Mestre’s previous best time was a 1:49.84 from last year, over a second slower than the time he swam today to win the men’s 200 free.
Lara Van Niekerk broke her own South African record in the 50 breast this morning en route to posting the world’s top time.
Virginia’s Gretchen Walsh thrived as a freshman, scoring 54 NCAA points while winning the national title in the 100 freestyle.
South African Olympian Matt Sates has confirmed that he is en route to Athens where he will officially join forces with the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
The second night of racing at the Georgia Tech invite should feature plenty of great races, including Luca Urlando’s finals debut after missing yesterday.
Kieran Smith won two individual events and two relays, and the Bulldog women won four out of five events, on the first night of the 2021 GT Invite.
UGA freshman Abigail McCulloh was among the other top swimmers of the morning session, going 4:41.72 in the 500 free.
Neither Bobby Finke nor Kieran Smith swam at Friday’s meet, but another Gator Olympian, volunteer assistant Katie Ledecky, swam the men’s 500 frees in their absence.
Georgia sophomore Luca Urlando (above) posted the nation-leading time in the 100 back on Saturday against South Carolina.
Both the Georgia men and women opened their 2022-23 campaign in dominant fashion over UNC on Saturday afternoon in Athens.
The rich get richer as the reigning NCAA champions at UVA bring in a freshman class headlined by star sprinter Gretchen Walsh.
Everything you need for a quick refresher on what went down over eight days of swimming in Tokyo’s Olympic Aquatics Centre.
Schoenmaker threw down the first sub-2:19 women’s 200 breaststroke just 5 years after her country sent 0 women to the Olympic Games.
RSA’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett qualified top 4 into the women’s 200 breast final. The last RSA OLY champ in the pool was in Atlanta 1996.
18-year-old Rebecca Meder hit a near-lifetime best in the 200 IM at 2:12.98, frightening Kathryn Meaklim’s 2009 national record of 2:12.53.