Cesar Cielo waited until the final men’s event of Short Course Worlds to provide what was perhaps its most exciting swim.
In a busy weekend for fast college swimming, one race was on another level entirely.
Beata Nelson set a new National High School record in the 100 fly, one of a number of outstanding high school swims over the weekend.
Jenny Holtzen swam the 500 and 1000 frees on consecutive days, winning all four events against top-tier opponents California and Stanford.
Creekside’s Gian Garcia won three of the meet’s final four races to vault his team to a region title.
Simonas Bilis is unbeaten so far this season and grabbed control of the NCAA lead in the 200 free this past weekend.
Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell continues to show a thrilling combination of sheer speed and closing burst, and nearly cracked 52 seconds in the 100 fly last weekend.
Duke’s freshmen put up four wins against Pitt, and freshmen and sophomores were the team’s highest finishers in every single event in the season opener.
Swimming against only teammates, Carson-Newman put up the fastest time in school history in five different events last week.
Natalie Hinds started her 2014 season with massive improvements over her 2013 season-opening times, including a 21.65 relay split in the 50 free.
19-year-old Dimitry Balandin dropped nearly 6 seconds from his former national record to join a host of men on the cusp of the 200 breast world record.
We’re barely half-way through September, but the new NCAA swimming & diving season has already come crashing in.
HardCore Swim of the Week: Etiene Medeiros’ triple-record run highlights a rebound short course season for Brazil
In 2012, Brazil won just two total medals at Short Course World Championships. In 2014, Etiene Medeiros could match that total all by herself.
The South African rattled a super-suit world record while earning 30 World Cup points in one race en route to his giant bonus for leading the first cluster by just 4.
Sarah Sjostrom was a sprint beast over last week, but her world-leading split on the 4×200 free relay shows she’s far more than a fly-and-die type.