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
50 BR Women – insanely close race between 5 women
50 BR Men – Adam Peaty WR in Semi-final
50 Fly Women – Sarah Sjostrom
100 Free Men Semi-final – Ning Zetao – 1st time China wins this one
Couldn’t find an internationally available video of the final.
100 FR women (Incredible Campbell sisters)
100 BK Men – Mitchell Larkin
100 BK Women – Emily Seebohm
100 Fly Women – Sarah Sjostrum – World Record
200 Free women – Katie Ledecky
200 IM men – Ryan Lochte
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Source: Rick’s Blog