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Fratus Breaks Cielo’s Record With 60th Sub-22 Swim In 50 Free

Brazil’s Bruno Fratus became the most frequent 21-second sprinter in world history Sunday, going 21.64 to win the Mare Nostrum Monaco Speed Tournament with his 60th 21-second swim.

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Student Criticizes Texas A&M’s Handling of Sexual Abuse Sanction on Swimmer

A Texas A&M student went public this week with criticism of the University for letting an Aggie swimmer – who was found responsible by Texas A&M’s Title IX office for sexual abusing her in 2015 – return to school and competition.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Seliskar Beats 3/4ths of 4×200 Relay

Last week, Seliskar went 1:49.23 in prelims and 1:48.35 in finals of the 200 free at the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series, beating a field that included three-fourths of Team USA’s bronze-medal 4×200 free relay from the 2017 World Championships.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 42% Pick Cordes To Lead U.S. Breaststrokers

Cordes has been the top American 100 breaststroker in three of the past five seasons: 2013, 2014 and 2017. He garnered nearly half of our votes despite uncertainty as to where exactly he’ll be training for the next two years.

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Steven Ortiz Added To USA Swimming Banned List After May Arrest

Former high school swimming and track coach Steven Ortiz has been added to USA Swimming’s banned list, the latest coach to be suspended permanently by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

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Switzerland Votes Down Potential 2026 Olympic Hosting Bid

Another nation’s population has voted down a potential Olympic hosting bid, this time Switzerland’s bid for the the 2026 Winter Olympics.

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Margalis Takes Over PSS Lead, Ledecky Charges; Kalisz/Grothe Hold Even

Melanie Margalis scored 9 Pro Swim Series points in Santa Clara to overtake the absent Taylor Ruck for the series points lead on the women’s side. But Katie Ledecky scored another 15 points and is now only a couple wins out of stealing the lead.

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Krayzelburg Wins Santa Clara SwimSquad With Second-Highest Total Ever

Lenny Krayzelburg’s SwimSquad won a tough Santa Clara meet, putting up the second-highest point total of any team at any meet so far. Krayzelburg’s 98 points is second only to the 107 his crew put up in Austin.

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2018-2019 NCAA Cut Times Released; 19.00 Is New 50 Free ‘A’ Cut

The NCAA has released its Division I qualifying standards for the 2018-2019 college season, including drastically-lowered B cuts and an A cut in the 50 free that has officially reached the 19-second barrier.

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Katie Ledecky Signs Sponsorship Deal With TYR

Katie Ledecky, arguably the most marketable swimmer to turn pro since Michael Phelps, has signed a sponsorship deal with swimwear brand TYR, announcing the partnership at the TYR-branded Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara, California.

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Analysis: NCAA “B” Cuts Drop Drastically for 2018-2019

Earlier today, we reported on the NCAA’s new “A” and “B” cuts for the 2018-2019 college swim season. Comparing those times to their 2017-2018 counterparts shows a dramatic drop in “B” cut times in particular.

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Re-Rank: Top 20 Boys NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2018

It’s time to look back at our top boys recruits heading into the NCAA next fall, revisiting a tough call at #1 between last year’s top prospect Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 43% Predict Baker To Hold Onto U.S. 100 Back Crown

43.5% of voters predicted that Kathleen Baker would remain the top 100 backstroker in the nation this summer.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Lochte Defying Age In 400 IM

Last weekend, Ryan Lochte put up the #2 time in the nation at age 33, putting himself in-line to become the first 30+ man to rank inside the top 50 nationally in the event since 1999. Even the great Michael Phelps dropped the event at age 27.

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Torie Sentenced to 5 to 10 Months in Jail For Statutory Sexual Assault

Collegiate club swimmer Ryan Torie has been sentenced to five to ten months in county jail after pleading guilty to felony statutory sexual assault. Torie was permanently banned by USA Swimming earlier this spring.

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