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Ashton Smith Excited to Represent US at Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympic gold medalist Ashton Smith to represent the US at the 2019 World Games.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldog

Kalisz proved that even without going best times, he can visibly separate himself from the rest of the world’s IMer in a way his predecessors in the American IM group (Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte) have done for the past decade.

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1:55 Flyer Ivanov Following Lopez From Auburn To Virginia Tech

World Juniors bronze medalist and 1:55 long course butterflyer Antani Ivanov, previously an Auburn commit, is following coach Sergio Lopez to Virginia Tech.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: John Morse & Doug Wharam, NAC

The American team of juniors had a dominant showing at Junior Pan Pacs, winning 27 of 35 golds medals and more than half of all medals awarded. Nashville Aquatic Club swimmers accounted for 9 total medals, 7 of them gold.

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Michael Andrew Confirms His Attendance At All Seven World Cup Stops

Rising American star Michael Andrew will compete on all seven stops of the 2018 FINA World Cup circuit.

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SwimSwam’s 2018-2019 College Kickoff: Upcoming NCAA Preview Coverage

College swim season begins before we know it – the first dual meet is scheduled for September 14, just over two weeks away – and we at SwimSwam have been cooking up a feast of pre-season coverage. Here’s what to watch for over the coming weeks:

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USA Women Finish Off Three Game Sweep of Australia

Another capacity crowd cheered on the USA Women’s National Team to another victory over Australia, this time a 14-3 win at Santa Barbara High School.

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Complete with Signature Warmup, Phelps Throws Diamondbacks First Pitch

Phelps took the mound representing his foundation for Drowning Impact Awareness Month.

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2018 Golden Goggles Will Be Hosted at Times Square Sheraton

Sheraton’s parent company, Starwood, merged with Marriott in 2016. Marriott hotels in Los Angeles and New York have been the regular hosts this decade.

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Jr. Pan Pacs Day 4 Prelims: Urlando and Brinkworth Show Strong Amid Worsening Weather

Worsening weather conditions yielded a relatively slow morning on the final day of Jr. Pan Pacs.

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2018 Junior Pan Pacs: Carson Chasing His Own Record on Day 4

After breaking records held by 2 of the all-time American greats earlier in the meet, 16-year old Carson Foster will be chasing his own history on Sunday.

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Gianluca Urlando Re-Breaks 15-16 National Age Group Record in 100 Fly

Urlando missed his best time in the 200 fly earlier in the meet, but won the 100 fly in a new National Age Group Record.

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16-Year Old Isabel Stadden Breaks Jr. Pan Pacs Record in Day 3 Prelims

Staden didn’t swim her lifetime best, but did break the two-year old Meet Record in the 200 back prelims.

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NCAA Swimming Lands ‘F’ Grade for Lack of Women Coaching Female Teams

Swimming, diving, and water polo are among the collegiate sports that have the fewest number of female coaches coaching women’s teams.

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Katie Ledecky and Erin Gemmell Toss 1st Pitch at Nationals Swim Night

Ledecky participated in pre-game festivities as the Nationals hosted Swim Night.

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