Britta Steffen set the World Record in the 50 freestyle at the 2009 World Championships in Rome when she took a massive 0.23 off of the four-month-old mark.
Meet your Monday motivation in the form of 16-year-old David Popovici of Romania putting up a menacing 49.26 LCM 100 freestyle.
Former Georgia swimmer Gunnar Bentz swam his first race on Thursday since joining the Texas post-grad group, posting a 1:42 in the 200 yard fly.
Blake Pieroni (above) swam the fastest 200 yard free he’s done since his record-setting performance at the 2018 NCAA Championships.
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Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas suited up in practice on Saturday. There’s an asterisk on the swim, though, as he probably was past 15 meters on the start.
Kate Douglass has swum the fastest time ever in the women’s 100 yard IM. While the race is somewhat of a novelty, it is an official NCAA event.
On September 3, 24-year-old Abby Bergman successfully completed a 27-mile swim across Santa Monica Bay, becoming only the fourth person to ever do so.
Relays get disqualified all the time, but it’s rare to see a heat where three relay teams get disqualified, especially in an NCAA championship final.
The swim for Banic, who finished her college career in the spring of 2019, is her best time in yards by half-a-second. She swam a long course best in January.
Caeleb Dressel has released the 7th installment in the “Dissect” series, analyzing three races in one with the Skins Final from the 2019 ISL American Derby.
At the 2001 World Championships in Fukoka, Japan, Australian Ian Thorpe won gold and set a new world record in the 200m freestyle.
Leukemia survivor Rikako Ikee’s tears flowed after her first swim back in 594 days. Ikee’s reaction is an emotional reminder of why we swim.
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