Articles by Jared Anderson

Claire Curzan Breaks Gretchen Walsh’s 15-16 NAG With 24.45 In 50m Free

16-year-old Claire Curzan smashed a 24.45 in the 50-meter freestyle this morning, breaking a National Age Group (NAG) record.

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Swim of the Week: McKeown Hits 4th-Fastest All-Time 200 Back

Australia’s Kaylee McKeown has been on a tear the past few years. She continued her run with a 2:04.31 in the 200 back, making her a major Tokyo medal threat.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Oppose Unlimited College Dual Meet Entries, 26% Support

49.9% of voters opposed a rule change proposal allowing unlimited dual meet entries in the NCAA. 26.5% supported the proposal and 23.6% didn’t care.

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Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits In the Girls High School Class of 2022

Claire Curzan has a class-best time in three different strokes. But this recruiting class is rising up around her in breaststroke and distance freestyle, too.

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Times From Uzbekistan Open Don’t Appear In FINA World Ranks Database

Times from the Uzbekistan Open, where swimmers have accused meet organizers of manipulating times, do not appear in FINA’s official world rankings database.

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Spectators A Possibility For 2021 ISL Season, If Local Regulations Allow

The International Swimming League is hoping to have spectators for its 2021 season, if local coronavirus restrictions in Naples, Italy will allow it.

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Former Auburn Coach Jeana Kempe To Round Out New South Carolina Staff

Jeana Kempe will join the new coaching staff at South Carolina, making the jump after Auburn cleared out its coaching staff this offseason.

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Swim of the Week: Patrick Sammon’s Huge Drop to 50.0 In the 100 Free

17-year-old Patrick Sammon has cruised through the 52s and 51s in the 100-meter free. He’s now on the cusp of a 49-second swim and a major national breakout.

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GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 5/7/2021

It’s a backstroke-centric Weekly Wonders installment this week, with four young backstrokers hitting career-best times in long course.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 61% Pick Geer & Bama For Highest New-Coach SEC Finish

Alabama finished much higher than Auburn or South Carolina at this year’s SEC Championships, and voters expected that to remain stable despite new staffs.

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Germany’s Wolfram Wins 10-Meter To Close Diving World Cup; Olympic Berths Lock

Two-time German Olympian Martin Wolfram won the men’s 3-meter competition to close the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo, Japan.

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Germany & France Add Olympic Quota Dive Spots In Final Qualifying Event

Great Britain already has two Olympic quota spots, but the duo of Daniel Goodfellow and James Heatly still went 1-2 in prelims of the men’s 3-meter.

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NCAA Rules Committee To Consider Unlimited Dual Meet Entries For Individuals

One rule change proposal before the NCAA Swimming & Diving Rules Committee would allow athletes to compete in an unlimited number of events in dual meets.

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Swimming Roster Index For the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Around the world, nations are finalizing their swimming rosters for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. We’re keeping track in this handy index.

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Tanya Watson Earns Ireland’s First-Ever Olympic Spot In Women’s Diving

13 athletes locked in Olympic quota spots in women’s 10-meter. Most notable was Tanya Watson, who earned Ireland’s first-ever Olympic bid in women’s diving.

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