/ Apr 15, 2017

Pregnant Vollmer returns to pool

Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer, expecting her second child in July, was delighted to be racing Friday, even though she didn’t make it out of the heats of the 50-meter freestyle at the Mesa Pro Swim. “Time didn’t matter, place didn’t matter. I’ve loved ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

Hagino breezes through 400 free

Kosuke Hagino wrapped up the three-day Madrid Open with his fifth victory in as many events in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday. Hagino, who holds the national record of 3 minutes, 43.90 seconds in the 400 free, clocked 3:49.21 in making a strong comeback from ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

Hagino cruises to victory in Madrid

Kosuke Hagino won two more races at the Madrid Open on Saturday, sweeping the men’s 200-meter individual medley and the 200 freestyle. The Rio Olympic 400 IM champion touched the wall in 1 minute, 58.07 seconds in the 200 IM and topped the 200 ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Hagino makes winning return

Kosuke Hagino marked his return to competition following elbow surgery with a pair of victories Friday at the Madrid Open. The Rio Olympic 400-meter individual medley gold medalist, who underwent surgery on his right elbow in September, won the 400 IM in 4 minutes, ...

Ikee triumphs in 50-meter freestyle race in France

/ Mar 4, 2017

Ikee triumphs in 50-meter freestyle race in France

Teenager Rikako Ikee won the women’s 50-meter butterfly at an international swimming meet on Friday. The 16-year-old Rio Olympian swam the 50 butterfly without taking a breath for the first time to win in 26.09 seconds, well short of the Japanese record of 25.50 ...

Watanabe breaks 200-meter breaststroke world record

/ Jan 29, 2017

Watanabe breaks 200-meter breaststroke world record

Teenager Ippei Watanabe set a world record in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 06.67 seconds on Sunday. The 19-year-old university student improved on the previous mark of 2:07.01 set by compatriot Akihiro Yamaguchi in 2012. Watanabe set the record ...