22-year-old Zhang Yufei hit the world’s best 200 fly time for the season with a 2:05.49 at China’s Long Course Invitational last week.
At 15, Turkey’s Merve Tuncel went 4:06.83 in the 400 free, closing in on similar 15-16 age group times set by Katie Ledecky and Janet Evans.
14-year-old Sandpiper of Nevada Katie Grimes had an incredible 400 IM last week, moving to #3 all-time in the 13-14 age group.
Kaylee McKeown became just the second backstroker in history to break 58 seconds, putting up a massive swim at Australia’s Queensland Championships.
Arno Kamminga moved to #4 all-time in the long course 200 meter breaststroke with a 2:06.85. He’s just the fourth man ever to break 2:07.
Australian 19-year-old Kaylee McKeown trailed Katinka Hosszu’s world record pace the whole way – but made up a half-second on the Iron Lady in the final 50.
Shaine Casas is one of three men who have ever broken 1:39 in the 200-yard IM. He’s also one of just three men to break 1:40 multiple times.
Adam Peaty has long been the king of long course sprint breaststroke. But we’re starting to get a glimpse of that same dominant swimmer in short course.
High school sophomore Julia Podkoscielny hit a lifetime-best 1:59.00 in the 200-yard IM and currently leads Florida’s high school swimming ranks in class 2A.
Prior to this week, Maddy Banic had zero career butterfly swims logged in short course meters. In one meet, she became the #2 U.S. 50 flyer of all-time.
Texas A&M freshman Chloe Stepanek took on a heavy event slate in her first collegiate dual meet, but came up with some huge swims for the Aggies.
Siobhan Haughey didn’t just hit the best time of the 2020 ISL season in the 200 free. She hit the best time in ISL history.
The Cali Condors are leading the ISL’s season opener after one day. And they owe much of that lead to star breaststroker Lilly King.
Japan has been a dominant world force in the men’s 200 breaststroke, and 19-year-old Shoma Sato is continuing to build that legacy.
University of Texas freshman David Johnston kicked off his NCAA career on an extremely high note, with a lifetime-best 500 free at the Texas Intrasquad.