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Kosuke Hagino Wins 400 IM on Day 1 of 2020 Japan Swim

Kosuke Hagino put together a strong start to the 2020 Japan Swim, especially considering he is coming off of the International Swimming League semifinals just a few weeks ago. The meet is being swum at the official 2021 Olympic Aquatic Center in its first taste of action 233 days ahead of the 400 IM...

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Gregorio Paltrinieri Has Olympic History Within Reach

Gregorio Paltrinieri Has Olympic History Within Reach (From November's Swimming World Magazine) Despite the global pandemic, the Olympic postponement and a coaching change, Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri put together some of the best swimming of his career last summer in the 800 and 1500 meter freesty...

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Ranking the 20-Greatest Swims of Michael Phelps' Career (Videos)

Ranking the 20-Greatest Swims of Michael Phelps' Career (Videos) Twenty years. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed since a 15-year-old Michael Phelps introduced himself to the world in 2000, first at the United States Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, and then at the Olympic Games in Sydney...

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Time of Day ‘Strongly Affects’ Performance of Olympic Swimmers

A study by a Stanford postdoctoral fellow published last week finds that Olympic swimmers are more than a third of a second faster, on average, in the evening than in the morning. The study is titled, “Gold, silver or bronze: circadian variation strongly affects performance in Olympic athletes.” It ...

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Watch All Nine World Records Set in Second ISL Season

Watch All Nine World Records Set in Second ISL Season Over the final two weeks of the International Swimming League season, which concluded with the Cali Condors claiming the team title over defending champion Energy Standard, nine short-course world records were set at the Duna Arena in Budapest. A...

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Ranking the 10 Best Moments From the 2020 ISL Season

As the 2020 ISL season came to a close over the weekend, and all the swimmers packed their bags to head home after six weeks on Margaret Island in Budapest, Hungary, we have reflected on what was a successful season of racing where no COVID cases were reported from the "bubble" and eight world recor...

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Caeleb Dressel Perfectly Positioned to Surge Into the Olympic Year

Caeleb Dressel Perfectly Positioned to Surge Into the Olympic Year Some things will change for Caeleb Dressel in the coming days. After six weeks in the Budapest Bubble, he will return to the United States and his home base in Florida. The weekly meets he has become accustomed to during the Internat...

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Caeleb Dressel Lowers American Record in 100 Freestyle

Flash! Caeleb Dressel Lowers American Record in 100 Freestyle The record-breaking show of Caeleb Dressel continues. One day after he set a pair of world records and an American record on the first day of the International Swimming League Grand Final, Dressel opened Day Two with another standard. Tou...

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Watch Kliment Kolesnikov Set World Record in 100 Backstroke (Video)

Watch Kliment Kolesnikov Set World Record in 100 Backstroke Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov, while handling the leadoff leg of Energy Standard's 400 medley relay, set a world record in the short course 100 backstroke on the opening day of the International Swimming League Grand Final. Racing at the Duna...