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14-Year-Old Lexie Ward Swims 3 Junior Nationals Cuts at SE Summer Sizzler

14-year-old Lexie Ward earned 3 Junior Nationals cuts at the SE Summer Sizzler, sweeping the distance events in the process.

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Paralympians Evan Austin and Leanne Smith Nominated for ESPY Awards

Paralympic swimmers Evan Austin and Leanne Smith have been nominated for the 2021 ESPY Awards in the “Best Athlete with a Disability” category.

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3 Big Things You Need To Know About Olympic Marijuana Bans

Social media is abuzz today with the news that U.S. track star Sha’Carri Richardson has been suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Previews: Can Dressel Hold Off Chalmers in M100 FR?

Another showdown between Caeleb Dressel and Kyle Chalmers in the 100 freestyle is expected to be one of the most anticipated races of the Olympic Games.

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Trials Mixed Zone: Ledecky “I don’t know how many times I’ve been between 8:13 and 8:16”

Ledecky easily won the 800 free in a time of 8:14.62, a time that falls just shy of the top-25 swims in history, most of which are held by Ledecky

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International Alumni Grassi, Martinez, and Meynen Highlight Auburn Invite

Class of 2020 grad Santiago Grassi posted a 23.81 50 fly, coming within .16 of his Argentinian National Record from 2019. This was his last meet before Tokyo.

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Lochte’s Greatest Wins Are In Front Of Him

Despite failing to make the 2021 U.S. Olympic team, Ryan Lochte still has a lot of great moments ahead of him.

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Head Coach Dave Durden Assesses Trials, 2021 Olympic Team Moving Forward

I enjoyed getting his perspective on how he moves through a process like Olympic Trials, going home for 1 week, then leaving again for the Olympic Games.

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BSN Sports Swim Team of the Month: Sandpipers of Nevada

Five swimmers representing the Sandpipers of Nevada qualified for the USA’s Tokyo Olympic Team at Olympic Trials earlier this month.

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NCAA Board of Directors Suspend NIL Rules Amid National Push for Abolishment

The NCAA’s Board of Directors has officially decided to suspend the organization’s rules regarding limitations on an athlete’s name, image, and likeness.

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Trials Mixed Zone: Michael Andrew “I really do well closing the meet with a 50”

Andrew, who won the 100 breast and 200 IM earlier in the meet, closed hard to separate himself from the rest of the field and touch second in 21.48

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USA Swimming Futures Championship Set for Late July

As the American swimming calendar begins to normalize, late July will host the first “as-usual” national-level events around the country.

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Junior of the Meet Matt Fallon Goes Into Detail on Breakout 2021 Olympic Trials

Fallon had my personal favorite swim of the meet in the 200 breast semis, where he touched 8th at the 100 wall and then came home in 1:05.2 to touch 1st

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More US Trials Awards: The Most Improved Olympians At Omaha 2021

Kate Douglass, Erika Brown, Patrick Callan, Natalie Hinds, Rhyan White, and Bryce Mefford came back for redemption in 2021, improving upon their 2016 swims.

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8-Time Ohio Senior Coach of the Year Steve Nye Dies

Steve Nye, the Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio head coach for the past four decades, died on Saturday from pancreatic cancer. Nye joined the team in 1979.

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