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Australia Leads Aquatic Super Series with Seven Wins; Cate Campbell on Fire

Australia led the way with seven event wins during the first session of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series; Cate Campbell’s winning 50m freestyle time of 24.03 was one of the highlights of the meet.

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Park’s Hearing Date Set in Doping Case

As a follow-up to the Park Tae-hwan doping case that is continually unfolding, Yonhap News reports that FINA has scheduled…

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Arirang: Park’s positive test a result of banned substance Nebido

South Korea’s Arirang News reports that Park Taehwan’s positive drug test was the result of a Nebido injection, a commercial drug used to treat testosterone deficiency.

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Park to Face Doping Hearing; Media Reports Positive Test Was For Testosterone, Non-Specified Substance

As reported yesterday, South Korean Olympic swimmer Park Tae-hwan failed a doping test, according to his agency, Team GMP.   FINA,…

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Park Fails Doping Test; Agency Blames Doctor

As reported by both NBC Olympics and Yonhap News, South Korean Olympic swimmer Park Tae-hwan has failed a doping test,…

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Sun Yang Eyeing Thailand as China Weighs Possible Gold Coast Protest

Sun Yang is no longer welcome in the Gold Coast training facility he has been rather secretly training in recently; could Thailand be next?

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Ayatsuga Hirai Breaks Hagino’s 1500 Free Japanese Record in SCM

Japanese swimmer Ayatsugu Hirai has broken the National Record in the 1500 short course meters freestyle at last week’s Japan Winter…

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When Does Technology Cross From ‘Progress’ to ‘Cheating? An Examination of a Century’s Advancements

Below, SwimSwam partner SwimShop.co.uk takes a look at three of the major racing sports, and how different technologies have affected…

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Hosa Lands Diving World Series Sponsorship 2015-2017

FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione was in Lausanne for a signing ceremony with Chinese company Hosa, a new series sponsor of FINA/NVC Diving World Series.

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Psych Sheets Out for 2015 BHP Aquatic Super Series in Perth

American Tyler Clary is the top seed in the men’s 400 IM that will be one of the best races at the series, even without Kosuke Hagino.

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Sergio Lopez’s National Training Centre Group Grows to 30 on Saturday in Singapore

Sergio Lopez-Miro is being kept busy in his new role as the head of the Singapore National Training Centre.

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South Korean Olympian, Asian Games Medalist Ji Heun Kim Handed Two-Year Suspension For Clenbuterol

South Korean swimmer Ji Heun Kim has tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol at an out-of-competition test on May 13th,…

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FINA Officially Announces Dates, Locations, Clusters for 2015 World Cup Series

Katinka Hosszu (C) celebrates with Emily Seebhom (L) and Sayaka Akase (R) at the 2014 FINA World Short Course Championships.

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Tae-Hwan Park “Getting a Taste” of SwimMAC

Park Tae-Hwan posing underwater at SwimMAC Carolina.

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Sun Yang still training in Australia despite severed ties with former coach

Chinese World Record-holder Sun Yang is reportedly still training in Australia, according to NBN News, though Swimming Australia and Sun’s former coach Denis Cotterell have publicly cut ties with him.

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23 Athletes Start Elite Training under Sergio Lopez in Singapore

Sergio Lopez and Gary Tan were at the pool deck at 5.30 am as they welcomed the swimmers that have been accepted to be part of the new National Training Centre Squad.

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Australia Announces Roster for 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series

Emma McKeon will be one of the Commonwealth Games medalists in attendance at the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth…

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