April 3, 2020—
Bench presses are hard enough, but imagine doing them at the bottom of a lake! Well, that’s exactly what Greg Wittstock (USA) did to achieve the record for the most consecutive bench presses …
April 3, 2020—
Watch as George Corones sets a new World Record and marks his place in history.
Inspiring Story: George Corones World Record #swimming
THE BIG LEAD
March 30, 2020—
Michael Phelps had already introduced himself to the world by the time March 30, 2001 rolled around, becoming the youngest male to make the U.S. Olympic swim team in 68 years when he qualified for the 2000 Olympics. But he truly cemented himself in the swimming community on this day 19 years ago when he set a new world record in the 200-meter butterfly, becoming the youngest swimmer in history to set a world record.
March 28, 2020—
A group of swimmers who train out of the Swedish capital of Stockholm got together on Thursday and Friday to race at the “Swedish Closed” meet, so-named because it was the opposite of the “Swedish Open” originally scheduled for next weekend. The opportunity was possible because of the uniquely-lax Swedish laws in place to deal with the current global coronavirus outbreak. While earlier this week, the Swedish government had limited gatherings to no more than 500 people, on Friday that number was reduced to 50. The meet was held in 4 timed final sessions (no prelims or finals). Athlete ...
Robin Hanson |
Ryan Hoffer |
Sara Junevik |
Sarah Sjöström |
March 28, 2020—
George Corones, an Australian masters swimmer, who made waves in 2018 for becoming the first 100+ year old to break 1:00 in the SCM 50 freestyle, died this morning of natural causes. Corones, a resident of Albany Creek, In Queensland, would’ve turned 102 years old on April 6th. Due to crowd restrictions put in place by the Australian government because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family live streamed the funeral service, which was held today. The video of the service will be made available in the near future. Corones became a masters swimming icon in Australia for tearing up record ...
March 27, 2020 — March 29, 2020
Closed to spectators.
Time trial event 'Stockholm Closed' for National Team and elite swimmers. So-called 'closed' event for a replacement of previously-canceled 'Stockholm Open'.
Bjorn Seeliger |
Michelle Coleman |
Sweden National #Swimming Team holding (closed) time trial this weekend dubbed #StockholmClosed
March 8, 2020—
18-year old Regan Smith has re-broken her own Pro Swim Series Record in the women’s 100 meter backstroke, swimming a 58.18 in finals on Saturday evening in Des Moines. That swim breaks the previous Meet Record of 58.26 that Smith set at the last stop in the series in January in Knoxille, Tennessee .
Kathleen Baker |
Kylie Masse |
Regan Smith lowers her 100 #backstroke Pro Swim Series record
March 7, 2020—
Olympian Melanie Margalis had a huge swim in the 400 IM on night 3 of the 2020 Pro Swim Series in Des Moines. Margalis, a Georgia postgrad, dominated the event in 4:32.53. She’s now the 4th fastest American woman in history in the event and the fastest currently active U.S. swimmer by far.
Madisyn Cox |
Maya DiRado |
Melanie Margalis in good form, great 400 IM swim at Pro Series stop in Des Moines