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Top 5 Pet Peeves at the Pool

We’ve got the new Funkita collection, and we love their new print called “Occupy The Lane.” It’s the protest print for all swimmers and it got us thinking of some of those annoying problems at the pool. Image: “The new Occupy The Lane print by Funkit”

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European Federation Set to Move Headquarters For Second Time in Half-a-Decade Years

The Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN), which is the governing body for all things aquatics in Europe, has voted to…

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Swedes Announce Swimming Candidates For Inaugural European Games in 2015

In the marking of a new era of sport in Europe, the Swedes are among the first nations to publicly…

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FINA Bestows “FINA Order” Honor Upon Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has been honored by FINA.

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Scottish Swimming Appoints Alan Lynn as New National Coach

Alan Lynn has had a hand in success in Scottish sport for years, and now Scottish Swimming has grabbed him as their new National Coach.

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European Junior Championships to expand age ranges to four years instead of two, beginning in 2016

The European Junior Championships will double the age range of athletes eligible for competition beginning in two years, according to the Hungarian swimming federation.

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Mie Nielsen Receives a fr 100,000 Scholarship From the DIF

18 year old Mie Nielsen had a very good 2013-14 season in the pool and is now being rewarded for her performances…

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#NECabovethesea: Swedish Elites Spending Three Weeks at Altitude in France

11 of Sweden’s best swimmers are in the middle of a three-week altitude training camp in France.

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British Olympian Amy Smith Announces Retirement

British relay standout Amy Smith has retired from international competition.

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Le Clos hits six figures, Hosszu over $200,000 on World Cup tour after Moscow

With the Moscow World Cup ending the tour’s second cluster, Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu each benefited from the tour’s cluster bonuses to crack new barriers in the money lists.

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Le Clos and Hosszu widen points gap after Moscow World Cup

Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu continue to hurtle towards repeat World Cup points championships, as each finished as the highest scorers in Moscow and in all of Cluster 2.

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Moscow World Cup Day Two Finals

Chad le Clos collected another three gold on the second day in Moscow…

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Ryan Lochte Comments on Michael Phelps’ DUI Arrest

Lochte: “He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming…But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else.”

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Fame, Fortune and Michael Phelps

“While we can safely assume that USA Swimming and the State of Maryland will be holding Mr. Phelps accountable, we can also acknowledge our disappointment and anger at his behavior. Given this, we can, and should, hold the mindset of inquiry (as opposed to judgment) into the reasons behind Michael’s most recent behavior.”

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Two-Time Olympian Lavrentyev Suspended For Three Whereabouts Failures

Portuguese open water swimmer Arseniy Lavrentyev has been suspended for one year after a combination of three whereabouts failures within an…

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