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World Champs NCAA Medal Table: 9 Schools Win Mixed Medley Medals

The NCAA places extra scoring emphasis on relays, and it shows internationally: 9 different NCAA programs put 11 athletes on medal-winning mixed medley relays, including all 8 Americans.


Pellegrini Going Out On Top, Retiring From 200 Free After Worlds Gold

Following her major upset of Olympic champ Katie Ledecky, Italian superstar and world record-holder Federica Pellegrini says she won’t be contesting the 200 free at the world level any longer.


Africa: Van der Burgh Wins 6th-Straight 50 Breast Medal

As predictable as death, taxes and Cameron van der Burgh winning a medal in the 50 breast at World Championships.

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Stanford Hits 5 Golds, 15 NCAA Programs Have Medalists After Day 3

15 NCAA programs have had a current swimmer or alum win a medal within three days of Worlds, including Columbia’s Katie Meili and Northwestern’s Matt Grevers.


LSU To Hire Milorad Cavic As New Assistant Coach

Louisiana State University will be hiring an intriguing name as its new assistant coach: 2008 Olympic runner-up and former world record-holder Milorad Cavic.


Africa: Breaststroke Breakthrough Of African, 7 National Records

7 different swimmers from African nations set national records in the men’s 50 breaststroke, part of a massive explosion across the world in that event.

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King Gets The Last Laugh Over Efimova… For Now

That’s the greatest beauty of the King-Efimova Conflict (please don’t call it fingerwag-gate, for the love of god): even with resolution, it doesn’t end, as our friend Dr. Manhattan might blast forward from the Cold War to remind us.


Popova Lowers Russian 200 Free Record To 1:55.08

It took more than three years, but Veronika Popova has finally lowered her own Russian record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:55.08 in semifinals at the 2017 World Championships.

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Felipe Lima Moves To #4 All-Time With Semifinal 50 Breast

Brazil’s Felipe Lima moved up to #4 all-time in the men’s 50 breaststroke with a 26.68 in semifinals at the 2017 World Championships.

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Ledecky’s Dozen: Passes Missy For Most World Champs Golds In History

With her third consecutive 1500 free title, Katie Ledecky has passed Missy Franklin for the most gold medals in long course World Championships history, holding a dozen world titles in as many appearances.


Augie Busch Hires Olympic Champ Beth Botsford As Arizona Assistant

New University of Arizona head coach Augie Busch has brought in another big-name Arizona swimming alum as the next cog in his new staff: two-time Olympic gold medalist Beth Botsford.


Ian Walsh Stepping Down As Cal Women’s Assistant

After just one season in Berkeley, assistant coach Ian Walsh will be stepping down from his spot on the coaching staff on the Cal women’s swim and dive team.


Stanford, Auburn Lead NCAA Medal Count Two Days Into 2017 Worlds

Big performances in the 4×100 freestyle relays have Stanford and Auburn leading all NCAA programs with current collegiate swimmers and alums racking up 4 total swimming medals after two days of the 2017 World Championships.


Swim-Off For 9th In 100 Back Lined Up Between Kolesnikov, Li

In a day filled with ties, yet another came through in semifinals of the men’s 100 back. Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and China’s Li Guangyuan finished in a tie for 9th place, and are set for a swim-off in the event, per Omega live results.


WATCH: Sjostrom Sets World Record Leading Off 4×100 Free Relay

Sarah Sjöström set fire to the world record with a 51.71 leading off for Sweden.