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SwimSwam Pulse: 45% Think 14:30 In 1500 Free Most Likely Men’s Barrier To Fall

After an epic duel in the 1500 free at the 2023 World Championships, Ahmed Hafnaoui and Bobby Finke could have the 14:30 barrier within reach in 2024.


2023 Swammy Awards: Open Water Male Swimmer of the Year – Florian Wellbrock

Florian Wellbrock of Germany is the 2023 Swammy Award winner for the Open Water Male Swimmer of the Year, as he swept both the 5k and 10k in Fukuoka.


2023 Swammy Awards: African Male Swimmer of the Year – Ahmed Hafnaoui

Hafnaoui dropped more than two seconds in the 400, eight seconds in the 800, and 28 seconds in the 1500 to rank as the No. 5, No. 3, and No. 2 performer ever.


Fukuoka 2023, Day 8 Africa Recap – Hafnaoui Gracious in Victory, Credits Finke Post-Race

Ahmed Hafnaoui and Bobby Finke swam side by side for the entirety of the 1500, and both attributed their success to each other’s presence in the race.


Fukuoka 2023, Day 3 Africa Recap – Africa Shines in Men’s 800 Free

While finishing less than a second outside of qualifying for the men’s 800m free, Egypt’s Marwan Elkamash erased an eight-year-old record off the books.

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Fukuoka 2023, Day 1 Africa Recap – Hafnaoui Leads the Way with Continental Record

Claiming silver in the 400 free with a new African Record, Ahmed Hafnaoui was one of several swimmers from the continent that broke national records on Day 1.

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1:55 and 1:56 LCM 200 Flyers Krzysztof & Michal Chmielewski Commit to USC for Fall 2023

Brothers Krzysztof Chmielewski and Michal Chmielewski have committed to swim at USC starting this fall (2023).


La Nuova Era Del Mezzofondo Maschile

I 1500 metri stile libero maschili hanno visto un’esplosione negli ultimi due anni che rendono la gara altamente competitiva. Chi la spunterà?

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How Hard Is It to Win NCAA, Short Course Worlds Titles in the Same Season?

Virginia’s Kate Douglass (above) is one of five swimmers who has the potential to win individual titles at both the NCAA and Short Course Worlds this season.


Matt Sates Breaks African Record in 400 Free for First World Cup Win of 2022

Matt Sates is back on the pro circuit that he won last year, and he looks even faster in 2022. The 19-year old South African won the…


Van Niekerk Wins Africa’s Sole Medal Of 2022 World Champs (Day 8 Africa Recap)

Lara van Niekerk of South Africa was the only swimmer from an African country to land on the podium at these World Championships.


Elijah Winnington 5° Performer All Time 400 Stile Libero 3:41.22

Elijah Winnington ha dato spettacolo nei 400 stile libero maschili conquistando la medaglia d’oro con il tempo di 3:41.22.

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A Look At The Most Recent USA-Trained International Olympic Medalists

Not many men who aren’t from America have swum in the NCAA and won Olympic medals. Will Matt Sates pull off the feat next?


2021 Swammy Awards: African Male Swimmer of the Year, Ahmed Hafnaoui

The man behind one of the most talked-about swims of the year; Ahmed Hafnaoui soared to Olympic gold this year in the 400 freestyle.


Florian Wellbrock Smashes 1500 Free World Record In 14:06.88

Wellbrock broke Gregorio Paltrinieri’s 2015 world record of 14:08.06 by over a second in 14:06.88, winning gold by more than four seconds.