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.
On April 1, 2007, North Baltimore Aquatic Club training partners Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff each shattered world records in the 400 IM.
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.
Sadly, it was a harshly-truncated week of swimming. But Matt Brownstead got in a couple of history-making swim under the wire.
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.
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.
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?
Lillie Nordmann’s 200 free from the Texas High School State meet is faster than anyone else in her recruiting class besides Regan Smith.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.