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Breaking: USA Swimming BOD Approves Funding for Open Water Coaches

After a vocal outcry from swimmers like Alex Meyer, USA Swimming’s Board of Directors has decided to fund coaches for the FINA World Cup series. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Bob Bowman to Join British Performance Review

As Michael Phelps walks away from the flashbulbs, Bob Bowman has already learned his first assignment as a part of the TSE Consulting group. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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CUBU Tops SwimAtlanta for 2012 USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship

Katie Ledecky and CUBU topped the long course Virtual Club Championship rankings for the second straight year. (Photo Courtesy:  ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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ESPN Classic to Air Replay of Spitz’s 7 Gold Medals

Want an appreciation of how far the sport of swimming has come in the last 40 years? Check out ESPN…

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Alexandrov Leads American Team for Brazilian Fast Lane Sprint Meet

Mike Alexandrov’s speed in short course should pay off in Rio at the Fast Lane challenge. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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USA Swimming Cuts Coaching Support for FINA OW World Cup [Updated With USA Swimming Response]

After a rules clarification from FINA, USA Swimming has reversed course on Open Water funding. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Sprint News 9/6/12: Vanderkaay Receives Honor; McGill to Volunteer at Auburn; Former NC State Coach Gets New Gig

September 7th has been declared Peter Vanderkaay day at a Michigan children’s hospital. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet Information Unveiled

Missy Franklin was the star of the 2011 edition of the Minneapolis Grand Prix; the 2012 version is on the horizon. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Tiburon Sprint Classic: Schneider vs. Ervin Dream Matchup (and 6 Other Stars Aspiring to Victory)

Swim news: What would you give to see 8 of the world’s fastest 50 yard freestylers ever square off in 19 seconds of Splash? How about $10k? (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Live Streaming of Tiburon Sprint/Open Water Events This Weekend on SwimSwam

Tiburon mastermind Bob Placak stops for a shot with 2011 Open Water Champion Melissa Gorman, a former Open Water World Champion.

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PA Coach Kenneth Fuller Banned For Life; Bond Revocation Hearing Set

After a hearing to revoke his bond on Friday was reset for later this month, Rustin HS swim coach Kenneth Fuller received a lifetime ban from USA Swimming.

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Happy 40th Anniversary, Mr. Spitz

40 Years ago from Tuesday, Mark Spitz etched his name in history as the winningest Olympian in a single games ever (Photo Courtesy: Fanbase.com)

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Bronze Medalist Hansen Defends van der Burgh: “It Was a Big Joke”

Brendan Hansen has no problems with Cameron van der Burgh’s admission of rules violations in the Olympic 100 breaststroke final. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Missy Franklin & Jessica Long Nominated for Sportswoman Of the Year – VOTE!

Missy Franklin (above) and Jessica Long have trophy cases bursting at the seams, but both are vying to add one more national honor. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2012-2013 Open Water National Teams Released Too

2012 Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson highlights the Open Water National Team. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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