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2018 U.S. Nationals: Kaliszak Scratch Bumps Mefford into 50 Bk A Final

Luke Kaliszak, the 7th seed, scratched out of the 50 back, bumping Cal’s Bryce Mefford into the A final.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly

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Michael Andrew Qualifies for First LC Worlds with 22.93 50 Fly for Meet Record

The pressure was on after a tie between American Record holder Caeleb Dressel and World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew tied in prelims of the 50 fly.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Hali Flickinger is the one to watch in the 200 fly after breaking Mary Meagher’s 37-year-old U.S. Open Record this morning.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 1 Distance Heats Live Recap

This afternoon will bring 6 heats each of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free, while the 7th and fastest heat will swim with finals.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

Star sprinters Caeleb Dressel and Nathan Adrian headline the men’s 100 free, while the 200 fly brings in Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark for a rematch.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Day 1: Brinegar (1500 free, #8), Rooney (200 fly, #15) Scratch out; Eastin Still in

Rooney was the 15th seed there, but will instead focus only on the 100 free tomorrow, where he’s seeded 10th.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Conger-Clark-Kalisz Rematch in 200 Fly

After an incredibly close finish at 2017 nationals, we’ll get to see a rematch between Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark in the 200 fly.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Open Field Behind Margalis in 200 IM

The race for 2nd in the 200 IM has been blown open in light of recent events, but Olympic medalist Melanie Margalis remains the heavy favorite.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Franklin, Schmitt Go for 200 FR Comeback

There’s an obvious frontrunner in the American women’s 200 free field based on the past few seasons: distance superstar Katie Ledecky. Missy Franklin, the short course American Record holder, is looking to make a comeback though.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Prenot’s Sights Set on 200 Breast Redemption

After narrowly failing to qualify for the 2017 World Championships team, Olympic silver medalist Josh Prenot looks to return to the top of the U.S. 200 breast field.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: All Eyes on Grothe in 400 Free

Grothe, the fastest man in the nation this year and the only American to break 3:50 in-season, looks poised for a big swim after shattering the American Records in the 500 free and 1650 free at Winter Nationals this season.

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WATCH: Race Videos from Day 3 of the Santa Clara Pro Swim

You can watch Caeleb Dressel’s 100 free win, as well as the 200 IM showdown between World Champion Chase Kalisz and World Record holder Ryan Lochte.

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WATCH: Race Videos from Days 1 and 2 of the Santa Clara PSS

Caeleb Dressel won the 100 fly last night over Andrew Seliskar, while Seliskar topped the 200 free. Seliskar is off to a strong start this season and put up a couple of best times last night.

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