Swim of the Week

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Gaines, Meagher Set World Records Before Lost Olympics

On April 11, 1980, Rowdy Gaines and Mary T. Meagher each set world records, the bright spot in an otherwise disappointing year with an Olympic boycott.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Phelps/Hoff Clearout of 400 IM WRs Was No April Fools

On April 1, 2007, North Baltimore Aquatic Club training partners Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff each shattered world records in the 400 IM.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week / This Day In History: Austin Staab’s 44.1 Fly

Today is March 27 – that’s a very fast day in history, considering it was the Friday of 2009 Men’s NCAAs. Austin Staab smashed records with a 44.18 100 fly.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Brownstead’s 19.24 & 18.67

Sadly, it was a harshly-truncated week of swimming. But Matt Brownstead got in a couple of history-making swim under the wire.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Margalis Embracing 400 IM With 4:32

It’s been an intriguing saga: Melanie Margalis and the 400 IM. The saga continued with a massive 4:32 in Des Moines, making Margalis the #4 American all-time.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Emma Nordin’s 4:33 In 500 Free

Junior Emma Nordin hit three lifetime-bests at Pac-12s, including a nation-leading 4:33.74 in the 500 freestyle – a drop of almost four seconds.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Bobby Finke’s 14:12.08 Mile Compared to Other Records

Bobby Finke cut 1.2% from the standing NCAA record and 0.72% from the American record in the 1650 free. What would those drops look like in other events?

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Nordmann Elevates 2020 Class With 1:43.62 in 200 Free

Lillie Nordmann’s 200 free from the Texas High School State meet is faster than anyone else in her recruiting class besides Regan Smith.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Utah State Meet Comes Down To 3 Teams In Final Relay

It doesn’t get much better than this. Utah’s 3A High School State Championships came down to a single point, with three teams in play on the final relay.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Venema’s 22.3 Powers Princeton Over Yale in HYP

Venema cut more than half a second in her 100 free, and about four tenths in the 50 free, putting herself in the mix for NCAA invites in her rookie campaign.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Shoma Sato Rising To Top of Japan’s 200 BR Ranks

18-year-old Shoma Sato is quickly making a name for himself in one of the world’s deepest breaststroke nations. Sato was 2:07.58 in the 200 breast.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: McKeown Hits Personal-Best 2:05.8 in 200 Back

18-year-old Kaylee McKeown won silver at 2019 Worlds in the 200 back. This week, she hit the #1 time worldwide, a lifetime-best 2:05.83.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Grossman/Rozier 1-2 Wins Meet For LSU

A nailbiter of a meet came down to a huge 100 fly showdown, with two LSU seniors coming through to power what would end up a two-point win over Mizzou.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Pearl Returns To Action For Florida

Vanessa Pearl is back to competition, and put up a 200 IM time last week that’s a full second better than where she was in-season last year.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Sarah Sjostrom & The Skins Race That Won The ISL

Heading into the skins races, Energy Standard trailed the London Roar by 22.5 points in the ISL season finale. The Energy Standard sprint duo stepped up.

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