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Regan Smith Explains How She Manages Nerves Throughout a Prelims-Finals Meet

Smith reveals that while she doesn’t feel nervous behind the blocks, she does before she walks in the door of a finals session

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Kathleen Baker Sees 200 IM work in Practice Pay Off with #2 Worldwide 200 Back

After accelerating on the third 50, Kathleen Baker distanced herself from Regan Smith, taking the win at 2:07.54 for the fastest time in the nation

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Blake Pieroni Was Surprised by his 200 Free Time After How Much it Hurt (Video)

Seliskar’s winning time of 1:47.01 was nearly 1.5 seconds faster than runner-up Blake Pieroni (1:48.68) after Pieroni took the victory in the 100 free

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Ryan Murphy Says Coach Durden “Wanted me to feel like I was swimming a 150”

Winning the 200 back by over three full seconds was Ryan Murphy, touching in at 1:56.06. That now re-writes his top US time this season of 1:56.82

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Melanie Margalis Explains How Anxiety Led to 400 IM Negative Split (Video)

Throughout the whole IM race, Margalis split 2:19 on the 200 fly/back and 2:18 on the 200 breast/free coming home, effectively negative splitting the race

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Molly Hannis Describes Flatter, More-Forward Breaststroke Technique (Video)

As the rest of the field tired on the last 50, Molly Hannis continued to accelerate into the finish, touching in with the top time in the nation at 1:07.10

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Simone Manuel is Now Kicking Out to Nearly 15m On her 100 Free (Video)

With a tight race in the women’s 100 free, six swimmers touched within two-tenths of a second, but it was Manuel who put her head down and got the win

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ACC Swimmer of the Meet Paige Madden Details UVA Sunday Challenge Set of 15×500

We spoke a lot about her ascent as an NCAA miler, even though Madden was adamant to her coaches that she wouldn’t train for the event even if she raced it

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Michael Andrew Gives In-Depth Analysis on “All over the place” 100 Breast Win

Andrew remains 3rd in the nation after his morning 1:00.23 swim. At the January PSS meet here in San Antonio, Fink’s acceleration earned him the win at 1:00.8

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Arthur Albiero on 1st ACC Title in Program History: 2 Points Built on 17 Years

On paper, not even Albiero was confident that the cardinal could win, but his swimmers kept fighting and kept the meet close throughout

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Katie Ledecky Comments on “Milestone” First Race Back in San Antonio (Video)

Ledecky hasn’t raced the event in almost exactly a year with her last long course 1500 occurring on March 3, 2020, when she hit a 15:29.51.

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Katie Ledecky Recalls Test Set of 24×100 Best Average in Recent Training

Ledecky references a best average test set that started one week with 24×100, then 18, 12, and 6, with a goal of having a faster average each week

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Anthony Grimm Breaks Down 19.6 50 free, 19.2 Relay Split at VHSL 6A Meet

Oakton senior Anthony Grimm was in excellent form last week, picking up another 2 individual VHSL titles to cap off his career

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Florida Sprint Coach on The Standard Set by Dressel that Freshman are Chasing

Sprint coach Steve Jungbluth compares his former pupil, Caeleb Dressel, to the 2009 super-suit era where people’s eyes were opened to what was possible

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