Katie Ledecky’s rise in one specific event could have far-reaching impacts on Team USA’s lineup for Rio and beyond.
Iowa City West senior Will Scott dominated the sprints at the Linn-Mar Invite, sweeping the 50 and 100 frees while coming up with the field’s best splits in the 200 and 400 free relays.
A huge year of swimming kicked off last week, and for Michigan sophomore Paul Powers, it was a great start.
On the cusp of the 2016 Olympic year, the United States Olympic roster appears to have doors open for a handful of young swimmers in events with questionable depth. Based on Maxime Rooney’s end-of-2015 meet last week, the 17-year-old is looking more and more capable of stepping through one such door in the freestyle relay events.
What bodes well for Miller’s 2016 year was how smooth the race looked, but mostly how great he was on and off the walls.
While the weekend was chock full of huge swims between the Duel in the Pool, both Winter Junior National Championships and the Nation’s Capital Invite, there’s still one swim that’s head and shoulders above the rest.
Allison Schmitt won dual Winter National titles with two of her best swims since the 2012 Olympic Games.
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At last weekend’s Art Adamson Invite, Eastin chopped a whopping four seconds off her lifetime-best to put up the NCAA’s leading time of 4:01.04 in the 400 yard IM. And not only is that time the best 400 IM swim in the NCAA this year, it’s actually a full second faster than Sarah Henry went in winning last year’s NCAA title.
Sam Tierney hit a new lifetime-best of 1:00.82 in Minneapolis, taking three tenths off his time from last summer’s U.S. Nationals.
Last weekend, Ames, Iowa sophomore Sophie Sorenson tried her hand at high school swimming’s best approximation of a closing pitcher.
The story of the FINA World Cup series as of late has been Australian backstroker Mitchell Larkin, who is following up his 2015 World titles with one of the most dominant season runs we’ve seen in years.
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Recent college commits, take note: There isn’t really a better way to open your college swimming career than how UCLA’s Caroline McTaggart did it last weekend.
Juniors Hellen Moffit and Emily Cameron traded heroics back and forth as UNC and Georgia engaged in arguably the most exciting dual meet of NCAA season so far.