One day after blasting an absurd 21.0 relay split, 14-year-old Gretchen Walsh took home the top qualifying spot in the individual 50 free while breaking a 13-14 National Age Group (NAG) record.
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Another former University of Florida swimmer has been honored with a spot in a big Gator tradition: American swimming legend Dara…
Manuel, who won the 100 free earlier in the meet, became the first American woman to break the 24-second barrier when she touched in 23.97 to take bronze tonight.
Worrell clipped down Dara Torres’ former American Record with a 24.48 in tonight’s final.
Day 7 finals will feature the showdown between Joseph Schooling and Caeleb Dressel in the men’s 100 fly.
Check out the live recap for day 6 prelims in Budapest.
Given Brazil’s medals in the men’s 50 breast and 50 fly, and their likely women’s 50 back medal tomorrow (Etiene Medeiros, pictured above), a question arises. Is it worth it for nations like Brazil to focus on the stroke 50s?
Sarah Sjostrom has been on a tear this year in the 50 free and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Manuel finished a half a second ahead of the field, winning the race in 24.27 while fellow Olympic sprinter Abbey Weitzeil (24.74) took 2nd.
Jacob Pebley will look to qualify for his first LC World Championship team tonight in the men’s 200 back.
Check out a preview for tonight’s finals in Indianapolis.
June 23 marks Olympic Day, a holiday dedicated to the Olympic movement and its three pillars: move, learn and discover. To celebrate, we’re giving swim fans a chance to move (their mouse to scroll lower down this page), learn (about the most-decorated Olympic swimmers of all-time) and discover (some swimming legends they may not have previously known).
Brazilian swimmer Joanna Maranhao, who was part of the 800 free relay that broke a South American Record at the Rio Olympics, has been dropped by the Pinheiros swim club on the basis that she’s too old to swim in Tokyo 2020.
Swimming on Wednesday at the New York High School Section 1 Girls’ Championships, 14-year old Kate Douglass, a sophomore at Pelham…