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CCSA Swimmer of 2016 Fanny Teijonsalo Transferring To Arizona State

Florida Gulf Coast star and Finnish World Champs team member Fanny Teijonsalo will be transferring to the Arizona State Sun Devils. She announced the news on her Instagram page this week.

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Getting To Know Tim Hinchey: Q&A With New USA Swimming CEO

USA Swimming hired Major League Soccer team President Tim Hinchey as just the third chief executive in federation history this week. Hinchey found time to chat with SwimSwam today, though he’s still running Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids until he takes over the USA Swimming President and CEO post in July.


Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits In The Boys High School Class of 2018

It’s that time of year again where we at SwimSwam rank out the top 20 high school swimming prospects in the upcoming NCAA recruiting class. This is arguably the best breaststroke class we’ve ever ranked, headed by Junior World Champs silver medalist Reece Whitley.


USA Swimming Names Tim Hinchey As President & CEO

USA Swimming has officially named Major League Soccer executive Tim Hinchey as its new President and CEO.


Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits in the Girls High School Class of 2018

It’s that time of year again where we at SwimSwam rank out the top 20 high school swimming prospects in the upcoming NCAA recruiting class. It’s a butterfly-heavy class, and so fittingly, California flyer Eva Merrell is at the top of the list.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Katie McLaughlin Expanding Horizons

Katie McLaughlin is now about a full year out from a devastating neck injury that cost her not only her freshman year at Cal, but also cost her a possible Olympic berth in Rio. But McLaughlin is coming back stronger than ever… and with a few new tricks up her sleeve.


Hardcore Swimmer of the Month: Katie Ledecky, Stanford

There are 6 stops on the 2017 Pro Swim Series, and one would assume a swimmer would have to swim most of the six to have a shot at the overall series points title. That’s unless you’re Katie Ledecky, of course. The laws of nature don’t fully apply to her.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Eddie Reese, Texas Longhorns

College swimming purists will know that while the NCAA trophy is handed out in March, championships are won and lost in recruiting season.


Top 20 Recruit Matthew Willenbring Verbals To Texas

The Texas men continue to build a stellar recruiting class before recruiting season officially opens, pulling their third top-20 recruit of the high school class of 2018 in #16 Matthew Willenbring.


SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Predict Ledecky To Win Pro Swim Series

Almost two-thirds of respondents predicted Katie Ledecky to win the 2017 Pro Swim Series, despite Melanie Margalis holding a 6-point lead with two stops to go.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Guy Tries Fly, Thrives

Maybe the most impactful international development of the past week was James Guy’s successful branching out into the butterfly races.

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First Swimnex Predictions For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics disappearing in the rearview mirror, the Swimnex crew that predicted Rio’s winning times is looking forward to Tokyo.


Colorado Exempts Team USA Athletes From Taxes On Olympic Earnings

The Colorado state legislature has passed a bill exempting most Team USA athletes from paying state taxes on bonuses or medals won at the Olympics or Paralympics.


Former MSU Moorhead Youth Swim Coach Arrested In Luring Case

A former swim coach for a youth swim lessons program associated with Minnesota State University Moorhead has been arrested and charge with luring a minor using a computer.


Wright State Cutting Men’s, Women’s Swimming & Diving

Wright State University announced new cost-cutting measures this week that will drop the school’s men’s and women’s swim & dive teams, effective immediately.