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SwimSwam’s 2019-2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Preseason Picks

The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.

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USA Swimming HOD Votes ‘Yes’ on More Logos, Puts Hold on Club Dues Increase

All 27 proposed rules changes were approved last week by the USA Swimming House of Delegates, but the resolution to almost triple club dues gave pause.

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U.S. Olympic, Paralympic Committee Set to Host Team USA Best of the Year Awards

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will co-host the 2019 Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, on November 19.

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Reports to U.S. Center for SafeSport Up 55% in 2019; Org Seeking More Funding

The organization is hoping for $16 million in 2020, up from $10 million this year, but a consultant suggested it could use about $35 million.

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Eastern Zone Approves Anti-Discrimination Policy Aimed at Liberty University

The Eastern Zone committee voted last week to not do business with organizations that it views as being in violation of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct.

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Caeleb Dressel Named Athlete of the Year at USAS Convention

Caeleb Dressel is coming off of a very successful summer of 2019, where he claimed World Champs gold in four individual events

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5-Time Olympic Champion Missy Franklin Weds Hayes Johnson in Denver

Missy Franklin married Hayes Johnson, a former Texas swimmer, Saturday in Denver, CO. The duo was engaged for a year.

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Russia’s Roman Zhdanov Breaks 11-Year-Old S4 200 Free World Record

Zhdanov broke the longstanding record by over two seconds; Great Britain’s Brock Whiston also downed a 7-year-old world record.

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Regan Smith Honored with 2019 Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award

17-year-old Regan Smith was honored with the 2019 Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award at the 2019 USAS Convention in St. Louis on Saturday.

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Russian Teenager Andrei Minakov Withdraws from ISL to Preserve NCAA Eligibility

The seventeen-year-old Minakov says he plans to enroll at an American school next year after taking a pre-Olympic gap year.

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USA Swimming Names First 23 Officials for 2020 US Olympic Trials

USA Swimming has named the first 23 officials for the 2020 US Olympic Trials, including head starter, meet referee, and Team Lead Chief Judge.

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Pike and Bartels claim 2019 CSCAA Open Water National Titles

Moritz Bartels of Grand Valley State University and Taylor Pike of Texas A&M claimed titles at the 2019 CSCAA Open Water meet

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3 Coaches Are Among 4 New Members of USA Swimming Board of Directors

3 USA Swimming coaches and an insurance executive will join the USA Swimming Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 season.

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S12 Becca Meyers Hits American Record Minutes After World Record in London

Meyers swam a WR in the S12 200 IM, taking silver in the mixed-class event, less than 30 minutes before her AR 100 free.

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Department of Justice Investigating Olympic Sports Over Sexual Misconduct

The US Department of Justice is investigating several U.S. Olympic sport organizations over sexual abuse and potential financial misconduct, the WSJ reports.

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