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Virginia Tech men pick up commitment from 48-second back/flyer Brent Benedict

Defending ACC champions Virginia Tech have added to their roster, getting a verbal commitment from Pennsylvania state champ Brent Benedict, who will join the H2Okies roster next fall.

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Training

Freestyle Flip Turn: Streamline Dolphin Kick, Dolphin Kick Technique, Number of Kicks

Gary Hall Sr.: “What happens between the time the feet leave the wall and the breakout is the most controversial and variable part of the freestyle flip turn. It is also when the most time is either gained or lost.”

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Featured

10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.

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Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Erik Risolvato to continue comeback under Puerto Rican flag, beginning with Central American & Caribbean Games

Erik Risolvato has had a winding swimming journey thus far, and it’s a journey that will now continue under the banner of Puerto Rico.

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College

Northwestern Men Receive First Verbals From Loveland’s Jack Thorne and Sarasota Y’s Carter Page

The Wildcats got some good news in the form of verbals from Loveland Swim Club’s Jack Thorne and Sarasota YMCA’s Carter Page on…

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Masters

10 World and 11 American Records fall at the LaCamas Classic/NW Zones Masters Meet

Masters Swimming News courtesy of Justin Slade. The Lacamas Headhunters hosted the LaCamas Classic/NW Zones masters Meet this weekend. The…

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Powerlist

Katinka Hosszu Wins 5 More, Taking Tally to 10, at Hong Kong World Cup

While Katinka Hosszu’s fly and IM races haven’t been at their best in Hong Kong, she looks as good as ever in the 100 back, where she neared a World Record.

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Virginia Tech men pick up commitment from 48-second back/flyer Brent Benedict

Defending ACC champions Virginia Tech have added to their roster, getting a verbal commitment from Pennsylvania state champ Brent Benedict, who will join the H2Okies roster next fall.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Streamline Dolphin Kick, Dolphin Kick Technique, Number of Kicks

Gary Hall Sr.: “What happens between the time the feet leave the wall and the breakout is the most controversial and variable part of the freestyle flip turn. It is also when the most time is either gained or lost.”

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Finis

10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.

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Erik Risolvato to continue comeback under Puerto Rican flag, beginning with Central American & Caribbean Games

Erik Risolvato has had a winding swimming journey thus far, and it’s a journey that will now continue under the banner of Puerto Rico.

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Northwestern Men Receive First Verbals From Loveland’s Jack Thorne and Sarasota Y’s Carter Page

The Wildcats got some good news in the form of verbals from Loveland Swim Club’s Jack Thorne and Sarasota YMCA’s Carter Page on…

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Nike Swim

10 World and 11 American Records fall at the LaCamas Classic/NW Zones Masters Meet

Masters Swimming News courtesy of Justin Slade. The Lacamas Headhunters hosted the LaCamas Classic/NW Zones masters Meet this weekend. The…

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Steele Wisdom: Givers and Takers on Swim Teams

Courtesy of 4-time NCAA DII Coach of the Year Bob Steele One of the talks I give when working with…

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Michael Phelps Year in Review: Is the Comeback a Success Thus Far

Since the greatest man to ever grace the water has been back in the pool, there have been ups and downs for the swimming and Olympic legend Michael Phelps.

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Hong Kong World Cup Day Two Prelims

Katinka Hosszu had the most impressive time of the prelims posting a 55.56 in the women’s 100 backstroke…

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Sprint Freestyler Grace Long Verbally Commits to Louisville Cardinals

The Louisville Cardinals have picked up another very good sprint freestyler in their class of 2015, adding to what has…

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West Virginia Native Jake Preaskorn Verbally Commits to Home-State Mountaineers

Notre Dame High School senior Jake Preaskorn has verbally committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers.

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Swim Capz

Olympic Trials Qualifier Maddy Banic of Virginia Verbally Commits to University of Tennessee

The Lady Vols picked up a huge get when Virginia’s Maddy Banic gave them a verbal commitment.

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Virginia gets verbal from Ohio State Swim Club’s butterflyer/backstroker Rachel Politi

The University of Virginia has picked up a verbal commitment from Ohio State Swim Club’s Rachel Politi, adding a third member to their incoming freshman class.

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DIII Senior Spotlight: Pimer and King

This Monday’s Senior Spotlight showcases two athletes on very different ends of the spectrum: Keene State’s Diana Pimer has been swimming since she was four. Frostburg’s Sara King learned to swim while in college.

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Virginia Tech Gets Verbal Commitment from Butterflier Leah Rogers

Leah Rogers’ parents won’t have to go too far to watch her college meets; the Woodson High senior has elected to stay in-state and swim with Virginia Tech beginning in 2015-16.

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