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Dear Santa: A Last-Minute Swimmer Plea

You still have time to send a last-minute email to Santa to make your final aquatic gift requests known to the big man of the North Pole.

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Mazutaityte Clocks Trio Of Lithuanian Backstroke Records At SC Nationals

The nation of Lithuania wrapped up its 2019 SC Championships this weekend, with the 3-day meet celebrating the 95th anniversary of Lithuanian swimming.

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Richard Bohus Busts Out Lifetime Best 100 Back At Gyor Open

The 2019 Gyor Open concluded over the weekend, with several of Hungary’s Olympic athletes taking to the pool to wrap up their calendar year.

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Wilby, Renshaw, Greenbank & More In Action At Northampton Winter Festival

World Championships bronze medalist Luke Greenbank was among those in action at the Northampton Swimming Club Winter Festival.

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Kenzo Simons Becomes First Dutchman Under 21 Seconds In SC 50 Free

18-year-old Kenzo Simons crushed a lifetime best of 20.98 in the short course men’s 50 free, getting the gold in a new national record.

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16-Year-Old Matthew Sates Hits 53.8 100 Fly In Durban

After a solid 2:03.62 200 IM in Durban, 16-year-old Matthew Sates wrapped up KZNA Provincials with a 53.84 100 fly gold medal.

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Kenzo Simons Takes Down Kolesnikov’s WJR In SC 50 Free

Introducing the new World Junior Record holder in the men’s SC 50 free, 18-year-old European Junior Championships medalist Kenzo Simons of the Netherlands.

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Toussaint Takes 2 In Tilburg As Dutch SC C’ships Roll On

Kira Toussaint took 2 golds on night 2 of the 2019 Dutch Short Course Championsihps taking place in Tilburg, Netherlands.

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17-Year-Old Artem Selin Clocks 21.25 SC 50 Free At Salnikov Cup

German national age record holder Artem Selin threw down the fastest 50m free time of his career in 21.25 to beat the big dogs in Russia.

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15-Year-Old Evgenia Chikunova Lowers Own WJR In SC 200 Breaststroke

15-year-old Evgenia Chikunova produced a new World Junior Record in the women’s 200m breast en route to Salnikov Cup gold.

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Christiansen Becomes 3rd Fastest 800 Free Performer All-Time

Henrik Christiansen raced his way to the fastest 800m free time in Norwegian history while competing in Tilburg at the Dutch SC Championships.

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Including An ‘Off Event’, Kromo Takes Triple Gold In Tilburg

Olympic gold medalist Ranomi Kromowidjojo tried an ‘off’ event on for size en route to 3 golds on night 1 of the Dutch SC Championships.

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Grinev Tops Vekovishchev & Minakov In 100 Free On Day 1 Of Salnikov Cup

Stanford-bound Andrei Minakov logged a PB of 47.22 to take bronze in the 100m free behind Vladislav Grinev and Mikhail Vekovishchev in St. Petersburg.

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Sjostrom, Fratus, Blume & Manaudou Commit To 2020 Luxembourg Euro Meet

Olympic champion Sarah Sjostro will kick off her 2020 year of racing with a stop at the Luxembourg Euro Meet at the end of January.

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Gallagher Takes Double Gold On KZNA Premier Provincials Night 3

South African national record holder Erin Gallagher doubled up on sprint wins in Durban, taking the women’s 50m free and 50m back events.

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