Africa

SwimSA Saved at Last Minute by SASCOC and FINA with R4.2 Million, USD 245K

“In a country where cricket, soccer and rugby soak up all the media and sponsors, 21 year old Chad Le Clos became a nationally-celebrated icon after beating his idol Michael Phelps in the 200 metre butterfly in London…” (Photo Credit: US PRESSwire)

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2013 World Championship Previews: Women’s 100 Backstroke Looks A Lot Like ‘Chalk’

MIssy Franklin (right) is the defending Olympic Champion in the 100 back, but her future training partner Liz Pelton (left) is looking to crash the podium party in Barcelona. (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)

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FINA Announces Hosts for 2019 and 2021 World Championships

This pool in South Korea, designed to be shaped like a water drop, will host the 2015 World University Games and now the 2019 World Aquatics Championships. (Photo Courtesy: Gwangju organizing committee)

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Schoeman Swims 23.2 in 50 Fly at Arizona Masters Championships

South Africa’s Roland Schoeman had a last-minute warmup before leaving for Barcelona at the Arizona State Masters Championships. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Worlds Previews: A Young Japanese Contender for Lochte in the Men’s 200 IM

Ryan Lochte’s breaststroke leg should make the difference between him and Kosuke Hagino at Worlds. (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)

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2013 Worlds Preview: A Humbled Magnussen and Resurgent Russia

All signs abroad are that James “the Missile” Magnussen has his sights set on a 100 freestyle gold in Barcelona. (Photo: Swimming Australia)

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Olympic Gold Medalist Roland Schoeman Races Murphy the Swimming Dog

Roland Schoeman versus Murphy Lee McCaffrey. Who will win?

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Cameron van der Burgh Pulls Out of French Open With Knee Strain

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh has pulled out of the French Open this weekend, though he hopes to be ready in time for Worlds.

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2013 Worlds Preview: Men’s 50 freestyle, Familiar Faces with New Expectations

Can Nathan Adrian go from not qualifying in 2012 to gold in 2013? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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IOC Approves Coventry for Athletes Commission; Rejects Adding Medals

Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry will be sworn in Wednesday by the IOC; and the stroke 50’s took a huge blow for their Olympic hopes. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Stravius Goes 53.1 in 100 Back; Pedersen 2:21 in 200 Breast on Day 1 of Canet Mare Nostrum

Felipe Lima posted this shot of the Canet pool from day 1 of the 2013 Mare Nostrum series.

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Ruta Meilutyte Gets 2nd European Record in a Week at Barcelona Stop

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte now owns both sprint records on the Continent.

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Le Clos Headed to Europe for Big Summer Meet Season; Pair of Bulldogs Too

Chad le Clos (above) is part of a loaded field that will compete in Europe over the next month. Also on the list is a pair of Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo Credit: Staccioli/Arena)

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Lochte Finishes Meet With 4th Win; Pelton Swims Best Time in 100 Back

Conor Dwyer has been on a roll so far at the Santa Clara Grand Prix, and will hope to stay hot in the last finals session in the 200 IM. (Photo: Bill Collins)

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Lochte Top Seed in 100 Backstroke at Sleepy Sunday Morning from Santa Clara

Mike Alexandrov has been on fire this year, but he’ll face his biggest challenge yet in the young Kevin Cordes in Sunday’s 100 breaststroke. (Photo: Bill Collins)

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