The Americans are the front-runners, but there is no margin for error in the mixed medley relay.
Ryan Murphy is a meters swimmer. Those are his words. At Atlanta Pro Swim, after dropping a 1:55 200m backstroke, he said 2017 NCAA Championships shook his confidence a bit.
Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov swam 1:55.49 in the 200 back yesterday at Russian Nationals for a new junior world record. The time was fast enough to land him a slot on the Russian Worlds team.
In the semifinals at the beginning of the session, Morozov blasted a 21.44 to clear the former record of 21.47.
Shortly after hitting a qualifying mark in the 50 back semis, Evgeny Rylov cranked out the fastest 200 back in the world this year, winning with a 1:53.81.
On day 2 of the 2017 Russian National Championships, backstroke standout Evgeny Rylov stormed to gold in the 100 back.
It was the sprinters who came up with the best performances on day 1 of Russian nationals, with Yulia Efimova hitting a new world #1 time in the 50 breast and Oleg Kostin doing the same in the 50 fly.
Double Commonwealth Champion Ben Proud arrived in Turkey this week and will be training under Head Coach James Gibson at Energy Standard.
South African Olympic medalist Chad Le Clos continues setting up his next quadrennial with the announcement he has joined Energy Standard Club.
Katinka Hosszu piled up 4 individual wins to lead all athletes at the 2017 Flanders Cup in Belgium.
200 breaststroke Olympic bronze medalist Anton Chupkov was one of three Russians named by the federation as Swimmers of t he Year.
Kromo was at it again at the Salknikov Cup.
Speedster Vlad Morozov is slated to race in St. Petersburg this weekend.
Look here to vote for the Apollo and Aphrodite Awards, the people’s choice awards of the Russian Swimming Federation.
James Gibson takes Head Coach role at Energy Standard, a unique club collaboration between Russia and Ukraine.