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World Junior Champ Rebecca Smith To Join University of Toronto

17-year-old World Junior relay champ and World Champs relay medalist Rebecca Smith will join the University of Toronto’s program next year, the school announced today.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Split On Ervin Kneeling During Anthem

35% of voters found Anthony Ervin’s decision to kneel during the U.S. national anthem at the Raia Rapida meet “unpatriotic,” but 38% said it was neither patriotic nor unpatriotic.

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2017 College Challenge Highlight Reel

Missed out on our live recaps of the 2017 College Challenge? Fear not, for we’ve dug through results to put together a rapid-fire ‘highlight reel’ of top swims and swimmers from the meet, along with a quick look at what makes these swims significant.

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Two Disqualifications Give Uruguay Water Polo Development Trophy

A chippy gold medal match saw both teams disqualified at the FINA World Men’s Water Polo Development Trophy tournament, giving bronze medal match winner Uruguay the gold.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Ledecky Regains The Throne

The 200 free is really the only event where anyone can challenge Katie Ledecky at this point. So it’s no surprise the ultra-competitive Stanford Cardinal found a way to take over the top time in the NCAA this season with a 1:41.60 at the U.S. College Challenge.

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NCAA Swimming Transfers Down Significantly Over Last Decade

The NCAA has published a large set of data on student-athlete transfers, with total swimming & diving transfers dropping by about a third since the year 2004 for both men and women.

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UK, Canada Universities To Compete In Virtual Dual Meet Nov. 25

In what could be the premiere international collegiate dual meet of the year, Great Britain’s Loughborough University will compete in a virtual dual meet with Canada’s University of Toronto, with plans for an in-person dual next year.

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Katie Ledecky Named WSF Sportswoman of the Year

Katie Ledecky has been named Sportswoman of the Year for 2017 by the Women’s Sports Federation. She becomes the fifth swimmer to win the award since 1993.

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College Swimming Preview: 10/16/17 – 10/22/17

The college swim season really heats up this week with the highly-anticipated Texas-Florida-Indiana triangular meet on Friday and Saturday. That could give us a rematch in the ongoing Caeleb Dressel-Joseph Schooling rivalry, as well as pit 200 free stars Townley Haas and Blake Pieroni against each other.

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College Swimming Roundup: 10/9/17 – 10/15/17

The SMU Classic came through with some shockingly-fast early-season swims on the women’s side, with USC taking the crown by a half-point over Louisville.

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Blueseventy Swim(s) of the Week: 8 Big Winners From SMU Classic

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

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SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Pick Texas As Preseason NCAA Favorites

Two thirds of voters selected the Texas Longhorns as their preseason favorites to win the men’s NCAA title in 2018. 

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PASA Adopts Swim Team In Hurricane-Torn Puerto Rico

The sport of swimming is often said to foster tight-knit communities, and sometimes those communities stretch around the globe.

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Fratus, Medeiros, Gomes Win As Brazil Wins Fourth-Straight Raia Rapida

Bruno Fratus, Etiene Medeiros and Joao Gomes, Jr each won their respective strokes as Brazil earned the Raia Rapida title for the fourth-consecutive year.

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CSCAA: Wright State Cut ‘Shortsighted’, Shows ‘Lack of Understanding’

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Executive Director Joel Shinofield called the decision “shortsighted,” emphasizing that Wright State’s financial goals as a school have been closely tied to “enrollment and retention,” an area where swimming & diving have actually helped the university.

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