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Colleges? If I’m Good Enough, They Will Come

“Don’t count on just completing an online questionnaire to put you solidly in the recruiting pool. College coaches are very busy these days…” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Emergency crews called to SwimMAC after near drowning

“Firefighters and Medic responded to the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club pool Tuesday shortly before 4:30 p.m. in response to a drowning call.”


Olympic Trials to the Olympic Games Part II

“There are many swimmers that struggle to repeat their performance from the Olympic Trials at the Olympic Games and even fewer that exceed it.”


Otter Attacks Swimmer

“In the middle of the lake north of Duluth, the triathlete struggled as the animal sunk its needle-sharp teeth into her legs, feet and back, leaving 25 bite marks, some 2 inches deep.”


Josh Davis Honors His Mother & Swim Moms

Joan Marie Ashcraft Davis, mother of five-time Olympic medalist Josh Davis, passed away last night. Josh, a beloved swimmer and…

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Olympic Media Day Time Lapse

The US Olympic Team Training Camp in Knoxville, Tennesse hosted a media day. 1800 fans attended. More than 100 media,…

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VIP Olympic Camp Party, Exclusive Photos

Swimmers may be preparing for the biggest meet of the year, but they still have time for some fun in Knoxville.


SwimSpray at US Olympic Trials

SwimSpray’s “Shower With Me” T-shirts were a hit at Trials.

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Maurer, 2012 Olympic Swimmer, Poses for Playboy

No ruling yet on whether or not “birthday suits” are FINA approved for London.


How to Train between Trials & The Olympics

“Three primary factors can be cited for success and failure between the Olympic Trials & the Olympic Games…” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


London’s Swimming, Come on Down

Now that Olympic Trials are over, a new level of excitement and nervous energy slowly begins to ramp up. The…

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SportsCenter: Natalie Coughlin protects Gold from Leprechaun

11-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin headlines the latest SportsCenter commercial, Silver & Gold, where a leprechaun tries to steal Coughlin’s…


Olympic Trials, Another Photo Point of View

Mike Lewis, unlike the featured photo, was not in the photogragher horde fighting for deck space to capture the right…

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London 2012 Official Song, Good or Bad, You Decide

“Survival” by Muse is the official song set to an Olympic athlete montage video. (Photo credit: US Presswire)


GoPro National Team Alumni Omaha Swim

“In Omaha over 136 Olympians, World Champions, Pan Am & Pac Pacific team members assembled for a Paddle in the Pool with Pablo Morales.” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


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