PHOENIX, Arizona, June 24. A couple of meets around the world showed us who to keep our eyes on at the world championships, and Cate Cambell was at the top of that list. The Aussie sprinter put up two great 100 freestyles over the weekend at a special time trial meet in Brisbane. Her times of 53.38 and 52.89 were absolutely astounding given that she's a month away from the world championships, and the 21-year-old continues to make a case that she is the one to beat next month in Barcelona.
Also swimming well was James Magnussen, who almost swam a 47-second 100 free unshaved. His fastest swim was 48.11, and only Nathan Adrian has swum faster than that unshaved this year.
On the other side of the world in Turkey, the Italians were on fire in the pool at the Mediterranean Games, winning virtually every event. Fabio Scozzoli, who will be a gold medal contender in the 100 breast at world championships, posted a 1:00.86 in the 100 breast, and Olympic champion Ous Mellouli won the 400 IM in one of his few pool competitions since putting a larger focus on open water training in the past year.
You can read full recaps of both meets on swimmingworld.com.
I'm headed to the airport shortly to catch a plane to Indianapolis. I'll be on deck helping cover the USA nationals and world championship trials for Swimming World, and I just wanted to give you a quick recap of what lies ahead in terms of coverage starting tomorrow.
In addition to our real-time coverage of prelims and finals on Twitter, we'll have event-by-event recaps on swimmingworld.com, in case you miss our live tweets. And I'll bring you Streamlined News episodes each day after prelims to go over the top swims. After finals, I'll be the host of our Race Day analysis shows, which will be done on the deck at the IU Natatorium each night.
To cap it off we'll have plenty of video interviews with the top names from the meet, as well as analysis and commentary throughout the week on swimmingworld.com. This is the biggest meet of the year in the United States, with plenty of current and future Olympic champions on hand to battle for spots on the world championship team.
We hope you'll stick with swimmingworld.com for coverage of the meet from all angles.