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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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ISHOF Honoree Chad Hundeby Dies Suddenly at the Age of 50

Chad Hundeby was elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame after breaking open water world records and winning gold at the 1991 World Championships.

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Trials Mixed Zone: Phoebe Bacon “The whole age thing… I think it should be thrown out”

Bacon ended up being the only other swimmer in the field to finish sub-33, snagging 2nd in 2:06.46 and qualify for the Olympic team in the 200 back

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Bella Sims Becomes Lowest Seed Since At Least 2000 to Make Olympic Team

Making the team after entering the meet seeded 39th, Sims is one of this years youngest Olympians that will represent the United States in Tokyo.

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Todd DeSorbo Reflects on Trials That Saw 4 UVA Swimmers Make 2021 Olympic Team

No matter how you look at it, UVA swimmers were on a roll at the 2021 Olympic Trials as 4 athletes that train in Charlottesville made the US Olympic team

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