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Blake Pieroni Reflects on Retirement, Historic Career (PODCAST)

After sustaining an injury in the fall, Pieroni had time to reflect on whether or not he really wanted to continue competing at the highest level of swimming

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Clyde Lewis Makes Waves In 200 IM On Aussie SC Championships Day 3

Clyde Lewis put up a new personal best in the men’s 200m IM en route to winning gold at the 2022 Australian Short Course Championships.

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What Does Erin Gemmell’s 1:54.86 Split Mean for the U.S. Women’s 4×200 Free Relay?

With a pair of flat-start 1:56.1s and now her 1:54.86 split all in the last month, Gemmell is cementing herself as one of best 200 freestylers in the US.

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Maximus Williamson Joins Phelps as Only 15-Year-Old Americans Under 4:20 in 400 IM

Maximus Williamson’s 4:17.58 is two seconds faster than any other 15-year-old American not named Phelps, but it’s still two seconds slower than Phelps.

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Gemmell Splits 1:54.86 as U.S. Breaks Jr Pan Pacs Record in Girls 4×200 Free Relay

Gemmell’s split was exceptionally fast, blowing away the 1:56.15 she swam to win the individual girls 200 free and establish a new Meet Record last night.

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14-Year-Old Kayla Han Becomes #3 American 13-14 All-Time in Girls 400 IM – 4:43.60

American Kayla Han, who turned 14 years old at the beginning of the summer, earned silver in the girls 40o IM tonight at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacs.

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Just 15, Thomas Heilman Shatters 15-16 NAG in Boys 100 Free with 49.06 in Prelims

This morning, Heilman tore to a 49.06 in the 100 free prelims, taking 0.61 seconds off his personal best.

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SwimSwam Breakdown: Simone to ASU, Cal Combines Under Durden, & Jr Pan Pacs

We discuss Simone Manuel moving to ASU to train with Bob Bowman, Dave Durden taking the Cal Women, and Highlights from the start of Jr Pan Pacs

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David Johnston Follows American Record with 4:02.84 400 IM ([email protected] Champs)

There were several notable swims from the American contingent at the Australian SCM Champs, including David Johnston grabbing third in the 400 IM in 4:02.84.

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What Could Adam Wu’s Breakout Junior Pan Pacs Meet Mean For Columbia University?

Wu’s best long course 200 free time of 1:48.26 converts to 1:34.01 in yards, which is a time that is faster that Columbia’s program record.

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Daniel Diehl Blasts 53.40 For A New 15-16 NAG in Boys’ 100 Back

In the first session of the 2022 Junior Pac Pacs, 16-year-old Daniel Diehl ripped 53.40 in the 100 back, setting a meet record and 15-16 boys NAG.

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Maximus Williamson Swims 1:48.45 in the 200 Meter Free at Only 15 Years Old

15-year old Maximus Williamson is now the fastest American ever at his age in the 200 free, and third-best in the entire 15-16 age group.

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David Johnston Puts Up 7:30.41 SCM 800 Free American Record (RACE VIDEO)

David Johnston just became the fastest American ever in the short course meters 800 freestyle while competing on night 1 of the Aussie SC Championships.

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Beata Nelson Gets Edge Over Kaylee McKeown In 100 Backstroke Down Under

Racing on night one of the Australian SC Championships, American Beata Nelson beat out reigning Olympic gold medalist Kaylee McKeown in the 100 backstroke.

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Dave Durden on Being Acting Director of Cal Swimming, Coaching Men & Women (VIDEO)

Durden spoke with SwimSwam about the situation in Berkeley and how it has evolved since McKeever has been off deck.

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