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Three 13-year-olds qualify for Olympic Trials over the weekend

This past weekend, 3 women qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials at just 13 years of age. In the backstroke and breaststroke events, these swimmers could bring a strong presence to the future of Team USA.

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Lessons from a 93 Year Old Swimmer: How To Live a Long, Healthy Life

What’s the formula for a long, healthy life? Four things: genetics, nutrition, exercise, being physically, mentally, and emotionally involved on a daily basis.

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Marcus Titus, Matthew Klotz Among Swimmers Named to US Deaf Swimming Roster for World Championships

Led by Olympic qualifiers and World Deaf Record Holders Marcus Titus (University of Arizona ’10) and Matthew Klotz (incoming freshman, LSU), United States Deaf Swimming (USA Deaf Swimming) today released its 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships (WDSC) roster.

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Indiana State Names Matt Leach Inaugural Head Coach

“This is not only an exciting opportunity for me, but it’s great for swimming at the collegiate and national level. The trend, as of recent, has been to eliminate swimming and diving programs and my hat goes off to Indiana State for bringing this team to life.”

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Saxe Hired as Idaho Assistant Coach

The University of Idaho Swim and Dive team is excited to welcome former Vandal swimmer Kelsie Saxe back to the program as the new assistant coach for the team.

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Brian King isn’t USA Swimming member, no jurisdiction to ban in United States

Banned Australian swim coach Brian King is not a USA Swimming member, and the United States’ swimming federation lacks the jurisdiction to ban him, USA Swimming said today, but his application could be rejected if he applied in the States.

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FINA Meets With Potential 2021, 2023 World Championship Host Cities

Representatives from the UAE, Argentina, Qatar, Japan, Turkey and China met with FINA officials today in Lausanne to discuss information regarding hosting the 2021 and 2023 World Championships and Masters World Championships.

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Boston 2024 expands Olympic bid plans to include huge neighborhood developments

Organizers of Boston’s 2024 Olympic host bid have reformatted their plan as a massive city development project, though some have criticized the expanded plan as “incomplete.”

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Bobo Gigi’s Favorite Moments Of Michael Phelps’ Career

In honor of Michael Phelps’s 30th birthday, SwimSwam’s top commenter, Bobo Gigi, has compiled a list of some of his favorite moments from Phelps’ long career.

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Connecticut Masters Take Down World Mark

This past Sunday, a relay made up of 4 Connecticut Masters swimmers swam their way into the record books, taking down both the USMS National record and the FINA Masters World record in the 4 x 200 free relay.

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Yoga for Swimmers: 4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Swimming Performance

Learning how to quiet the mind and focus on the present moment is a powerful way to improve performance…

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Eastern Illinois Women, Yale Men Lead CSCAA Division I Scholar All-America Teams

Of all teams that placed in the top 10 at the 2015 NCAA Championships, Kelsi Worrell, Tanja Kylliainen, and the Louisville Cardinals had the highest team GPA in the spring semester.

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1500m Freestyle World Championship Preview: Ledecky Looking For Second Distance Trifecta

Katie Ledecky is the undisputed favourite in this event and it does not appear that she will be challenged in the slightest.

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11 Tips for Swim Parents About Really, Really Bad Swims

When your swimmer has a really bad swim—I mean an awful one—what do you do? How do you feel?

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At age 30, Michael Phelps’ impact on swimming already profound

In honor of Michael Phelps’ 30th birthday, take a look back at the impact he’s already had on the sport of swimming.

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