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December 22nd, 2006, 05:53 PM
What a year for swimming in 2006

12 world records
Aaron Peirsol (USA) - 1:54.44 - 200m backstroke
Brendan Hansen (US) 59.13 - 100m breaststroke
Brendan Hansen (US) 2:08.50 - 200m breaststroke
Michael Phelps (USA) - 1:53.82 - 200m butterfly
Michael Phelps (USA) - 1:55.84 - 200m medley
Britta Steffen (GER) 53.30 - 100m freestyle
Laure Manaudou (FRA) 4:02.13 - 400m freestyle
Aleksandr Herasimenia (BLR) - 50m backstroke (equal) - 28.19*
Jade Edminstone (AUS) 30.31 - 50m breaststroke
Leisel Jones (AUS) 1:05.09 - 100m breaststroke
Leisel Jones (AUS) 2:20.54 - 200m breaststroke
Jessica Schipper (AUS) 2:05.40 - 200m butterfly

Big year for the USA men. A surprising 4 x 100 free relay record. That was amazing.

Also Cullen Jones transformed into a new star. I'm expecting alot form him in the future. Cullen who?... ssssorry roland. A begining of a rivalry, thats going to be fun to what in the years to come.

What a great year for swimming.

Caped Crusader
December 22nd, 2006, 06:22 PM
What a year for swimming in 2006

It was a great yeat. Except I don't see any US women on that list, a bunch of OZs. I'm hoping Cullen Jones will save US boys from other non-endurance sports.

I wouldn't mind seeing a list of all the masters world records set this year. I bet there were dozens.

December 22nd, 2006, 06:34 PM
My head is still spinning from Albert Subirats performances at the UT Invitational.