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U.S. Center For SafeSport: Understanding The New Structure Of SafeSport

Established in March of 2017, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is the new national authority for investigating and prosecuting abuses within Olympic and Paralympic sport. But how exactly does this new system work?

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Johnsen Added To USA Swimming Banned List After Pleading Guilty

Matt Johnsen, a former high school swim coach in Ohio, has been added to USA Swimming’s permanent banned list after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual battery.

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YNats Swimmers Honor Shooting Victim Dworett With Devotional, Banner

Swimmers at the YMCA National Championships put their competitive rivalries aside last week to create a memorial devotional and banner for Nick Dworet, the high school senior and swimmer slain in a school shooting in February.

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Speculation: Front-runners for Auburn Head Coaching Position

With Brett Hawke resigning after a decade as head coach, the Auburn Tigers have one of the most intriguing job openings in recent memory – and the buzz is that the frontrunners could be current head coaches at other programs.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 60% Agree With Ledecky’s Decision To Turn Pro

6 out of 10 voters in our most recent poll agree with Katie Ledecky’s timing to turn pro after two collegiate seasons.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Causing a Ruck-Us Down Under

If you told Olympic-only swim fans (aka those who only realize the sport exists when it’s on mainstream NBC) that a 17-year-old from Canada was stealing the show in the early goings of 2018, they’d expect Olympic co-champ Penny Oleksiak. But it’s Taylor Ruck who is dominating the Commonwealth Games, most notably with her Commonwealth record 200 free.

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2018 Mesa Pro Swim Series: SwimSquad & Relay Projections

Matt Grevers is back in action in Mesa. Can he keep Team Krayzelburg atop the SwimSquad points standings? And can Team Lezak cobble together a backstroker out of spare breaststrokers in time?

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2018 Commonwealth Games: Day 5 Finals Recap

Welsh flyer Alys Thomas smashed the meet record with a stellar 2:05.45 in the 200 fly. That ranks her #1 in the world by more than half a second and would have taken bronze at last year’s World Championships.

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Full Psych Sheets Drop For Mesa PSS, Schmitt Enters 100, 200 Free

After stacked fields of internationals flocked to the first two Pro Swim Series stops, the Mesa Pro Swim Series looks like a much more domestic affair, with mostly American athletes heading the psych sheets.

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Former California Water Polo Club Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

Bahram Hojreh, previously a coach at the International Water Polo Club in Los Alamitos, California, has been brought to court on almost two-dozen charges ranging from sexual battery to child annoyance.

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Pickrem’s 2:24 200 Breast Highlights Day 1 of Canadian Nationals

With much of the Canadian national team away at the Commonwealth Games, Canada is hosting its domestic national championship meet in Montreal this week, highlighted by a dominating 200 breast win on day 1 from Sydney Pickrem.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Campbell Returns To Relay Heroics

Before this week, the fastest women’s 100 free split in world history was 51.59 – barely more than a tenth faster than the 100 free world record from a flat start.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Pick Dressel’s 17.63 As Most Impressive of NCAAs

In a shocking runaway of votes, SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly picked Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 in the 50 free as the most impressive swim of men’s NCAAs. That that swim won the poll isn’t a surprise, but the winning margin might be. More than three-quarters of votes went to Dressel’s 50 – in fact, that event tallied ten times more votes than any of the other four events on the ballot.

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Commonwealth Countdown: Disken Looks To Double In Men’s Para-Events

Australia’s Timothy Disken is the only Paralympic champ taking the field in the same event in which he won Rio gold. Disken was the S9 100 free champ in Rio, seven tenths ahead of teammate Brenden Hall. Both are in the field this week and should battle for the event title.

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Commonwealth Countdown: Pascoe Back To Breast In Women’s Para-Events

One defending Paralympic champ is New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe in the SM10 200 IM. Pascoe blew out the Rio field with a 2:24.90 that still holds up as the world record.

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