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The Most-Read SwimSwam Articles of 2019

When Kristof Milak broke Michael Phelps’ World Record in 2020, it registered as one of the most popular SwimSwam stories of 2019.

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The Top 16 Races of the 2019 International Swimming League Season

Minna Atherton of the London Roar was the first World Record breaker in International Swimming League history when she broke the 100 back in Budapest.

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Former World Record Holder Marco Koch Changes Coaches 7 Months to Tokyo

Breaststroker Marco Koch, a former World Record holder in the 200 short course meters distance, will return to an old coach ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Simone Manuel, Caeleb Dressel Finish in Top 10 of AP Athlete of the Year Votes

Caeleb Dressel (above) received 6 votes in the Male Athlete of the Year category, while Simone Manuel received 1 vote for Female Athlete of the Year.

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SwimSwam’s 50 Most-Watched YouTube Videos of 2019

Find out which YouTube videos were the most popular on SwimSwam’s YouTube Channel in 2019. Hint: SwimSwam readers love Caeleb Dressel.

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Global WADA Anti-Doping Tests Increase by 6.9% in 2018; Failed Test Rate Drops

The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has released its 2018 final anti-doping testing data – more tests were conducted, and the rate of AAFs dropped slightly.

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RUSADA Formally Appeals WADA Sanctions over Tainted Doping Data

RUSADA’s official appeal of the sanctions comes in spite of the organization’s director general fighting against taking the course to the CAS.

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2019 Swammy Awards: National Development Award – South Africa

Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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Ottawa University Hires Austen Ramer, Darian Townsend for Inaugural Season

2004 Olympic gold medalist Darian Townsend is the new assistant coach at Ottawa University, which will begin varsity competition next season.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Viral Video of the Year, Matthew Broussard Standup

Matthew Broussard, boyfriend of former US National Team member Laura Sogar, gave swimming a big moment on a big stage in February of this year.

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Lilly King Awarded $15,000 Bonus for Undefeated 2019 ISL Season

Lilly King won every race she swam in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and women’s 400 medley relay in the 2019 ISL season.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Heart of a Champion Staff Sgt. Daniel Swensen

Daniel Swensen was an Atlantic-10 Conference A-finalist as a senior, but his contributions to humanity go far beyond his efforts in the pool.

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Sammy Busch Given One Year Show-Cause Order, Cleared to Return to NCAA Coaching

Former TCU head coach Sammy Busch has been cleared by the NCAA to return to collegiate coaching in a decision announced last week.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Australian Coach of the Year Dean Boxall

It was a year of challenges for Dean Boxall (above, left), but his squad, including Ariarne Titmus (above, right) persevered for great success in 2019.

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Becca Meyers Named 2019 Trischa L. Zorn Award Winner

Among her accomplishments in 2019, Meyers broke a World Record that was previously held by the award’s namesake: Trischa L. Zorn.

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