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Austin Westlake Wins Titles In Treacherous Texas HS Region IV

Texas high school swimming’s loaded Region IV produced more than half the state-qualifying swims in Class 6A as Austin Westlake rolled away with boys and girls titles.

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NCAA Division II

2016 Conference Champ Primer – Division II

It’s conference meet season! Don’t miss a minute of the action – stay on top of your favorite conferences with this guide, complete with links to live results, live streaming and team lists for conferences in NCAA’s Division II.

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Training

Backstroke Drill, 6 Kick Switch (video)

World champion backstroker Junya Koga demonstrates a backstroke swim drill, also known as 6 Kick Switch, that will help you appreciate the importance of this extreme rotation from one side to the other.

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Industry

Chasing Water: Elegy Of An Olympian

Swimming’s favorite rockstar, Olympic champion Anthony Ervin,  is finally releasing his memoir, Chasing Water: Elegy Of An Olympian. I got an…

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College

How Do They Do That? The Secret to Signing Big Recruiting Classes

Within each recruiting year, there are schools that distinguish themselves by hauling in a huge load of incoming talent. With…

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Lifestyle

Powerlist

Austin Westlake Wins Titles In Treacherous Texas HS Region IV

Texas high school swimming’s loaded Region IV produced more than half the state-qualifying swims in Class 6A as Austin Westlake rolled away with boys and girls titles.

Race Videos: Virginia Region 6A North Championships

The Langley boys and Robinson girls won the Virginia 6A Northern Region meet this weekend.

2016 Conference Champ Primer – Division II

It’s conference meet season! Don’t miss a minute of the action – stay on top of your favorite conferences with this guide, complete with links to live results, live streaming and team lists for conferences in NCAA’s Division II.

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Backstroke Drill, 6 Kick Switch (video)

World champion backstroker Junya Koga demonstrates a backstroke swim drill, also known as 6 Kick Switch, that will help you appreciate the importance of this extreme rotation from one side to the other.

Chasing Water: Elegy Of An Olympian

Swimming’s favorite rockstar, Olympic champion Anthony Ervin,  is finally releasing his memoir, Chasing Water: Elegy Of An Olympian. I got an…

How Do They Do That? The Secret to Signing Big Recruiting Classes

Within each recruiting year, there are schools that distinguish themselves by hauling in a huge load of incoming talent. With…

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Loyola Blakefield Sweeps All But Two Events At Maryland ‘A’ Champs

Loyola Blakefield won 9 of 11 events in a dominating effort at the Maryland Class A Championships Saturday.

Meyer, Bruni Win First Leg of FINA/HOSA 10km World Cup Circuit

American marathon swimmer Alex Meyer (featured above) emerged on top this weekend with Italian Rachele Bruni representing the ladies in the first leg of the 2016 10km World Cup.

USOC Denies Telling Federations To Consider Not Going To Rio

“We’re taking steps to ensure that our delegation and those affiliated with Team USA are aware of the CDC’s recommendations regarding travel to Brazil,” says USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky.

Perfecting the 5th Stroke – See These 3 Sets

Like any other technical skill, underwater kicking, also known as the 5th Stroke, requires focus and attention in each and every workout.

8-Year-Old Set to Sign with TCU Swimming & Diving

The TCU swimming & diving program will sign Nathan Lin to a National Letter of Intent to become an honorary member of the team on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the University Recreation Center one day after his eighth birthday.

Shakeups In WI High School Ranks As Conference Champs Crowned

With just three weeks left in the season, Wisconsin boys high school swimming has reached the conference rounds, leading to some shakeups along the WISCA rankings.

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Toxic Culture Turn-Around Leads To Aussie Success In The Pool

The Australian National Team has done an about-face internally since its so-called ‘toxic culture’ was brought into the spotlight post-2012 London.

Mission Viejo’s Marguerite Aquatics Center Renovations Planned

Mission Viejo, California has plans to renovate its 44-year-old Marguerite Aquatics Center to the tune of a $7.8 million investment after the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Phelps Turns Down Chippendales For ASU Coaching Job (Video Interview)

In between some big-time exhibition swims at the Arizona State – Arizona dual meet, Olympic champion Michael Phelps found time to chat with SwimSwam about his foray into coaching with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

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SwimMom Musings: 5 Things I’ve Learned Being a Swim Mom

“I have been a swim mom for as long as I can remember. Early mornings, wet towels, and broken goggles have been mainstays of my life for more than 13 years.”

Eastern Michigan Men Take Down Miamo (OH) 184-109

The Eastern Michigan men traveled to Oxford for a dual meet against Miami Ohio for a dual meet this weekend, bringing home a 184-109 win. Full results can be found here. Read on for full recaps from each team.

Swim Job: MYST seeks Full-Time Senior Assistant Coach

MYST is currently seeking a full-time Senior Assistant Coach to oversee all programs and operations.

Cleveland State vs Buffalo Dual Meet

Buffalo celebrated their senior day with a dual meet against Cleveland State on Saturday to close out their regular season. The men took a 209-85 victory, while the women claimed a 225-68 win. Read on for full recaps from both teams.

GLVCSN to Stream 24 Hours of GLVC Swimming & Diving Championships

The GLVC Sports Network will stream 24 hours of 2016 Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which begins Wednesday at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana, located an hour west of Indianapolis.

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