Articles by Jared Anderson

Liu, Hitchens win 5 as Cali, Texas, Mexico age groupers compete in North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz

Southern California, Pacific and Gulf Swimming sent down teams of juniors to take on Mexico in the 2014 North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz last Thursday through Saturday.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Carmel girls fight through tough schedule for NAG, Junior National title

Amy Bilquist and her Carmel teammates Rachel Hayden, Veronica Burchill and Claire Adams fought through some tough finals doubles (and even a triple) to break the NAG record in the 4×100 free relay.

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5 Storylines to watch at US Nationals – plus links, schedules, selection procedures and more!

Katie Ledecky (left) and Missy Franklin (right) are two of the many stars converging on Southern California for the US National Championships this week.

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2014 US Summer Nationals Pick ‘Em Contest has arrived!

The day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived – SwimSwam’s official 2014 U.S. National Championships Pick ‘Em Contest is here! So put those crystal balls to good use and make your picks.

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Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle – US Nationals Preview – Missy, Ledecky & Schmitty atop hard-hitting field

Katie Ledecky (pictured), Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt are prepared to do battle for the national title ahead of a tightly-packed 200 free field.

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US, Australia not attending Youth Programme prior to Short Course Worlds in Doha

Representatives from USA Swimming and Swimming Australia have both told SwimSwam they are not planning to attend the first-ever “Youth Programme” FINA recently announced the week before Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Rio without an anti-doping lab, working to open new lab before 2016 Olympic Games

After Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping lab was stripped of its accreditation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last year, Brazil is still without a certified drug testing laboratory two years out from the next Olympics, which it will host.

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2014 US Junior Nationals: Day 5 live prelims recap

Kim Williams will look to sweep the IMs for 2014, coming in as the top 200 IM seed this morning.

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Carmel girls, PASA boys lead team scores at Juniors, will battle for combined title tonight

Curtis Ogren leads the Palo Alto boys, who sit atop the boys team points. PASA is second in combined scores to Carmel which has gotten 218 from its outstanding girls crew.

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Auburn releases schedule, highlighted by duals with Florida, Texas and home SEC Championships

The Auburn Tigers have released their 2014-2015 schedule, headlined by home duals against national powers Florida and Texas.

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2014 US Junior Nationals: Maxime Rooney’s 1:49 highlights day 4 prelims from Irvine

Townley Haas will have some company tonight in the 200, where he’s seeded third behind Michael Domagala and breakout prelims star Maxime Rooney.

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Amid turmoil, Israeli Nationals begin at the Wingate Institute

Despite the political chaos and rocket fire currently tearing up the Gaza region, Israel’s top swimmers are taking to the pool for the country’s national championships this week at the Wingate Institute (pictured).

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2014 US Junior Nationals: Haas tops 400, Carmel girls going strong after day 3 prelims

NOVA’s Townley Haas will try to double his win total today, holding the top 400 free seed a day after smashing the field in the 100.

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Marsteller shooting to double up, holds two top seeds after final prelims session of YNats

Countryside YMCA’s Alisabeth Marsteller is the top seed in a pair of races heading into the last session of YMCA Nationals. The incoming Princeton Tiger leads the 100 free and 200 IM after Friday morning’s prelims.

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