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Osman Sets African Record in 50 Fly

Farina Osman, shown here at the 2015 LA Invite, set a new African Record in the semi-finals of the women’s 50 fly today.

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Bootsma, Cseh, Biedermann No-Show Individual Swims On Day Four Prelims

There were some glaring absences in the heats during the fourth day of competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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2015 FINA World Championships: Day 4 Prelims Preview

Swimmers in Kazan are getting ready for day 3 of the 2015 FINA World Championships, with 4 individual events lined…

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Baker comes up clutch in rare second-chance swim at Worlds

Swimming at the world’s highest level rarely offers second chances. So when Kathleen Baker got one at the 2015 World Championships, she took full advantage.

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New Cal Aquatics Center under construction (Video)

The Cal Golden Bears are getting a new home – check out this footage of construction on the new Cal Aquatics Center.

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World Championships Preview: Women’s 50 Backstroke

Etiene Medeiros of Brazil has recently burst onto the swimming scene, posting some incredible times in the 50 back.

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Kristen Cunnane, Cal Women’s Associate Head Coach, Resigns

Kristen Cunnane (left) has been a full-time assistant at Cal for 8 years, including serving as recruiting coordinator for some of the best classes in NCAA history.

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American Women Destroy Pan Ams Record in 400 Medley Relay in Prelims

Natalie Coughlin (above) certainly delivered, turning in the 4th-fastest time in the world this year with her 400 medley lead off.

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2015 World University Games – Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Jacob Pebley is the top seed in the men’s 200m backstroke after posting the fastest time in the semifinal yesterday.

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Holly Barratt Sneaks In For Gold: 50 Backstroke (Race Video)

Holly Barratt of Australia was able to get her hand on the wall first to win the women’s 50 backstroke with a 28.04.

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2015 World University Games: Toniato breaks Games record at day 5 prelims

Leah Smith is the top seed in the women’s 200 free on day 5.

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World University Games Day 4 Finals: Evgney Koptelov Swims World’s 2nd Fastest 200 Butterfly

Rachel Bootsma and Liz Pelton will represent Team USA in the final of the women’s 100 backstroke today.

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Kylie Masse Wins 100 Back, First Gold Medal For Canada – Race Video

Kylie Massie won Canada’s first swimming gold medal of the games as the only swimmer to break 1 minute in the women’s 100 backstroke.

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USA WUG Preview — Four Events with 2016 Implications

Cal Bear Elizabeth Pelton will be one of many Team USA swimmers competing at the World University Games next week who will also be in contention for spots on the USA Olympic Team next summer.

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#OlympicDay: Throwback To London 2012 Olympic Tattoos

Clark Burckle, go big or go home! #OlympicRingsTat

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