This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discussed the sizzling swims at the 2nd stop of the FINA World Cup, the NCAA season getting into full swing, and Adam Peaty‘s future in dancing. See below for full list of topics.
- South African Star Matt Sates lowered the World Jr record in the 400 free (3:37.92) on night 1 of the Budapest World Cup.
- Touching the wall in a time of 50.58 to take the top prize in the women’s 100m freestyle final, Emma McKeon matched the longstanding WC Record of the same time that’s been on the books since Swedish Sarah Sjostrom put it there in 2017.
- Age is just a number for American Tom Shields, as the 30-year-old just put up a huge new personal best and national record in the men’s 50m butterfly.
- Swimming Queensland is reportedly facing a cut in funding, despite constituents to the tune of Ariarne Titmus, Kaylee McKeown and Zac Stubblety-Cook‘s enormous success at the 2020 Olympic Games.
- At Duna Arena, surrounded by fellow athletes, coaches and other pillars of Hungarian Swimming, Laszlo Cseh swam an unofficial 100m IM, taking on a special rival with each leg.
- Kristof Milak delighted the home fans with his first victory of the meet on Day 2 of the FINA World Cup stop in Budapest on Friday, claiming the men’s 50 backstroke title and setting a new Hungarian Record in the process.
- Numerous Olympians impressed over the weekend in the NCAA, including the Michigan trio of Patrick Callan, Jake Mitchell, and Maggie MacNeil at the SMU Classic as well as Brooks Curry at his home pool at LSU
SINK or SWIM
- Should athletes prioritize SC World Championships even with ISL?
- Can the Stanford women dethrone Virginia as NCAA champions?
- Does Adam Peaty move on to the next round on Strictly Come Dancing?
- Will Arno Kamminga show up big for the Aqua Centurions in his home country for the ISL Playoffs?
- If Peaty shows up for ISL Playoffs, will he score a Top-3 finish in either 50 or 100 breast in any match?