Swim of the Week

Blueseventy Swim of the Week #1: Historic Men’s 100 Back

With the explosion of fast swimming at the U.S. Olympic Trials dominating coverage last week, we’re rolling last week’s Blueseventy Swim…

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Erika Braun misses Trials but offers inspiration to others

In 2012 Braun set a life time best of 26.32 to qualify for the Trials at the age of 40, beating her previous best of 26.60 set as a 16 year-old. This time around, she was chasing a time of 26.19 to qualify.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Olympic Trials Get a Little Younger

13-year-olds Gretchen Walsh, Ellie Andrews and Tristen Ulett all earned U.S. Olympic Trials cuts over the weekend, making them three of the four youngest Trials qualifiers this cycle.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: China Joins Open Water Olympic Field

Last week, two Chinese marathon swimmers came through in the clutch, not only qualifying for Rio through the final selection meet, but winning both the men’s and women’s events in Portugal.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Plummer Quietly Dominating US 100 Back

Pop quiz: who is officially the fastest American 100 backstroker since the end of the 2012 Olympics?

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Kapas, Hosszu Battle For Hungarian Record

Over the past week, two of Hungary’s best athletes have been after the same national record.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sjostrom Stacks Top 10 All-Time 100 Flys

Over the last calendar year, Sweden’s Sarah Sjöstrom has slowly but surely extended her grip over history in the women’s 100 fly.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Dana Vollmer Is Back

Vollmer went 53.59 in the 100 freestyle in Charlotte – her best swim in that race since 2009 and easily her best of the textile era.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Wenk Cleaning Up German Record Book

Alexandra Wenk set a pair of German records at the German National Championships last week, one of them taking down a doping-aided 200 IM mark from 1981.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Rylov Rolling After Energy Standard Cup

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Pellegrini Proves Staying Power

Not all of the world record-setters from the super-suit era have lasted long in the world swimming rankings after full-body suits were banned. Federica Pellegrini is proving she can.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Kennedy Sprints Like The Wind In Mesa

While a windy night in Mesa, Arizona produced mostly middling winner times at the 4th stop of the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series, SwimMAC’s Madison Kennedy sliced through the chop to the finest 50 freestyle swim of her career.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Redemption Beginning For Mack Horton?

After a disappointing 2015 World Championships, Australia’s Mack Horton blasted the world’s best 400 free time of the season at Australian nationals.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Townley Haas’s Sneaky Good NCAA Title

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