The Americans looked great in prelims, but Nathan Adrian needs to be focused in his Barcelona debut to hold of Russia and Australia. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
James Magnussen is the oddsmakers’ favorite in the 100 free, but not by much. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
After dedicating a lot of time this sesason to his reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, the diversion in Hollywood appears to have had little effect on Lochte’s success in the pool. By the numbers, Lochte dominated the men’s side of swimming at US World Trials. True, he’s not in 2012 Olympic shape, but he’s not far off either. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
This was supposed to be the next great European rivalry in swimming. At the 2010 World Short Course Championships in Dubai, the two swimmers hit the water in a dead-heat, but Agnel made up a slight deficit over Izotov to give the French the gold and leave the Russians with silver. (Photo Credit: Tim BInning, theswimpictures)
Another night of great racing at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia concluded with the most impressive swim of the competition so far… (Photo Credit: Tim BInning, theswimpictures)
Russian Vlad Morozov won the 100 freestyle at the World University Games in a stunning 47.62, the second fastest time in the world this year nine one-hundredths of a second behind James Magnussen
Sean Ryan of the United States has been biding his time through Open Water Nationals and the World Championship Trials, but unleashed at the World University Games. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Aliaksandra Herasimenia took the women’s 50 butterfly in a World University Games record time of 25.84. The pervious games record of 25.97 was held by her fellow country woman Svetlana Khokhlova. (Photo credit: Janna Schulz)
The Russians took the top seed in three of the five prelims events on Thursday in Kazan. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Yana Martynova (picture courtesy of U of E Swim Team)
Vladimir Morozov is having what you could call a good year since London. He started out by winning both the…
In the race of the evening, the men’s 100 freestyle semi-final six men went under the FINA A standard and…
Two Russian Records went down on Thursday in Kazaan: one to Vyacheslav Sinkevich and one to Vlad Morozov.
Danila Izotov will be sitting out both the FINA World Cup and this winter’s Short Course World Championships as he works his way back from shoulder surgery.
Ryan Lochte exerted little more energy than would a warmup on Wednesday morning (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)