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Vinny Marciano Breaks Michael Andrew’s NAG Record in 50 Free

Michael Andrew (left) was on hand in Clearwater, Florida to watch Vinny Marciano (right) break his National Age Group Record.

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Andrew, Marciano NAGs kick off opening night of NASA Showcase Classic in Clearwater

Michael Andrew won three events on day 1, while Vinny Marciano broke one of Andrew’s 11-12 NAGs in the 50 free.

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 4/16/2014

There were a lot of new names this week; some were finishing short course season, some were getting started with long course. Read below to find out who made the WWAGS Daring Dozen for the weekend of April 11-13, 2014.

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Michael Andrew cracks 1:44 in 200 back to rebreak NAG at NASA Showcase finals

After breaking his own 200 yard back mark in prelims, Michael Andrew took another second off it in finals, going 1:43.15, almost two seconds faster than his previous mark.

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Michael Andrew Breaks 200 SCY Backstroke National Age Group Record in Clearwater

Michael Andrew has broken his own National Age Group Record by a full second.

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NASA Showcase Classic Opens: Marciano, Andrew, Mack top multiple events after day 1 prelims

The NASA Showcase Classic has kicked off in Clearwater, Florida, with some of the fastest age groupers in USA Swimming slated to compete.

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Shouts From the Stands: The Next Stroke for the Phoenix Swim Club

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Former Chattahoochee Gold Head Site Coach Neil Savage Admits to Relationship With High School Athlete

Neil Savage has admitted in a letter sent out to his team late on Thursday to an ‘inappropriate relationship’ with an athlete.

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 4/9/2014

That’s the last of it. With the exception of high school swimming in California, short-course season is officially over. See who made the Daring (Baker’s) Dozen for the weekend of April 4-6, 2014.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: To Breathe or Not to Breathe in Freestyle

Olympians Adam Brown and Peter Vanderkaay discuss when to breathing in freestyle.

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Academy Bullets respond: a glimpse into the formation and philosophy of a mega-club

After some thought-provoking discussion in comments sections about multi-site “mega-clubs,” SwamSwam caught up with Academy Bullets owner and coach Bill Schalz to learn more about his club’s origins, structure and philosophy.

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Stanford commits load up on wins at Speedo Far Westerns, Howe and Goldman win four each

PASA swimmers and Stanford commits Ally Howe (pictured above), Curtis Ogren and Andrew Liang combined for 10 individual wins on the weekend, while Duke signee Leah Goldman took four of her own.

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Meet records for Weaver, Held, Small as YMCA Nationals close

Courtney Weaver of Greater Flint YMCA swept the butterfly events with her meet-record-swim in the 200 fly.

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2014 YMCA Short Course Nationals: Final Day GAC Air Quality Report (a Video Interview)

Eric Knight discusses exactly how he and GAC cleaned up the air for YMCA Short Course Nationals.

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 4/2/2014

It’s crossover season! Short-course is ending, long-course is getting started, and we’ve got notable swims from both. See the Daring Dozen for March 25-27, 2014.

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