Early January isn’t usually a very fast time for college swimming.
But for Greg Reed it is.
When one thinks of IM streaks, the first names to come to mind are Michael Phelps (winner of four straight Olympic 200 IM titles from 2004 to 2016) and Ryan Lochte (winner of four straight long course world titles from 2009 to 2015). But Perhaps the unheralded third member of the IM dynasty trio is Daiya Seto, who has now won three straight short course world titles in the 400 IM.
Anytime you break a record held by the all-time greatest, you’re going to get some buzz.
It was quite a weekend for Cal senior Andrew Seliskar. The only real question is which of his six events is the Swim of the Week?
Ireland’s Mona McSharry is proving to be a special swimmer. The 18-year-old World Junior champ in the 50 and 100 breaststroke shattered two Irish records over the weekend – one in freestyle and the other in IM.
Northern Iowa sophomore Katie Taylor had a banner weekend at the Kansas Classic, setting a whopping six school records.
Maggie MacNeil went 50.09 in the 100 fly last weekend, proving that while we often overestimate long-course-to-short-course conversions, we can sometimes underestimate them, too.
Disclaimer: Blueseventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…
A solid backstroker out of SwimMAC in North Carolina, Lindner went 4-for-4 in lifetime-bests last week, including a massive 200 back drop that powered the Tar Heels past South Carolina.
Alabama got a pair of 18-second relay legs from star sprinter Robert Howard, who currently leads the NCAA in the 50 free.
They weren’t the most high-profile swims of the always-fast SMU Classic. But they might turn out to be the most impactful for the Louisville Cardinals.
It’s been a stellar couple of years for Russia’s youth, with young swimmers rising to the ranks of the world’s elite in all three non-free strokes.
For Vladimir Morozov, the World Cup’s switch back to a short course meters format was exactly what he needed.
The 2018-2019 NCAA season will be about replacing departed stars, especially so on the women’s side. For Cal, which loses do-everything star Kathleen Baker, the heir-apparent is already making herself, well, apparent.
The World Cup Series always offers a fascinating look into how one outstanding swim can be worth a huge cash influx. This week, it was Anton Chupkov raising his earnings by $51,500 with a stellar 200 breaststroke.