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Explaining the Unicorn World Records from the 2000 and 2004 NCAA Championships

In order to alleviate confusion, here are the details on how World Records were broken at two separate NCAA Championship meets.


Daniel Krueger Becomes the First Swimmer to Win 5 Consecutive Big 12 Titles in an Event

Daniel Krueger’s 50 and 100 free victories made him the first swimmer to ever win 5 consecutive Big 12 Titles in the same event.


Lilly King Becomes First American With World Titles In 50, 100 & 200m Distances

King becomes just the second swimmer in history to win the 50, 100 and 200-meter race of the same stroke at the World Championships.


Nic Fink Hits 26.45 American Record, Becomes First US Man to Win 50 Breast

Nic Fink became the first American man to win this event at a World Championships, hitting a new American record of 26.45.


Maggie MacNeil Becomes Second* Swimmer to Hold These Four Titles Simultaneously

We looked and looked, but couldn’t find another female swimmer who has simultaneously been NCAA Champ, Olympic Champ, and both SC & LC World Champ at the same time.


Nic Fink Vince La Prima Medaglia Degli USA Nei 200 Rana Dal 2004

Nic Fink ha conquistato ieri sera ai Campionati del Mondo di Abu Dhabi, il primo oro nei 200 metri rana in vasca corta per gli US dal 2004

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Nic Fink Breaks 17-Year American Streak in Men’s Breaststrokes at SC Worlds

Nic Fink was giving signs that he was winding down his pro career. But maybe a boost of momentum in December 2021 will change those plans.


More Than Half of Swimming Times in Tokyo 2020 Were Faster than Beijing 2008

More than half of times swam in Tokyo 2020 were faster than Beijing 2008, which featured full-body polyurethane super-suits.


Defending U.S. Olympic Trials Champion Josh Prenot Misses 200 Breast Semifinal

American Record holder Josh Prenot finished 17th in this morning’s 200 breast prelims, missing the semifinal by about one third of a second.


Who’s In Line For the Most Coveted Job in Swimming, Texas Men’s Head Coach?

With longtime Texas head coach Eddie Reese announcing his retirement, here’s a speculative list of candidates for a team with 15 NCAA titles.


2021 W. NCAA Picks: The First Non-King Breaststroke Champion Since 2015

The time has finally come for the first non-Lilly King 100 BR NCAA champion to be crowned in 2021. NC State’s Sophie Hansson looks to be the best candidate.


Brenton Rickard Positivo A Test Antidoping Su Campione Dei Giochi 2012

Brenton Richard trovato positivo ad un test eseguito durante le Olimpiadi di Londra.l’Australia rischia la medaglia di bronzo nella staffetta

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Looking Back at Day 2 of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

We still want to honor the would-have-been Day 2 of the 2020 Olympic Trials, by reliving Day 2 of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials.


The Meet Of Tears: U.S. Olympic Trials

At every Trials, there’s a small subset of about 25 swimmers who carry a heavy burden: they miss qualifying for the Olympics by a single spot.


How Eddie Reese Became The Most Successful College Coach In Swimming

Reese has built an incredible legacy at the University of Texas, leading the men’s team to unparalleled excellence.