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Chad le Clos Had Food Poisoning in Days Before 2019 ISL Opener

South African Chad le Clos said he was battling food poisoning in the run-up to the start of the International swimming League, but felt “great” on Saturday.


Mitch Larkin is Still Deciding Between 200 Back, 200 IM for Tokyo (Video)

Mitch Larkin says he’s going to choose either the 200 back or the 200 IM for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and is working through that decision making process.


Liberty University Responds to Eastern Zone’s Anti-Discrimination Resolution

Liberty University says that they are fully in compliance with USA Swimming’s anti-discrimination policies.


Local Swimmer Jonathan Affeld Verbally Commits to Stanford

Jonathan Affeld is a crucial recruit for new Stanford head coach Dan Schemmel, as his versatility gives him the opportunity to fill a lot of roles.


The Official SwimSwam Ballot for the 2019 Golden Goggles Awards

Do Regan Smith’s World Records upend Simone Manuel’s absolute medal haul and individual heroics? Let the debate rage on.


USA Swimming Unveils 2019 Golden Goggles Awards Nominees

Spoiler alert: there’s only one nominee for Male Swimmer of the Year.


Sprinter Lexie Mulvihill Commits to Auburn as Class of 2021 Floodgates Crack

Lexie Mulvihill is one of the first swimmers in the high school class of 2021 to make her verbal commitment.


South African James Freeman Adds Another Distance Swimmer to Minnesota Class

Minnesota’s new distance coach Jeff Kostoff will have a big distance group to work with beginning in the fall of 2020.

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Ashley Twichell and Haley Anderson Will Rep. US at 2019 World Beach Games

Twichell and Anderson, the two female representatives for the United States in open water at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will also race at the 2019 Beach Games.


Tickets for Budapest Stop of International Swimming League Now on Sale

Budapest is the last of the regular season events to put tickets on sale. With the biggest regular-season arena, tickets for this meet are the cheapest.

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USA Swimming Announces 2019 Athlete Select Camp Roster

Junior National Champion Jillian Cox is one of 96 swimmers who will travel to Colorado Springs in October for the National Select Camp.

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Faux-USC Water Polo Parent Sentenced to 4 Months in Admissions Scandal

The first sentence directly linked to USC water polo’s part in the collegiate admissions scandal was handed out this week in California.


Natalie Coughlin, Cody Miller Named Captains of DC Trident

Natalie Coughlin will make her return to competitive swimming during the 2019 ISL season, and will also serve as the DC Trident team captain.


Western Illinois Head Coaching Job Opens Up Week Before Start of Season

With no public warning signs, Western Illinois posted a job listing for their head swimming & diving coaching position on September 17th.


Jamie Morgan of Katy, Texas Commits to University of Idaho

Jamie Morgan, who is the senior athlete representative for the Gulf Swimming LSC, has verbally committed to the University of Idaho.


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