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College Swimming Previews: #12 Texas A&M Men Return Casas, 17/20 Relay Legs

It was a young Aggie group in 2018-2019, the team’s core returns, including rising star Shaine Casas – who may have to choose between back and fly.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Gretchen Walsh

Between U.S. Nationals and World Juniors, Gretchen Walsh was on fire in the month of August, dropping her best times in five events and winning six WJ golds.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Mike Bottom, Michigan

After a surprise World Championships gold in July, Mike Bottom’s crew kept moving with a Pan Ams gold and a slew of big U.S. Nationals swims in August.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Grgic’s True WJR Caps World Juniors

Franko Grgic is faster at age 16 than greats like Grant Hackett or Sun Yang were throughout their junior careers. He’s #6 in the world while still a teenager.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Wilson Leads Poll Of US Medley Relay Breaststroke Hopefuls

Andrew Wilson has been #1 among Americans in the 100 breast for the past two years, so it’s not terribly surprising to see him dominate this poll.

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Chinese Media: Tester In Sun Yang Case Was Untrained Classmate of Main Officer

Chinese media report that the disputed Sun Yang test last fall involved an untrained, unauthorized high school classmate of the main doping control officer.

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‘True’ World Junior Records In Swimming As of August 2019

We took our best shot at the research, digging through history to find the top junior times in each event, based on FINA’s world junior record criteria.

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Interactive Infographics: 2019-2020 U.S. National Swim Team By Qualifying Meet

Check out our Tableau Viz of US National Team qualifying swims among 22 meets in interactive graphs, maps, & charts, plus a simulated 2019 Olympics.

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U.S. National Team: Projected Athlete Funding Lists – Saunderson Clips Lochte

Not all US National Teamers earn monthly stipends. We break down top world ranks to get the list of 52 athletes who should earn funding in 2019-2020.

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NCAA Qualifier Ruslan Gaziev Sitting Out NCAA Season With Olympic Redshirt

Ohio State’s freshman NCAA qualifier Ruslan Gaziev will sit out what would have been his sophomore season, preparing for an Olympic bid for Canada.

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2019-2020 US National Team Qualifying Closes: Projected Roster Here

The qualifying period has closed – who is in line to make the 2019-2020 U.S. National Team and get the accompanying benefits?

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ISL Logo Bracket Challenge: Final Round Is London Roar vs New York Breakers

It’s the finals of our International Swimming League (ISL) logo bracket challenge – and we’ve got a battle across the Atlantic between London and New York.

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Canadian Faith Knelson To Defer NCAA Enrollment at Arizona

Blue chip breaststroker Faith Knelson will defer her enrollment at the University of Arizona until after the 2020 Olympic season.

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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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