Erik Vendt

Trying To Contextualize The Absurdity of Gretchen Walsh’s 47.42 In The 100 Fly

Walsh’s newly-minted record in the 100 fly is more than 5% quicker than the 16th-fastest performer in the event, ranking #2 all-time behind Caeleb Dressel.


2023 Texas Invitational: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Reigning NCAA champ Emma Sticklen blazed a nation-leading 200 fly time of 1:51.50 in prelims, but teammate Kelly Pash could challenge her in tonight’s final.


La Classifica Dei Record Del Mondo Che Resistono Da Più Anni

Quali sono i Record del Mondo in vasca lunga che resistono da più tempo? Quello di Phelps nei 400 misti è stato stabilito quasi 21 anni fa

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Michael Phelps Becomes the Longest Standing LCM World Record Holder in Modern History

June 27, 2023 marks 20 years, 316 days since Phelps set the world record in the 400 IM, making him the longest standing world record holder in LCM.


Ledecky, Manuel Confirmed For Pro Swim At Newly-Renovated Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Katie Ledecky leads a star-studded group of U.S. Olympians confirmed to be competing at the event which kicks off on March 1.


Michael Phelps Hits 20-Year Anniversary Of Owning The 400 IM World Record

Phelps first broke the 400 IM world record in August 2002, and now that he’s hit the 20-year mark, is closing in on the world record reign in recent history.


Michael Phelps’ 30 Olympic Finals Scored with ISL Rules

What if Michael Phelps swam in the ISL? Even if we never see it, we can apply ISL rules to Phelps’s Olympic races and see how things turn out.


Anthony Ervin Swims 12.5 Mile Relay Around Charleston In Memory of Late Father

Ervin completed the swim while raising money for the South Carolina Department of Veteran Affairs.


Mark Schubert Ends Mission Viejo Tenure Earlier than Anticipated

After nearly 20 years -in two stints- as head coach of Mission Viejo Nadadores, Mark Schubert has left the pool deck.


Former U.S. National Team Director Mark Schubert Announces Retirement

Schubert served on eight Olympic coaching staffs, won three NCAA team titles and was USA Swimming’s National Team Director from 2006 until 2010.


Longhorn Day 1 Finals: Foster Goes 4:11.13 IM, Ledecky Beats Manuel in 100 FR

On night one of the 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite, Carson Foster hit another PB in the 400 IM at 4:11.13 while Katie Ledecky caught Simone Manuel in the 100 FR.


Is The 50 Free a Crapshoot?

In a race that takes under 30 seconds, a single turn hit long, a slow start, or a bad breakout can easily be the difference between first and second place.


Swim CEO Series: Chris DeJong on Fastest 400m Kick Ever, Big Blue Swim School

DeJong indulged in telling his epic story about Phelps buying him dinner for kicking the unofficial fastest time in history in a 400m kick


Charlie Swanson Becomes Seventh-Best American Ever in 400 IM at 4:11.46

Absolutely torching the 400 IM field in the Pan Am Games A final tonight, Team USA’s Charlie Swanson clocked a time of 4:11.46 for the dominant win.


2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Who Will Step Up In Men’s 1500?

Is the United States ready to compete for international medals again in the men’s 1500 freestyle?