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Arena Signs 2013 NCAA Champion Laura Sogar

Breaststroke specialist and 2013 NCAA champion Laura Sogar is the newest member of Arena’s North American roster of elite athletes, the Portland, Ore.-based company announced today. Sogar completed her collegiate swimming career at the University of Texas in 2013.

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Franklin, Ledecky nominated for USSA Athlete of the Year

Missy Franklin (far left) and Katie Ledecky (far right) join a star-studded field of nominees for USSA Athlete of the Year

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Jeremy Stravius Breaks French National Record in 100 Fly

Jeremy Stravius (middle) is entering the conversation for the world’s greatest butterfliers, in addition to his existing status as one of the best backstrokers.

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Manaudou Puts Up Second Ranked 50 Freestyle At French Nationals

Florent Manaudou kicked off the A finals on the first night of competition at the French Short Course National Championships…

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French Short Course Nationals in Dijon Day 1 – Records Falling Already in Prelims

France’s Jeremy Stravius (above) and Florent Manaudou were both under the old Meet Record in prelims of the 100 fly.

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Phelps in Brazil Filming Subway Commercial With Pelé; Discusses Comback

Michael Phelps continued to play it cool on his comeback.

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Rowdy Gaines relives the 1980 Olympic Boycott and his Favorite Moment Behind the Mic: Gold Medal Minute Video

3-time Olympic gold medalist, Rowdy Gaines, shares his experience during the 1980 Olympic Boycott. Gaines was in his prime in 1980, a star swimmer set to win multiple Olympic medals.

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Herning Uses A Unique Process To Build New Facilities

When the 600 plus athletes arrive to compete at the European Short Course Championships in Herning they will be racing…

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Guy and Marren Recognized By The BBC

17 year old James Guy and 15 year old Amy Marren have both received high praise for their accomplishments in…

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French Swimmer Greiner Given 1 Month Doping Suspension for Prednisone

French swimmer Lise Grenier has been handed a 1 month suspension by the French Anti-Doping Agency after a positive test for…

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Third meet record for Meilutyte at Gymnasiade, Italians impress

Lithuanian star Ruta Meilutyte continued to add to her record count at the Gymnasiade, winning the 100 free and shattering the meet record after doing the same in the 50 free and 50 breast.

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DJ Anthony Ervin Headlines Mumford & Sons’ Gig

DJ Anthony Ervin, aka Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin aka the Conductor of the Crawl aka the Beethoven of Berkeley aka the Spinner of Spieker aka the Fast-Fingered Freestyler DJ-ed a show produced by Mumford and Sons’ star Ben Lovett!

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Want to Swim the Swan River – Feature Video

Video is courtesy of Swimming Australia. Via Youtube: Registrations are now open at www.aquaticsuperseries.com.au WHEN: Sunday 2 February 2014 To celebrate…

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Swimming celebrates International Volunteers Day with call for Local Legends

Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson: “For swimming in Australia to be successful, we need to ensure that we are building and investing in a strong community base for our sport, and community starts at the volunteer level.”

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Dreamfuel launches crowd-funding site for athletes with Plummer, Jennings on board

A crowd-funding platform for Olympic hopefuls launches today under the banner of Dreamfuel. Above is a video of one of Dreamfuel’s first campaigns, U.S. Olympic hopeful David Plummer.

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