Articles by Robert Gibbs

Christopher O’Connor Says “Hook ‘Em,” Transferring From Alabama to Texas

Backstroker Christopher O’Connor announced that he’ll be transferring to Texas for the 2021-2022 season after completing his freshman year at Alabama.

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USA Men Dip Under 3:09 to Swim Fastest Textile 4×100 Free Relay Ever

The US men became only the third group to crack 3:09 in the 4×100 free relay, and the first since 2008, en route to winning gold today.

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Tokyo 2020, North America Day 2: Mixed Session for Team USA Ends on a High Note

Canada’s Maggie MacNeil got today’s finals rolling with an Americas Record, while Zach Apple anchored the USA men to 4×100 freestyle gold at the end.

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Watch Aussies Smash 4×100 World Record, Other Olympic Final 1 Race Vieos

Watch the Australia women smash the 4×100 free relay record, and other race videos from the first finals sessions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Tokyo 2020, North America Day 1: US Doubles Opening Night Medal Count From 2016

While there’s plenty of swimming to come in the next week, the USA team looks strong after doubling their Day 1 medal count from 2016

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Thomas Heilman Breaks Own 100 Fly 13-14 NAG Record

14 year-old Thomas Heilman of Cavalier Aquatics shaved 0.02s off of his own National Age Group record in the 100 fly today in Cary, NC.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Previews: Stars Vie To Fill Phelps’ Void in the Men’s 200 IM

With Michael Phelps on his second retirement, someone other than Phelps will be the Olympic champion in the men’s 200 IM for the first time since 2000.

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William & Mary Also Adds Mike Williams To Coaching Staff

The William & Mary Tribe announced two new coaches would be joining the staff, with Mike Williams and Colby Kubat both coming on board for 2021-2022.

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After Brief Delay in Hawaii, U.S. Olympic Swim Team Arrives in Tokyo

The U.S. Olympic Swim Team has arrived in Tokyo after spending about a week and a half at training camp in Hawaii getting ready.

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Take A Look at the Historic Progression of Men’s Olympic Swimming Medal Leaders

Even the most casual swim fans know that Michael Phelps is all-time Olympic medal leader, but here’s the other men who have led the swimming medal count.

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2021 US Olympic Trials: SwimSwam’s Awards

It was a fun, exhausting, and at-times surprising week in Omaha. Check out our full list of Olympic Trials award winners here.

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UNC Adds Kirk Grand to Staff As Assistant Coach

UNC announced that Dr. Kirk Grand would be heading to Chapel Hill as assistant coach, following previous stops at Indiana and Auburn.

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Matt King, Alabama’s Leading Scorer at SECs, Enters Transfer Portal

Alabama’s Matt King has entered the transfer portal four months after leading the team in scoring at the 2021 SEC Championships.

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Meehan: “Now We’re Ready to Go Compete Against the Rest of the World

US Olympic head coaches Dave Durden and Greg Meehan, along with National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko, spoke at the meet’s end Sunday night.

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Dressel: Stars like Adrian”Left Behind Some Really Big Shoes to Fill”

50 free champions Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel spoke with the press after the conclusion of the final session of the 2021 US Olympic Trials.

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