Coming off a summer of long course time explosions, 16-year-old Gianluca Urlando transferred that speed and more to the short course yards pool in December.
The first stop of the 2019 Pro Swim Series is showing an unforeseen – but perhaps massively important – impact of the new series scoring rules on the SwimSquad Battles. And it starts with #1 overall pick Chase Kalisz.
16-year-old Luca Urlando has the mental approach of a much older swimmer – and it’s paying off in the water.
This month, we’re recounting the top performers and performances of the year 2018. Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions.
Regan Smith and Gianluca Urlando (pictured) top our list of 15-16s for 2018.
Anytime you break a record held by the all-time greatest, you’re going to get some buzz.
Here are the top 8 finishers in each event overall, combining results from the two meets.
Watch as 16-year-old Gianluca Urlando wins the 200 fly at 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West in 1:40.91, crushing the old meet record and taking down Michael Phelps’ 15-16 National Age Group Record.
Watch all the races from Day 4 of the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West.
With USA Swimming’s winter junior championships split between two locations, we have put together nightly lists of the top 8 finishers in each event overall, combining results from the two meets.
Gianluca Urlando, 16, of DART Swimming broke Michael Phelps’ 15-16 NAG and became the youngest swimmer ever to break 1:41 in the 200 butterfly on Saturday.
Gianluca is going after Michael Phelps.
16 year-old phenom Gianluca Urlando took the top seed in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly Saturday morning in Austin, TX.
Watch all the championship finals from Day 3 of 2018 Winter Juniors – West.
2018 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS- WEST December 5-8, 2018 Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin Texas SCY (25y)…