Articles by Jared Anderson

Quintero tops Kremer, DiRado and Hardy win on night 1 of Grand Challenge

California college and professional stars dominated the first night of action at the Speedo Grand Challenge event in Irvine. Maya DiRado, Cristian Quintero, Jessica Hardy and Mike Alexandrov were among the winners on night 1.

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RACE VIDEOS: Watch every event of the CCS Championships

Check out videos here from every single event at California high school swimming’s CCS Championships, courtesy of Peter Nunan on YouTube.

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Hosszu makes all 5 finals, breaks Hungarian 50 free record on day 1 of Bergen Swim Festival

Katinka Hosszu was up to her usual tricks on opening night of the Bergen Swim Festival in Norway, turning a heavy event load into 5 championship finals berths and breaking a Hungarian record in the process.

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Stanford crew stout at opening prelims session of Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado is just one of a number of Stanford athletes to nab top seeds in prelims of day 1 at the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine, California.

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Training spotlight: Destin Lasco, Dimitar Petrov and Pleasantville Aquatics

Our next installment of the training spotlight series stays in New Jersey where we’re looking at another rising young backstroker and his training group.

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Texas A&M announces 11 men’s swimming & diving signees

Eleven swimming and diving standouts have signed with Texas A&M and will join the Aggies for the 2014-15 season, Texas A&M head coach Jay Holmes announced.

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Canadian Paralympic star Donovan Tildesley to retire, won’t compete at Para Pan Pacs

Para World Record-holder Donovan Tildesley has announced his retirement from the competitive swimming at the age of 29.

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Former Olympian, Alabama NCAA Champion Casey Converse named to Mobile Sports Hall of Fame

Former Alabama NCAA Champion and current Air Force head coach Casey Converse, who represented the U.S. in the 1976 Olympics, has become the first swimmer inducted into the prestigious Mobile Sports Hall of Fame.

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A layman’s guide to drug testing in the sport of swimming

Inspired by some comment-section discussion about the often-confusing world of official drug testing, we at SwimSwam decided to put together a quick, simplified version of the FINA and USA Swimming drug testing processes:

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Backstroker Jacob Siar transferring from Auburn to NC State

Jacob Siar, a rising junior backstroker at Auburn University, has announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to North Carolina State.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Vyatchanin gets red-hot to end Charlotte Grand Prix

Facing the defending Olympic gold medalist in his home pool, Vyatachanin produced what is likely his best swim of the year so far, dropping a crazy 1:55.33 to not just win but blow away the Grand Prix field.

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Brazilian Olympians Bruno Fratus, Michelle Lenhardt marry in Atlanta

Brazilian Olympians Bruno Fratus and Michelle Lenhardt have officially married, tying the knot in Atlanta according to Lenhardt’s Instagram.

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Hosszu all but wraps up Grand Prix points championship, Dwyer, Vyatchanin top men

With just one stop left on the Arena Grand Prix Series, the women’s points race has all but wrapped up after another dominating Katinka Hosszu weekend, while the men’s battle is just starting to heat up.

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Idaho Swimming & Diving adds 12 for 2014-2015 season

Twelve swimmers and divers from across the country as well as Australia have signed letters-of-intent to compete for the University of Idaho Swimming and Diving team.

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WADA adds Xenon, Argon gases to banned substance list

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officially added Xenon to its list of banned substances this weekend, brought on by growing concern about the gas’s use as a performance enhancer in sports.

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