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Urlando #2 All-Time in 15-16s, Levant #3 All-Time in 17-18s For 200 FL

A pair of teenagers put up historic age group swims in prelims of the men’s 200 fly at Nationals this morning: 16-year-old Gianluca Urlando moved to #2 all-time in the 15-16 age group while 18-year-old Jack Levant jumped to #3 all-time in the 17-18 bracket.

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Swim-Off Required For 8th In 200 Fly: Nordmann vs Pike with Jr Pan Pacs, WUGs Implications

A pair of juniors are set to swim-off for 8th place in the women’s 200 fly, a dramatic start to this week’s hugely-important U.S. National Championships.

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Former Big Ten Record-Holder Paul Powers Retires

Former Big Ten record-holder and Olympic Trials semifinalist Paul Powers has officially retired from swimming.

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U.S. Open Water Pan Pacs Team Will Be Allowed To Add Pool Swims

Athletes who have qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships in open water swimming will be able to add pool events (and vice versa) in Tokyo, USA Swimming has confirmed.

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The Official 2018 SwimSwam U.S. Nationals Preview Index

Bookmark this page to stay on top of every race we preview and for a quick look at our top picks in each race.

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Olympic, World Champ Simone Manuel Signs On With TYR

The last of the three big sponsorship dominoes has fallen, with Olympic and World champion sprinter Simone Manuel announcing a sponsorship deal with TYR.

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2018 U.S. Pan Pacs Qualifying: How Many Doubles Needed?

Katie Ledecky should account for at least 3 doubles if she wins the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 frees. How many doubles are needed for Team USA to start selecting second, third and fourth-place finishers to the Pan Pacs roster?

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Louser Losing Time Fast In 400 IM

Last weekend, Jason Louser dropped four seconds off his long course 400 IM time, adding up to seven seconds dropped this season in that race.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Predict Haas, 18% Predict Dressel To Win 200 Free

More than half of voters predicted Townley Haas to remain the fastest American in the 200 meter free this season, though a whopping 18% voted in favor of Caeleb Dressel.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Only 2018 Shot at 50 Breast WR For King

With no stroke 50s at Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals will be Lilly King’s only major-meet shot this year to lower her own 50 breast world record from last summer.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Conger Setting Up For Relay Heroics

U.S. Nationals don’t start until next week, but did you know that Pan Pacs and World Championships qualifying is already underway?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Pick Eastin As Top American 400 IMer

Nearly half of voters believed Ella Eastin would be the top women’s 400 IMer in the United States this summer, trusting in a big comeback swim after a shocking disqualification last year. Eastin was set to finish second last summer but took a disqualification for the ‘Lochte Rule,’ which disallows dolphin kicking on one’s back during the freestyle portion of an IM.

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New NLI Rule Eliminates Split Signing Periods For 2019-2020 Athletes

New rules regarding National Letters of Intent (NLIs) eliminate the previous early signing period, unifying it with the previous regular signing period for most NCAA sports.

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Former Carmel Coach Charged With Sexual Exploitation, Child Pornography

Former Carmel, Indiana swim coach John Goelz has been charged with child sexual exploitation and child pornography, according to reports.

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USOC Hires Golf Exec Sarah Hirschland As New CEO

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Sarah Hirschland as its new CEO. Hirschland was previously the chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association.

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