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2019 Pro Swim Series – Richmond: Day 1 Race Videos

Check below for videos from tonight’s action in Richmond, featuring the men’s and women’s 800 freestyle. 

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#7 Emma Sticklen Announces Verbal Commitment to Texas for 2020

Sticklen, who has a full year of high school left before Texas, is already in NCAA scoring range in both butterfly events.


2019 Pro Swim Series – Richmond: Day 1 Distance Live Recap

Katie Ledecky will hit the competition pool tonight in Richmond for the first time since January, while it’ll be her first 800 free race since Winter Nationals in November.


Leah Smith Becomes 8th All-Time Performer in 800 Free on Night 1 of Richmond PSS

Tonight in Richmond, Smith took almost a full second off of her previous best.


Sarah Sjöström Improves World-Leading 100 Fly With 56.8 in Bergen

She also posted a 24.11 to win the 50 free by a landslide, also improving her world-leading time this season.


Marco Koch Goes World #5 2:08.7 in 200 Breast on Bergen Night 2

That is faster than any performance he had in 2018, and it’s just .03 off of his 2017 best of 2:08.69.

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Wellbrock Drops 14:44 1500 FR, Hosszu 4:35 IM on Bergen Night 1

Wellbrock was less than ten seconds off of his German record in this event.

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How Tanner Cummings Went from Walk-On to Louisville Record Holder

Walking onto the University of Louisville swim team, Tanner Cummings wasn’t prepared for the stark transition from club and high school…


Sjöström, Hosszu, & More to Continue Spring Racing at Bergen Swim Fest

Sjöström is entered in the 50 and 200 free and the 50 and 100 fly this weekend in Norway.

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WATCH: Kate Douglass Drops 51.7 Fly, 21.6 Free in Ithaca

UVA commit Kate Douglass had a big weekend at the 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Ithaca, hitting several best times. Among her top swims were her performances in the 100 fly and 50 free — in the 50 free, she shot up to #3 all-time in the 17-18 age group.


Nick Vance Posts PB 1:44.2 200 Back at Ithaca Sectionals

Vance took a tenth off of his old best time and won the race by a considerable margin.

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Kate Douglass Rips 21.67 50 Free in Ithaca, Moves to #3 in 17-18 Ranks

Only Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil have been faster than Douglass in the 17-18 age group.


Kate Douglass Puts Up 51.7 Fly, 53.1 Back Double in Ithaca

Douglass again set a new personal best with her 100 fly win.

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Kate Douglass Drops 1:45.1 to Lead Off CPAC 800 Relay at Ithaca Sectls

That swim was a near three-second drop for Douglass from her old best time.


CPAC Girls, Led by Kate Douglass, Highlight Ithaca Sectional Psychs

Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club’s Kate Douglass is seeded first in all five of her events this weekend in Ithaca.

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