Swim of the Week

Dolfin Swim of the Week: Don’t Count Out Katie McLaughlin

Last summer was a breakthrough season for Katie McLaughlin, who booked a return trip to the World Championships with a stellar 100 fly. But McLaughlin, who was a 2015 World Champs team member before missing the team in 2017, is sneakily becoming a multi-event threat for next summer’s Olympic Trials.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Cody Miller’s $11,500+ Swim

After a disappointing 2018, Cody Miller is reversing course: his huge lifetime-best 200 breast last weekend puts him in line for 2019-2020 National Team status and could potentially earn him $11,500 in Pro Swim Series prize money.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Panziera Rising In 200 Back

Italy’s Margherita Panziera had a breakout 2018 – and she’s making sure that season is no one-hit wonder.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Ethan Hu Blasts 45.9 Fly At CA Section Meet

Ethan Hu hit two massive lifetime-best in California’s high school postseason, rocketing him up the recruiting ranks in his class.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Ye Shiwen Becomes a Breaststroker

It’s not the event she’s known for. It’s not even the right stroke. But Ye Shiwen has transformed into 2019’s best 200 breaststroker.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Fratus Bounces Back With 21.4

29-year-old Bruno Fratus fired off a world-leading 21.47 in the 50 free at Brazil’s Trophy meet.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Romanchuk & Wellbrock Elevate 800

At last week’s Swim Open Stockholm, Mykhailo Romanchuk (Ukraine) and Florian Wellbrock (Germany) battled for two of the best men’s 800s in recent memory. Both broke their own national records and both cracked the top 11 in history in the event.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Chalmers Goes 47.4 With Crazy Splitting

Australia’s Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers had a stellar national championships meet last week, highlighted by a new personal best in the 100 free.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: The Anchor Swim That Won The Title For Cal

With 50 yard to go in Friday’s finals session, Texas was primed to cut Cal’s points lead down to just 29. But Cal anchor Ryan Hoffer had other plans.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: The Swim That Won The Title For Stanford

During the busy NCAA season, we have a tradition with our Swim of the Week: using it to pick out ‘the swim that won the meet’.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Grgic’s Historic Age Group 1500 Free

Sure, mile times aren’t as eye-popping as 50 frees. For whatever reason, a fast sprint time can be a headline by itself (17.63, 21.11, 46.91), while a distance time requires some more context. Maybe that’s why Franko Grgic’s (left) 14:56.55 in the long course mile was such and under-discussed swim from the past week.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Cal Seeking 100 Free Redemption

Last season, a valiant Cal charge for the national title was soured by one off event: the 100 free. But a solid Pac-12 performance out of the returning sprint group has Cal primed for 2019 redemption.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Cal’s NCAA Record 400 Free Relay

The Cal women answered a number of key NCAA questions last week through a record-setting 400 free relay at Pac-12s.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: NC State’s 1-4 Sweep In ACC 400 IM

Disclaimer: Dolfin Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Anthony Grimm’s 20.87 Backstroke

February is a month packed full of fast swimming from the high school level to college and beyond. But Virginia high school sophomore Anthony Grimm cut through the noise last week, stealing headlines with a stellar 20.87 in the 50 backstroke.

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