Articles by Hannah Hecht

College Swimming Preview: Eyes on Comerford Leading #6 Louisville

After her breakout year both on the NCAA and the world stage last year, the sky is really the limit for Mallory Comerford, who will rematch some of the best swimmers in history in the freestyle events.

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College Swimming Preview: #8 Indiana Up to Face Challenges

Though Indiana doesn’t have the relays or the incoming classes that other NCAA programs have, its brute individual-event strength will keep it relevant in 2018.

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Qin Haiyang Lowers His 200 Breast WJR, Chinese NR in Tianjin

13TH ANNUAL NATIONAL GAMES OF CHINA Tianjin, China August 27th – September 8th LCM SwimSwam Meet Preview Day 1 Recap…

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Ryan Lochte Set to Make Return at 2017 U.S. Open (Psych Sheets)

Though he didn’t end up making his comeback earlier this month at the L.A. Invite, Ryan Lochte is slated to swim the U.S. Open next week. You can see full psych sheets here.

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A Cultural Victory for Brazil’s 1st-Ever Women’s LC Worlds Pool Title

Tonight in Budapest, Etiene Medeiros won both a personal victory and a cultural victory for Brazilian women with the country’s first ever long course swimming title in a women’s event.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th Budapest, Hungary LCM (50m) Full Competition Schedule Meet…

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Should Nations Like Brazil Focus on Non-Olympic Stroke 50s?

Given Brazil’s medals in the men’s 50 breast and 50 fly, and their likely women’s 50 back medal tomorrow (Etiene Medeiros, pictured above), a question arises. Is it worth it for nations like Brazil to focus on the stroke 50s?

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Adam Peaty Puts Up 2nd Swim in History under 26 to Win 50 Breast

Tonight, Great Britain’s 22-year-old breaststroke titan Adam Peaty put up the second-fastest swim in history and only second-ever swim under 26 with 25.99 to defend his 2015 title in the men’s 50 breaststroke.

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Gabriele Detti Sets European Record in the 800 Free with 7:40.77

Gabriele Detti has taken over his teammate Gregorio Paltrinieri’s European record in the 800 free with 7:40.77 for the gold medal tonight in Budapest.

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Georgia Davies Lowers Her Own British Record w/ 27.49 50 Back in Semis

26-year-old British swimming veteran Georgia Davies took down her own 3-year-old British record tonight in the 50 back semifinals in Budapest, swimming 27.49.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th Budapest, Hungary LCM (50m) Full Competition Schedule Meet…

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2017 Worlds: Park Tae Hwan Drops 100 FR (Day 4 Prelims Scratch Report)

Park Tae Hwan has scratched the 100 free for day 4 prelims at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

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Watch: Inside the Forge – 2017 WCs from Katinka Hosszu’s Perspective

Follow along with Katinka Hosszu as she prepares for and competes in the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest.

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Sun Yang Swims 1:44.39 for Asian Record, WC Gold 2Free (Race Video)

Despite being the lone man in the field who swam the 800 prelims this morning, China’s Sun Yang pulled away in the men’s 200 free final to win gold in a new Asian and Chinese national record of 1:44.39.

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Watch: Kylie Masse Goes 58.10 for World Record 100 Back (Race Video)

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th Budapest, Hungary LCM (50m) Full Competition Schedule Meet…

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