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NCAA to add long course meters back into rulebook as ‘approved course’

Among the headline-grabbing NCAA rule changes we reported on last week is another impactful update: the NCAA will add long course meters as an approved course for college swim meets next season.

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Do Not Pee or Poop in Pools Warns Center for Disease Control

CDC report strongly recommended not to “pee or poop in the water” in order to prevent dangerous chemicals from forming when that pee or poop chemically reacts with the chlorine.

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NCAA Approves 100 Yard IM, Synchronized Diving for College Competition

The NCAA has unveiled a sweeping set of new events and rules for the 2015-2016 college swimming season that will…

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INSTANT ANALYSIS: Synchro diving gaining NCAA traction

Coaches can now agree to swap out a scored diving event in favor of a synchronized diving competition. What does that mean for the NCAA moving forward?

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Cornell Hires Former Longhorn Carlye Ellis as Assistant Coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving

Cornell announced the addition of former Texas All-American Carlye Ellis as assistant coach of the newly-separated women’s team.

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Columbia Women’s Swimming and Diving Hires Demerae Christianson as Assistant Coach

The Columbia Lions have added Demerae Christianson to their staff as assistant coach of women’s swimming.

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Dartmouth Adds Assistant Coaches Blaire Bachman and Eliot Scymanski for 2015-16

Dartmouth College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, which under head coach Jim Wilson is one of the last…

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Are Dogs More Sensitive to Chlorine Than People?

According to the American Kennel Club, “a dog’s eyes, nose and ears are more sensitive than a human’s and as such may be a tad more susceptible to the effects of chlorine.”

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Yale Captain Andrew Heymann: 5 Reasons “Athletics” is Most Important College Class

Andrew Heymann, the recently-graduated captain of Yale men’s swimming and diving team, delivered a thoughtful reflection on what he got out of four years as a student-athlete in New Haven, in a speech he gave at the annual Senior Student-Athlete Reception.

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Missy Franklin Named NCAA DI Academic All-American Of The Year By CoSIDA

he College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA, recently published their 2015 Capital One Academic All-America team, naming Franklin the Academic All-American of the Year.

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SwimSpray Unveils Larger Bottle, 50% More at a New Lower Price

100% natural and safe, SwimSpray solves the longest-standing problem associated with swimming — the side-effects of chlorine.

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Over 1000 College Swimming Commits in 2015, see the list here

Between the more-than-850 commit stories we have written and press releases sent to us by colleges, SwimSwam has compiled a list of over 1000 members of the high school class of 2015. See where they come from and where we will find them next year.

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Tualatin Hills Breaststroker Tiffany Zhao to Swim for Brown in 2015-16

Tiffany Zhao, who swims for Westview High School and Tualatin Hills Swim Club, has elected to swim at Brown University…

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Breaststroker Ally Donahue transferring from Florida to Brown

The Bears of Brown University will get a big addition to their roster this fall, nabbing outgoing Florida transfer Ally Donahue.

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Brown Women Add Eight Swimmers And One Diver

The Brown University Women’s Swimming and Diving program will welcome eight swimmers and one diver to the team this coming fall, as Head Coach Kate Kovenock begins her second season at the helm. Below are brief biographies of each athlete.

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