Jan. 17, 2021
Kieran Smith put on a dominant display in the final of the men’s 400 free, leading from the get-go to finish in a time of 3:49.37, six-tenths off his season-best of 3:48.78 from the U.S. Open. That time ranks him first among Americans and 12th overall in the world this season. On the fact that there’s a little more pressure on him since breaking the 500 free American Record in February, Smith said he’s ready for it heading into Trials. “I like a little bit of pressure,” he said in his post-race interview. “Pressure makes diamonds.” Zane Grothe , who edged out Smith in the 800 free on ...
Jan. 20, 2021
Several race videos from last weekend’s multi-site Pro Swim Series have been released on USA Swimming’s streaming page , and you can watch select ones embedded below. The race videos are on YouTube, but they’re currently unlisted, so you can’t simply find them by going to USA Swimming’s YouTube channel. Check out the ‘A’ finals from both San Antonio and Richmond currently available below, and go to this link to find additional ‘B’ finals . Currently, the majority of races available from San Antonio are from Saturday and Sunday finals, while Richmond’s options are only from Saturday. ...
March 8, 2020
The 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships concludes tonight with finals of the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform diving, and 400 free relay. Cal has pretty much locked up the title at this point, with Arizona State in good position to take 2nd. Arizona and Stanford have an outside shot to take that runner-up spot. Arizona’s Brooks Fail will swim a double tonight as the top seed in the mile and the 3rd seed in the 200 fly. Cal’s Zheng Quah (200 fly) and Bryce Mefford (200 back) look to defend titles, but teammates Trenton Julian (20 ...
March 6, 2020
The first full night of finals from the 2020 Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, Iowa is set to get underway, with the 100 free, 100 breast, 200 fly and 400 free on the docket. In this morning’s prelims , the standout swim came from Hali Flickinger, who lowered her #1 time in the world this year in the women’s 200 fly down from 2:07.65 to 2:06.78. Flickinger will have a great shot tonight to break the eight-year-old PSS Record of 2:06.76 set by Cammile Adams in 2012.
March 4, 2020
The Bentonville High School girls and Conway High School boys earned victories at the 2020 Arkansas High School 6A State Championships. On the boys’ side, the battle for runner-up came down to the wire, as Central High School took 2nd with just 7 points over Bentonville High School. Conway’s Ty Wingfield swept the sprints en route to their team title.
Jan. 7, 2020
Trumbull residents and Lauralton Hall sophomores Claire Kehley and Caroline Begg received All-State honors for their swimming season. Kehley finished first in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle at the Class S finals. Begg placed third in the 200 free and second in the 500 free. Their 200-freestyle relay team also finished first and they were a part of the 400 free relay that broke a 21-year old Lauralton Hall record. At the State Open Championships, Kehley finished third overall in the 200 free and Begg was 17th. Kehley finished fourth in the 500 free and Begg was 21st.
July 21, 2019
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Ariarne Titmus rallied midway through the final lap to upset Katie Ledecky and win the 400-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Sunday night, denying the American star a record fourth straight title in the event.