My Favourite Swim Race Videos of 2014-2015 (and Some Earlier Years)

2014-2015 road sign

The 2014-2015 season is basically behind us now. Below are some of my favourite racing videos from the year. Since this is my first time doing this annual review, I’ve also added some of my favourites from the past as well.

Unfortunately, some of the races I watched during the World Championships feed are not available outside of the US any more, including any videos from SwimSwam partner Universal Sports Network. Which means I can’t get all of the World Championship videos that I wanted. Also, note that quite a few of the videos are not in English. But since I usually ignore the announcers anyway, it doesn’t bother me.

If you have any other videos you’d like to add to this list, just put a description and the link in the comments. Just be aware that some sources may not be available outside of your region.

One other note. If you haven’t seen it, go to near the bottom of the list and watch the 1976 Olympic Women’s 4×100 Free Relay video. It’s hard now to describe the East German women’s dominance of that time, but they were unbeatable in almost every race. Almost.

2015 World Championships

I really wish I had more links for this meet. Hopefully some more races will get uploaded soon.

50 BR Women – insanely close race between 5 women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spf23dsBSmM

50 BR Men – Adam Peaty WR in Semi-final

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsnWN8aP524

50 Fly Women – Sarah Sjostrom

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30vbis

100 Free Men Semi-final – Ning Zetao – 1st time China wins this one

Couldn’t find an internationally available video of the final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6ww6rm2VFI

100 FR women (Incredible Campbell sisters)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II7M2hSVPTA

100 BK Men – Mitchell Larkin

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30co1w

100 BK Women – Emily Seebohm

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30cg6b

100 Fly Women – Sarah Sjostrum – World Record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo5lauEfGXw&list=PL5g3pqRHonlk-EjsYnn_V_4Zzr1rPcVAW&index=6

200 Free women – Katie Ledecky

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30hfd2

200 IM men – Ryan Lochte

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Source: Rick’s Blog