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Swim Across America Announces the Crazy Big Swim

The Crazy Big Swim is the world’s largest virtual swim meet to break a Guinness World Record and raise money to fight childhood cancer.

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College Swimming Previews

College Swimming Previews: Is #10 Alabama the New SEC Sprint Capital?

NCAA champ Kristian Gkolomeev leads a loaded sprint crew at Alabama that’s only getting better.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizers Abandon Logo Amid Plagiarism Claims

The previously unveiled logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be scrapped for a new emblem to be determined via submission contest.

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The Brick Now in Use by 5 of the Top 20 NCAA Division I Teams

THE BRICK is the world’s first-ever coreboard, a 6 lb weighted kickboard that turns any kick set into a total body workout that actually changes a swimmer’s body position in the water—even after the kicking is done.

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Canada

Toronto budget committee does not support 2024 Olympic bid

Toronto’s possible bid for the 2024 Olympics has hit a bit of a snag, as none of the city’s budget committee members endorsed a Toronto bid at a meeting this week. Pictured: Toronto’s Pan Ams pool.

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College Recruiting

A Big SwimSwam Sendoff to the 2600+ S&D Athletes Entering College Now

It’s Back-to-School-Back-to-the-Pool time, and we at SwimSwam would like to acknowledge the 2632-and-counting freshmen swimmers and divers we’ve been tracking. Good luck to you all; have a great freshman season!

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Swim Across America Announces the Crazy Big Swim

The Crazy Big Swim is the world’s largest virtual swim meet to break a Guinness World Record and raise money to fight childhood cancer.

  Comment First! Read More »

College Swimming Previews: Is #10 Alabama the New SEC Sprint Capital?

NCAA champ Kristian Gkolomeev leads a loaded sprint crew at Alabama that’s only getting better.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizers Abandon Logo Amid Plagiarism Claims

The previously unveiled logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be scrapped for a new emblem to be determined via submission contest.

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The Brick Now in Use by 5 of the Top 20 NCAA Division I Teams

THE BRICK is the world’s first-ever coreboard, a 6 lb weighted kickboard that turns any kick set into a total body workout that actually changes a swimmer’s body position in the water—even after the kicking is done.

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Toronto budget committee does not support 2024 Olympic bid

Toronto’s possible bid for the 2024 Olympics has hit a bit of a snag, as none of the city’s budget committee members endorsed a Toronto bid at a meeting this week. Pictured: Toronto’s Pan Ams pool.

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A Big SwimSwam Sendoff to the 2600+ S&D Athletes Entering College Now

It’s Back-to-School-Back-to-the-Pool time, and we at SwimSwam would like to acknowledge the 2632-and-counting freshmen swimmers and divers we’ve been tracking. Good luck to you all; have a great freshman season!

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4 Keys to Success When Preparing to Sprint with Ivy Martin

Every swimmer knows the most successful swimmers are also the most confident swimmers. Sprint freestyle races, like any other race, require a lot of confidence in order to be successful particularly because there is no room for error!

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Swim Job: Hershey Aquatic Club seeks Assistant Swim Coaches

Hershey Aquatic Club participates in USA Swimming meets at the Olympic Trials, Nationals, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, Zones and Junior Olympics levels.

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Fiji Conditionally Selected As Host of 2016 Oceanic Swimming C’ships

Fiji has been awarded hosting duties of the 2016 Oceanic Swimming Championships, provided facility upgrades are performed.

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Le Clos, Van der Burgh, Coventry Highlight All Africa Games’ Athletes

The 11th edition of the All Africa Games is coming full circle, as the host of the original Games back…

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Number 1 Sprinter in Class of 2016, Albert Gwo, Chooses Cal Bears

Los Altos High School senior Albert Gwo has verbally committed to join Cal Bears for the 2016-17 season.

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Bill Pilczuk Named Head Coach at SCAD Savannah

Former All-American and World Champion Bill Pilczuk has been named head coach of men’s and women’s swimming at SCAD Savannah.

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Shout from the Stands: What we learn from Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps can teach us so much about swimming, sports in general, and reaching your fullest potential. He shows us that you don’t have to be perfect to be the best.

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New Teen Novel Stars a Swimmer

What would it take to keep you out of the water? In A Matter of Heart, a new novel from Random House for teens 12 and up, that’s the question that faces 16-year-old Abby Lipman.

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Instant Analysis: NCAA Moves 800 Free Relays To Wednesday

Adding a fourth day to the meet will help spread out the events, but it could make the final day more challenging.

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Katie Ledecky, Sun Yang, Ning Zetao Invited To Hong Kong World Cup

The Hong Kong Swimming Federation extended an invitation to Katie Ledecky, Sun Yang and Ning Zetao for the upcoming FINA World Cup stop in Hong Kong.

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