Hours of heavy rainfall did not dampen the spirits of more than 425 swimmers who swam in the first day of the 5th Barbados Open Water Festival (BOWF) in Carlisle Bay this past weekend.
Legendary breaststroke coach Jozsef Nagy has returned to Hungary and will coach Daniel Gyurta and contributes an article on hand positioning for breaststroke
Sprint star Chantal van Landeghem will finally hit the water at these trials in the women’s 100 free heats.
15 year-old Taylor Ruck will look to make the Olympic team tonight in the 200 free as she comes in as the top seed from the prelims.
Canadian record holder Ryan Cochrane will compete in the men’s 400m free on day 3 at the Canadian Olympic Trials.
The Canadian women’s team is looking to be well rounded with the potential to send a swimmer into the Olympic final in almost every stroke discipline. While women’s backstroke has the most depth in Canadian swimming, women’s breaststroke isn’t far behind. With plenty of top competitors like Rachel Nicol, Kierra Smith, and Martha McCabe, Canada has the potential to send a very solid breaststroke group to Rio.
Kylie Masse is the clear favourite in the 50m backstroke after her performance this morning. Masse was just seven one-hundredths off her Canadian record of 26.65, going a 26.72 to take the top seed by over a second.
The University of British Columbia won both the women’s and men’s titles at the Canada West University Championships…
After the first day of the Canada West Swimming Championships in Vancouver the University of Calgary leads the men’s points standings while UBC leads the women’s…
After tying in the 100 butterfly yesterday morning, Michael Andrew will be right next to Michael Phelps in the 100 backstroke. Phelps is entered with a 53.76 and Andrew is entered with a 54.74.
The biggest stars of the meet are all still swimming, but there are a handful of big names not in this morning’s heat sheet
Martha McCabe posted a 2:21.84 in the women’s 200 breaststroke to tie Jenna Laukkanen for the top spot in the world rankings…
Foreword Legendary coach Jozsef Nagy is widely credited with inventing the modern “wave” breaststroke and has produced such elite-level swimmers…
17-year-old Markus Thormeyer took the title in come-from-behind fashion with a time of 50.21 seconds, beating Pan Am Games teammate Stefan Milosevic, racing for UBC Dolphin Association.
Katie McLaughlin secured a big win over a tough field in the women’s 200m freestyle final, sporting a 1:57.55 at the touch to give her the win by over a second and a half.