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SwimSwam Pulse: Ledecky (39%), Titmus (21%) Lead 200 Free Winner’s Poll

Katie Ledecky led our poll by a wide margin early, but votes for Ariarne Titmus picked up force after Sunday’s upset of Ledecky in the 400 free.

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Fastskin Phoenix Club Challenge: Rise Like A Phoenix

Upload a video to your Instagram of you or your teammates jumping/diving into the pool – played in reverse! Tag @Speedo & include #FastskinPhoenix.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Aussies Get Lego’d, Fun USA Swimming Facts

Check out interesting snippets from around the web, with this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines featuring Nathan Adrian and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor.

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Ask Swim Mom: My Son Hasn’t Been Recruited Yet

I’m concerned because my son who is a good swimmer, hasn’t gotten any offers from colleges, but his friends have already committed.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Farris, Adrian Expected to Make American Free Relay For Tokyo

38% of voters said Dean Farris was the most likely of our listed candidates to make the American 4×100 free relay for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Storied British Coach Mike Higgs Loses Battle With Cancer

Athletes, coaches, and members of the swimming community are paying tribute to Coach Mike Higgs who died after a long battle with cancer.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Dolan & Savulich Honored; Cullen Welcomes Baby Boy

Catch some smaller stories from around the web in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Tom Dolan, Bobby Savulich, Cullen Jones and more.

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Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam 2020 US Olympians Draft

The following is a lightly edited transcript of a Slack chat that took place over the last three weeks. This…

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Swim Mom Musings: What the Soccer Championship Does for Girls & Women in Sports

The USA Women’s Soccer team won another championship. The media coverage and aftermath propels girls and women who compete foreword in so many ways.

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Three Unique Techniques in Sun Yang’s 1500 m Freestyle

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club…

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The Silver Lining of Missing Goals

Out of all the life lessons our children learn from swimming, one of the greatest is picking themselves up and trying again after not making a goal.

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Living a Balanced Swim Life

Love your swimming, but remember you’re not just a swimmer. You’re a valuable, amazing human being that does swimming. It’s only part of your life.

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Shouts from the Stands: What is Developing the WHOLE PERSON?

Coaches talk about developing not only the athlete, but the WHOLE PERSON. Have you ever sat back and thought about what that meant?

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Glory Days – Four Amigos Reunite by Jim Dickson (Record Holder)

Well, here we are–The 4 Amigos – still holding an Northern Virginia Swim League record 11-12 Boys 100YD medley relay set in the summer of 1963.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Favor NCAA Reform But 42% Fear Effects To Swimming

86% of voters said college athletes should be able to profit from their names and images, but 42% expressed concern about the effects to non-revenue sports.

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