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Paige Madden Swims 1:58 200 Free in Virginia's LCM Intrasquad

The Virginia swim team returned Saturday with a long course time trial in Charlottesville a day after swimming a short course intrasquad meet on Friday night. After six months away from racing, the Cavaliers opened up the 2020-21 season with some solid times as we enter the season of the coronavirus...

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Great Races: Women's 100-Meter Backstroke at the 1964 Olympics

Great Races: Women's 100-Meter Backstroke at the 1964 Olympics By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “In one drop of water is found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran Dedication: We would like to dedicate our article to all female swim coaches over the decades, including one of...

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Yu Hexin Delivers Record in 50 Free at Chinese Nationals

Yu Hexin Delivers Record in 50 Free at Chinese Nationals While much of the world either remains limited from a competitive standpoint or is easing back into competition, the Chinese Nationals opened seven days of action on Saturday. Highlighting the opening day of the meet, which is being held in Qi...

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How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective

How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective By Eleanor Martin, Swimming World Intern When COVID-19 shut down everything in mid-March, swimmers all over the globe were heartbroken. No more meets that athletes had been focusing on for the past six months, no more practices to leave it all i...

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Newly Retired Jon Urbanchek Honored at USA Swimming Convention

Newly Retired Jon Urbanchek Honored at USA Swimming Convention Six-time U.S. Olympic Swimming Team coach Jon Urbanchek was named this year’s recipient of the USA Swimming Award during the USA Swimming Virtual Convention on Friday, September 25. Established to recognize exceptional contributions to t...

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12 Relatable Swimmer Problems

By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. The only people who can truly understand the ins and outs of a sport are the people directly involved. Many people only associate swimming with the Olympics yet don’t see the daily struggles and satisfying moments that swimmers share with their team an...