Erik Vendt 30×1000’s Set

Erik Vendt 30×1000’s Set

After sharing a couple of my most memorable training trip sets, I couldn’t help but think about the legendary Erik Vendt 30×1000’s set.  Last day of training trip (16 years ago today): 4×5000 for time @ 90 minutes Eat your ❤️ out, Erik Vendt....
Katinka Hosszu: SWIMNERD Female Swimmer of the Year

Katinka Hosszu: SWIMNERD Female Swimmer of the Year

Katie Ledecky is the most dominant woman in swimming. Actually, she’s the most dominant swimmer on the planet, regardless of her gender. That being said, Katinka Hosszu had a dream year and is the SWIMNERD Female Swimmer of the Year!  Olympic Champion in the 100...
Ryan Murphy: SWIMNERD Male Swimmer of the Year

Ryan Murphy: SWIMNERD Male Swimmer of the Year

Michael Phelps will always be the greatest of all time but he’s not this year’s swimmer of the year. Heck, he didn’t even go a best time in 2016. Ryan Fitzgerald Murphy is undoubtedly the SWIMNERD Male Swimmer of the Year for 2016. Let’s recap...
Magnus Kjellberg: What Japan Excels At

Magnus Kjellberg: What Japan Excels At

Japan has the 3rd most medals of any country in Olympic swimming history (if you don’t count the East Germans). Over the last 16 years, though, they have collected nearly 44% of their total medal haul. So what’s the one thing that has made them...
Olympic Swimming Medals 2000-2016

Olympic Swimming Medals 2000-2016

Hard to believe another year has gone by. The year two thousand seventeen is just days away. Seems like yesterday we were just getting into the 2000’s. #Y2K We’ve had 5 Olympiads in the 2000’s. 504 swimming medals. America with a staggering 31% of...