With Kathleen Baker’s new World Record in the 100 meter backstroke tonight at the 2018 U.S. National Championships in Irvine, CA, American men and women now own the world records in all four Olympic backstroke events.
The men’s 100 back continues to be one of the most competitive events in the U.S.
Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley are virtual locks for the top two spots in the men’s 200 back at the upcoming U.S. National Championships in Irvine.
More than 40% of SwimSwam voters selected Liu Zige’s 2:01.81 in the 200 fly as the current world record that would last the longest, narrowly edging the men’s 200 free (1:42.00 from Paul Biedermann).
Among the signatories of the letter were Anthony Ervin, Natalie Coughlin (above), and Aaron Peirsol.
The 2017 – 2021 Fina Athletes Committee (FINA AC) was recently announced with a number of former members re-appointed and six (6) new members appointed.
Earlier this week, FINA announced its committee appointments through 2021.
Now that the World Championships in Budapest have come to a close, let’s take a look back at the numbers and see what’s interesting.
With her third consecutive 1500 free title, Katie Ledecky has passed Missy Franklin for the most gold medals in long course World Championships history, holding a dozen world titles in as many appearances.
Tonight’s win was historic for Sun as it makes him the solo 3rd most decorated performer ever in terms of World Championships gold medals, breaking the former tie he shared with Aaron Perisol (7) and Grant Hackett (7).
As top-level swimmers around the world start to express their misgivings about FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports, the federation’s Athlete’s Committee has written an open letter encouraging athletes to voice their opinions about decision-making within their sports.
SwimLabs Westchester is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Galindo as Aquatic Director. Michael comes to SwimLabs Westchester following…
Ning Zetao will be an interesting storyline for China as we move closer towards the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.
Jiayu threw down a 51.86, clearing the former Asian Record of 52.24 and missing Ryan Murphy’s World Record by just a hundredth of a second.
Ryan Murphy, on the men’s side of Team USA, is it. He’s the star. After Rio, after taking three Olympic…