Swim of the Week

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Lobanovszkij’s 22.1 In 50 Free

Hungary’s Maxim Lobanovszkij won a 50 free in Switzerland’s ‘Restart Swimming’ meet last weekend, closing in on his personal-best.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Barratt’s Tune-Up 100 Free Sets Up ISL Season

Australia’s Holly Barratt won the 100 free at Western Australia’s SC Championships just days before she officially rejoined the London Roar roaster for 2020.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Baylor Nelson’s 200FR/200BR Lifetime-Bests

Since February, Baylor Nelson has dropped almost six seconds in the 200-yard freestyle. He also hit a new 200 breast lifetime-best last week.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Guilherme Costa’s 7:39 in 800 SCM Free

Brazilian 21-year-old distance swimmer Guilherme Costa unofficially broke the South American record last week in a time trial of the short course 800 free.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Mizunuma’s 51.25 in 100 Fly

Last week, Japanese 23-year-old Naoki Mizunuma hit the 4th-fastest time of anyone in the world this season in the 100 fly.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Paltrinieri’s 14:33 In 1500… Duh

Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri smashed a 14:33.10 to win the 1500 free at the Sette Colli Trophy. That is the second-best swim in history in the event.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Auboeck’s 3:45 Pushing For Austrian Olympic History

Twice in the past two weeks, Felix Auboeck has smashed a 3:45 in the 400 free, putting himself in the hunt for a rare Austrian Olympic swimming medal.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Zhang Yufei’s 56.4 in 100 Fly

Zhang’s time of 56.47 would put her the #10 performer of all-time, and would have won bronze at the 2019 World Championships.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Hubert Kos Goes 4:15 In 400m IM On 5-Second Drop

Hungarian 17-year-old Hubert Kos is the latest junior swimmer to hit massive time drops as the sport begins to return from a coronavirus stoppage.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Shkurdai’s 56.95 In 100 Fly

Belarusian teenager Anastasiya Shkurdai came out of the pandemic swinging – the 17-year-old broke a national record in the 100 fly this week.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Zirk’s Estonian Record 800 Free

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.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Madisyn Cox Hits 2:00 in 200 Free in Return Swim

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.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Mark Spitz’s First World Record On This Day in 1967

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.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Kate Ziegler’s In-Season World Record 1500 From 2007

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.

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Larkin’s World-Leading 1:55.7 IM From One Year Ago

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.