendary Week of World Records in 2000

Twenty years ago, Australian Ian Thorpe kicked off a new millennium with three world records and a 400 free that still stacks up among the best in history.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Franca Becomes First Sub-27 Breaststroker In 2009

As of April 2009, no man had been under 27 in the 50 breast. On May 8, Brazil’s Felipe Franca opened a floodgate that hasn’t been shut in the 11 years since.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Shane Gould’s First WR Came On This Day in 1971

Australia’s Shane Gould is still the only person in history to hold world records in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles at the same time.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Bernard Takes 100 Free World Record To Incredible 46.9

April 23, 2009: the date that man first broke 47 seconds in the 100-long-course-meter freestyle. France’s Alain Bernard is still #2 in history 11 years later.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Rogan Resets 2BK WR With Austria’s 1st Worlds Gold

This week in history, we look back at the 2008 Short Course World Championships and a historic swim for Austria – its first Worlds gold medal in swimming.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Gaines, Meagher Set World Records Before Lost Olympics

On April 11, 1980, Rowdy Gaines and Mary T. Meagher each set world records, the bright spot in an otherwise disappointing year with an Olympic boycott.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Phelps/Hoff Clearout of 400 IM WRs Was No April Fools

On April 1, 2007, North Baltimore Aquatic Club training partners Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff each shattered world records in the 400 IM.

Dolfin Swim of the Week / This Day In History: Austin Staab’s 44.1 Fly

Today is March 27 – that’s a very fast day in history, considering it was the Friday of 2009 Men’s NCAAs. Austin Staab smashed records with a 44.18 100 fly.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Brownstead’s 19.24 & 18.67

Sadly, it was a harshly-truncated week of swimming. But Matt Brownstead got in a couple of history-making swim under the wire.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Margalis Embracing 400 IM With 4:32

It’s been an intriguing saga: Melanie Margalis and the 400 IM. The saga continued with a massive 4:32 in Des Moines, making Margalis the #4 American all-time.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Emma Nordin’s 4:33 In 500 Free

Junior Emma Nordin hit three lifetime-bests at Pac-12s, including a nation-leading 4:33.74 in the 500 freestyle – a drop of almost four seconds.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Bobby Finke’s 14:12.08 Mile Compared to Other Records

Bobby Finke cut 1.2% from the standing NCAA record and 0.72% from the American record in the 1650 free. What would those drops look like in other events?

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Nordmann Elevates 2020 Class With 1:43.62 in 200 Free

Lillie Nordmann’s 200 free from the Texas High School State meet is faster than anyone else in her recruiting class besides Regan Smith.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Utah State Meet Comes Down To 3 Teams In Final Relay

It doesn’t get much better than this. Utah’s 3A High School State Championships came down to a single point, with three teams in play on the final relay.