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2021 Speedo Summer Championships – Irvine: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

The final session of the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships is underway. Follow along here for event-by-event coverage!


La Salle Hires Kerry Smith as New Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach

The Explorers have tabbed former Stony Brook head women’s swimming & diving coach Kerry Smith to lead their men’s and women’s programs in the 2021-2022 season


2021 Speedo Summer Championships – Irvine: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

The final prelims session of the Speedo Summer Championships will see the 200 IM and 50 free competed.

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Tokyo 2020 Women’s Water Polo: USA Wins Gold with 14-5 Victory over Spain

In a lopsided Championship match, the firepower of the USA offense was able to keep the typically smothering Spanish defense at bay.


Spanish Open Day 4: Hugo Gonzalez Breaks Own Men’s 200 Back Championship Record

With the swim, Gonzalez broke his own Spanish Championship Record, which stood at 1:59.15 from July of 2018.

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Rose Bowl’s Rex Maurer Clocks 3:53.90 400 Free for #16 All-Time 15-16 Boys Rank

Maurer’s previous best was set in prelims, where he swam a 3:56.62 to qualify 4th for tonight’s A final.


Metroplex’s Zhier Fan Swims 1:01.02 100 Breast, Top 10 17-18 All-Time, #4 17yo

For 17-year-old boys, Fan now ranks #4 all-time, behind only Michael Andrew, Reece Whitley, and Carsten Vissering.


NOVA’s Teagan O’Dell Roars to 1:00.88 100 Back – #5 All-Time for 13-14 Girls

Racing in the 100 back, O’Dell went down to the wire with Elmbrook Swim Club 15-year-old Maggie Wanezek, ultimately finishing 2nd in 1:00.88.


Kayla Han Rips 4:14.52 400 Free to Rise to #3 13-Year-Old All-Time

Han’s time marked a lifetime best by 2 seconds, dipping under her previous best of 4:16.58, which was swum 3 weeks ago. 


2021 Speedo Summer Championships – Irvine: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

We’re set for an exciting battle in the men’s 400 free between Lakeridge Swim Team’s Luke Hobson and Rosebowl Aquatics’ Trenton Julian.

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Denver Hilltoppers Emma Weber Swims 1:07.62 100 Breast, #5 17-Year-Old All-Time

The swim makes 17-year-old Weber the #11 performer all-time in the 17-18 girls age group.

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Maggie Wanezek Posts 1:00.84 100 Back – #16 All-Time 15-16 Girls, #11 15yo

The biggest difference-maker in Wanezek improving upon her previous best time from May was her 2nd 50.

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SwimMAC Breaks Boys 15-18 800 Free Relay NAG Held by Mason Manta Rays

The swim breaks the 15-18 boys National Age Group Record (NAG), which was held by the Mason Manta Rays.

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Claire Weinstein Rises to #5 All-Time 13-14 Girls LCM 400 Free with 4:11.11

Weinstein’s time of 4:11.11, chipped 0.79 seconds off her previous best of 4:11.90, which she swam just 3 weeks ago.

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Teagan O’Dell Hits 1:01.62 Prelims 100 Back, #15 All-Time for 13-14 Girls

O’Dell has already cracked the all-time 13-14 girls top 10 in 3 other events this week.

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