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Ryan Held Breaks 100 Free American Record On Relay Lead-Off In 45.82 Swimming the first short course metres race of his career, American Ryan Held unleashed a massive 45.82 on the lead-off leg of the men's 4×100 free relay during day 1 prelim action at the SC World Championships in Hangzhou, breaking the existing American Record by over four-tenths of a second.

Olivia Smoliga Moves To #4 All-Time With New American Record In 100 BK Olivia Smoliga looked absolutely sensational in the women's 100 back prelims during the opening session of the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, touching in a new American Record time of 55.47.

Olivia Smoliga Smashes American Record in 100 Back at Worlds Olivia Smoliga broke the American record in the 100 back by nearly a half second, cruising to the top seed in 55.47. Kathleen Baker held the previous mark in 55.91 that she set in September during the World Cup stop in the Netherlands. Smoliga finished well ahead of a strong field.

Guido Lowers Own South American 100 Back Record In 49.57 Brazilian Guilherme Guido threw down a time of 49.57 in the prelims of the men's 100 back on day 1 of the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, breaking his own South American and Brazilian Record of 49.62. He also qualified 1st overall into the semi-finals.

Martina Carraro Nuovo Record Italiano 50 Metri Rana 30.00 CAMPIONATO MONDIALE IN VASCA CORTA FINA 2018 11/16 Dicembre 2018 Hangzhou Swimswam Italia Guida Sito web dell’evento Programma Gare Start List FINA TV Livestream Live Results…

Carraro, Teramura Lower National Records In Women's 50 Breast Prelims In the women's 50 breast preliminaries at the 2018 Short Course World Championships, both Martina Carraro and Miho Teramura broke their respective national records to easily advance into the semi-finals. First, in heat 4, Teramura touched in a time of 30.20, erasing the Japanese Record of 30.23 set by Satomi Suzuki back in 2012.

Mallory Comerford Breaks Missy Franklin's SCM 200 Free American Record Mallory Comerford started off her 2018 Short Course World Championship campaign with a bang, registering a new American Record in the women's 200 freestyle in a time of 1:52.52.

Mallory Comerford Breaks American Short Course Record in 200 Free Mallory Comerford Breaks American Short Course Record in 200 Free.

Fernando Scheffer Lowers Own South American Record In SCM 400 Free Swimming in the penultimate heat of the men's 400 freestyle at the Short Course World Championships, Brazilian Fernando Scheffer lowered his own South American and Brazilian Records as he advanced 3rd into the final.

Americans, Russians Save Top Sprinters for Finals in W. 400 Free Relay The American women will use one of their top two freestylers, Lia Neal, to lead off their prelims of the women's 400 free relay, while they save the other, Mallory Comerford, for finals. Neal will hand off to Veronica Burchill, followed by Erika Brown and Kelsi Dahlia.

2018 FINA Short Course World Championships: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap.

Held, de Coursey, Jensen, and Grevers Will Swim Prelims 4Free Relay Ryan Held will lead off the American 400 free relay in prelims at the Short Course World Championships.

WADA Launches Third Phase of 2021 Code Review Process On 12 December 2017, and 4 June 2018 respectively, the World Anti-Doping Agency launched the first and second phases of a three-phase, 2021 World Anti-Doping Code Review Process, which also involves review of the International Standards. Today, the Agency launches:.

Natalie Hinds Roars Back: 21.91 50 Free At GA Senior State Champs Hinds claimed state titles in the 100 fly, 100 back, 50 free, and 100 free. Her narrowest margin of victory was 1.6 seconds, and that was in the 50 free. She posted a new personal best in the 100 back, and was scary-close to her personal bests in her remaining events.

2018 SC Worlds: Day One Prelims Live Recap The first day of the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships is here, and we'll kick off the competition with 11 events on the first morning. You can check out our preview of today's competition here. Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!

WATCH: Relive Utah's Record-Breaking Weekend at Minnesota Invite Jordan Anderson set a school record in the 200 IM at the Minnesota Invite.

2018 SC World Championships: Day 1 Prelims Preview We'll also see Katinka Hosszu kick off her typically busy program with a pair of swims in the women's 400 IM and 100 back, and newly minted LC world record holder Kathleen Baker and Australian Emily Seebohm will join her in the latter.

Torri Huske Hits 15-16 #4 Times in 50 FR, 100 FL at Sport Fair Classic Huske put down impressive lifetime bests of 22.06 in the 50 free and 51.72 in the 100 fly.

Nation's Capital Breaks Five Mixed Relay NAGs At NCAP Invitational Five National Age Group Records fell at the 2018 NCAP Invitational, all set by Nation's Capital, and all done in mixed relays. USA Swimming only started recognizing mixed relays as NAGs this past June, and they have a record of all of the 'best times' set in each relay that are essentially the benchmark standards for each event.

Emily Seebohm Holds on to 50 Breaststroke Entry on Start Lists Australia's Emily Seebohm, a world-class IMer but best-known as a backstroker, has held on to her entry in the women's 50 breaststroke for her first swim of the meet. There she's the 6th seed behind a list of breaststroke specialists, especially the top two seeds Alia Atkinson of Jamaica and Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania.

All The Links You Need For The 2018 Short Course World Championships Check out all the links you need for the 2018 Short Course World Championships.

Swimming's TopTenTweets: Troubleshooting We're back with swimming's TopTenTweets, where we round up the best of the swimming Twitterverse. From Tom Shield's special talent to an all-timer #TBT, scroll to see what made the cut! Wait… all you have to do to get out of finals is put in thousands of hours of training and become really, really, really good at swimming?

2018 SC Worlds Previews: 4-Woman Netherlands Team Strong in Relays With Kira Toussaint out, the Netherlands only have four women to enter on relays… but that still might be enough for multiple golds.

The Importance of Strength Training in Swimming The bottom line is that on-land strength training is crucial to meeting the ultimate goal in swimming, which is to become the fastest you can possibly be. Here's how:. Swimming alone is a difficult exercise by which to build muscle. The body builds muscle whenever the muscle is exposed to stress.

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