With 2021 wrapping up, SwimmingStats has compiled its most liked-posts of the year, which include several records by Caeleb Dressel.
Katie Ledecky recorded eight of the 10 fastest swims of the year in the women’s 800 freestyle, culminating with an Olympic gold medal.
Tatjana Schoenmaker was one of just five swimmers to set an individual long course world record in 2021, doing so in the Olympic final no less.
Energy Standard teammates Sarah Sjostrom and Siobhan Haughey own two of the top three performances from the ISL playoffs on the women’s side.
With 61 career wins, Caeleb Dressel is currently the winningest swimmer in the history of the International Swimming League (ISL).
Emma McKeon was among the series leaders with 10 gold and 14 total medals won across the four World Cup meets.
Japan’s Tomoru Honda won silver in the men’s 200 butterfly at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics despite being just 1.72 m tall (5 ft 8 in).
At 6’1, Australian Cate Campbell was the tallest female swimming medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
At 6’8, Matt Grevers is tied for the tallest individual male Olympic swimming medalist dating back to 1960.
Michael Phelps set the men’s 400 IM world record more than 13 years ago at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, clocking a scintillating time of 4:03.84.
American Jessica Long won six medals in Tokyo, giving her 29 for her career which ranks second all-time among swimmers.
Ahmed Hafnaoui won Olympic gold in Tokyo as the 16th seed in the men’s 400 freestyle—the second-lowest to reach the top of the podium since Sydney.
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