Spectator Alcohol Sales Flowing Smoothly at 2018 U.S. Nationals

SwimSwam caught up with USA Swimming CMO Matt Farrell to find out how alcohol sales have gone at Nationals.


2018 U.S. Nationals Day 4: Bethany Galat Scratches 100 Breast A Final

Bethany Galat of Aggie Swim Club, who finished 2nd in the 200 breast on Thursday, scratched the 100 breast final.


Brooke Forde: “I was not expecting a time like that” (Video)

Forde, who led the race until the final stretch, also put up a big best in 4:35.09. That’s a best by 4 seconds and ranks her #5 in the world


Regan Smith Lowers Own 100 Back World Junior Record In 59.09

Without even swimming a best time, Regan Smith has broken the World Junior Record in the 100 backstroke.


Two 100 Breast Swim-Offs Lined Up At US Nats Day 4

A pair of swim-offs are set up for the men’s and women’s 100 breaststrokes on day 4 of U.S. Nationals.

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Sixth-Place Emily Weiss Reinstated To 100 Breast Final After DQ

17-year-old Emily Weiss has been reinstated to the women’s 100 breast final after originally being disqualified for multiple dolphin kicks off the start.


9-Seed Emily Weiss and 18-Seed Emily Escobedo DQed in 100 Breast

A slew of swimmers have been DQed for “multiple dolphin kicks” off the wall in the 100 breast.


Grieshop: “The energy that the Cal bears have is unmatched” (Video)

Cal’s Sean Grieshop had a breakthrough swim. He hadn’t swum a best time since setting the World Junior Record at 4:14.00 at 2016 Trials


Ally McHugh Translates WUGs Experience to a National Title (Video)

Penn State’s Ally McHugh had arguably the swim of her life tonight

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McLaughlin: “I didn’t want to define my racing as ‘being back'” (Video)

She hadn’t broken 58 since 2015, but Katie McLaughlin hit the mark tonight with a lifetime best 57.51 to likely secure a spot at Pan Pacs

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Ryan Murphy Breaks Down 24 Second AR in 24 Seconds (Video)

After a very good 200 back, Murphy brought in another title tonight with a new American Record.

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U.S. Nationals Performance vs Seed so Far

The U.S. national championships have been fast so far at the top end compared to last year. Average times in the finals are down almost across the board


Olivia Smoliga is Swimming’s Ice Queen (Video)

Ali Deloof charged hard late, but it was American record-holder Olivia Smoliga who held on for the win in the women’s 50 back, booking a return trip to the World Championships


2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 4 Prelims Preview

Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.


Gianluca Urlando Breaks Michael Andrew’s NAG Record in 100 Fly

16-year old Gianluca Urlando has broken the National Age Group Record in the 100 fly, but not the 200 (where he earned a spot on a senior international team).


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