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Explaining the Charges Filed Against Brock Turner

SwimSwam contributor and attorney Ceci Christy explains the nuance of the charges filed against Brock Turner in Santa Clara Superior Court.

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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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Chad le Clos, Michael Andrew to Race in Sellenbosch Grand Prix Meet in Mid-February

Chad le Clos, above, will swim four races at the Sellenbosch Grand Prix, but that won’t include the 200 fly – a race that he’s backed off from at in-season meets recently.

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Aquatic Super Series Mayhem: Allison Schmitt Is Out, Melanie Margalis Is In For Team USA

Freestyle specialist Allison Schmitt has been replaced by Melanie Margalis in the most recent version of the start lists for the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Australia.

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Elizabeth Beisel Pulls Out of BHP Aquatic Super Series Meet in Perth With Minor Groin Strain

Elizabeth Beisel is no longer listed on the United States’ roster for the 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series meet.

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Team USA Elects 4 Captains for BHP Aquatic Super Series

Cammile Adams earned her first career captaincy, as the heavily-represented SwimMAC Carolina earned 3 out of the 4 positions.

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Maccabi USA to Field Open-Aged Teams at 2015 European Maccabi Games

Maccabi USA announced today that they would be sending a team of open-age swimmers to compete at the 2015 European…

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22 New Olympic Trials Qualifiers Emerge at Pro Swim Series – Austin

Purdue commit Haley Rowell came up big in Austin, with 6 lifetime bests, including 3 new Olympic Trials cuts.

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Boston Globe: City employees forbidden from criticizing 2024 Olympic bid

The city of Boston has officially ordered its public employees not to “denigrate or disparage” the town’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the Boston Globe reports.

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USC’s Haley Ishimatsu Dominates At UCLA Diving Invitational

The Bruin Invite UCLA Diving Invitational began this Saturday and finished on Monday highlighting some of the best divers in the state of California.

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U.S. Paralympic Committee Names 2015 Swimming National Team

Star Brad Snyder is one of 14 swimmers named to the U.S. Paralympic Committee’s National A Team in swimming.

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After Selection, Brasilia Withdraws from Hosting 2019 World University Games

FISU, the international governing body for university sports (and specifically the World University Games) has announced that Brasilia, Brazil has…

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Cassidy Bayer breaks down the tie race in 200 butterfly at #ArenaProSwim (Video Interivew)

Mission Viejo 17-year-old Katie McLaughlin and Nation’s Capital 15-year-old Cassidy Bayer tie in the 200 fly at the Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

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Catching up with 12-time Olympic Medalist Natalie Coughlin (Video Interview)

Coughlin clocked a 1:00.70 in the 100 backstroke at the Arena Pro Swim Austin for 2nd.

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Watch Katie Ledecky swim 4:00 In 400m Free – Arena Pro Swim RACE VIDEO

To put Ledecky’s unshaven, in-season 4:00 in the 400m free into perspective, Federica Pellegrini’s 3:59.15 at the 2009 World Championships was the only swim faster, and that was in a rubberized tech-suit.

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