Kosuke Hagino

2013 FINA Worlds, Day 4 Prelims Photo Vault: Magnussen Loads 47.7 in 100 Free Prelim

James Magnussen clocks a 47.7 in the prelims of the 100 freestyle at 2013 World Championships. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Asian Report – Day 3 – Three New National Records Established

Sun Yang has set himself up well for the 800m freestyle final. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victor puig.com)

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Asian Report – Day 2 – Swan Sets Second Pakistani Record of Meet

Kosuke Hagino finished second last night in the 400m freestyle. He will advance to two finals tomorrow night after his solid semi-final performances on day 2. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)


Race Footage: Sun Yang 400 Free Presented by Universal Sports Network

Complete race footage of the men’s 400 freestyle championship courtesy of swimswam partner Universal Sports Network. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Canadian Report – Day 1 – Women Set a Second National Record in the Relay

Canada’s 4×100 Freestyle relay set national records in the preliminaries and the finals (Photo Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)

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Mens 200m: Late Entry Agnel Head and Shoulders Above a Depleted Field

The men’s 200m freestyle World Championships Preview. (Photo Credit: TIm Binning, TheSwimPictures)


Matt Grevers Fit for FINA World Championships – Gold Medal Minute Video

At 2013 FINA Worlds Grevers will face strong competition from David Plummer, France’s Jeremy Stravius, and Japan’s Ryosuke Irie and Kosuke Hagino. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


2013 Worlds Preview: Record Watch

Team USA’s Katie Ledecky is one of the many swimmers on record watch next week in Barcelona.


Ryan Lochte 2013 World Championship Preview – Gold Medal Minute Video

After dedicating a lot of time this sesason to his reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, the diversion in Hollywood appears to have had little effect on Lochte’s success in the pool. By the numbers, Lochte dominated the men’s side of swimming at US World Trials. True, he’s not in 2012 Olympic shape, but he’s not far off either. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


Pereira Out of 400 IM; Brazilian Arrival Set for Saturday

Thiago Pereria, on the eve of departure for Spain, has affirmed that he will not swim the 400 IM at the World Championships. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


Worlds Previews: A Young Japanese Contender for Lochte in the Men’s 200 IM

Ryan Lochte’s breaststroke leg should make the difference between him and Kosuke Hagino at Worlds. (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)


Muffat and Boyle provide a thriller at the French Open

Camille Muffat and Lauren Boyle provided the fans at the French Open in Vichy with an incredible race where the two…


Worlds Previews: Sun a Runaway Favorite as Men’s 400 Free Field Thins Out

China’s Sun Yang is the defending Olympic Champion, and there doesn’t seem to be anyone even in the neighborhood of catching him in the 2013 field. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)


Hagino Wins National Award; Suzuki Named New Federation President

Daichi Suzuki (left) shakes hands with outgoing federation president Kazuo Sano (Photo: Japan Swimming Federation)

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2013 Worlds Trials Preview: Lochte in Control of 200 IM Destiny

Ryan Lochte should take first in the 200 IM at World Championship Trials. The real question: who will grab the second spot?