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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 3/26/2014

Short course season is wrapping up all over the country. Here are our Weekly Wonders for the weekend of March 21-23, 2014.

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1946 NCAA Champion, Swimming Philanthropist Charles Keating, Jr. Passes Away

Charles Humphrey Keating, Jr., a juggernaut across many worlds, passed away on Monday in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 90 years…

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2014 YMCA Nationals: Day 1 GAC Air Quality Report

The “major events unit” has been installed on the gutter of the warmup/warmdown pool in Greensboro.

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Weaver Wins 100 Fly Again; Leap Smokes Meet Record in 200 Breaststroke

Courtney Weaver and Bethany Leap were two of the stars of Tuesday’s finals session in Greensboro.

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TYR Sport Sponsors Coaching Trailblazer Rachel Stratton-Mills

Excellent coaching is vital to swimming’s advancement as a sport, which is why TYR Sport is proud to support Rachel Stratton-Mills, head coach of the Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team.

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Ahead of Y Nationals, Greensboro Aquatic Center Being Proactive With Air Quality Issues

With an expected 1,400 swimmers descending upon the Greensboro Aquatic Center for this weeks YMCA Short Course National Championships, meet…

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VIDEO: Rowdy Gaines to direct 30 Central Florida YMCA locations, modeling program after SwimMAC

Television color commentator and former Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines will be taking over direction of 30 Orlando-area YMCAs to create a new SwimMAC-type super-club system.

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Carmel Swim Club Girls Torch 15-16 400 Free Relay Record at Sectionals

Amy Bilquist (above) anchored the Carmel Swim Club to a National Age Group Record over the weekend in Indianapolis.

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SwimMAC Carolina Girls Break Two More 17-18 NAG Relay Records; Now Hold All 10 in the Category

Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Elsa Welshofer, and Lauren Rhodes combined to break the last two 17-18 yards National Age Group relay records, giving SwimMAC Carolina perfect 10-for-10.

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Simone Manuel Re-Breaks American Record with Relay Leadoff in Finals: Video

First Colony Swim Team’s Simone Manuel has re-broken her own American Record in the 100 yard free in the finals of…

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Michael Andrew Re-Breaks 100 Breast, 100 Free NAG Records; Goes Under 54 Seconds

14-year old pro swimmer Michael Andrew has re-broken his own National Age Group Record in the 100 yard breaststroke, swimming a…

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Vinny Marciano Crushes 11-12 100 LCM Backstroke NAG Record in New York

Vinny Marciano is swimming with the “old” guys at the 2014 Speedo Championship Series LC Meet in Buffalo, NY. The…

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SwimMac Girls Break 15-18 400 Medley National Relay Record At TarHeel States Championship

The relay team of Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Elsa Welshofer, and Nora McCullagh posted a 3:34.37, breaking the 15-18 400 medley relay NAG record.

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Simone Manuel Breaks 100 Freestyle American Record at NASA Junior National Championship Cup

Simone Manuel went 46.83 in prelims at the NASA Junior National Championship Cup to break the American Record in the 100 yard freestyle.

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Megan Lynch, 10, Breaks Two NAG Records In One Individual Swim

10 year-old Megan Lynch took her 100 breaststroke out in 31.73, breaking the 50 breaststroke NAG record in route to smashing the 100 breaststroke NAG record by almost two seconds with a time of 1:08.07. Two-for-one special!

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