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2015 FINA World Championships: Day 3 Prelims Preview

Chad le Clos looks for his first win of the meet with the 200 fly – heats of that race kick off Tuesday morning.

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2015 World Championship Preview: Men’s 200 Butterfly

Daiya Seto of Japan will look to dethrone South Africa’s Chad Le Clos for the 200m butterfly crown in Kazan.

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Giles Smith Swims 51.92 Butterfly to Stake Claim for National Team

Giles Smith has improved upon the time that won him gold at the Pan American Games in the 100 fly.

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Shields Hits 51.73 100 Fly in Last Session of LA Invite

The final night of the 2015 L.A. Invitational saw Dana Vollmer swim her first finals race since the 2013 World Championships. American backstroke stars Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy matched up in the 100 back.

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Shields Moves up in 100 Fly World Rankings on Day 4 Prelims of L.A. Invite

In the first event of the day, world record holder Dana Vollmer returned to the pool after a 2 year hiatus. Following the World Championships in 2013, Vollmer was absent from competition, despite never officially retiring.

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Murphy Drops 1:56.65 to Win 200 Back at L.A. Invite

Friday nights finals at the Los Angeles Invitational was a tune up for many of the swimmers on the U.S. World Championships Team roster.

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Margo Geer Swims Fastest 100 Freestyle Done By An American This Season At LA Invite

Margo Geer swam the most impressive performance of the meet thus far in the prelims of the women’s 100m freestyle; touching the wall in 53.95 to take the top seed heading into finals.

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World Championships Preview: Men’s 100 Butterfly

The men’s 100 butterfly should be tightly contested as there is only 37 one-hundredths of a second separating the world’s top ranked time and eighth…

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Top 8 Swimmers Who Could Have Won The 100 IM At NCAAs

With the recent addition of the 100 yard IM to the NCAA program (approved for inclusion at conference championship meets) it begs the question of who would have dominated this event if it had been introduced years prior.

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INSTANT ANALYSIS: What Does the NCAA’s Addition of the 100 IM Mean?

Miguel Ortiz was a very good NCAA swimmer, but were the 100 IM offered during his four years at Michigan, he could have been a legend.

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Double National Champ Shields Headlines Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions Field

The 2015 TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions, known in the swimming community as SMOC, will be held June 25-28 at the Marguerite Aquatic Center in Mission Viejo.

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Arena Pro Swim Santa Clara final photo vault

It’s been a great 4 days of racing in NorCal as some of the world’s best swimmers converged upon the…

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Race Video: Watch Michael Phelps Win 200 Butterfly In Santa Clara

Michael Phelps won his first event of the season at the final Arena Pro Swim Series meet of the year.

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Santa Clara – Day 2 Race Videos

Watch all the race videos from day two of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Santa Clara.

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Tom Shields missed racing Phelps in 100 fly (Video Interview)

Despite tying him last year at this same meet, Tom Shields confesses missing Phelps in the 100 fly

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