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2017 Worlds Previews: Kalisz, Seto on Fire in Men’s 400 IM

Team USA’s Chase Kalisz has been on fire this season, and has a serious shot at challenging Japan’s Kosuke Hagino for gold in the 400 IM at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

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2017 Worlds Previews: Peaty Teasing 57 Barrier in 100 Breast

Heading into the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty still seems to be head and shoulders above the rest in the men’s 100 breast.

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2017 Worlds Previews: USA Spells Trouble for AUS in W. 400 Free Relay

After a strong showing in the 100 free at U.S. Nationals, the American women are now a serious threat to the Australians in the 400 free relay at the upcoming 2017 FINA World Championships.

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2017 Worlds Previews: Historic 51 on Notice in Women’s 100 Free

No woman has ever broken 52 seconds in the 100 meter free, but Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom has been very close with her 52.08 this season.

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2017 Worlds Previews: King vs. Efimova Rematch in W. 100 Breast

Swimming fans are getting ready to see the big rematch between rivals Lilly King and Yuliya Efimova in the 100 breast at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

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Smutny Doubles Down on Final Night of Orlando Sectionals

16-year-old Mary Smutny put up a pair of highlight performances, winning back-to-back events during the final session.

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Pierce Becomes FSU’s First Woman Ever in A Finals at U.S. Summer Nats

Pierce, who was seeded 24th in the 50 breast, worked her way up to a 7th place finish in prelims, successfully becoming the first Florida State woman to qualify for a championship final at a long course U.S. Summer Nationals.

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Texas A&M Men Get 1st A Finalist at Summer Nationals in 19 Years

Texas A&M’s Jonathan Tybur had a major breakthrough for the Aggies on day 2 of the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials.

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Manuel Pops 5th Fastest American 50 Free Ever with 24.2

Manuel finished a half a second ahead of the field, winning the race in 24.27 while fellow Olympic sprinter Abbey Weitzeil (24.74) took 2nd.

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Clark Smith is Now #7 American Ever with 7:50 800 Free

At the touch, Smith was able to hold off Grothe, winning in 7:50.43 to Grothe’s 7:50.97.

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Kalisz, DeVine Storm to #4 and #5 Ever Among Americans in 200 IM

Kalisz (1:56.51) and DeVine (1:56.79) are now the 4th and 5th fastest American 200 IMers in history. With his personal best for 3rd place, Prenot (1:57.17) is now the 6th fastest American of all time in the event.

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Madisyn Cox Becomes 6th Fastest American Ever with 2:09.6 200 IM

Cox roared home on the back half of the race, finishing 2nd to Melanie Margalis (2:09.57) in a personal best 2:09.69.

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Kathleen Baker Sets U.S. Open Record with 58.57 to Top 100 Back

Baker was under World Record pace by 2 tenths at the 50, flipping in 28.51. She fell off that pace on the back half, but still took down the U.S. Open Record with her winning time of 58.57.

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Kevin Cordes Blasts American Record with 58.7 100 Breast

He’s now successfully redeemed himself after a DQ at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships prevented him from being able to represent the US in the event at the 2015 World Championships.

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Zane Grothe Wins 400 FR in 3:44.4 to Become 7th Fastest American Ever

Before today, Grothe was the 8th fastest performer in American history with his 3:45.60 from Olympic Trials in 2016. Tonight, he moved ahead of Haas to become the 7th fastest American ever.

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