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.
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.
Italy’s Margherita Panziera had a breakout 2018 – and she’s making sure that season is no one-hit wonder.
Ethan Hu hit two massive lifetime-best in California’s high school postseason, rocketing him up the recruiting ranks in his class.
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.
29-year-old Bruno Fratus fired off a world-leading 21.47 in the 50 free at Brazil’s Trophy meet.
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.
Australia’s Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers had a stellar national championships meet last week, highlighted by a new personal best in the 100 free.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
The Cal women answered a number of key NCAA questions last week through a record-setting 400 free relay at Pac-12s.
Disclaimer: Dolfin Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…
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.