Articles by Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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Cal Bears lead Men’s NCAA Championships after Day 1

Durden’s Cal Bears lead with 157.5 points. Standford’s 2nd. Texas 3rd.

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Hocking wins 200 back at Aussie Olympic Trials, 2:06.68

Belinda Hocking is going to London after her fast 2:06.68 in the 200 back at Aussie Olympic Trials.

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Lacourt swims fastest 100 back in world at French Trials

Camille Lacourt swims a 52.75 in the 100 back at French Olympic Trials, the fastest time this year.

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Yannick Agnel breaks 200 free French record, 1:44.42

Yannick Agnel makes the French Olympic team in 200 free record time, 1:44.42, the fastest textile time in 2 years.

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Swim Spray: 30 Years of Chlorine Testing

“As a kid, I always smelled like chlorine. My hair and skin oozed chlorine.”


Aussie Trials: Magnussen Wins 100 Free, 47.10

James Magnussen clocks a mind-blowing 47.10 in the 100 meters free at Australia’s Olympic Trials.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: McKeever Recaps Championship Win

McKeever: “After three NCAA Championship Titles the next class has big shoes to fill.”



Leverenz: “I’ve always been a meters swimmer. I wasn’t a factor in yards…but I am now.”

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Beisel wins 1st NCAA Champ Title

Beisel: “I’m training through some big competitions, getting ready for Omaha, the U.S. Olympic Trials.”

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hosszu recaps her 200 Fly & 400 IM wins

Katinka Hosszu: “I was tired in the 200 fly. I justed wanted the win. The 400 IM, that’s my race, my favorite race.” (photo credit: Tim Binning,

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Romano recaps her American Record swim

Megan Romano, on her 200 free American Record, “I didn’t expect a 1:41 in the 200 free, but I’ll take it.”

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Vanderpool-Wallace recaps her 100 Free NCAA Win

Vanderpool: “I knew I had doubters after the 50 free. I felt I needed to prove myself in the 100 free…needed to prove I could win.”

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4×100 free relay, new American Record, 3:10.77, for Standford

Stanford Women close NCAAs with a new American Record!

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Peacock breaks Evan’s 22 year old 1650 record

Stephanie Peacock, UNC, breaks Janet Evans 1650 record with a 15:38.79 at Women’s NCAA Championships.

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Larson breaks 100 breast NCAA Record, 57.71

Breeja Larson, A&M, breaks her own NCAA record in the 100 breast, 57.71

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