SwimSwam TYR World Rankings Are Here, Meet Our New TYR World Rankings Editor

For 2014 (and posthumously, for now, back to 2013), SwimSwam has unveiled its new World Swimming Rankings lists, and to manage these World Rankings, we have hired a new “World Rankings editor,” one Shannon MacDonald.

See the rankings here.

James Magnussen tops the Men's 100 Free 2013 & 2014  World Swimming Rankings

James Magnussen tops the Men’s 100 Free 2013 & 2014 World Swimming Rankings

Shannon has a wealth of swimming experiences from around the world. She is a native of Australia, and now splits her time between the Southern Hemisphere and the Deep South: her daughter, Bonnie, is an Australian National Team swimmer who is currently attends the University of Alabama.

Shannon herself is an avid Masters’ Swimmer, a former investment banker with Macquarie Bank, and a Law grad from the University of Sydney.

We hope that these rankings will continue to add context to our reports and help make SwimSwam a valuable resource to any swim fan.

Along those lines, we’re asking for the help of our community to make sure they’re accurate. We are going to make every effort to maintain them as closely as possible to what happens in the real world, but sometimes that can be hard. For example, we have still not been able to find full results for the Tokyo Metropolitan Championships this past weekend, though we have the “10 best performances” from men and women.

For now, we’re committed to maintaining rankings to the top 25. We’ll expand rankings with swims that meet the most recent FINA “A” standards to ensure that the lists represent only high-level, world-class swims.

If you see any errors, or any meets we’ve missed, PLEASE let us know, and we will research and make any appropriate corrections. Our goal is to make this as accurate of a resource as is possible, and we have no qualms with sourcing our awesome (and uber-informed) community to get there.

Swimming World RankingsIf you have a meet that you believe has produced applicable top 25 results, please share them with [email protected]

Future Additions:

  • World yards rankings
  • Expanding rankings to top 50 per year
  • Create historical rankings, as best we can, for prior years
  • World junior rankings

If you think that you can contribute in any of these areas, please let us know.

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23 Comments on "SwimSwam TYR World Rankings Are Here, Meet Our New TYR World Rankings Editor"

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Good addition.
Great to see swimswam improve more and more.

About yards, I would rather write US yards rankings.
I don’t know another country where yards are used.

If you could also add the records somewhere in the website, it would be good as well. Like the world records, the American records, the European records, the college records, the high school records and the US age group records.
I wouldn’t have to search them elsewhere.

-Yards rankings would be great!
-Should be(somewhere) a Top50 option(It would be great for a NCAA ranking because of the time cuts)
-In 50 free, pay attention for something: in tenth place is Fratus, in 11th is Govorov, both with the SAME time(21.80).Govorov must be in tenth place because he made his time FIRST than Fratus.Watch out for mm/dd in the database rankings to respect precedence order(day-month-year).The fourth and fifth place(Adrian and Morozov with 21.47)is correct because Adrian made his time first.

It’s cool that swimswam is trying to become bigger and better. In swimming, and in life, you have to try new things if you want to improve.
BUT – I am guessing that swimswam intends this will someday offer something that FINA doesn’t. Right now, FINA seems to do a pretty good job tracking times – it just doesn’t have glossy photos. (And some times from 09 are wacky because they were unsanctioned).

What I would like are world rankings that include relay splits.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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