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Can Summer McIntosh Take Down Katinka Hosszu's 400 IM World Record?

Can Summer McIntosh Take Down Katinka Hosszu's 400 IM World Record? Without conducting an exhaustive search, it's pretty clear that no female swimmer had ever covered the first 100 meters of a 400 IM in under 1:00 — not until Summer McIntosh did so in the final of the U.S. Open Friday evening. Even ...

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Chase Kalisz, Regan Smith Post Impressive 200 IM Wins at U.S. Open

Chase Kalisz, Regan Smith Post Impressive 200 IM Wins at U.S. Open The highlight of Thursday night's finals at the U.S. Open in Greensboro, N.C., was Katie Ledecky's narrow win over Summer McIntosh in the women's 400 freestyle, but the night also saw a pair of Ledecky's longtime teammate on U.S. nat...

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David Popovici Will Chase Another 13-Year-Old World Record Next Month

David Popovici Will Chase Another 13-Year-Old World Record Next Month Over the last six months, David Popovici has exceeded expectations at every opportunity. After dominating a pair of individual events at the World Championships, the Romanian teenager broke a world record more than a decade old in...

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College Swimming Record Chase: What Barriers Could Be Broken in 2023?

College Swimming Record Chase: What Barriers Could Be Broken in 2023? After pulling away from Torri Huske and hitting the wall first for her second consecutive NCAA title in the 200-yard IM, Alex Walsh looked genuinely shocked — not necessarily because of her victory but because she had recorded the...