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2016 Maria Lenk Trophy Day 3 Finals Real-Time Recap

Larissa Oliveira (above) enters tonight’s 200 free final ahead of record-holder Manuella Lyrio, Brazil’s only two women qualified for Rio in the event thus far.


South African Olympic Qualifiers Photo Vault

After seven days of competition, the South African Olympic roster will consists of 11 male athletes, one of which is a relay only swimmer.

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2016 Maria Lenk Trophy Day 3 Photo Vault

Courtesy of Satiro Sodré, scroll through the Day 3 Photo Vault at the Maria Lenk Trophy to experience the speed of the Brazilian Olympic hopefuls.

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2016 Maria Lenk Olympic Qualifiers After Day 3

There were only three events on Day 3 of the Maria Lenky Trophy, but the action was just as intense. In the end, two newly minted FINA ‘A’ Olympic qualification standards and a fresh set of records were achieved.


2016 Maria Lenk Trophy Day 2 Photo Vault

Take a stroll through the Day 2 Photo Vault to sample the action that occurred in today’s blistering fast races courtesy of Satiro Sodré.

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2016 Maria Lenk Olympic Qualifiers After Day 2

Etiene Medeiros, Nicolas Oliveira, Joao De Lucca, and Guilherme Guido were the only Brazilians to achieve FINA ‘A’ standards and an Olympic ticket on Day 2 Finals at Maria Lenk.

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2016 Maria Lenk Trophy: Day 2 Finals Real-Time Recap

Guilherme Guido (above) approached his 100m back South American Record by one one-hundredth of a second in Day 2 prelims of the Maria Lenk Trophy.

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2016 Maria Lenk Open Championships Preview (LINKS)

2016 Maria Lenk Trophy Open Championships Friday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 20th Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…

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NCAA Champions Texas Pick Up Preston Varozza For 2016-2017 Season

Texas local Preston Varozza commits to NCAA Championship winning Longhorns for the 2016-2017 season.


Andrea Berrino Withdraws From Maria Lenk After Hand Fracture

A hand fracture from Andrea Berrino, Argentina’s national record-holder in the backstrokes, has forced her from competing at Maria Lenk.

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GBR Olympic Trials: Day 1 Full Session Videos

Day one at the British Trials ended with three athletes locking in their ticket for the Rio Olympic Games.

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Larry Baratte Retires After 28 Years With Ventura College Pirates

After his three-year fight with cancer, Ventura College head coach Larry Baratte is entering retirement.

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UWM Panthers Swim & Dive Lip Sync to “A Thousand Miles” (Video)

Sing along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers as they give their rendition of “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

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Dante’s Inferno: The Sins of Swimming (Video)

What are three high school swimmers to do when faced with an 14th-century based English project about trials and suffering? Translate it to the most grueling and unforgiving sport there is, competitive swimming.

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Australian Medalist Bronte Barratt To Retire After Rio Games

Bronte Barratt, Australia’s 200 and 400 meter free Olympic medalist, announces her retirement after her appearance in the Rio Games.

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