Italy’s Federica Pellegrini set a new 400 meter freestyle long course world record today, at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara, with a time of 4:00.41 where Joanne Jackson’s world record from march 2009 was 4:00.66. Read SwimInfo.com
Germany’s Britta Steffen has set a new 100 meter freestyle long course world record, at the German national championships and world championship trials in Berlin. Her time was 52.85, where Libby Trickett’s world record from 2008 was 52.88. Read SwimNews.com
Brazil’s Felipe Silva set a new 50 meter breaststroke long course world record yesterday, and became first man under 27 seconds, when he at the Maria Lenk Trophy meet in Rio de Janeiro swam 26.89, where Cameron van der Burgh’s world record was 27.06. Read SwimInfo.com
Russia’s Anastasia Zueva bettered her new 50 meter long course world record from 27.48 in the heats to 27.47 in the final. And Yulyia Efimova bettered the 50 meter breastroke world record twice, with first a 30.23 in the semifinal, and then 30.05 in the final. Read SwimNews.com
Russia’s Anastasia Zueva set a new 50 meter backstroke long course world record today, at the Russian national championships in Moscow. The new world record is 27.48, where Australia’s Sophie Edington’s world record was 27.67. Read eurosport.yahoo.com
France’s Frederick Bousquet obliterated the 50 meter freestyle long course world record today, with a time of 20.94 where Eamon Sullivan’s world record was 21.28. Alain Bernard also went under the now former world record, with a time of 21.23, at the Championnats de France de Natation.