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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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Meghan Small, York Y girls with big day 4 prelims session at YMCA Nationals

Preliminaries of the final day at YMCA Nationals wrapped up this morning, with Meghan Small and the York YMCA girls finishing off the session with two straight top seeds including a 1-2 punch in the 200 IM.

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Middle Tyger and Wilton Take Big Team Leads After Day 3 at 2014 YMCA SC Nationals

The Greensboro Aquatic Center will play host to the 3rd night of the 2014 YMCA Short Course National Championships on Thursday.

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NCSA Junior Nationals – A View From the Cheap Seats

Kylie Stewart’s winning time in the 200 backstroke at NCSA’s would have also won NCAA’s the same weekend.

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Elliott McGill Leaving Eastern Illinois for Job at Nitro in Austin

Eastern Illinois is looking for a new head coach after Elliott McGill resigned to take a club job instead.

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Dolan, Molloy, Middle Tyger girls set national records on night 2 of YMCA Nationals

Maxwell Dolan (400 IM), Zachary Molloy (200 free) and the Middle Tyger girls (400 medley relay) all set national records on night 2 of the YMCA Short Course National Championships.

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Tickets now on sale for Charlotte Grand Prix, Lochte, Agnel, Schmitt highlight early entries

Ryan Lochte plans to make Charlotte’s Grand Prix one of the next stops on his comeback tour, where he’ll compete alongside French superstar Yannick Agnel and American freestyler Allison Schmitt, among many others.

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 3/26/2014

Short course season is wrapping up all over the country. Here are our Weekly Wonders for the weekend of March 21-23, 2014.

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1946 NCAA Champion, Swimming Philanthropist Charles Keating, Jr. Passes Away

Charles Humphrey Keating, Jr., a juggernaut across many worlds, passed away on Monday in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 90 years…

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2014 YMCA Nationals: Day 1 GAC Air Quality Report

The “major events unit” has been installed on the gutter of the warmup/warmdown pool in Greensboro.

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Weaver Wins 100 Fly Again; Leap Smokes Meet Record in 200 Breaststroke

Courtney Weaver and Bethany Leap were two of the stars of Tuesday’s finals session in Greensboro.

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