Adam Peaty broke a major swimming barrier this year in April at the British Championships in London, where he shattered the 100m breaststroke world record by over half a second, becoming the first man ever under 58 seconds in 57.92.
As our 2015 Swammy Awards come to a close, it’s time to count down the top 10 swims of the year leading to our overall Swammy for “Race of the Year.”
T’was the year before Rio down at SwimSwam HQ, and we grabbed pens and paper to see what we could do.
Though he’d already broken through at the international level before, 2015 was a year that took Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri to new heights.
Verschuren will now swim in his third consecutive Olympics.
Heemskerk joins Dekker and Brzoskowski on the Dutch squad for Rio
Mireia Belmonte also added two titles on the night in Amsterdam
Dekker will now be a four time Olympian
The Amsterdam Cup Is both the first Dutch Olympic qualifying meet and a key step on Mireia Belmonte’s comeback path.
Florent Manaudou is set to make an appearance in the 50m, 100m and, um, 200m freestyle events at the Amsterdam Cup slated to start on Friday.
Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis has broken his country’s national record in the men’s 100 breaststroke for the second time in as many days at the 2015 European Short Course Championships.
Germany’s Marco Koch clocked a 56.78 in the final of the men’s 100 breast at 2015 European Short Course Championships, lowering his own national record of 57.02 which he had set in the semi-final.
Italian Federica Pellegrini won the women’s 200 freestyle at the European Short Course Championships for the fourth time in her career…
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu at it again, breaking the World Record in the 100m IM in Israel.
Marco Koch broke his own national record in the men’s 100 breaststroke in tonight’s semi-final in Netanya…