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.
Last week, Japanese 23-year-old Naoki Mizunuma hit the 4th-fastest time of anyone in the world this season in the 100 fly.
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.
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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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.
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.
Belarusian teenager Anastasiya Shkurdai came out of the pandemic swinging – the 17-year-old broke a national record in the 100 fly this week.
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.
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.
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