Europe

Sycerika McMahon Out of World Championship Breaststroke Races

Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon was dealt a bit of a blow this week when it was realized that she hadn’t hit the FINA A standards in the relevant qualifying period. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Brazilian Women On Fire: Take 1-2 in Women’s 10KM; Becca Mann 8th

The Brazilians did it again in Barcelona, grabbing two medals in the second women’s open water event. This time, though, it included gold. (Stock Photo: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Americans Sweep Golds, Silvers in 100 Frees on Day 1 of Maccabiah Games

Andi Murez and Leah Goldman went 1-2 in the first women’s swimming race of the 2013 Maccabiah Games. (Photo Courtesy: Leah Goldman)

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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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Dutch National Record Holder Toussaint Signs With Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast’s Emma Svensson (above) will have an impressive new teammate during the 2013-2014 season. (Photo: Tim BInning/TheSwimPictures.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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Olympic Finalist Stjepanovicl; USC’s Basaraba Headline Serbian Team for Worlds

The Serbians are seeing a changing of the guard in their swimming program, beginning with this 2013 roster. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Italians Make Two Last-Minute Additions to Worlds Lineups

Italy has added two swimmers to their World Championship roster at the 11th hour. (Photo of Pizzini courtesy: Italian Swimming)

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World Championships Preview: Sprenger Confident in His Abilities in the 100 breaststroke

Australian Christian Sprenger is currently ranked number one in the world in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.05 (photo courtesy of Swimming Australia)

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Evgeny Sadovyi Returns to His Hallowed Ground. This Time As an Official

Evgeny Sadovy, the 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist and world record holder will be back at the pool in Barcelona as an official. (Photo Courtesy: www.volganet.ru)

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Hardcore Swim of the Week: Home Cooking at the World University Games

The HardCoreSwim of the week for the 2013 World University Games goes to the Russian men’s 400 free relay. Vlad…

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FINA Approves Curacao as Newest Member Federation After Dissolution of Netherlands Antilles

Curacao, an island off of South America, has received its own FINA membership. (Map Courtesy: TUBS)

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Hosts Awarded for 2015 and 2017 World Junior Championships

The historic city of Budapest is slotted to host the 2017 World Junior Swimming Championships. (Photo: Heinz Albers/www.heinzalbers.org)

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Jamieson Named BUCS (British Collegiate) Sportsman of the Year

After winning an Olympic silver medal, Michael Jamieson has been named the BUCS Sportsman of the Year. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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