Articles by Robert Gibbs

Leah Hayes Only New Name to Join Worlds Team on Final Day of Trials

No roster cap limit issues this year, as all swimmers who qualified to make the Worlds team will be able to join Team USA in Budapest.

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2022 U.S. World Championship Trials: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

We’ve got a short session for the final morning, with heats of just the 200 IM and 50 free, but there should be plenty of excitement.

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So Who Gets to Swim the Stroke 50s At Worlds?

If USA Swimming’s Olympic selection criteria isn’t Byzantine enough, the stroke 50s add a whole other layer of complexity to Worlds qualification.

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Nic Fink Moves to #6 All-Time With 58.37 100 Breaststroke Win

28 year-old Nic Fink just keeps on improving and he’s now the sixth-fastest man in history after going 58.37 to win the 100 breast tonight in Greensboro.

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2022 U.S. International Trials: Day 4 Doubles Ensure Full Rosters All Around

Thanks in part to four top-two finishes by Claire Curzan, the US is ensured that all qualified swimmers will be able to go to Budapest.

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2022 U.S. Trials Day 3 Roster Update – Grimes Only Sure New Roster Addition

16 year-old Katie Grimes made a senior international team for the second straight summer, this time punching her ticket with a win in the 400 IM.

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Katharine Berkoff Goes 27.12 to Set American and U.S. Open 50 Back Records

Katharine Berkoff led an incredibly stacked field in the women’s 50 back, capturing the American and US Open Records en route to a 27.12 win.

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2022 U.S. International Team Trials: Day 2 Roster Updates

Trenton Julian was one of several swimmers who punched their Budapest ticket with a top four showing in the 200 free freestyle.

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Vintage Ledecky: Under 8:10 for the First Time Since 2018 Pan Pacs

The cross-country move to train with the Florida group seems to be paying off, as Katie Ledecky swam her fastest 800 free since 2018 with a 8:09 tonight.

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2022 U.S. Trials Previews: New Core Could Be Coalescing for Men’s 200 Free

Kieran Smith appears set to lead the US men in this event through the rest of the quad, potentially surrounded by a mix of Olympians and NCAA stars.

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Cal Men Reclaim NCAA Swimming & Diving Title From Texas

The Cal Golden Bear men reclaimed the team title from the Texas Longhorns, earning their fifth championship under head coach Dave Durden.

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2022 Men’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 Finals Preview

The 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Championship wraps up tonight with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.

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Penn’s Matt Fallon Swims Fastest-Ever 200 Breast by a Freshman with a 1:49.03

Penn’s Matt Fallon is now the fastest freshman ever in the 200 breast after leading prelims with a 1:49.03 this morning in Atlanta.

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In Hugo Gonzalez, Carson Foster Has a Model for Perseverence

Texas sophomore Carson Foster is still looking for his first individual NCAA victory after some monster swims, but Hugo Gonzalez’s title provides hope.

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Distance Dominant Florida Gators Rattle Auburn’s 2009 200 Free Relay Record

The Florida Gators are perhaps better known for their distance chops, but they’ve won both of the shortest relays on back-to-back days at NCAAs.

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