Swimmer of the Month

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Michael Phelps Owned June 29

On this date in history, Michael Phelps set two IM world records – five years apart. The swims were one day before his 18th and 23rd birthdays.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Inge de Bruijn’s 5-WR May of 2000

Inge de Bruijn went on an unparalleled tear in May of 2000, setting five world records in a nine-day span and setting up for an almost-unbeatable two years.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Looking Back At Maya DiRado’s April of 2016

One Olympic cycle ago, Maya DiRado was completing an impressive month of April that set her up for a first-time Olympic berth and four medals in Rio.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Hugo Gonzalez’s Bounce-Back

For Gonzalez, even though the postseason was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019-2020 season was a trajectory-changing success.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Erika Brown, Tennessee

The Tennessee women won their first SEC title in program history, led by three dominating wins and three relay titles from senior Erika Brown.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Miriam Guevara, Northwestern

Miriam Guevara piled up 10 individual event wins across three events in the month of January, leading Northwestern’s women to a 6-2 record.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Abbey Weitzeil, Cal

Abbey Weitzeil set an American record and powered her California Golden Bears into the #1 spot in our NCAA Power Rankings early in the month of December.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Blaise Vera, Pitt

Pitt junior Blaise Vera has been the breakout sprinter of the NCAA’s fall season, with a nation-leading, career-best 50 freestyle in November.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Erika Brown, Tennessee

It’s been a month of fast swims at the college level, and two of the biggest dual meet wins have gone to Erika Brown and the Tennessee Volunteers.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Sherridon Dressel, Florida

September isn’t a very busy month of swimming for most Americans. But for Sherridon Dressel it was. Florida swam three meets last week and Dressel starred.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Gretchen Walsh

Between U.S. Nationals and World Juniors, Gretchen Walsh was on fire in the month of August, dropping her best times in five events and winning six WJ golds.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Zach Apple, Relay Hero

Zach Apple made most of July opportunities at both Worlds and Universiade – he finishes with 5 World University Games golds and 4 World Championships medals.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Regan Smith, Riptide

Riptide 17-year-old Regan Smith had an impressive month of June, even beyond her world junior record 100 back. Smith hit three freestyle lifetime-bests, too.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Luca Urlando, DART

It’s been an outstanding month of May for high school junior Luca Urlando, in both short course and long course.

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldog

In the hunt for the 2019 Pro Swim Series crown, it’s been the backstrokers running the show.