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2018 Pan Pacs Previews: Dressel-Chalmers Showdown In Men’s Sprints

Young sprint stars Caeleb Dressel and Kyle Chalmers should meet for the first time since the 2016 Olympics in what could be a clash of sprint free titans.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Most Excited For Dressel vs Proud in Tokyo

About half of poll respondents said they were most excited for the men’s 50 free at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and event that – for now – looks like a brewing showdown between Caeleb Dressel and Ben Proud.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Eleventh-Hour Eastin Overcomes Mono

Eastin has shown an admirable ability to overcome adversity throughout her career, and last week’s patient, calm, confident endurance of a bad twist of fate has only made Eastin more popular with fans – and more respected by the sport as a whole.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden, California Aquatics

California Aquatics brought 23 men to the U.S. National Championships. And coach Dave Durden helped 18 of them earn finals swims and 13 Cal swimmers make some sort of major international travel team for Team USA.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Michael Andrew, Race Pace Club

Andrew finished the meet with 4 wins, a bronze medal and a fourth place finish to go with 7 personal bests. But there may have been a 5th win in Andrew’s week that might just mean the most of all.

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USA Swimming Names Official 2018 Pan Pacs Roster

USA Swimming has closed 2018 Nationals by announcing its official Pan Pacific Championships rosters, led by superstars Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel. 

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Official SwimSwam Awards

Kathleen Baker’s virtual trophy case is about to get more crowded. Check out our full list of U.S. Nationals award winners here.

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US Nats Finalist Ali Galyer To Represent New Zealand At Pan Pacs

Three days after placing 8th in the U.S. National 200 back final, Ali Galyer has been named to New Zealand’s team for the Pan Pacific Championships, as the NCAA standout will switch her sporting citizenship.

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Final 2018 Projected U.S. Pan Pacs Roster

The final night of U.S. Nationals has wrapped, and we’ve done the math to put together what we project as the American roster for the Pan Pacific Championships.

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Michael Andrew Sets Up For Diverse Three-Meet Lineup

While most swimmers qualifying for the U.S. Nationals / 2018 Pan Pacs / 2019 World Championships trifecta have roughly the same lineup at each, Michael Andrew has set up to have wildly different lineups at all three meets.

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US Pan Pacs Roster Update: 2nd-Places Almost Completely Added

Almost all second-place finishers are locked into Pan Pacs berths on a night 4 that saw rosters expand dramatically. We should be in line to get at least some of the third place finishers onto Pan Pacs rosters, though fourth-placers are probably out.

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Two 100 Breast Swim-Offs Lined Up At US Nats Day 4

A pair of swim-offs are set up for the men’s and women’s 100 breaststrokes on day 4 of U.S. Nationals.

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Sixth-Place Emily Weiss Reinstated To 100 Breast Final After DQ

17-year-old Emily Weiss has been reinstated to the women’s 100 breast final after originally being disqualified for multiple dolphin kicks off the start.

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2018 European Championships Pick ‘Em Contest Is Live

Try your hand at predicting the top 4 finishers in every event for the European Championships.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 3 Pan Pacs (& More) Projected Roster Updates

Doubles are extremely scarce three day into U.S. Nationals, suggesting that 3rd-place finishers might be in tough shape to make the Pan Pacs squad.

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