Articles by Hannah Hecht

2017 Worlds Previews: Defending Champ Fu Fighting Challengers in 50 Bk

You can find links to all of our event-by-event previews and a compilation of our predicted medal-winners here. 2017 FINA…

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BlueSeventy Swim of the Week: Muller Avenges Rio DQ w/10K World Title

Disclaimer: BlueSeventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…

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Rio de Janeiro Court Drops One Charge against Lochte, Two Remain

The city of Rio de Janeiro has dropped one charge against Ryan Lochte following last summer’s “gas station incident.”

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Canada Team Off to Training Camp, Ruck Going to Camp, But Not Worlds

The Canadian Worlds Team is en route to their training camp in Italy to prepare for the 2017 FINA World Championships at the end of the month. Double Olympic bronze-medalist Taylor Ruck is training with the team, but she will not join them in Budapest.

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Pay Attention This Afternoon, Leah Smith in “Slower” Heats of 1500

Leah Smith will be swimming in the penultimate heat of the 1500 free, rather than the “faster” heat that will swim with finals tonight. Tune in at 4:30 pm ET.

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Kathleen Baker, Conor Dwyer Scratch 200 IM B Finals on Nationals Day 5

Conor Dwyer’s scratch in the 200 IM B final tonight bumps up Michael Andrew from the C final. Swimming in the B final will give Andrew an automatic spot in the 200 IM at Junior Worlds.

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Ledecky Out of 1500 on Day 5 of Nats, Will Still Have Worlds Spot

Katie Ledecky will not swim the 1500 free today, but her performance in the 800 and her world ranking still guarantee her spot in the event at Worlds.

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15-Year-Old Regan Smith Brings Return to U.S.’s Young Swimmer Legacy

Last year’s U.S. Olympic team was completely devoid of swimmers under 18. 15-year-old Regan Smith’s 2nd-place finish in the 200 back tonight shows a return to the U.S.’s young international-level swimmer tradition.

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Ledecky Wins Honda Cup for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky was presented with the Honda Cup tonight at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Show in Los Angeles.

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2017 U.S. Trials Previews: Baker Is the One to Beat in 50 Back

Coming in off her Olympic silver in the 100, Kathleen Baker is leading a wide open field of backstrokers jumping on a rare chance to swim the 50 LCM.

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Katie Ledecky Entered in 100-1500 Frees for Worlds Trials, No 400 IM

Katie Ledecky is entered in the 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, and 1500 free for U.S. Worlds Trials next week.

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Colleen Murphy Named New Head Women’s Coach at Air Force

The first female swimming coach to win an NCAA national championship, Colleen Murphy has been named the head coach of the…

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2017 FINA World Cup Limiting Number of Races Per Swimmer Per Stop

FINA will be limiting the number of races each swimmer will be able to enter per stop this year. The change will have a major effect on Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu’s event schedule, after she entered nearly every race at nearly every stop last year.

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Maddison Elliott Not on Classification List for Indy Para World Series

Maddison Elliott is missing from the classification schedule for the 2017 Para Swimming World Series stop in Indy.

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Rick DeMont Retires after 30 Years with University of Arizona

Rick DeMont has announced his retirement as head coach at the University of Arizona.

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