International

National 800 free record for Gabriele Detti at Italian Nationals Day 1

The distance freestyle races saw big times on the first day of Italian Nationals. Federica Pellegrini (above) put up the second-fastest 400 free time in the world this year while Gabriele Detti broke a national record in the 800 and took over the world’s top ranking.

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Hosszu, Ottesen, Heemskerk, Dekker to Swim at Maria Lenk

Katinka Hosszu will race at the 2014 Maria Lenk Trophy in two weeks, swimming for Corinthians.

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Le Clos Wins Again, Schoeman Goes World-Leader in 50 Fly Semi-Final on Day 2 of SA Nationals

South Africa’s Chad le Clos took a second event win of the meet thus far in South Africa.

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French Long Course Nationals in Chartres: Day One Wrap-Up

A view of the competition pool at the 2014 French Long Course Championships in Chartres.

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Lauren Boyle’s national record highlights day 1 of New Zealand Open

Lauren Boyle broke her own national record in the 200 free, one of three New Zealanders to hit the nomination standard for the Commonwealth Games team.

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Ian Thorpe Admitted to Hospital in Sydney After Shoulder Surgery Complications

Swimming legend Ian Thorpe was admitted into a Sydney hospital for treatment of an infection on his left-shoulder, several Australian media…

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How to Eliminate Chloramines After Swimming

Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers. The problems can be severe, often called “chlorine allergy” or “chlorine sensitivity.” Some physical symptoms include itchiness and dryness, breathing problems, rash, hives, etc..

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French Long Course Nationals in Chartres: Fan Guide Part 2 – Whom to Watch

All eyes will be on this guy, French superstar Yannick Agnel, who has been training under Bob Bowman at NBAC for the last year. This will be Agnel’s first major meet since moving to Baltimore and everyone will be keen to see how the “American” version of their superstar does in Chartres.

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Swimming Australia Names First 30 for 2014 Pan Pac Championships

Swimmers like Emily Seebohm, who hit “A” standards at the Australian National Championships last week, are qualified for both the Commonwealth Games and the Pan Pac Championships

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Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Fly 13-14 NAG Record, 47.23

With 47.23 in the 100 yard butterfly, Michael pulls within .13 of the 15-16 National Age Groud Record, a record he’ll have over two years to challenge. That one currently sits at 47.10, belonging to Michael-Phelps-nemesis Milorad Cavic.

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Le Clos is Back With 1:54.5 in 200 Fly, Bosch Qualifies Too on Day 1 of SA Nationals

South Africa had a breakthrough with two swimmers qualifying for the Commonwealth Games in the 200 fly on the meet’s first day.

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French Long Course Nationals in Chartres: Fan Guide Part 1 – Setting the Stage

Quiet before the storm: the French national championships get underway tomorrow morning in Chartres, France. Among the top international stars who will be competing are Yannick Agnel, Camille Muffat, Florent Manaudou, Jérémy Stravius, and Camille Lacourt.

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Foil Monofin: The Benefits Of Using a Single Blade Fin

Using the Foil Monofin is a great way to practice underwater dolphin kicks and also to get into great shape. The Monofin was the first product made by FINIS just over two decades ago and has evolved into a critical training tool for some of the best swimmers in the world.

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Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Breast 13-14 NAG Record, 53.88

Swimming news – 100 breaststroke NAG Record reported by Braden Keith 14-year old pro swimmer Michael Andrew has re-broken his own National…

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Olympian Connor Jaeger Featured in Swimming Documentary “The Water Is My Sky”

Jaeger, who just wrapped up his senior season at the University of Michigan, will be offering a glimpse into the world of professional swimming as he trains toward the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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