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Kathleen Baker Replaces Sarah Denninghoff on Duel in the Pool Roster

Kathleen Baker will take the backstroke spots of Sarah Denninghoff at the Duel in the Pool.

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Duel in the Pool Day 2 Tickets Sell Out Almost Instantly; Very Few Left for Day 1

Ryan Lochte has proved to be a huge draw even in Scotland – as have the 12 Brits on the European Duel in the Pool roster for 2013.

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Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training Two-Day Seminar For Coaches, Swimmers and Swim Parents

Coaches, swimmers and parents have heard about Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (USRPT), the revolutionary training methodology used by 14 year old swimming phenom, Michael Andrew. Now you have the opportunity to learn this method directly from the man who developed it.

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Ron and Don Heidary Honored at National Youth Sports Awards – Feature Video

Video feature is courtesy of Positive Coach. The Ron & Don Heidary feature interview is courtesy of SwimSwam contributor Dean Ottati.

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Katie Ledecky Named USOC Sportswoman of the Year

Katie Ledecky stamped her name among the greats distance swimmers in history at the 2013 World Championships.

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Bruce Wigo Explains Why ISHOF Is Leaving Fort Lauderdale – Video Feature

ISHOF announced that upon the expiration of its current fifty-year agreement with the City of Fort Lauderdale, in February of 2015, it will not renew and will look for a new home in another city. Video report is courtesy of CBS Miami.

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Tom Luchsinger, Laura Sogar to Speak at National Select Camp on Saturday

USA Swimming National Team members Tom Luchsinger and Laura Sogar (featured image) will be guest speakers at the 2013 National Select Camp on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Their appearance will last from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT at the Olympic Training Center where they will do in-water sessions and host a Q&A with the campers.

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Cluster 2 Is Done, and Big Checks Await Top 6 Men and Women (STANDINGS)

Le Clos and Hosszu have again taken top prizes, but Russia’s Vlad Morozov in Doha officially made his decision to go pro a financially-positive one.

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Tom Shields Breaks American Record at Doha World Cup

Tom Shields has broken his own American Record in the 100 fly in Doha, Qatar, and is now just .32 seconds away from the World Record.

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Two Milwaukee County pools in danger of being closed

The Schroeder South Swim Team will still exist if the Pulaski pool closes (the team uses several pools in the area), but it will be far less convenient for many swimmers to make it to practice and lessons since Pulaski is in the center of the community.

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Lessons From Legends: Sue Pitt Anderson and Brave Young Girls

The attempt to balance the opportunities for women to those of men didn’t get a firm push forward until Title IX was passed in 1972. Even after it became law it took another 10 years to begin to make a substantial impact on extending girls careers in swimming beyond high school and providing a wide breadth of collegiate opportunities.

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Lochte and Ledecky Headline 2013 Duel in the Pool – See Complete Lists Here

Ryan Lochte (featured image) headlines the 2013 Duel in the Pool.

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Basketballer Candace Parker; Missy Franklin Win Sportswomen Of the Year Awards

Missy Franklin hugs Megan Romano after the latter ran down the Australians to win the 400 free relay at the World Championships: the first of Franklin’s 6 golds at the meet.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones to Speak at 2013 Feast Conference

The Feast Conference gathers remarkable entrepreneurs, radicals, doers and thinkers who are revolutionizing the way things work for the betterment of humanity. The conference draws the best from across multiple disciplines to share perspectives, tools, challenges and models for changing the world in new ways.

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Boise YMCA’s Alex Trompke Verbally Commits to Michigan State

Alex Trompke of the Boise YMCA has made his collegiate decision.

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