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How Focusing on Fly/Breast Has Improved Kathleen Baker’s 200 IM (Video)

This was Baker’s third-fastest performance ever, having been 2:08.32 in the summer of 2018 and 2:08.75 in February of last year.

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Tokyo 2021 Olympic Relay Qualification Update — Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Adam Peaty leads Great Britain at the top of the rankings in the 400 Medley Relay. USA and Russia are close behind in the chase for the gold.

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Abbey Weitzeil Describes the Mental Struggles of Getting Back In Shape (Video)

Weitzeil’s last long course 50 prior to this weekend came in December of 2019, where she went 24.70 at a time trial in Minnesota.

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Ally McHugh Talks Racing all Stroke 200s, Taking Mile Out Fast (Video)

16:12.87 is the 23-year-old’s third-fastest swim ever, and quickest since August of 2019. It also makes McHugh the second-fastest American in 2020-21.

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Grant Shoults Opens Up About Second Shoulder Surgery, Recent 8:44 PR in 1000 FR

Grant Shoults’ journey to a recent personal best in the 1000 yard free has not been a direct flight. He has laid out the timeline of his path to 8:44.

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Site of 2004 Olympic Trials Being Used As Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site

The Long Beach parking lot that hosted the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials started its vaccine distribution on Tuesday.

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Nic Fink Explains Why Georgia Swimmers Finish Races Well By Design (Video)

Nic Fink home like a freight train down the stretch to sneak by Will Licon for the 200 breast win in 2:11.28, with Licon just .02 back. Fink’s final 50: 33.20

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Zane Grothe on Training: “I’ve really focused on having a better 1500” (Video)

Grothe, 28, finished in a time of 15:10.29, stacking up as his fastest swim since July of 2019 while also making him the second-fastest American this season

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Former National Champion Bobby Brewer Named Head Coach At River City Aquatics

Brewer was the 1998 U.S. National Champion in the 100 backstroke and joins River City Aquatics after owning bdouble Consulting for the past seven years.

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Kieran Smith Breaks Down the Approach That Led to Lifetime Best 200 IM (Video)

Smith’s 1:59.38 showing lowers his previous PB of 1:59.56, set way back at the 2017 World Juniors, and ranks him 13th in the world this season.

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NYT: Klete Keller Apologizes to Former Coach

Klete Keller has not spoken to media since showing up in the US Capitol on January 6, but he reached out to others within swimming over the last week.

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Kathleen Baker: “First time in a hot second that my freestyle leg was faster than my backstroke” (Video)

Baker finished in 2:10.30, moving past Cox to become the 2nd-fastest swimmer in the world this year, with only Kaylee McKeown (2:08.23) ahead of her

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Changing Short Course to LCM Racing Mindset is Key for Abbey Weitzeil (Video)

Abbey Weitzeil put up solid performances in San Antonio, taking a win in the 50 free and claiming 2nd behind Olivia Smoliga in the 100 free

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The 5 Biggest Stories From the January 2021 Pro Swim Series

Class of 2013 Texas alumnus Austin Surhoff (above) posted 2 new lifetime bests to place 2nd in the 50 free (22.54) and 3rd in the 100 free (49.76).

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Zach Apple Breaks Down Mixed Bag Results at First LCM Meet of 2021 (Video)

Zach Apple began to close on him down the stretch and employed his patented straight arm technique over the closing meters.

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