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Phelps, Lochte, Taewhan, And Mellouli Scratch Their Day 1 Pan Pacs Prelim Swims

Michael Phelps scratches the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke on day 1 of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

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Video

Is Katie Ledecky the Greatest Freestyler of All-Time – Gold Medal Minute Video

Katie Ledecky now has the 400, 800 and 1500 meter freestyle world records, and she appears to be ontrack to threaten the 200 freestyle world record by the 2016 Olympic Games. Is Ledecky the greatest freestyler of all-time?

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National

USA Swimming: Decision on Franklin for 200 Free, 100 Back Will Be Made “Prior to Preliminary Heats”

Missy Franklin is still entered in the 200 free and 100 back on Thursday at Pan Pacs, but USA Swimming has not declared that a final decision yet. Progression in her health status does sound positive, though.

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Training

How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.

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Lifestyle

Getting Back in the Water After a Long Layoff? Start Here.

Getting back into the water after a long break can be daunting. Here are 5 tips for making the transition from couch potato to high flyin’ swimmer a little easier.

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European Championships

2014 European Championships: Day 3 Live Prelims Recaps: Hosszu Doubles in IM and Backstroke

Katinka Hosszu is the top seed in the 200 IM heading into day 3 prelims of the European Championships.

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Phelps, Lochte, Taewhan, And Mellouli Scratch Their Day 1 Pan Pacs Prelim Swims

Michael Phelps scratches the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke on day 1 of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

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Is Katie Ledecky the Greatest Freestyler of All-Time – Gold Medal Minute Video

Katie Ledecky now has the 400, 800 and 1500 meter freestyle world records, and she appears to be ontrack to threaten the 200 freestyle world record by the 2016 Olympic Games. Is Ledecky the greatest freestyler of all-time?

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USA Swimming: Decision on Franklin for 200 Free, 100 Back Will Be Made “Prior to Preliminary Heats”

Missy Franklin is still entered in the 200 free and 100 back on Thursday at Pan Pacs, but USA Swimming has not declared that a final decision yet. Progression in her health status does sound positive, though.

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Finis

How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.

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Getting Back in the Water After a Long Layoff? Start Here.

Getting back into the water after a long break can be daunting. Here are 5 tips for making the transition from couch potato to high flyin’ swimmer a little easier.

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2014 European Championships: Day 3 Live Prelims Recaps: Hosszu Doubles in IM and Backstroke

Katinka Hosszu is the top seed in the 200 IM heading into day 3 prelims of the European Championships.

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Nike Swim

10 Things We Noticed From Day 2 Of The 2014 European Championships

Florent Manaudou tied to win the 50 butterfly at 23.00 on day 2 of the 2014 European Championships.

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PHOTO VAULT: XX Goodwill Swim Meet in Suriname

Check out photos from the 2014 Goodwill Swim Meet between Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia in Paramaribo, Suriname.

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Sportsnet: Video Shows Missy Franklin in “Obvious Pain” During Pan Pacs Training Session

A scary video, on exclusive from Canadian sports network SportsNet, show American superstar swimmer Missy Franklin in what appears to be…

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Trinidad and Tobago win XX Goodwill Swim Meet

The 20th edition of the Goodwill Swim Meet, an annual competition between Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia took place at Club Oase in Paramaribo, Suriname from August 15-17, 2014.

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Great Britain Breaks World Record in Mixed 400 Medley Relay in Berlin

The Great Britain swim team has been little shy of pure gold during this summer’s championship meets, so it should…

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WATCH: Finals Race Videos from 2014 European Championships Day 2

France’s Florent Manaudou, tied for the win in the men’s 50 fly on day 2 at the 2014 European Championships.

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Swim Capz

HardCore Swim of the Week: Hungary’s Szilagyi crushes 200 fly at Youth Olympic Games

Liliana Szilagyi made a statement about the bright future of Hungarian swimming by winning the Youth Olympic title in the 200 fly with the 3rd-fastest time swum in the entire world this season.

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Michael Phelps vs Tom Shields in 100 Butterfly: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Tom Shields has finally arrived as a world class swimmer. How will he face-off against Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly at the Pan Pacific Championships? What’s your prediction?

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 8/6/2014

We’re catching up on our Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming lists. Here are our picks for July 31-August 3, 2014.

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2014 European Championships – Brits rocket to top of medal table after day 2

Fran Halsall and the Brits scored seven total medals on day 2, three of them gold, to take the lead in the European Championships medal table.

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