Swim of the Week

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.

  Comment First!

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….

  4 Comments

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.

  1 Comment

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.

  25 Comments

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…

  4 Comments

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.

  Comment First!

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.

  6 Comments

HardCore Swim of the Week: Peaty puts himself right in the middle of the breaststroking battlefield

19-year-old Adam Peaty has put himself right in between Christian Sprenger and Cameron van der Burgh in what once looked like a two-man race for world’s top sprint breaststroker.

  Comment First!

HardCore Swim of the Week: Ryosuke Irie dominant in Mare Nostrum’s opener

In the early goings of the Mare Nostrum tour, Japan’s Ryosuke Irie has been nothing if not dominant.

  Comment First!

HardCore Swim of the Week: Tom Shields breaks through in the big pool

Tom Shields crashed onto the international scene last week, winning a pair of US National titles in the 100 and 200 fly and setting himself up as the US’s top dog come Pan Pacs next week.

  Comment First!

HardCore Swim of the Week: Hannah Miley adds another piece to a big Scottish swimming summer

Hannah Miley is helping Scottish swimming rise to the occasion in what’s becoming a highly-important summer for the country’s swimming culture.

  Comment First!

HardCore Swim of the Week: Coffman stepping up big against famous fields

Just two years ago, Cheyenne Coffman was a big fish in a little pond. The competition has stepped up drastically since. But Coffman? Well, she’s still finding a way to the top.

  4 Comments

HardCore Swim of the Week: Vyatchanin gets red-hot to end Charlotte Grand Prix

Facing the defending Olympic gold medalist in his home pool, Vyatachanin produced what is likely his best swim of the year so far, dropping a crazy 1:55.33 to not just win but blow away the Grand Prix field.

  1 Comment