Can Sarah Sjostrom Break Freestyle World Records At Mare Nostrum In Canet?

© Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports Sjostrom.jpg

2017 Mare Nostrum - Canet-en-Roussillon

June 17-18, 2017
Canet-en-Roussillon, France
​Canet 66 Natation​
WATCH LIVE
SCHEDULE
PSYCH SHEET
LIVE RESULTS

null

Swedish swimming star ​Sarah Sjöström​ has been on a roll in 2017 -- especially at the Mare Nostrum tour during the Monaco and Barcelona stops. The three-time Olympic medalist and current world record holder in the 50-100m butterfly has made a significant leap forward in the freestyle events over the last couple of years. Now, she has shifted away from the 200 -- where she earned a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games behind ​Katie Ledecky​ -- and and toward the 50 and 100.

The shift seems to be paying large dividends.

What changes has she made in her technique to make her freestyle so successful? Check out this interview to find out:



Over the course of the last week, Sjöström has come ​dangerously​ close to breaking the world records in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle. The current world record in the 50m freestyle is 23.73 held by Germany's ​Britta Steffen​ from 2009. Sjöström has been 23.95 and 23.96 in the last week alone -- as a matter of fact, she went 23.83 back in April. The current world record in the 100m freestyle is 52.06 held by Australia's ​Cate Campbell​ from 2016. Sjöström unloaded a 52.28 just two days ago in Barcelona to challenge that -- with Campbell in the field, nonetheless...​

​So, the question on everyone's mind seems to be ​when​, ​not if, Sjöström will break these sprint freestyle world records. She has another chance at the 2017 Mare Nostrum in Canet-en-Roussillon on June 17-18, which can be seen LIVE on FloSwimming in North America, United Kingdom, and Australia.​

​For all of the info on the meet, head over to our event page where you will find how and when to watch live, psych sheet, schedule, preview articles, videos, and more!
---

Do you love swimming? Let us deliver it to your inbox!

Don't miss breaking news, feature stories, event updates, and more. Sign up for the FloSwimming mailing list today.

(WATCH) Nathan Adrian Clips Michael Andrew In 1-On-1 50m Free

© Xinhua Nathan Adrian.jpg

USA Swimming added a few new twists to the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series — one of which is a shootout-style format for all four 50-meter stroke events.

Weekend Roundup | Blake Pieroni Unloads 1:33.88 200 Free vs. Michigan

© Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports Blake Pieroni.jpg

While the TYR Pro Swim Series was going on in Austin, Texas, this past weekend, many NCAA swimmers were making their first appearance in competition after winter training. With most teams still 4-6 weeks out of their conference championship, many swimmers are in the hole. That didn't stop some of the best from putting up nationally ranked swims, though.

Day 3 PSS Austin Prelims | Michael Andrew Pops Off 22.04 In 50m Free

© Matt Lunsford-USA TODAY Sports Michael Andrew.jpg

Speed, speed, speed! Oh yeah, and a couple of 400m freestyles. But, speed was the name of the game at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas, on Saturday morning with the preliminaries of each 50m of stroke. The top eight in each prelim move on to Saturday night's shootout, which will be whittled down to four and then two by round.

Day 2 PSS Austin Prelims | Margo Geer Blazes 100m Free Best In 53.76

Margo Geer.jpg

The swim of the morning Friday in Austin was undoubtedly Margo Geer's 53.76 in the 100m freestyle — a lifetime best. But what does that mean in the big picture?

Day 1 PSS Austin Prelims | 14 Y/O Xuwei Peng Blazes 2:09.36 200m Back

© Xinhua Backstroke.jpg

The swim of the morning Thursday in Austin, Texas, came from 14-year-old Chinese swimmer Xuwei Peng. Xuwei unloaded a 2:09.36 in the 200m backstroke to take the top seed ahead of Regan Smith (2:10.18) and Taylor Ruck (2:10.46).

Double Prize Money, New Kinks Debut Thursday At PSS Austin

© Sipa USA Chase Kalisz.jpg

The 2018 season officially gets underway Thursday morning with the first stop on USA Swimming's TYR Pro Swim Series at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center in Austin, Texas.

Why The College Dual Meet Exhibition Mercy Rule Is Dumb

© Steffenie Burns-USA TODAY Sports Georgia_Virginia.jpg

Imagine this... It's an October Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, AL, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide football team is obliterating Vanderbilt 35-10 at the end of the third quarter. Alabama puts up another two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, making the final score 49-10.

Schooling Doubles Up 47/1:44 Fly Victories As Texas Sweeps Auburn

© Xinhua Joseph Schooling.jpg

In a very rare Monday afternoon dual meet, the Texas Longhorns No. 2-ranked men's and No. 5 women's teams swept the No. 13/12 Auburn Tigers at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

Weekend Roundup | Dressel & Co. Prep Gator Men For Another SEC Title Run

© Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Caeleb Dressel.jpg

Aaaand... college swimming is back. A handful of the nation's top teams were in action this past weekend to kick off 2018 and shake off the cobwebs from winter training.

Psych Sheet For 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series In Austin Is Stacked

Zane Grothe.jpg

The 2018 season officially gets underway next weekend with the first stop on USA Swimming's TYR Pro Swim Series at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center in Austin, Texas.