US Grand Prix

Highlighting the Differences Between Leverenz and DiRado Underwater

Maya DiRado goes very long underwater in the 400 IM as compared to Caitlin Leverenz, highlighting the different backgrounds of the two swimmers.

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(PSYCH SHEETS): Nathan Adrian Entered in 200 Free at Minneapolis Grand Prix

Nathan Adrian is entered to swim the 200 free at the 2014 Minneapolis Grand Prix: an event he hasn’t raced officially since 2010.

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Adrian and Clary among Olympians to compete at Minneapolis Grand Prix

Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian and Tyler Clary are among a solid group of big-name swimmers set to compete in the Grand Prix opener next week.

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Adrian, Dwyer, Beisel, Hoff, Jaeger Among Headliners at 2014 Minneapolis Grand Prix

The Berekely Dream Boat will be back in action at the Minneapolis Grand Prix as one of several National Team swimmers already committed.

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Arena Grand Prix purse doubled to $300,000, BMW vehicles awarded to Series champs

At each meet, $1,000 will be provided for a first-place finish, $600 for second and $200 for third. In addition to the single-event prize money, the overall male and female winners of the season-long Series will earn a $10,000 bonus.

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USA Swimming Loosens Standards for Minneapolis Grand Prix

The Minnesota Aquatics Center will play host to the 2014 Minneapolis Grand Prix.

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Cash Prizes For Event Winners Double For 2014-2015 U.S. Grand Prix Series

Cal post-grad Caitlin Leverenz earned herself a one-year lease on a BMW in last year’s Grand Prix series. This year, the stakes are even higher.

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Grand Prix Series Grand Prize Winners Dwyer and Leverenz Receive Keys To New BMW’s

The highest placing American swimmers in the 2014 Arena Grand Prix Series, Conor Dwyer and Caitlin Leverenz, received the keys to…

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Beisel doubles up in Northern California

With all due respect to Katie Ledecky’s earth-shattering world records, this week’s HardCore Swim takes a look at another USA Swimming star who put together an outstanding weekend, and whose swims might be lost in the frenzy of Ledecky’s world marks.

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Hosszu, Dwyer claim Grand Prix points prizes, Leverenz earns BMW by half a point

The overall Grand Prix points race had some big finishes come down to the wire, with Conor Dwyer taking the men’s title by a single point and Caitlin Leverenz earning the women’s BMW lease by just a half-point.

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See Michael Phelps’ first 200 IM since the London Olympics – Race Video

“Conor Dwyer, Michael Phelps, and Chase Kalisz all came off the wall dead even at the 150 meter mark…”

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Race Video: Jaeger Brings the Biceps out in the 1500m Free at the Santa Clara Grand Prix

Connor Jaeger is one of the premier distance swimmers in the United States. Why he was entered in the morning is a mystery, but he was, and he went a 15:00.97 to win the event.

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Race Video: Cierra Runge wins 800 Free at the Santa Clara Grand Prix

Cierra Runge dropped 9 seconds to win the women’s 800 freestyle for a new personal best time, 8:26.71.

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Arena Athlete Caitlin Leverenz Claims Arena Grand Prix Series Grand Prize

Leverenz finished with 35 points for the series, just edging National Team teammate Megan Romano for the prize.

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Race Video: Missy Franklin wins 100 Back at the Santa Clara Grand Prix, 1:00.99

Despite battling the sun, Missy Franklin won the women’s 100 backstroke dipping under 1:01 with a time of 1:00.99.

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