Do Semi-Finals Matter? A Look at the Data

Japan’s Yui Ohashi was outside of the top 8 in prelims of the 200 IM at the Tokyo Olympics before going on to win gold the next day.


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Are Some 2024 Olympic Qualifying Times Harder Than Others?

Leon Marchand is one of only 12 swimmers under the OQT in the men’s 400 IM, a third of the amount of qualifiers in the men’s 50 free (36).


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Leon Marchand: Mastering Breaststroke and Butterfly

Marchand has the chance to become the first swimmer in Olympic history to win a medal in both butterfly and breaststroke in Paris.


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Why Zane Grothe Thinks Leon Marchand Is Capable of a 4:02 in the 500 Free

Zane Grothe was once the fastest man ever in the 500 yard free, so his guess at Marchand’s potential carries a little more weight than most.

The Longest Current American Gold Medal Drought In Individual Events At The Olympics

Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass represent the best chance for the U.S. to end its 40-year drought in the women’s 200 IM in Paris.

More Countries Than Ever Won Medals At The 2024 World Championships

Daniel Wiffen won the first two Irish medals in swimming history at the World Aquatics Championships, claiming double distance gold in Doha.

Kristel Kobrich Ties All-Time Record With Eighth Worlds Final Appearance In Single Event

With eight appearances in the World Championship final of the women’s 1500 free, Kobrich ties Federica Pellegrini (200 free) for the most in history.

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Yes, Katie Ledecky’s 800 Meter Streak Has Ended – But She Has an Even Longer One

Katie Ledecky still wears the biggest crown in swimming, in spite of suffering her first 800 free loss in more than a decade.

No Americans Broke A World Record In 2023, The First Time In 78 Years

We went a full calendar year without any U.S. swimmers breaking a world record in 2023, something that had last happened in 1945.

A Brief History of Women’s Participation In Olympic Swimming

Women’s participation has been consistently growing at the Olympics, but in swimming, it’s still not at an equal 50 percent share with the men.

Comparing The NCAA Championships To Short Course Worlds

Using time conversions, which meet is more competitive?

Sprinting Into 200-Yard Events

In order to be elite in the 200s in short course yards, you need the speed to get out fast. Really fast.

The Impact of Non-U.S. Swimmers In The NCAA

Frenchman Leon Marchand is one of several male swimmers who have taken over the NCAA in recent years.

There Has Only Been 1 Short-Course WR in 2023 — Has the Number Ever Been So Low Before?

Besides 2023, the only other year in which only one short-course world record was set was 2011, when Missy Franklin broke the women’s 200 back standard.

How Often Do Reigning World Champions Win The Olympic Title The Following Year?

Michael Phelps won the same event at the Olympics as he did at the previous year’s World Championships numerous times, including five in 2007/2008.