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Orlando Grand Prix – day one full on Photo Vault

East Coast weather wouldn’t get in the way of the start of the 2013 USA Swimming Arena Grand Prix.  It…

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Open Letter From a Reader to USA Swimming Coaches: Be Healthy, Be a Professional

Coach Gibson Swim Fort Lauderdale: “Take the pledge to be at your best. Take the pledge to be a good role model. Take the pledge to set the bar high for our profession. Let’s lead the charge. Do it for your athletes. Do it for your sport. Do it for yourself.”

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Charlie Houchin Photo Vault

Recently, Olympic and World Champion Charlie Houchin stopped by La Jolla to participate in the brain imaging research at UCSD…

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UNC Downs In-State Rival Duke in Durham

With a sweep at Duke today, Stephanie Peacock and the North Carolina Tar Heels went 4-0 for the weekend.

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Chuck Wielgus Blog: Athlete Safey Front and Center In Independent Review

USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus discusses the Gunderson Health 125-page report which is based upon its review of the USA Swimming SafeSport program, and general athlete protections.

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Potomac Marlins to Host Eastern Zone IMX Meet

Potomac Marlins will host the 5th IMXtreme Games from January 31 – February 2 at the University of Maryland with 1,225 swimmers entered into the meet. Sixty-six teams from 11 of the 12 LSC in the Eastern Zone will be competing, and the meet will include nationally ranked swimmers.

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More Details on Time Between Utah Dual Meet and Eric Hansen’s Leave of Absence

After speaking with police, SwimSwam has learned more details about what transpired immediately before Eric Hansen’s leave of absence.

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Flanders Cup scheduled for Saturday, Hosszu, Plummer, huge British squad among entrants

Katinka Hosszu is entered in 16 events in Belgium, while Great Britain has nearly all of its top swimmers entered. David Plummer and Kim Vandenberg are the U.S. representatives.

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Former Big 12 Champion Fonua Nominated for “100 Most Eligible Bachelors” By Out Magazine

Fonua (middle) above poses at the 2012 Olympics with fellow Aggies Jeneba Tarmoh (athletics) and Breeja Larson (swimming).

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Swimming Australia heats up in Perth over the coming weeks

Magnussen gave a preview of what we can expect in Perth when he took out the final of the men’s 100m freestyle in a time of 47.73 – just 0.02 of a second outside his 2013 World Championship winning time.

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2014 Austin Grand Prix: Big names dot 100 free fields after prelims

NCAP’s Katie Ledecky will face her World Championships rival Lotte Friis in the 400 free on Friday night after the two took the 1 and 3 seeds in prelims.

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Above the surface – photo vault

Closing out the end of the calendar year is a good time to look back on some of the images…

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NCAA Men’s mid-season Power Rankings: Katis Enough to Put Cal on Top

Marcin Tarcynski and the well-rounded Golden Bear men sit atop the mid-season power rankings.

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NCAA Midseason Women’s Power Rankings: Cal on Top, Dogfight For Third

The Cal women are absolutely unreal this season, led by Liz Pelton, who placed in the top 2 of three different events at NCAA’s last year. How does everyone else stack up?

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Ogren wins twice, Andrew goes 3-for-3 on NAGs on night two at Winter Juniors

Doing what he does: Michael Andrew broke 3 NAG records in the span of 4 events on night two of Junior Nationals.

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