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Keep Tabs On All Of SwimSwam’s Official 2017 U.S. Nationals Previews

U.S. Nationals are just a few weeks away in Indianapolis, with the Americans selecting their World Champs and World University Games teams for later this summer. We’ve gotten started with our yearly event-by-event previews, and now we’re compiling them all in one place.


Bruni Takes Marathon World Cup Lead With Setubal Win

Italy’s Rachele Bruni took over the top spot on the women’s point standings on FINA’s Marathon Swimming World Cup with a win in Setubal, Portugal, while Hungarian upstart Kristof Rasovsky won a surprise title on the men’s side.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Martinenghi Keeps Slashing WJRs

For at least the third time this year, Nicolo Martinenghi has broken a junior world record in the breaststroke.


CA Swim Coach Given 6 Year Sentence For Sexually Assaulting 7-Year-Old

A former swim coach in Commerce, California has been sentenced to six years in prison for fondling a 7-year-old girl.


What’s At Stake At 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Champ Trials?

In Olympic years, the stakes of the American national meet are pretty clear. But in the three years in between, it can be complicated to know exactly for what swimmers at nationals are racing for. To help simplify things, here’s our very bird’s-eye view of what’s on the line at this week’s U.S. National Championships.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden, California

With U.S. Nationals still to come, the month of June has already been a banner one for Cal men’s coach Dave Durden.

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Hardcore Swimmer of the Month: Madisyn Cox, Texas

With the caveat that World Champ Trials are still upcoming this month, there’s been no American swimmer with a bigger June explosion so far than Madisyn Cox.


California Bans University Travel To 8 States, Including Texas

Sport and politics may be intersecting in a new way in 2017, as the state of California has banned state employees (a banner that would include state-funded University athletic coaches) from using tax money to travel to states with laws considered discriminatory. The list of states currently stands at 8 and includes Texas, the largest of the contiguous United States.


Psych Sheets Drop For 2017 U.S. Summer Nationals

The suspense is over! USA Swimming has released the official psych sheets for the 2017 U.S. National Championships, which will serve as the nation’s selection meet for both the 2017 World Championships, 2017 Junior World Championships and 2017 World University Games.


Kevin Cordes Will Swim Nationals Despite Psych Sheet Absence

Kevin Cordes fans got a shock this morning when the U.S. Olympian was notably absent on the U.S. Nationals psych sheets that dropped today. But USA Swimming has confirmed that Cordes will indeed be swimming at Nationals.


Eva Fabian: Open Letter To FINA Over Wetsuit Rules

orld champion open water swimmer Eva Fabian has written an open letter to FINA addressing its new rules on when to mandate wetsuits for open water races.


Chase Kalisz Focuses On IMs, 200 Fly For Nats: No 200 Breast

It’s a relatively expected move, but today’s U.S. Nationals psych sheets confirmed that Chase Kalisz won’t enter the 200 breaststroke, instead focusing only on the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 fly for the American selection meet for the 2017 World Championships.


Margalis, Flickinger Enter Doubles With 200 Free At US Nats

Olympic and Georgia Bulldog teammates Melanie Margalis and Hali Flickinger have both entered tough doubles with their 200 frees on day 2 of U.S. Summer Nationals.

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Happy Olympic Day: Check Out The 20 Most-Decorated Olympic Swimmers Ever

June 23 marks Olympic Day, a holiday dedicated to the Olympic movement and its three pillars: move, learn and discover. To celebrate, we’re giving swim fans a chance to move (their mouse to scroll lower down this page), learn (about the most-decorated Olympic swimmers of all-time) and discover (some swimming legends they may not have previously known).


2017 U.S. Worlds Trials Previews: The Usual Suspects In Men’s 50 BR

Kevin Cordes is the American record-holder, but he’ll have Olympic bronze medalist Cody Miller on his tail in the 50 breast at U.S. Nationals.