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Japan’s Top Guns Ready To Rock At Next Month’s National Championships

With Japanese powerhouse Kosuke Hagino back in full force since last fall’s endoscopic elbow surgery, international eyes will be on the Olympic gold medalist as he competes domestically at his nation’s championships next month.

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Japan’s Daiya Seto Graduates Into Ranks Of Professional Swimmers

Japan’s Daiya Seto is joining the ranks of the international professional swimming elite.

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Japan’s Rie Kaneto Marks Another Top Swimmer Out Of Budapest Worlds

Reigning 200m breaststroke Olympic champion, Rie Kaneto of Japan, has announced she will not be partaking in her nation’s World Championships qualifying meet in April.

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Singapore’s Roanne Ho Returns With SEA Games Qualifying Mark

Roanne Ho made her more pronounced return to competition this past weekend at the 48th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Quah Ting Wen Scores New Singaporean Record In 50 Freestyle

Two-time Olympian Quah Ting Wen scored a new Singaporean national record in the women’s 50 LCM freestyle.

Singapore’s Tao Li Opts Out Of 2017 SEA Games

5-time Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Tao Li of Singapore has decided she will not be competing at this year’s edition of the meet.

Singapore’s Lionel Khoo Lowers Own 200 Breaststroke National Record

While competing at the 48th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships this week, 21-year-old Lionel Khoo lowered his own national record in the men’s 200 LCM breaststroke.

Joseph Schooling’s Family To Open ‘Schooling Sports Academy’

The ripple effects of Singaporean Joseph Schooling’s Olympic gold medal are still being felt in his home nation, as the swimmer’s parents, Mary and Colin Schooling, have announced plans for a new Schooling Sports Academy.

Sun Yang & Ye Shiwen Expected At Next Month’s Chinese Nationals

Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen are expected to compete at next month’s Chinese National Championships, the qualifying meet for Budapest’s World Championships.

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Former Aussie Kenneth To Makes Hong Kong Club Swimming Debut

Kenneth To, the 24-year-old once Australian National Team member, made his Hong Kong competition debut this weekend.

Hagino Closes Out Madrid With 5 For 5 Event Golds

Kosuke Hagino’s impressive times across 5 events at this weekend’s Madrid Open puts potential would-be Budapest competitors on notice.

Kosuke Hagino Cranks Out Another Nasty Double In Madrid

Kosuke Hagino is 4-for-4 in Madrid, rattling the world rankings across multiple events.

Olympic & Paralympic Flag Tour Aims To Help With Miyagi Prefecture

The Olympic and Paralympic Flags were welcomed this week to Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture by crowds of students from the…

Kosuke Hagino Is Back: Wins Twice Handily On Day 1 Of Madrid Open

Kosuke Hagino made his post-elbow surgery debut in Madrid tonight, collecting two gold medals in the process.

Schooling’s Olympic Gold Leads To Singapore’s $70M Funding Increase

“In 2016, one defining moment took place at 9.12am on the morning of 13 Aug. For the first time, we heard Majulah Singapura being played at the Olympics,” says Singaporean official Grace Fu on the impact of Joseph Schooling’s gold medal from Rio.

FINA Announces Next 36 Athletes for Scholarship Program

Marcelo Acosta, the 3rd seed at this year’s NCAA Championships in the 1650 free, is one of the success stories of the FINA scholarship program.

Singapore Swimming Revamping To Ride Olympic Momentum

In the wake of 3 national swimmers having qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games, including superstar 100m butterfly gold medalist Joseph Schooling, the Singapore Swimming Association is enacting a revamp of sorts to its entire organization’s structure to help carry Olympic momentum.

Gold Medalist Hagino Set To Make Post-Elbow Surgery Return In Madrid

Look out world rankings, Japanese powerhouse Kosuke Hagino is scheduled to race 5 events at this weekend’s Campeonato Open Absoluto C. Madrid, including one he hasn’t swum regularly in two years.

Ryosuke Irie comments on training at SwimMAC with Dave Marsh (Video)

Olympic medalist Ryosuke Irie shared his thoughts with Swimswam on his new training home in Charlotte and his new head coach