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Shanghai World Champs Day 6 Prelims: Cielo, Adrian, Bovell Tie Atop 50 Free Prelims; Franklin Top Seed in 200 Back

Be sure to tune in to the site during finals as we’ll be doing a livecast with Chris Desantis of…

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5 Things to Watch for on Day 6 in Shanghai

Day 6, same meet start times. Check out our Day 5 preview here for details. We will again be doing a…

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World Champs Day 5 Swim of the Day: Lochte's 200 IM (With an Assist to Mr. Phelps)

With all due respect and regard to Missy Franklin’s 1:55.06 200 freestyle to lead off the relay, which has been…

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When Can We End the "Textile-Best" Conversation?

Since FINA announced on July 31, 2009 that swimming would be going back to minimal, textile jammers, swims have been…

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Missy Franklin Crushes 15-16 National Age Group Record

The USA’s Missy Franklin, swimming the leadoff leg on the American 800 free relay, demolished the 15-16 National Age Group…

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Shanghai Day 5 Finals: Lochte Ends Drought With First World Record After Tech Suits

Women’s 100 free semifinal Femke Heemskerk looked like she was cruising in this 100 free semifinal with a very Lochte-esque…

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5 For Day 5: Races to Watch Wednesday/Thursday at the World Championships

Tonight, we will be doing a very special live broadcast preview 30 minutes before the beginning of prelims (8:30 US…

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World Champs Day 4 Swim of the Day: Federica Pellegrini's 200 Free Takes It By a Tweet

There were lots of excellent swims on day 4 of the World Championships. Phelps broke through with his first gold…

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Roland Schoeman Guest Editorial: Steroids, Swimming, and Dangerous Precedents

Today we welcome a very special guest, Roland Schoeman, to The Swimmers Circle to weigh in on the Cesar Cielo debate. Roland…

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A History of Cheating in the Men’s Breaststrokes

For those of you who haven’t seen the video yet, click here to watch Universal Sports’ replay of the men’s…

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Worlds Day 4 Finals: Phelps Steps Up to Break Drought in 200 Fly

Men’s 100 freestyle semifinals James Magnussen improved his time a bit in the semifinal, but is really showing impressive poise…

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Shanghai Day 3 Prelims: Thiago Pereira Fast Top Seed in 200 IM Prelims; German Qualifying Process Catches Up To Them

Women’s 50 backstroke The women’s 50 backstroke prelim was extremely tight, with the top 11 swimmers all finishing between 28.2…

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5 Things to Watch for on Day 4 of the World Championships

Day 4 at the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships – Pool Swimming – will feature another very light preliminary schedule. The…

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World Champs Day 3 Swim of the Day: Lotte Friis in the 1500 free

Day 3’s swim of the day was a much easier decision than either of the first two days. Though Ryan…

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ESPN, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports Give Swimming Front-Page Love

Might swimming be turning a corner in the mainstream media coverage? At the least, it’s going from a “once every…

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