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