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TX Sprinter Briana Roberson Sends Verbal to UGA Class of 2025

Roberson, a rising senior at Fulshear High School in Texas, was the Texas 5A runner-up in both the 100 and 200 free in February.

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Bobby Finke Swims His First Race Since Record-Setting Mile in February

Finke swam 3 races, including a 15:12 in the 1500 free, as part of a dual meet in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday.

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Texas A&M Adds In-State Breaststroker Noah Beladi for 2021

Beladi competed at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – West, reaching finals in the 200 breast to finish 19th in a new best of 2:00.46.

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Florida 2A 100/200 Free Champion Reese Branzell Verbals to Georgia

At the 2019 Florida 2A Championships, Branzell picked up sprint titles in the 100 free (44.89) and 200 free (1:39.45) with lifetime bests in both events.

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All the Cuts and Cancellations to College Aquatics Programs for 2020-2021

SwimSwam’s running list of all the college swim & dive, synchronized swimming and water polo teams that have been cut or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NCAA D1 Council Votes to Allow Stacking of Merit/Need Aid and Athletic Aid

The NCAA passed legislation to allow equivalency sports such as swimming and diving to stack need-based aid and/or merit aid with athletic aid.

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Polish Junior National Team-er Mateusz Dubas Joins Florida for 2020-21 Season

In 2019, Dubas qualified for the 200m breast semifinals at the Euro Summer Junior Champs and finished 10th overall with a lifetime best of 2:15.50.

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SEC Postpones Start of Volleyball, Soccer & Cross Country Amid Pandemic

The Southeastern Conference has postponed the start dates for competition in three fall sports, though football is not yet included, due to the pandemic.

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Seidt, Hansson, and Marsh Among 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees

3-time NCAA champion Louise Hansson (above) was among 53 swimmers & divers nominated for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

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Cayman Islands Swimmer Jordan Crooks Commits to Tennessee

Cayman Islands native Jordan Crooks is planning to join the volunteers during the 2020-2021 season. He was the 2019 CARIFTA champion in the 200 free.

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South African National Champ Matt Sates Gives Georgia Its First 2022 Commit

South African National Champion Matthew Sates is one of the first few swimmers to announce a verbal commitment as part of the incoming college class of 2026.

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Sources: Texas A&M Swimmers Among Positive COVID-19 Cases

Texas A&M, one of the first college swim teams to return to training, has had multiple swimmers test positive for COVID-19, sources tell SwimSwam.

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CSCAA Announces 2020 Scholar All-America Team Individual Selections

Louisville and Virginia led all Division I women’s teams with 16 First-Team Selections, while Texas led on the Division I men’s side with 17.

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SEC Runner-Up Liam Bell Decides to Stay at ‘Bama after Entering Transfer Portal

After exploring the transfer market this off-season, rising sophomore Liam Bell has decided to stay at Alabama, where he was the 100 breast SEC runner-up.

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Florida Lands Euro Summer Juniors Medalist Ekaterina Nikonova of Russia

With her converted bests, Nikonova would’ve been right up at the top of Florida’s sprint freestyle group last season.

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