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Can Regan Smith Contend For Major International Meets In The 200 IM?

Regan Smith is the fifth-fastest U.S. National team member in the 200 IM, with 75% of her splits being gold-medal caliber. But then there’s breaststroke…

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Katie Ledecky Wins McIntosh Rematch, Sets US Open Championships Record in 400 Free

After Canadian teen Summer McIntosh won a head-to-head battle with Katie Ledecky a few weeks ago at a World Cup meet; Ledecky fought back on Thursday in Greensboro.

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Will 200 Freestylers Finally Produce Sub-1:45 Swims On A Regular Basis?

David Popovici has brought new life to the men’s 200 freestyle, becoming the first man since 2009 to break 1:43 this past summer.

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The Women’s 400 Free World Record Was Ripe to be Smashed

The fact that the World Record in the 400 short course meter freestyle was only 3:53 should have made it obvious that a big drop was coming.

How Rare Is It For Swimmers To Hold World & World Junior Titles Simultaneously?

On the heels of a perfect LC season, David Popovici joins an exclusive list of swimmers who have held both the World and World Junior titles at the same time.

Where Were The Fastest Performances of the Year Swum?

Katie Ledecky has a top 5 performance of the season in five different events, the most of any swimmer on the men’s or women’s side.

European Championships: The First Step To Greatness

Sarah Sjostrom is one of many legendary swimmers who first made an impact on the international stage at the European Championships.

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How Does Sydney McLaughlin’s 400m Hurdle Record Compare to Similar Swimming Feats?

After Sydney McLaughlin shattered her own 400m hurdle world record on Friday, we explored whether any swimmers had achieved comparable feats in the pool.

Adam Peaty’s Project Immortal: A Mathematical Review

We take a look at the time Peaty would need to achieve in the men’s 100 breaststroke so that he’s the world record holder as long as he lives.

2022 Commonwealth Games: Top Priority

No less than a dozen Olympic champions in individual events will be competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

How Fast Have The Post-Olympic World Championships Typically Been?

History tells us that while there are some outliers, the World Championships generally tend to be slower than the Olympics were one year prior.

Swimmers Who Have Set The Most World Records In A Single World Championships

Lilly King was on fire in 2017, setting four world records at the World Championships in Budapest.

Which Swimmers Have Medalled Across The 50/100/200-Meter Distances At Worlds?

Russian breaststroker Yuliya Efimova has medalled in all three distances three separate times at the World Championships.

Do Host Countries Do Well At The Olympics? Not So Much

While history shows that host nations typically do well at the Games, their performance in the swimming pool does not follow suit.

What If The Super Suits Had Not Been Banned In 2010?

How fast would Katie Ledecky be in a super suit? We try to answer that question.