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2019 World Junior Championships: Day 5 Prelims Preview

We’re down to the penultimate morning of the 2019 World Junior Championships. Here are the storylines to watch for this morning:

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Taylor Ruck Will Redshirt 2019-2020 NCAA Season, Will Train in Canada

Stanford’s Taylor Ruck has confirmed to SwimSwam that she will sit out the ’19-’20 college season while remaining in Canada to train for the 2020 Olympics.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: US Junior Boys Beat Pan Ams, WUGs in 4×200 Relay

Jake Magahey, Luca Urlando, Jake Mitchell and Carson Foster went 7:08.37, the best U.S. relay this year outside of World Championships.

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Transfer Erge Gezmis Will Not Redshirt, Will Compete For NC State In 2019-2020

Despite early plans to redshirt this season, Florida transfer Erge Gezmis will indeed compete for the NC State Wolfpack in 2019-2020.

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Arizona State’s Jarod Arroyo Deferring Enrollment Until Post-2020 Olympics

Would-be Arizona State freshman Jarod Arroyo is deferring his enrollment until the fall of 2020 to participate in Puerto Rico’s Olympic preparation program.

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NCAA Relay Scorer Giovanni Izzo Redshirting From NC State

NCAA relay scorer and ACC relay champion Giovanni Izzo of NC State will be sitting out with an Olympic redshirt this season, the program confirmed.

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2019 World Junior Championships: Day 4 Prelims Preview

Jade Hannah is coming off a lifetime-best 200 back and is looking for repeat gold in the 50 back, which would give her a sweep of the backstrokes in Budapest.

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Legendary Georgia High School Coach Pete Higgins Dies at Age 86

Georgia high school coach and 2016 NISCA Hall of Fame inductee Robert Nash “Pete” Higgins died yesterday at the age of 86.

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WATCH: ‘The Swimmer’, A 2-Minute Film About A 90-Year-Old Who Swims Every Day

You can watch the short film “The Swimmer” – a two-minute video about Walter Strohmayer, a 90-year-old who swims each morning.

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Breaking Down U.S. National Team Funding For 2019-2020

Only swimmers with world ranks in the top 16 will earn funding. You can see the full amounts for professional, NCAA and high school swimmers here.

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2019 World Junior Championships: Day 3 Prelims Preview

After the 50 breast came down to three tenths, gold medalist Benedetta Pilato and Kayla van der Merwe (pictured) are side-by-side in the 100 this morning.

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Ranking the 2019 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #1-4

Our top four classes include three perennial NCAA title contenders… and one program you might not expect. Pictured: #2 overall recruit Jake Foster.

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After 200 FR Gold, Jr Pan Pacs Champ Urlando Misses World Jrs Final in 100 FL

A tough event double was just too much for Luca Urlando this morning, as the 2018 Junior Pan Pacs gold medalist in the 100 fly missed the World Juniors final.

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2019 World Junior Championships: Day 2 Prelims Preview

Senior World Champs silver medalist Andrei Minakov could take a shot at a world junior record in the 100 fly this morning.

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ISL Bracket Challenge Round 2: Who Has the Best ISL Logo?

Round one saw mostly blowouts, but did have some intrigue. Now it’s time for the semifinal round in our battle of the ISL logos.

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