Swim of the Week

BlueSeventy Swim of the Week: Five (5!) school records for Carson-Newman at intrasquad meet

Swimming against only teammates, Carson-Newman put up the fastest time in school history in five different events last week.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Hinds starting the season on a high note for Florida

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.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Balandin puts Kazakhstan on map, joins crowded 200 breast WR-hunt

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.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Gkolomeev with a fast start to second NCAA season

We’re barely half-way through September, but the new NCAA swimming & diving season has already come crashing in.

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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.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Le Clos’ textile-best 100 fly turns into a $50,000 swim

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.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Sjostrom highlights range with rocketing 200 free split

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.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Hungary’s Szilagyi crushes 200 fly at Youth Olympic Games

Liliana Szilagyi made a statement about the bright future of Hungarian swimming by winning the Youth Olympic title in the 200 fly with the 3rd-fastest time swum in the entire world this season.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Carmel girls fight through tough schedule for NAG, Junior National title

Amy Bilquist and her Carmel teammates Rachel Hayden, Veronica Burchill and Claire Adams fought through some tough finals doubles (and even a triple) to break the NAG record in the 4×100 free relay.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: England ends 24-year Aussie streak in medley, could key national medal count title

Longtime dominators of the Commonwealth Games, Australia hadn’t lost a men’s 4×100 medley relay at the Games in 24 years….

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Reece Whitley obliterates 200 breast NAG, steals 100 too

Penn Charter’s Reece Whitley had himself an outstanding weekend, taking over both long course breaststroking national records for the 13-14 division.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Michael Phelps finds his statement swim in Athens

A big comeback swim has been missing, a headline-grabbing time that would really put the world on notice. In Athens this weekend, Phelps made his statement with a 51.67 in the 100 fly.

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HardCore Swim Of The Week: Sarah Sjöström Blows Away 50 Butterfly World Record

The HardCore Swimmer of the Week has to be Sarah Sjostrom. Sarah Sjostrom blew away the fastest time in the…

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Weitzeil rocks SMOC for a big confidence boost

One of the highlights of the Swim Meet of Champions was a rising youngster who swam a pair of races that constituted a big step forward to perhaps becoming a Champion herself.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Beisel doubles up in Northern California

With all due respect to Katie Ledecky’s earth-shattering world records, this week’s HardCore Swim takes a look at another USA Swimming star who put together an outstanding weekend, and whose swims might be lost in the frenzy of Ledecky’s world marks.

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