As the stakes get higher, it becomes harder to accept that the best you had was not enough to win. It is difficult to look up at your teammate, ahead of you on the podium, because you wanted to be where they are so badly. At the same time, you are proud of how well your teammate swam. (Photo Credit: Janna Schulze, swimswam.com)
David Plummer just missed out on an Olympic birth last summer. Can he hold off the field next week in Indianapolis to secure a spot on Team USA?
“Cullen Jones and Garrett Weber-Gale tied for second going 21.55. Two days later, the pair would race to determine the final US World Championships team spot in the event. Jones won the swim-off in an American record 21.41 to Weber-Gale’s 21.70.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictues)
“Michael Phelps entered the world stage in swimming quietly in 2000 when he earned a position on the US Olympic Team. In Sydney, he and his 17-year old roommate, Aaron Peirsol watched, listened, learned and quietly began planning their return four years later.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
“I smell rubber on deck…” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
“Aaron Peirsol, Wella Hartig’s son, the greatest backstroker of all-time.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
As part of its continuing commitment to growing the sport of swimming in the USA, Arena North America is partnering with three-time…
“Aaron Peirsol became the first human to go under 1:40 in the 200 yard backstroke with a 1:39.16 and won Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Championhips.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Jason Lezak (left) and Gary Hall Junior (right) pose at last year’s Golden Goggle Awards.
“I’m not a fan of sequels…but given the thoughtful feedback to the article “Tis The Season For…Tough Stuff” a response and an expanded view seems called for.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)
Swim News: “For many elites, The POWERSKIN Carbon Pro filled the void left by the FS3 in 2012.” (Swim Photo Credit: LaPress)
Among the LSC records broken was one belonging to Aaron Peirsol (pictured), the greatest backstroker of his generation. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
After two years of decorative lapel-adornments, Ryan Lochte has opted for a much cleaner look at this year’s event.
Swim News: “Murphy touched the wall in 45.34!” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)