April 4, 2020—
After revealing that she had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31, Hungarian world champion Boglarka Kapas is still showing no symptoms and is even doing some dryland training at home. Kapas, the 2019 World Champion in the women’s 200 butterfly, was one of nine positive tests that came out of Hungarian Swimming’s training camps. “I still feel good,” wrote the 26-year-old in an Instagram post on Friday . “Training is also important during home quarantine, now instead of water, I pace on land, thus also fighting the virus.” Prior to winning the World Championship title last summer, ...
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Update: Boglarka Kapas Feeling "Good" ...
April 1, 2020—
On this day in 2007, Michael Phelps won a record seven gold medals at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne.
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On this day: Phelps equals Spitz with record seven gold medals
March 31, 2020—
In light of the Olympic postponement, United States National Team member Erica Sullivan is waiting to see who USC will hire to replace outgoing head coach Dave Salo before confirming she will enroll next fall. Sullivan graduated high school in 2018 and committed to USC, deferring her enrollment a year to focus on training for Tokyo. Salo announced in January that the 2019-20 season would be he last with the program, also leaving the fate of his associate head coach and the U.S. Olympic open water head coach Catherine Kase up in the air. Now that the Games are pushed back a year and h ...
March 14, 2020—
To cap off the 2020 Ukraine Winter Swimming Championships, Mykhailo Romanchuk produced an Olympic-qualifying mark in the men’s 1500m freestyle. The 23-year-old Team Energy Standard member posted a winning time of 14:41.63 to beat the domestic field by well over 30 seconds to take the gold and qualify for this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The FINA ‘A’ standard for Tokyo stands at 15:00.99. Romanchuk’s time here in Kharkiv represents the man’s 4th quickest ever, with his career holding a personal best effort and Ukrainian natio ...
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March 13, 2020—
Following suit with the widespread closures and cancellations world wide today, the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RSSF) made the decision to suspend their upcoming Olympic Trials . The meet was set to run from April 1 – April 5th in the city of Malaga. The situation mirrors the timeline of many other meets and competitions which have moved from running as planned, to running without spectators, to cancelled all-together. These cancellations add to the earlier-announced cancellation of the XL Spanish Children’s Winter Swimming Championships.
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June 15, 2019—
Argentina's Delfina Pignatiello won the 1500 to start the day at the Mare Nostrum in Barcelona with a 15:51.68, breaking the South American record.
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March 6, 2019—
The first night of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series from Des Moines only had two events but China’s Wang Jianjiahe made some noise in the women’s 1500 free on Wednesday night.