Swim of the Week

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Larkin’s World-Leading 1:55.7 IM From One Year Ago

Well known as a backstroker, Australia’s Mitch Larkin was the best 200 IMer in the entire world last season, with a swim he put up one year ago today.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Ryan Murphy’s 2016 Preview of Olympic Breakout

It was a swim in Santa Clara four years ago this week that started Ryan Murphy’s launch to the top of the world in men’s backstroke.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Weissmuller’s 200 Free WR From 1922

We’re going way back this week – to one of the greatest swimmers in history, who is credited with his first world record on this day in 1922.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Weitzeil & McLaughlin Combine For 3 Nat’l HS Records

This week in history: future Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Katie McLaughlin set 3 national high school records at the 2014 CIF-SS Division 1 Championships.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Thorpe’s Legendary Week of World Records in 2000

Twenty years ago, Australian Ian Thorpe kicked off a new millennium with three world records and a 400 free that still stacks up among the best in history.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Franca Becomes First Sub-27 Breaststroker In 2009

As of April 2009, no man had been under 27 in the 50 breast. On May 8, Brazil’s Felipe Franca opened a floodgate that hasn’t been shut in the 11 years since.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Shane Gould’s First WR Came On This Day in 1971

Australia’s Shane Gould is still the only person in history to hold world records in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles at the same time.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Bernard Takes 100 Free World Record To Incredible 46.9

April 23, 2009: the date that man first broke 47 seconds in the 100-long-course-meter freestyle. France’s Alain Bernard is still #2 in history 11 years later.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Rogan Resets 2BK WR With Austria’s 1st Worlds Gold

This week in history, we look back at the 2008 Short Course World Championships and a historic swim for Austria – its first Worlds gold medal in swimming.

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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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