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Wood Takes Two on the Second Night of the Mel Zajac Jr International

Russell Wood won both the men’s 50 backstroke and 200 IM on the second night of competition at the Mel Zajac Jr International…

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Morozov cracks 22, Murphy and DiRado shine on day 2 of Speedo Grand Challenge

Each representing one of California’s powerhouse college/pro swimming hubs, Vlad Morozov, Maya DiRado and Ryan Murphy each came down with a win on the second day of the Irvine Novaquatics Speedo Grand Challenge.

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Australia

Australia’s James Magnussen to have shoulder surgery, out of commission for World Championships

Australian freestyle star James Magnussen will undergo shoulder surgery and is officially out of this summer’s World Championships, Swimming Australia reports.

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Europe

Hosszu wins three, including comeback 200 breast on day 2 of FFN Golden Tour in Nancy

Katinka added another three gold medals and two silvers on Day Two of the FFN Golden Tour in Nancy, France.

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7 Ways to Use Your Swimming Log More Effectively

Here are 7 powerful ways to make the most of your swimming log.

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American Sprint Freestyle Not Up To Par With World – Medals On The Line

On Friday, USA Swimming posted the following Tweet highlighting the dire challenge of American sprinting so far in 2015. Since then, the situation has gotten even more dire, with Katsumi Nakamura going a 48.41 in the 100m freestyle at the Japan Open.

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Wood Takes Two on the Second Night of the Mel Zajac Jr International

Russell Wood won both the men’s 50 backstroke and 200 IM on the second night of competition at the Mel Zajac Jr International…

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Morozov cracks 22, Murphy and DiRado shine on day 2 of Speedo Grand Challenge

Each representing one of California’s powerhouse college/pro swimming hubs, Vlad Morozov, Maya DiRado and Ryan Murphy each came down with a win on the second day of the Irvine Novaquatics Speedo Grand Challenge.

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Australia’s James Magnussen to have shoulder surgery, out of commission for World Championships

Australian freestyle star James Magnussen will undergo shoulder surgery and is officially out of this summer’s World Championships, Swimming Australia reports.

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Hosszu wins three, including comeback 200 breast on day 2 of FFN Golden Tour in Nancy

Katinka added another three gold medals and two silvers on Day Two of the FFN Golden Tour in Nancy, France.

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Caldwell and the Free State Swimmers Set Four Records at Kansas 6A State Championships

Lawrence Free State swimmers Ava Cormaney, Alvena Walpole, Courtney Caldwell, and Sydney Sirimongkhon Dyck

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7 Ways to Use Your Swimming Log More Effectively

Here are 7 powerful ways to make the most of your swimming log.

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American Sprint Freestyle Not Up To Par With World – Medals On The Line

On Friday, USA Swimming posted the following Tweet highlighting the dire challenge of American sprinting so far in 2015. Since then, the situation has gotten even more dire, with Katsumi Nakamura going a 48.41 in the 100m freestyle at the Japan Open.

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Nakamura Sets National Record, Rocks Men’s 100 Freestyle World Rankings at Japan Open

The 2015 Japan Open continued today with some significant shaking up of the world rankings.  Two Japanese National Records also…

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RACE VIDEO: Day 1 A-Finals from the 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado was the star of day 1 at the 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge, picking up two event wins (one of them in a tie).

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A Letter to High School Swimmers who “Aren’t Good Enough” to Swim in College

How a high school swimmer turned apathy into motivation at the college-level and made it to the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.

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3 Steps to Faster Turns

Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.

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Nicol Comes Away With an Impressive Win at the Mel Zajac Jr International

Rachel Nicol was one of five members of the Canadian Pan American Games team to take home gold on the first night of the Mel Zajac Jr. International…

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DiRado wins one event, ties for another on opening night of Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado earned shares of two wins on a night when some of the top California-based postgrads clashed at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

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2015 CIF State Meet Prelims – Eastin, Valente Chasing National High School Records

Ella Eastin is the top qualifier in the 200 IM and second in the 100 breast. She is only 1/10 off the national high school record in the IM, heading into Saturday’s finals.

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