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Men’s 100 Meter Backstroke – US Nationals Preview – Question marks abound in one of US’s deepest races

David Plummer (pictured) is the defending national champion in what has historically been one of the USA’s toughest and deepest events.

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Destin Lasco Breaks 200 Back National Age Group Record

Destin Lasco has broken his second National Age Group Record of the weekend at the Middle Atlantic Long Course Junior Olympics. This one was back in his more recognizable backstroke race.

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Photo Vault: LA Invite Part Two

Here are more SwimSwam images from the Los Angeles Invitational at Uytengsu Aquatics Center at USC.  

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2014 LA Invite Day 4 Prelims: Missy Franklin With 100 Back, 200 Free Double

Justin James of Australia, pictured above, clocked a 2:03.61 to lead the qualifiers in the men’s 200 IM at Los Angeles Invitational.

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2014 Santa Clara Grand Prix Preview: Links, storylines and more

The Santa Clara Grand Prix is the next stop on the Michael Phelps comeback tour, and will also be the 2014 Grand Prix series debut for Missy Franklin.

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Hanser Re-Emerges With Top Seed in 100 Free in Canet; Ervin and Adrian Chasing

Cal Golden Bear Anthony Ervin had the fastest morning swim in the 100 free, though it took as much to even get him into the final.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Ryosuke Irie dominant in Mare Nostrum’s opener

In the early goings of the Mare Nostrum tour, Japan’s Ryosuke Irie has been nothing if not dominant.

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Mare Nostrum Stop #2 Preview: Brits arrive to load up Canet entry lists

Though this stop of the circuit will not include female money-earning leader Katinka Hosszu, there are still loaded fields in each event as some of the top British, Canadian and Polish athletes will make their Mare Nostrum debuts in Canet.

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SwimSwam Preview: Mare Nostrum series begins in Monaco this weekend, 50,000€ up for grabs

Japanese backstroker Ryosuke Irie is one of a number of international swimming stars set to compete this weekend on the first stop of the whirlwind weeklong Mare Nostrum tour .

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Jiayu represents rising tide of Asian backstrokers

Xu Jiayu’s world-leading 100 backstroke appears to have some big international implications.

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2014 M. NCAA Championships 5 Big Things #5: How much do “returning points” really tell us?

Based on numbers compiled from the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships, only about 2/3rds of “returning point scorers” will actually return to put up points the following season, and almost half the total points in the NCAA will come from new point scorers.

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2014 Mesa Grand Prix-Prelims Recap Day 3: Katie Hoff Blows Away The Field In 200 IM On A Windy Morning In Mesa

With a Michael Phelps-less heat sheet for Saturday morning, there will still be plenty of exciting and even interesting swimming to go around.

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Race Video: Vyatchanin wins 200 Back, 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, 1:58.04

Race Video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam partner.

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2014 Mesa Grand Prix: Nathan Adrain Grabs His Second Win With The World’s 5th Fastest Swim In 2014

Meagn Romano will be swimming three events, the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, and the 50 freestyle, on the second night of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.

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2014 Mesa Grand Prix: Romano Grabs Three A Finals, Lochte Two In A Day Full Of Doubles-LIVE Prelims Recap

While the Phelps hype will still be at an all time high today, National teamers suit up for some grueling doubles and even triples in Friday’s session.

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