Yulia Efimova

Yulia Efimova Swims First Sanctioned Meet Since 2019 World Championships

Yulia Efimova, the two-time defending World Champion in the 200 breaststroke, hasn’t swum a sanctioned meet in almost 2 years.


Russia Will Compete as “ROC” at Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 Olympics

Russia will be competing as the ROC or the Russian Olympic Committee at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics


SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women #10-1

Aside from her World Records and mind-bending times, Katie Ledecky has changed the sport since her breakout 800 free as a 15-year-old at the 2012 Olympics.


Former and Almost-World Record Holders SCM: The 2nd-Fastest Performers All-Time

Today, we look at the 2nd-fastest performers in the 25-meter pool and remember the records that gave way to the champions of today, and those nearly broken.


Russian Swim Cup: Questo Fine Settimana Elite Russa In Gara

Russian Swim Cup: Da domani 2 Ottobre e fino a Domenica, si apre la stagione in Russia. Sui blocchi di partenza molti nuotatori d’elite

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Katie Meili and Kathleen Fish Elected To The USA Swimming Board of Directors

At USA Swimming’s Virtual Convention, Kathleen Fisher was voted the Board’s new At-Large Director and Katie Meili was named their new Athlete Representative.


Russian Roundup: Fesikova’s Shoulder Injury, Grinev Will Race in October

Russian swimmer Anastasia Fesikova has shared more details about the shoulder injury that forced her to withdraw from the 2020 ISL season.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Rebecca Soni on Finding Your Rhythm as a Breaststroker

Soni goes deep into what is essential for being consistent with your training in breaststroke, even when it’s feeling out of rhythm.


SwimSwam Podcast: Jessica Hardy on World Records in Practice w/ Soni, Efimova

Hardy claims to have never been beaten in practice by her USC breaststroke contemporaries and training partners: Rebecca Soni and Yulia Efimova.


Russia Aims for Pool National Championship Dates in October in Kazan

World Champion Evgeny Rylov (above) and the rest of the Russian team are scheduled to swim their first post-pandemic national championship in October.

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Nazionale Russa In Collegiale, In Quarantena In Attesa Dei Test

La nazionale russa inizia il collegiale di allenamento. I partecipanti sono stati messi in quarantena in attesa dei risultati dei test per il Coronavirus

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Jessica Vall: “me planteaba ser mamá en 2021, pero de momento pasará a 2022”

La campeona de Europa ha hablado abiertamente sobre el confinamiento, los momentos buenos y difíciles de su carrera, y sobre sus planes de futuro.

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Semifinal Shockers: 10 Epic Swims From Semifinals That Inspired Us

Here we count down some of the greatest performances from semifinal races of the last 20-ish years. These races are just as memorable as the finals.


Russian Head Coach Chepik: We Cannot Stop Training for the Olympics

Russia’s top swimmers will continue to train for the Olympics after news broke earlier this week that their Olympic Trials would be postponed indefinitely.


SwimSwam’s Top 15 World Swimming Moments of the 2010s

With the 2010-2019 decade officially ending, we’re looking back at the world’s top 10 swimming moments of the past ten years.