On day 3 of the 2016 LA Invitational, Russia’s Yuliya Efimova swam her first race since the lifting of her FINA ban for testing positive for the banned substance Meldonium earlier this year. Efimova won the race in 2:22.77.
The University of Southern California’s Uytengsu Aquatic Center is bracing itself for 1000 swimmers competing in the 2016 version of the annual Los Angeles Invitational, beginning this Thursday and running through Sunday.
The names are out for the Russian Olympic team. 34 swimmers are officially going to Rio, 4 have another chance at Euros, and, if her suspension falls through, Efimova will jump onto the roster automatically.
Vladimir Morozov had his first individual swim of the meet this morning in the men’s 100 freestyle.
Danila Izotov will compete in the men’s 200 free semi-finals at day 2 finals in Russia.
Russian swimmers Yulia Efimova and Nikita Lobintsev are taking an early look at the 2016 Olympic host city on a 12-day training trip to Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.
Friday night finals saw U.S. National Team members and world class international talent face off after setting the stage in prelims.
Day 3 prelims at the Los Angeles Invitational set the foundation for exciting races between some of the world’s top swimmers. The 50 free will see another battle between Adrian, Morozov, and Lobintsev.
Friday nights finals at the Los Angeles Invitational was a tune up for many of the swimmers on the U.S. World Championships Team roster.
Stanford teammates Simone Manuel (left) and Lia Neal (right) showed down in the 100 free while Cal teammates Ryan Murphy and Rachel Bootsma dominated the 100 back on the final day of the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine.
Maya DiRado earned shares of two wins on a night when some of the top California-based postgrads clashed at the Speedo Grand Challenge.
50 backstroke junior world record holder Evgeny Rylov took the men’s 200 backstroke with ease posting a time of 1:56.44…
The first day of Russian Nationals saw three Junior World Record-breaking swims culminating in two new records, but the bigger story so far has been the big names not competing for various reasons.
The 2014 Russian National Championships will be held in Moscow from May 13th-17th…