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.
Last weekend, the Duke women stole headlines with some huge performances at the Nike Cup. None was bigger than a 51.42 in the 100 fly from junior Kylie Jordan.
It looks like the postseason has started early for Dean Farris.
Missouri State’s Artur Osvath broke school and pool records last week in a stellar 1:53.68 200 breast that should book him a return trip to the NCAA Championships.
It was a banner weekend for high school senior Katharine Berkoff, who moved to #5 all-time among USA Swimming’s 17-18 historical ranks in the 200 yard backstroke.
Yale senior Bella Hindley put up the fastest 50 freestyle in the nation for the year 2019, going 22.17.
Early January isn’t usually a very fast time for college swimming.
But for Greg Reed it is.