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.
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.
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.
In the early goings of the Mare Nostrum tour, Japan’s Ryosuke Irie has been nothing if not dominant.
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.
Hannah Miley is helping Scottish swimming rise to the occasion in what’s becoming a highly-important summer for the country’s swimming culture.
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.
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.