Ryan Lochte shatters world record by 1.43sec, pressed by Britain's Liam Tancock, who claimed silver in a Commonwealth record of 1:53.10, his teammate James Goddard giving the host nation two places on the podium
And the suit claims keep coming. Now the speedy marlin, a fish that can swim at 100km an hour, that's been harnessed in the race of suits; is it time for a moratorium?; what happens if Speedo rivals follow suit and infringe patents?
Jessica Hardy (USA) shattered the world record in the 50m breaststroke at the world short-course championships here at the MEN Arena in Manchester, her 29.58 eclipsing the 29.90 of Jade Edminstone (AUS); titles for Lochte (USA) and Tancock (GBR)
Not to forget the swimmer in the suit, the second morning in Manchester witnessed one of the most versatile and skillful swimmers ever seen go through his paces: where there is doubt, the long arm of Lochte is likely to bring a touch of certainty
Coventry takes gold in world record of 4:26.52 400m medley; Hannah Miley (GBR) also inside former WR, with 4:27.27 for silver; Mireia Belmonte (ESP) goes 4:27.52 for bronze, and also inside the 4:27.83 former WR
Descenza sets world s/c championship record at Manchester 2008, her 2:04.27 200m butterfly victory also eclipsing the oldest US record on the books; Coventry sets championship record of 57.99 in 100 back semis