• NCAA Record Holder Maxine Parker Returning To Virginia For 5th Year

    NCAA Record Holder Maxine Parker Returning To Virginia For 5th Year
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    Maxine Parker has announced that she will return to Virginia to use her COVID-19 fifth year. Parker transferred to Virginia for her junior season and has been a key part of their sprint group for the last two years.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Maxine Parker (@maxine.parkerr)Parker made NCAAs as a freshman at Georgia, swimming in the ‘B’ final of both the 50 and 100 freestyles. As a sophomore, she earned an individual invite and swam in preli
  • Regan Smith Breaks Speedo Grand Challenge Record in 100 Back (59.23) During Day 3 Prelims

    Regan Smith Breaks Speedo Grand Challenge Record in 100 Back (59.23) During Day 3 Prelims
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 NOVA SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGEMay 24-26, 2024
    William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center Pool, Irvine, California
    Long Course Meters (50 meters)
    Results on Meet Mobile: “2024 CA NOVA-Speedo Grand Challenge”
    Psych Sheets
    Preview
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Day 2 Prelims Recap | Day 2 Finals Recap
    Live StreamRegan Smith crushed the meet record in the 100 backstroke prelims to kick off the final day of racing at the 2024 Speedo Grand Chall
  • Anastasia Gorbenko on 200 IM 2:08.63 National Record: ‘I’m pretty surprised’

    Anastasia Gorbenko on 200 IM 2:08.63 National Record: ‘I’m pretty surprised’
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
    Entries
    Day 1 Prelims Recap
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    Live Results
    Livestream
    On Night 1 of the Canet stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour, Anastasia Gorbenko clocked a 2:08.63 in the women’s 200 IM, a personal best and new Israeli record. The Paris Olympian was
  • Anastasia Gorbenko Sets Another Israeli Record With 4:36.95 400 IM

    Anastasia Gorbenko Sets Another Israeli Record With 4:36.95 400 IM
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
    Entries
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Day 2 Prelims Recap
    Live Results
    Livestream
    Day 2 Finals RecapWOMEN’S 400 IM – FINALMare Nostrum record: Katinka Hosszu – 4:30.75 (2016)
    OQT – 4:38.53GOLD – Anasta
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  • Sarah Sjostrom’s Mare Nostrum Canet Absence Explained

    Sarah Sjostrom’s Mare Nostrum Canet Absence Explained
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
    Entries
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Day 2 Prelims Recap | Day 2 Finals Recap
    Live Results
    LivestreamFor Swedish speedster Sarah Sjostrom‘s worldwide fans, there was some disappointment this weekend at the first stop of t
  • Shaine Casas Swims 52.11 100 Butterfly In Austin, Foster Entered In 200 IM Today

    Shaine Casas Swims 52.11 100 Butterfly In Austin, Foster Entered In 200 IM Today
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 TXLA End of School SplashMay 24-27, 2024
    Austin, TX
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Mobile: “2024 ST TXLA 11 & Over End of School Splash”Just a week after swimming a 51.48 in the 100 butterfly, Shaine Casas posted a 52.11 in the event once again in Austin. He currently sits as the #2 American in the event this season with a 51.03 from December’s US Open.
    Although a second off of his season best, his swim still is a bounce back swim from his 53.95 that
  • Daily Swim Coach Workout #964

    Daily Swim Coach Workout #964
    By Dan Dingman on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam’s daily swimming workout series is a collection of workouts written by coaches from a variety of backgrounds. All daily swimming workouts have been written using Commit Swimming. The workouts themselves are not indicative of SwimSwam’s or Commit’s views on training. They strictly reflect the opinions of the author swim coach.Workout ContextPurpose:  Capacity (Base) Building
    Target age group:  15-18 years old
    Target level:  Seni
  • 2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

    2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 2 Finals Live Recap
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
    Entries
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Day 2 Prelims Recap
    Live Results
    Livestream 
    MEN’S 50 BREAST – FINALMare Nostrum record: Felipe Lima – 26.33 (2019)GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE – 
    WOM
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  • Regan Smith Blasts Best Times In 100 Butterfly (56.26) And 200 Freestyle (1:57.23) In Irvine

    Regan Smith Blasts Best Times In 100 Butterfly (56.26) And 200 Freestyle (1:57.23) In Irvine
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 NOVA SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGEMay 24-26, 2024
    William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center Pool, Irvine, California
    Long Course Meters (50 meters)
    Results on Meet Mobile: “2024 CA NOVA-Speedo Grand Challenge”
    Psych Sheets
    Preview
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Day 2 Prelims Recap
    Live Stream
    Day 2 Finals RecapRegan Smith swam to two best times on night 2 of competition in Irvine. First, Smith swam to a 1:57.23 in the 200 freestyle and then sw
  • Barbora Seemanova Breaks Own Czech National Record With 4:03.41 400 Freestyle

    Barbora Seemanova Breaks Own Czech National Record With 4:03.41 400 Freestyle
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 AP RACE INTERNATIONALSaturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th
    London Aquatics Centre
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Day 1 RecapBarbora Seemanova broke her own Czech National Record on Saturday as she swam to a 4:03.41 in the women’s 400 freestyle. Her previous record stood at a 4:06.09 that she swam last fall at the World Cup stop in Budapest.
    Split Comparison:
    New Record
    Old Record
    50
    28.11
    28.26
    100
    58.48
    58.88
    150
    1:29.26
    1:29.99
    200
    2:00.05
    2:01.30
    250
    2:31.
  • 2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 2 Prelims Features Honda’s 1:56.25 200 Fly

    2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 2 Prelims Features Honda’s 1:56.25 200 Fly
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
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    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Live Results
    LivestreamThe second and final day of the 2024 Mare Nostrum Tour stop in Canet got underway this morning with swimmers setting themselves up for tonight’s main event. As with yesterday,
  • 2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 1 Prelims Features Honda’s 1:56.25 200 Fly

    2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 1 Prelims Features Honda’s 1:56.25 200 Fly
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
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    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Live Results
    LivestreamThe second and final day of the 2024 Mare Nostrum Tour stop in Canet got underway this morning with swimmers setting themselves up for tonight’s main event. As with yesterday,
  • Kylie Masse on Qualifying for 3rd Olympics, Women’s Backstroke Depth, and Training in Spain

    Kylie Masse on Qualifying for 3rd Olympics, Women’s Backstroke Depth, and Training in Spain
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
    Entries
    Day 1 Prelims Recap
    | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Live Results
    Livestream
    At the recent Canadian Trials, backstroking ace Kylie Masse swam the best times she has recorded since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (57.94 100 Back, 2:06.24 200 Back), qualifying for
  • Seminole Madeline Huggins’ 2:30.85 200 BR Among New Trials Cuts on Day 3 of Ocala Sectionals

    Seminole Madeline Huggins’ 2:30.85 200 BR Among New Trials Cuts on Day 3 of Ocala Sectionals
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    2024 Speedo Sectionals – OcalaMay 23-26, 2024
    Ocala, Florida
    LCM (50m)
    Event Page
    Psych Sheet
    Live StreamResultsThursday Prelims | Finals
    Friday Prelims | Finals
    Saturday Prelims | Finals
    Sunday Prelims | FinalsThe 3rd day of the 2024 Speedo Sectionals meet in Ocala, FL was a short one, featuring only the 400 free, 100 fly, and 200 breast individually.
    Following her win in the women’s 800 free on Thursday night, University of Minnesota’s Katie McC
  • Wellbrock, Kamminga & Gose Log Impressive Results On Day 1 Of 2024 AP Race International

    Wellbrock, Kamminga & Gose Log Impressive Results On Day 1 Of 2024 AP Race International
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 AP RACE INTERNATIONALSaturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th
    London Aquatics Centre
    LCM (50m)
    Meet CentralThe 2nd annual AP Race London International Meet kicked off today from London Aquatics Centre, with a mix of age group athletes and elite-level racers taking to the 2012 Olympic Games pool.
    Right off the bat, we saw an impressive performance from Olympic gold medalist Florian Wellbrock of Germany in the men’s 1500m free.
    26-year-old Wellbrock produced
  • Hill & Ryan Lower Newly-Minted Irish Records On Penultimate Night Of Trials

    Hill & Ryan Lower Newly-Minted Irish Records On Penultimate Night Of Trials
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC TRIALSWednesday, May 22nd – Sunday, May 26th
    Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualification Policy
    SwimSwam Preview
    Day 1 Recap|Day 2 Recap|Day 3 Recap
    Results (when available)The penultimate night of racing at the 2024 Irish Open Championships & Olympic Trials saw Danielle Hill and Shane Ryan lower their respective women’s 50m free and men’s 100m free rec
  • 2024 Speedo Grand Challenge: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

    2024 Speedo Grand Challenge: Day 2 Finals Live Recap
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 NOVA SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGEMay 24-26, 2024
    William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center Pool, Irvine, California
    Long Course Meters (50 meters)
    Results on Meet Mobile: “2024 CA NOVA-Speedo Grand Challenge”
    Psych Sheets
    Preview
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Day 2 Prelims Recap
    Live StreamThe second night of the 2024 Speedo Grand Challenge promises to be another fast session as Paige Madden (women’s 200 free) and Regan Smith (women&r
  • Owen Chiles, Hayden Hakes, Joe Polyak All Earn US Olympic Trials Cuts In Iowa

    Owen Chiles, Hayden Hakes, Joe Polyak All Earn US Olympic Trials Cuts In Iowa
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 David Armbruster OpenMay 17-20, 2024
    Iowa City, Iowa
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Mobile: “2024 IFLY David Armbruster Open”With just less than one month until Olympic Trials begin, three swimmers from Iowa Flyers Swim Club earned their Trials cuts in Iowa City. Owen Chiles earned the cut in the 200 IM, Hayden Hakes earned the cut in the 200 back, and Joe Polyak earned the cut in the 200 breast.
    Chiles dropped over two sons in the 200 IM to win in a 2:03.35 ge
  • Paige Madden, Regan Smith Break Speedo Grand Challenge Records During Day 2 Prelims

    Paige Madden, Regan Smith Break Speedo Grand Challenge Records During Day 2 Prelims
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 NOVA SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGEMay 24-26, 2024
    William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center Pool, Irvine, California
    Long Course Meters (50 meters)
    Results on Meet Mobile: “2024 CA NOVA-Speedo Grand Challenge”
    Psych Sheets
    Preview
    Day 1 Prelims Recap | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Live StreamPaige Madden kept her momentum going during the second prelims session in Irvine, taking down another Speedo Grand Challenge meet record in the 200-meter freestyle with the top qualif
  • Anastasia Gorbenko Scorches 2:08.63 200 IM Israeli Record

    Anastasia Gorbenko Scorches 2:08.63 200 IM Israeli Record
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
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    Day 1 Prelims Recap
    | Day 1 Finals Recap
    Live Results
    LivestreamRacing on day one of the first stop of the 2024 Mare Nostrum Tour, 20-year-old Anastasia Gorbenko put on a show in the women’s 200m IM event.
    Contesting the final this evening,
  • Leah Shackley, Rachel Bernhardt Swim Season Best Times At Charlotte Open

    Leah Shackley, Rachel Bernhardt Swim Season Best Times At Charlotte Open
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 CHARLOTTE OPENMay 16-18, 2024
    LCM
    Mecklenberg County Aquatic Center, Charlotte, NC
    Meet Mobile “2024 Charlotte Open”In addition to Audrey Derivaux making history in the 13-14 age group last weekend in Charlotte, other names such as Leah Shackley, Rachel Bernhardt, Drew Hitchcock, and Lily King were also in attendance. 14 year old David Sammons also posted a top all-time age group swim as he ranks #3 all-time in the 200 fly now with a 2:00.78.
    Shackely
  • Audrey Derivaux Becomes #4 All-Time In Girls 13-14 200 Fly (2:10.81) And 200 Back (2:10.36)

    Audrey Derivaux Becomes #4 All-Time In Girls 13-14 200 Fly (2:10.81) And 200 Back (2:10.36)
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    2024 Charlotte OpenMay 16-18, 2024
    LCM
    Mecklenberg County Aquatic Center, Charlotte, NC
    Meet Mobile “2024 Charlotte Open”At just 14 years of age, Audrey Derivaux of Jersey Wahoos climbed the all-time 13-14 rankings this past weekend swimming to best times in the 200 fly (2:10.81) and 200 back (2:10.36). Both swims rank as #4 in the 13-14 age group all-time. In addition, she also became the 5th fastest all-time in the 100 fly and 200 IM.
    Derivaux previously
  • Erisman’s 54.3 100 FR, a Handful of New Trials Cuts Mark First 2 Days of 2024 Ocala Sectionals

    Erisman’s 54.3 100 FR, a Handful of New Trials Cuts Mark First 2 Days of 2024 Ocala Sectionals
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    2024 Speedo Sectionals – OcalaMay 23-26, 2024
    Ocala, Florida
    LCM (50m)
    Event Page
    Psych Sheet
    Live StreamResultsThursday Prelims | Finals
    Friday Prelims | Finals
    Saturday Prelims | Finals
    Sunday Prelims | FinalsThere’s a Speedo Sectionals meet going on in Ocala, Florida this weekend. The meet, one of the last high-profile meets heading into the US Olympic Trials in just a few weeks, has attracted a ton of fast swimmers from around the country. Of course
  • Caeleb Dressel On Returning From 9 Month Break “I Was Human. I Wasn’t A Robot.”

    Caeleb Dressel On Returning From 9 Month Break “I Was Human. I Wasn’t A Robot.”
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    World Record Holder Caeleb Dressel withdrew from competition in the middle of the 2022 World Championships due to medical reasons and did not compete in the 100 butterfly there. He then spent roughly nine months away from the sport before returning to the pool. After almost a year away from competition, Dressel returned in May 2023, just over a month before the US Summer Nationals.
    Dressel opened up further on his time away from the pool saying “[When] I got bac
  • Shane Ryan Posts 48.55 100 Free, Danielle Hill Nails 24.95 50 Free For New Irish Records

    Shane Ryan Posts 48.55 100 Free, Danielle Hill Nails 24.95 50 Free For New Irish Records
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC TRIALSWednesday, May 22nd – Sunday, May 26th
    Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualification Policy
    SwimSwam Preview
    Day 1 Recap|Day 2 Recap
    |Day 3 Recap
    Results (when available)We entered day 4 of the 2024 Irish Open Championships, the competition that represents the Olympic Trials for any swimmer who hasn’t already made the grade at the 2023 or 2024 World Championships.
    Alre
  • John Shortt Chases Olympic QT With 1:57.90 200 Back Irish Record

    John Shortt Chases Olympic QT With 1:57.90 200 Back Irish Record
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC TRIALSWednesday, May 22nd – Sunday, May 26th
    Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualification Policy
    SwimSwam Preview
    Day 1 Recap|Day 2 Recap
    Results (when available)Although day 3 of the 2024 Irish Open Championships did not see any names added to the provisional roster for the Paris 2024 Games, a new national record fell in the men’s 200m backstroke.
    Racing in the semi-final
  • 2024 Mare Nostrum Tour Canet: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

    2024 Mare Nostrum Tour Canet: Day 1 Finals Live Recap
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
    Entries
    Day 1 Prelims Recap
    Live Results
    LivestreamWe’re entering the first finals session of the 2024 Mare Nostrum Tour with action set to get underway from Canet this evening.
    Stars to the tune of Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong, Maxime Grousse
  • 2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 1 Prelims Saw Grousset Take Two Top Seeds

    2024 Mare Nostrum Canet: Day 1 Prelims Saw Grousset Take Two Top Seeds
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET-EN-ROUSSILLONSaturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
    Prelims at 9am local (3am ET)/Finals at 5:30pm local (11:30am ET)
    Canet, France
    LCM (50m)
    Olympic Qualifying Event
    Meet Central
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    Live Results
    LivestreamThe 2024 Mare Nostrum Tour kicked off this morning from Canet with a plethora of international stars competing in the 2-day affair.
    This morning’s prelims saw the nation of Japan make its presence known, capturing 3 top se
  • The Dead Heat In Swimming

    The Dead Heat In Swimming
    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Corey He
    I’ve always thought that referring to ties in a race as a “dead heat” was a bit counterintuitive — races that end in ties or close finishes are the most exciting, and most certainly not “dead.” Colloquially, events that are considered “dead” are often dull, boring, or even outdated.
    But maybe that’s just me reading too much into the words.
    Either way, today we’ll take a look at dea
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Will Youth or Experience Prevail in the Men’s 200 Breast?

    2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Will Youth or Experience Prevail in the Men’s 200 Breast?
    By Sophie Kaufman on SwimSwam
    2024 U.S. Olympic TrialsJune 15-23, 2024
    Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, IN
    LCM (50 Meters)
    Meet Central
    Broadcast Info
    SwimSwam Preview IndexMEN’S 200 Breast — BY THE NUMBERS:World Record: 2:05.48 — Qin Haiyang, China (2024)
    American Record: 2:07.17 — Josh Prenot (2016)
    U.S. Open Record: 2:07.17 — Josh Prenot, United States (2016)
    World Junior Record: 2:08.04 — Dong Zhihao, China (2023)
    2020 Olympic Champion: 2:06.38 &mda

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