Kregor Zirk lowered his own Estonian record with a three-second drop in the 800 free – an early triumph in the sport’s return from pandemic shutdown.
Most of the world is still shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Madisyn Cox provides a return to action with our first new Swim of the Week in months.
Olympic legend Mark Spitz made his first foray into the world record books on this day in 1967 – and re-set that world record almost exactly one year later.
On this day 13 years ago, 18-year-old Kate Ziegler broke a Janet Evans world record that was set three months before Ziegler was born.
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Well known as a backstroker, Australia’s Mitch Larkin was the best 200 IMer in the entire world last season, with a swim he put up one year ago today.
It was a swim in Santa Clara four years ago this week that started Ryan Murphy’s launch to the top of the world in men’s backstroke.
We’re going way back this week – to one of the greatest swimmers in history, who is credited with his first world record on this day in 1922.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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