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SwimSwam Pulse: 89% Say Seliskar Should Stick To 200 IM

Overwhelmingly, SwimSwam voters encouraged Andrew Seliskar to stick with the 200 IM, rather than challenging Townley Haas in the 500 free.


USA Gymnastics Files For Bankruptcy As Lawsuits Pile Up

USA Gymnastics, under fire from dozens of sex abuse lawsuits, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


2018 Winter Juniors East: Douglass Goes 21.8 on Day 2 Prelims

Day 2’s prelims session was marked by some historic 50 free swims, including a 21.87 from Kate Douglass, an elite 13-14 swim from Claire Curzan and a sub-20 from Matt Brownstead.


Top 8 Combined Finishers: Day 1 of 2018 Winter Juniors East/West

With USA Swimming’s winter junior national meets split between two Junior Championships locations, we’ll be putting together nightly lists of the top 8 finishers in each event overall, combining results from the two meets.


Remembering President George H.W. Bush: Yale Swimming Fan

Famously a passionate sports fan, the 41st president of the United States attended the 2009 national swimming championships, which were held at Texas A&M University in Bush’s home state of Texas.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Which Seliskar Swim To Pick?

It was quite a weekend for Cal senior Andrew Seliskar. The only real question is which of his six events is the Swim of the Week?


Three More Names In SafeSport Banned Database, Two Removed

There’s been some upheaval in the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s database of banned individuals, with several names being added and two of them subsequently removed from the database.

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13-Year-Old Jillian Cox’s 10:09, 4:55 Lead Southern Senior Champs

13-year-old Jillian Cox put up the fastest 1000 free time in the nation this year for the 13-14 age group, dominating the Southern Senior Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

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FINA Memo: Discussions Ongoing With Energy Standard & ISL

A FINA memo yesterday noted that the federation is “engaged in discussions” with the Energy Standard Group and the International Swimming League, but that FINA will “resist any challenges to its status” as the international governing body for swimming.


USA Swimming Names Dave Durden, Greg Meehan as 2020 Olympic Coaches

USA Swimming has announced its head coaches for the 2020 U.S. Olympic swimming team: Cal’s Dave Durden for the men and Stanford’s Greg Meehan for the women.


UCSB’s Hotchkiss Leads UNLV Invite With 4:14, Likely NCAA Invite

UC – Santa Barbara senior Logan Hotchkiss crushed two huge personal-bests at the 2018 UNLV Invite, likely punching his ticket to the NCAA Championships with a 4:14.55 in the 500 free.

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Venezuela Sends 6 To 2018 Short Course Worlds

Venezuela has announced a six-person roster for the 2018 Short Course World Championships, including 2016 Olympians Carlos Claverie and Cristian Quintero.

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Sebastian Heads Argentina’s SC Worlds Roster; Pignatiello Absent

Setter of four Argentine short course records this year alone, Julia Sebastian will lead Argentina’s roster to Short Course Worlds. 18-year-old distance star Delfina Pignatiello won’t make the trip to Hangzhou.

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Canadian Selection Procedures Will Prioritize 2019 Pan Ams over WUGs

Swimming Canada has released its selection criteria for 2019’s major international meets. The World Championships and World Junior Championships have top priority, with Pan American Games outranking the World University Games.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Favor Short Rest, Suits, No Shave Mid-Season

Nearly three-quarters of voters favored a short rest with fast suits for NCAA mid-season invites, well outpacing other options including full shave-downs or no rest at all.

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