The United States group of Missy Franklin, USC alum Rebecca Soni, Cal alum Dana Vollmer and Georgia's Allison Schmitt ended the women's swimming portion of the Games with a new world record in the 400 medley relay. The quartet swam to a time of 3:52.05 to claim the gold. Thanks to their finish, incoming Cal freshman Rachel Bootsma, Texas A&M's Breeja Larson, Western Kentucky's Claire Donahue and Cal alum Jessica Hardy also earn gold medals after earning the United States a spot in the final. Former Hawai'i swimmer Melanie Schlanger earned a silver medal swimming the anchor leg for Australia (3:54.02) while Japan finished third (3:55.73).
The U.S. men's 400 medley relay matched the ladies' finish, closing the indoor swimming portion of the Games. Northwestern alum Matt Grevers, Texas alum Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, and Cal alum Nathan Adrian won gold in 3:29.35. Arizona alum Nick Thoman, Auburn alums Eric Shanteau and Tyler McGill and N.C. State alum Cullen Jones all also earned golds by virtue of getting Team USA into the final. Japan grabbed the silver (3:31.26) while Australia took bronze (3:31.58)
Former USC star Ous Mellouli earned the bronze medal in the men's 1,500 freestyle (14:40.31. Mellouli was bested by only Sun Yang of China, who set a world record of 14:31.02, and Canada's Ryan Cochrane (14:39.63).