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The First 159 Verbal Commitments from the High School Class of 2019

159 swimmers and divers from the class of 2019, including 14 boys and 17 girls from our top-20 lists, have already announced their verbal commitments for the fall of 2019.

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NCAA Adds Exception to Student-Athletes’ Required Weekly Day Off

Following a recent rule change by the NCAA, student-athletes may now be required to train for up to 24 days consecutive days without receiving a single day to recover and focus exclusively on their coursework.

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UCLA Lands Verbal Commitment from PASA’s Brooke Schaffer

Brooke Schaffer from Saint Francis High School and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics has verbally committed to the UCLA Bruins for 2019-20.

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#17 Shane Blinkman Announces Verbal Commitment to Stanford for 2019-20

Shane Blinkman of Hudson High School in Hudson, Wisconsin and St. Croix Swim Club has verbally committed to Stanford University for 2019-20.

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Ledecky, Ransford Named At-Large Academic All-Americans of the Year

University of Michigan senior swimmer PJ Ransford and Stanford University sophomore swimmer Katie Ledecky headline the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Men’s and Women’s At-Large teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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Division I Eliminates Permission-to-Contact Transfer Process

DI student-athletes will no longer need their current institution’s approval to pursue a transfer.

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California Diver Labonita Ghose Verbally Commits to Northwestern

Labonita Ghose of Valley Christian High School and Santa Clara Diving Club has verbally committed to Northwestern University for 2018-19.

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In-state Distance Freestyler Daniella Hawkins Gives Verbal Nod to UCLA

Daniella Hawkins of Pleasanton Seahawks and California High School in Northern California has verbally committed to swim for UCLA in 2019-20.

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Katie McLaughin has Always Wanted to Sprint (Video)

Don’t let her typical event line up of 200 fly/free fool you: Katie McLaughlin has always tried to convince her coaches to let her sprint

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Seliskar: “My goal is building momentum in my core events” (Video)

After a best time of 1:49.23 in the prelims, Cal’s Andrew Seliskar had a big swim to break into the 1:48s for the first time and win the men’s 200 free

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2018-2019 NCAA Cut Times Released; 19.00 Is New 50 Free ‘A’ Cut

The NCAA has released its Division I qualifying standards for the 2018-2019 college season, including drastically-lowered B cuts and an A cut in the 50 free that has officially reached the 19-second barrier.

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Analysis: NCAA “B” Cuts Drop Drastically for 2018-2019

Earlier today, we reported on the NCAA’s new “A” and “B” cuts for the 2018-2019 college swim season. Comparing those times to their 2017-2018 counterparts shows a dramatic drop in “B” cut times in particular.

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Arizona’s ‘Sportsmanship’ Winner Shimomura Racing In Santa Clara

Arizona’s Sarah Shimomura is competing in Santa Clara after a career-jeopardizing injury last fall.

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True Sweetser: “I like to swim far… maybe too far” (Video)

Vargas and Sweetser both made a big push at the end, ultimately taking 2nd and 3rd in times of 15:19.34 and 15:19.86 respectively.

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Coleman’s Carpool: Bilquist, McLaughlin on Berkeley Lifestyle (Video)

California has always had a lore to outsiders. But what is living there on a daily basis really like? 

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