Category Archives: Swimming

The Greatest Backstroke Swimmers of All-Time: Roland Matthes and Krisztina Egerszegi

I have chosen who I think are the top five men and top five women backstroke swimmers in history. MEN The top two are clear of the others but choosing between them as number one was quite difficult.  I just … Continue reading

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Swimming: 21st Century All-Star Team

As I work my way through the 20th century for my Halls of Fame it occurred to me that I would like to give an indication of who are the greatest sports people of more recent times. One way I … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Freestyle Swimmers (Sprints)

This is my selection of the Top Ten women’s sprint freestyle swimmers in history. The choice of East German swimmers is a little controversial but they are still there in the record books as the winners and I have decided … Continue reading

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Farewell to Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington has announced that she would be ending her competitive swimming career. She has left some wonderful memories. It is always a bit more special when you have followed someone’s career as they have progressed through the ranks. I … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012:Swimming

The big story in the Olympics swimming was Michael Phelps becoming the most successful Olympian of all-time. The big clash of the Games was supposed to be Phelps against Ryan Lochte but the anticipated showdowns never lived-up to the anticipation … Continue reading

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Swimming:Olympic Records

Swimming has been included in every Olympic Games since 1896 Olympic Records for the events on the programme are listed in this link   Most Gold Medals 23 Michael Phelps United States 2004–2016 9 Mark Spitz United States 1968–1972 8 … Continue reading

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Swimming World Records:Long Course

The current world records for long-course swimming events according to the governing body of swimming FINA Information shown is  Event, Time, Name, Nationality, Date, Meet, Location, For relays the split times of the individual swimmers are given in italics. Men … Continue reading

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