SwimSwam Breakdown: Knoxville Cancelled, Sakci World Record, & Project Immortal

This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discuss USA Swimming canceling the Pro Swim in Knoxville, Emre Sakci‘s 50 Breast world record, and Adam Peaty‘s ‘Project Immortal’. For full list of topics, see below:

  • USA Swimming has confirmed the cancellation of the 2022 Pro Swim in Knoxville, saying it has opted to “prioritize the health and safety of the athletes, staff and event volunteers,” amidst the current COVID-19 climate in the United States.
  • Emre Sakci broke the SCM 50 breaststroke World Record with a time of 24.95. He is the first person to swim under 25 seconds in the event. He did this at a meet in Turkey with no underwater cameras after being DQed in the 50 and 100 breaststroke days earlier at the 2021 Short Course World Championships
  • We analyze SwimSwam’s Top 50 Most Read Articles of 2021, mainly why the 2021 Olympic Trials Recaps were head-and-shoulders more read than the 2020 Olympic Games recap
  • Now that we’ve fully announced the 2021 Swammy Awards, we share our favorite moments in swimming from 2021
  • Looking at the Projected NCAA Midseason Psych Sheets, defending champs UVA women and Texas men lead the way, but after that, it gets a little more surprising
  • A month after his breakout at the Winter Junior Championships in Austin in December, high school junior Ilya Kharun has verbally committed to Arizona State University. He is scheduled to arrive in fall of 2023.


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Steve Nolan
10 months ago

There was a kid that went from 1:56 to 1:42 in a year?! That’s like an entire 25. Googly moogly.

Also this is not the first time Peaty’s mentioned “Project Immortal.” Hopefully we can make fun of him enough that he’ll not make a third.

10 months ago

Chupkov said he’s unsure whether he will stay active until Paris, when asked by Russian media. It’s possible that he postponed his retirement just because some commercial contracts haven’t expired. There are apparently still many ads going on in his instagram account.

10 months ago

Peaty gonna go a 53 and make it look easy.

The unoriginal Tim
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10 months ago

Just needs to add some fly kicks to his repertoire.

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