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2017 Swammy Awards: Female Junior Swimmer Of The Year Rikako Ikee

3-time World Junior Champion, 17-year-old Japanese phenom Rikako Ikee earned her spot as top female junior swimmer in the world for 2017.

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2017 Swammy Awards Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year: Zane Grothe

A late-breaking entry for the award, American swimmer Zane Grothe had his big break-through at 25 years old when he broke the American and U.S. Open Records in both the 500 and the 1650 yard freestyle at the US Winter National Championships in the waning days of November and into December.

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Rikako Ikee Takes Down Two, Ties One National Record at Lausanne Cup

The Japanese sprinter swam her way to three new national records this week in Lausanne, breaking two marks outright and tying one.

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Swimming Australia Appoints Odgers Berndston In Search For New CEO

Swimming Australia has retained global executive search firm Odgers Berndston to assist in its search for a new CEO.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizers Reveal Mascot Ballot For Schoolchildren’s Vote

Of the more than 2,000 designs submitted to Tokyo 2020 organizers for the next Summer Olympic mascots, the candidates have been narrowed down to just 3 pairings.

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Lionel Khoo & Roanne Ho Rock Breaststroke National Records In Singapore

Lionel Khoo and Roanne Ho each broke national Singaporean records while competing in front of their home crowd at OCBC Aquatic Centre over the weekend.

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Sun Yang Gunning For 800 Gold In Tokyo, Looking To Continue To 2020

“I enjoy it because hard work makes me satisfied,” says multi-Olympic champion Sun Yang on his current training regimen.

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FINA Awards Sun Yang With ‘Swimming Popularity’ Award

During the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Gala in Sanya, China, Sun Yang earned honors for his ‘outsanding contribution to swimming popularity in China.’

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Cherantha De Silva Makes History For Sri Lanka In Singapore

Cherantha De Silva took part in the recently held (1st – 2nd DEC) “Singapore Open Nationals – Short course meters”.

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Chinese Coach Liu Haitao Suspended After Liu Zixuan’s Doping Ban

We reported in October that Chinese world champs silver medalist Liu Zixuan had been suspended two years for a failed doping test, but Chinese media now report that her coach, Liu Haitao, is also being suspended.

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Watch Michael Andrew’s 51.65 100 IM (SC) World Junior Record

Watch Michael Andrew’s 51.65 100 IM World Junior Record from Singapore.

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Le Clos Kept Waiting As Schooling Decides Commonwealth Games Plans

Excitement is already building for what could be a high-octane 100m fly showdown between South African Chad Le Clos and Singaporean Joseph Schooling at next year’s Commonwealth Games.

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Russia’s Prigoda Clocks New 200 SCM Breaststroke National Record

Russia’s Kirill Prigoda took home a hard-earned 200m breaststroke victory on the final session of the final stop of the 2017 FINA World Cup Series.

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Breaststroking Beast: Daiya Seto Downs 200 Japanese National Record

In the final stop of this year’s World Cup Series, Japanese Olympian Daiya Seto made his mark in what was once his ‘off’ event of the 200m breaststroke, taking silver in a new Japanese national record setting-time of 2:01.30.

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Li Zhuhao Of China Snares 100 Fly Short Course World Junior Record

While competing on day 2 of the final stop of this year’s World Cup Series, Chinese teen Li Zhuhao fired off a new World Junior Record in the 100m butterfly.

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