Michael Phelps

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“If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do.”

Wang Shun Crushes 1:54.62 200 IM As 3rd-Best Performer In History

29-year-old Olympic champion Wang Shun busted out the fastest 200m IM of his career, hitting 1:54.62 for a new Asian Record.


Grimes, Alexy Highlight USA Swimming’s 2023 Golden Goggle Award Nominees

Katie Grimes picked up four nominations for her performances this year, while Jack Alexy was nominated in three different categories.


arena Swim of the Week: Wang Xizhe Runs Down 200 Fly Field With 28.94 Closing 50

Wang produced one of the rare sub-29 closing splits in the boys’ 200 fly final en route to the World Junior title in a time of 1:56.22.


The Top 10 Swims of the 2023 World Junior Championships

Leah Hayes was among the top performers of the 2023 World Juniors, having set new Championship Record in both girls’ medley events.


SwimSwam’s Awards For The 2023 World Junior Championships

American Maximus Williamson was an absolute force at the World Junior Championships winning six gold and seven total medals.


A Twist of Fate Kept Ian Thorpe Away From World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

The five-time Olympic champion went for an early morning run and was headed to the WTC’s observation deck when he realized he had forgotten his camera.


College Swimming Previews: Stacked Freshmen Class Gives #8 Stanford Men Lots of Options

Rex Maurer (pictured) leads a loaded freshmen class that affords the #8 Stanford men plenty of options for how to attack the 2023-24 season.


arena Swim of the Week: Zhang Zhanshuo Becomes Fastest 16&U 400 IMer In History

The 16-year-old Zhang dropped five seconds in the 400 IM with a time of 4:12.44, winning silver at World Juniors and becoming the fastest 16 & under ever.


Max Williamson E’ Il 17enne Più Veloce Della Storia Nei 200 Metri Misti

Max Williamson è diventato il 17ene più veloce della storia nei 200 metri misti maschili vincendo l’oro ai Mondiali giovanili di Netanya

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Maximus Williamson Swims 1:57.29 200 IM To Become Fastest 17-Year-Old Ever

Williamson’s time would have been fast enough to qualify for the 2023 World Championships had he clocked it at U.S. Nationals this June.


Data Deep Dive: Which Swimmers Are Trending On Wikipedia?

In this article, we take a look at which swimmers get the most views on Wikipedia, and also when swimmers tend to generate the most views.


Michael Phelps Receives Shoutout in Fall Out Boy’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

American swimmer Michael Phelps recently received a shoutout in Fall Out Boy updated version of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.


SwimSwam Pulse: 50.6% Pick Phelps To Be Cover Athlete of “Swimming 2024” Video Game

Readers believe that Michael Phelps should be the cover athlete of a new swimming video game, as more than 50 percent voted for the GOAT.


Le Prestazioni Dell’Era Del Gommato Sono Ancora In Anticipo Sui Tempi?

L’epoca dei costumoni ha segnato lo sport del nuoto e le prestazioni realizzate erano sicuramente in anticipo sui tempi. Ma ora?

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Are Super-Suit Era Swims Still Ahead of Their Time?

After the onslaught of world records we saw in 2008 and 2009, swimming appears to have finally caught up to the times we saw with the super suits.