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Watch Kathleen Baker’s World Record 100 Back at U.S. Nationals (VIDEO)

Watch Kathleen Baker go 58.00 to break Kylie Masse’s 100 back world record.

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Spectator Alcohol Sales Flowing Smoothly at 2018 U.S. Nationals

SwimSwam caught up with USA Swimming CMO Matt Farrell to find out how alcohol sales have gone at Nationals.

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9-Seed Emily Weiss and 18-Seed Emily Escobedo DQed in 100 Breast

A slew of swimmers have been DQed for “multiple dolphin kicks” off the wall in the 100 breast.

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Katinka Hosszu to Train Under Swiss Coach Árpád Petrov

After training with Dave Salo at USC through the summer until the 2018 European Championships, Hosszu will join Árpád Petrov.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 4 Prelims Preview

Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.

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Ryan Murphy Takes Down 50 Back American Record in 24.24

Murphy is now the fastest swimmer in the world this year.

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Ally McHugh Becomes No. 6 All-Time American in 400 IM – 4:34.80

In addition to jumping up the all-time ranks, she is No. 3 in the world this year.

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Katie Ledecky Explains Wearing a Practice Suit in Prelims (VIDEO)

Ledecky raced 200 free prelims Thursday in her practice suit after running out of racing suit backups.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Day 3: Ella Eastin Scratches 400 IM

Eastin, who is recovering from mono, will have her final shot to make an international team in the 200 IM Sunday.

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Kobe Bryant Makes Appearance at U.S. Nationals in Irvine

The Lakers legend – and noted swim fan – palled around with Michael Phelps on the Speedo VIP Deck.

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16-year-old Regan Smith Sets 200 Back World Junior Record in 2:06.43

Smith still trails Missy Franklin for the national age group record as FINA only began recognizing WJRs in 2014.

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Jack LeVant Joins Phelps as Only U.S. 17-18 Under 1:47 in 200 Free

LeVant will be 19 by the end of the year, meaning his stellar 1:46.39 does not count as a world junior record.

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Claire Tuggle Blasts No. 2 All-Time American 13-14 200 Free – 1:58.59

Tuggle is now only .06 off the national age group record, set in 1978.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Day 2 Prelims Preview

We’ll shortly find out if Lilly King’s “big 200 summer” is paying off.

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