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FINIS Announces Sponsorship of Mallory Weggemann

“We are extremely lucky to have such an incredible swimmer join our team,” said FINIS President John Mix. “It would be enough if all she did were win gold medals and set world records, but this young woman is so remarkable on her own. Her drive, her will to succeed, to overcome adversity; we can all learn a lot from Mallory Weggemann.”

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New York Athletic Club Making Waves in Olympic Swimming

Tyler McGill of the NYAC famously kisses his wife after making the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

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SwimSwam Seeks Senior Reporter

SwimSwam.com is looking for a reporter with an understanding of the sport, someone who can speak to swimmers, coaches, industry contacts, and can simultaneously continue to build the external audience of swimming.

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Arena Signs NCAA Champ & American Record Holder Tom Shields and 2012 Gold Medalist Matt McLean

“I’ve been wearing Arena suits all summer and have found great success in the pool,” said Shields. “I’m so happy to officially be aligned with Arena. The technology is the best in the industry, and I am proud to represent a company that is true leader in the swimming community.”

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What Are The Top 50 Sports Cities Around the World

Voting for the 2nd edition of the Sports City Index is now open. Results will be announced on December 10th, 2013. The Index, launched in 2012, provides a comprehensive annual ranking of the top sports cities from around the world. (Featured Image: London Aquatic Center)

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The Swim Team Store expands national sales force with two new hires

“Our growth in the team market has been very rapid, and we’re going to maintain the customer service that got us here.” states Vice President of Sales, Matt Zimmer. “Amy and Missy fully understand the importance of strong customer outreach, and the technology that allows us to make team fulfillment as easy as it can be.”

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Nick Folker Leaves Cal to Reach Bigger Audience with BridgeAthletic Fitness Tech Company

Nick Folker, co-founder of BridgeAthletic, trains NBC TV star Natalie Morales and 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin.

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International Swimming Hall of Fame To Leave Fort Lauderdale

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc., (ISHOF) announced today that upon the expiration of its current fifty-year agreement with the City of Fort Lauderdale, in February of 2015, it will not renew and will look for a new home in another city.

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Two Milwaukee County pools in danger of being closed

The Schroeder South Swim Team will still exist if the Pulaski pool closes (the team uses several pools in the area), but it will be far less convenient for many swimmers to make it to practice and lessons since Pulaski is in the center of the community.

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Florent Manaudou, Ice Watch – Feature Video

Florent Manaudou, 50 freestyle 2012 Olympic champion and brother of Olympic star Laure Manaudou, expands his endorsement portfolio with Ice Watch.

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Potomac Marlins to Host Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event at PVS October Open at Lee District Rec. Center

The Potomac Marlins, a member of Potomac Valley Swimming, will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser this weekend as part of the October Open at Lee District Recreation Center (October 18-20).

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Eastern States Swim Clinic Registration Deadline Extended to Oct 11

The Eastern States Swim Clinic has a great lineup of Olympic swimmers and coaches, including Mike Bottom (featured image), David Marsh, Todd Schmitz, Ian Crocker and Kate Zielger.

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Universal Sports Network Expands Distribution With Verizon Agreement

Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming.

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Cullen Jones Diversity Invitational Draws 500+ Swimmers To Compete OCT. 11-13

Cullen Jones: “It has always been a dream of mine to bring the sport of swimming to a broader audience. The CJDI is designed to help support – and encourage – diversity in swimming by bringing together kids of all backgrounds and giving them the chance to compete in an elite event, all while raising money to support this important cause. It’s going to be a terrific event!”

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TYR Signs Jimmy Feigen to Marketing Deal

World Championship silver medalist Jimmy Feigen has signed a marketing deal with TYR: his first big professional contract.

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