After a narrow victory over Sun Yang on Day 1 in the 200 free, Lithuanian Danas Rapsys will rematch the crowd favorite on Day 2 in Shenzhen in the 400.
American swimmer Michael Andrew is entered in both relays at the 2020 FINA Champions Series stop this week in Shenzen, China.
German national age record holder Artem Selin threw down the fastest 50m free time of his career in 21.25 to beat the big dogs in Russia.
Stanford-bound Andrei Minakov logged a PB of 47.22 to take bronze in the 100m free behind Vladislav Grinev and Mikhail Vekovishchev in St. Petersburg.
Maria Kameneva finished the 2019 Russian SC Championships with 6 Golds and 1 Silver, placing her at the top of the medal table
Kliment Kolesnikov and Maria Kameneva each won 100 back titles on day 2 of Russia’s Short Course Nationals, Kameneva improving to 56.67.
Wang Shun led a 1-2 Chinese punch in the men’s 200m IM, clocking 1:56.25 with teammate Qin Haiyang also speedy in 1:56.79.
Evgeny Rylov’s 51.97 lead-off propelled Russia to a new National Record in the mixed 400 medley relay. They placed fourth in 3:40.78.
Caeleb Dressel will swim the butterfly leg on the American mixed medley relay during day four finals at the World Championships.
Mallory Comerford will swim the freestyle leg for the United States on the prelims of the mixed 400 medley relay.
Adam Peaty (above) will rev his engines to start the chase-to-56 in the 100 breaststroke prelims on Sunday morning from Gwangju.
World Champs gold could come down to strategic lineup decisions in the mixed medley relay, the newest event in the 2020 Olympic program.
The American, Canadian, and Aussie women will all be gunning for the 2019 medley relay title. With an all-star line-up, it can be anyone’s race.
Danish Olympic Champion Pernille Blume has joined the International Swimming League by signing with the New York Breakers.
As of the latest International Swimming League (ISL) roster announcement on Tuesday, American swimming stars Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel are absent.