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It seems like it was only yesterday, but the Olympic Games were held six months ago. There are several amazing stories and achievements to be recalled. Arguably one of the biggest headlines of the Olympic Games was in the 50-m free Olympic Swimming race when Anthony Ervin from USA grabbed a shocking Gold Medal. At…

As a take home message: The aim was to report the percentage of swimmers improving the entry times in the individual events at London 2012 and Rio 2016. On average roughly 30% of the swimmers are able to swim faster at the Olympic Games (31.07% in 2012 and 29.97% in 2016). At Rio 2016 the…

As a take home message: The aim was to compare the race strategy by the gold and silver medalists in the Women’s 200m butterfly event at Rio 2016. In this final, the turns and the swim stroke coordination played major roles in the race strategy setup by each medalist. Almost similar performances (a difference of…

This episode of the Swimming Science Podcast features Swimming Science contributor and strength coach, Allan Phillips. Allan and I discuss swimming world records from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Allan is a top ranked speed golfer, USA Triathlon Coach, StrongFirst Kettlebell, and Bodyweight Instructor and part of our country’s military in the Army. Allan is also…

As a take home message: The aim was to compare the Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Record to the silver medalists of the M100Br at Rio 2016, as well as, the 2015 and 2016 Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Records. In comparison to the 2015 Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Record, there was a significant improvement…

The seemingly forgotten World Record on the second night at the Rio 2016 Olympics was the Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) World Record in the 100-m butterfly, where she knocked 0.18 s off her previous World Record mark finishing with a 55.48 s. This win was overshadowed by other performance, but was an amazing swim! She was…

A day after Adam Peaty (GBR) shrugged off a World Record in the 100-m breast prelims at Rio 2016, another Peaty World Record changes the World Record books. No wonder he shrugged after his 57.55 s Peaty World Record, because he knew he coasted into the finish and had much more in his tank for the…

The Katinka Hosszu World Record in the 400-m Individual Medley (IM) was amazing. Tiago Barbosa has discussed Hosszu’s race strategies in the past, particularly in the 200-m butterfly, justifying Hosszu’s blistering first half speed. Barbosa believed Hosszu swam the first half of this so quick, because she knew the amazing half speed of Belmonte and…

On Day 1 of prelims at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Adam Peaty broke his own World Record in the 100-m breaststroke. Adam Peaty lowered his own World Record by 0.64%, hitting the wall with a 57.55. We have performed detailed Adam Peaty World Record Analysis in the past his previous 50- and 100-m World Records….

The fastest butterfly swim ever! Well, at least it is the fastest butterfly swim in a textile ever! Ukraine´s Andriy Govorov posted the fastest butterfly textile time ever in the semis of the Men´s 50m Butterfly event at the 2016 Euro Champs that were held this month in London (22.73s). This is ranked as the…

   
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