Today in Swimming History

48th Anniversary of Spitz Record-Setting 7th Olympic Gold Medal

Today marks the 48th anniversary of Mark Spitz record-setting 7th gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.


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“He’s Done It!”: Relive Jason Lezak’s Epic Anchor Leg 12 Years Later

On August 11, 2008, Lezak defied the odds to produce the fastest 100 freestyle split of all-time to run down France and win gold in the men’s 400 free relay.


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Watch: Laure Manaudou’s 200 Freestyle World Record From 2007

Laure Manaudou breaking the 200m freestyle World Record in 2007, a year that was filled with highs and lows for the illustrious French star


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Approaching 30 Years, Seoul 1988 Olympic Park A Shining Example

As we approach the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea, the Olympic Park in Seoul, is a must see.

Italy Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Bremen Tragedy

50 years ago, Italian swimming faced the worst disaster in Italian sports history when seven members of its national team and a coach perished in a plane crash near Bremen, Germany.

Ten Years Ago Today: South Africa Stuns the World in Athens

Ten years ago the South African men stunned the world and destroyed the field in the 4x100m freestyle relay in Athens. Here is how it went down.

Today In Swimming History: October 16th, The First Woman Swims Across The English Channel

Today in swimming history Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926. In doing so, she set the English Channel record and her time stood as the fastest time in the world until 1950.

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Today in Swimming History: September 26th, A Dark Day for Doping Bans, a Bright Day for Birthdays

United States Olympian Jimmy Feigen is one of an impressive lineup of September 26th birthdays.

Today in Swimming History, September 21st: Nesty Stuns Biondi and World in Memorable 100 Fly Race

The Surprise from Suriname, Anthony Nesty, shocked the world when he captured the gold medal in the 100 meter butterfly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics

Today in Swimming History, September 20th: Louisville Opens Natatorium

The Ralph R. Wright Natatorium at Louisville celebrates its 8th birthday on Friday.