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MP Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 8/29/2018

Read up on the Weekly Wonders for the weekends of August 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26, 2018.

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USA Men Fall to Hungary 10-8 in FINA World Cup Quarterfinal

The USA Men’s National Team dropped a 10-8 match to Hungary in FINA Men’s World Cup quarterfinal action on Friday.

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Are We Sure that Morning Finals at the Olympics is Bad for Athletes?

There’s something poetic about morning racing in the Land of the Rising Sun (above, Mt. Fuji above the clouds).

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Taiwan Set for Referendum over Use of “Chinese Taipei” at the Olympics

The 5-petaled plum flower adorns the flag used by Chinese Taipei at the Olympics, which is not the same as the flag of Taiwan.

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Phoenixville Schools Partner with Non-Profit to Build $25 Million Aquatic Center

The project, with Olympian Brendan Hansen on advisory board, is targetting July 1, 2023 to open.

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USA Swimming Names National Junior Team Coaches List

In addition to the 2018-2019 U.S. National Junior Team announced this week, USA Swimming has also released its National Junior Team Coaches List, which honors primary coaches of National Junior Team athletes.

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Sjostrom, Hosszu Double Up On Day 2 Of Doha World Cup

Katinka Hosszu won a pair of events and medalled in two others on day 2 in Doha.

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Bob Benson, Coach at Colgate for 3+ Decades, Dies at 78

Colgate Athletics lost one of its legendary coaches this week with the death Monday of Bob Benson. He was 78….

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Van Niekerk Completes Breaststroke Sweep At CANA Championships

South African Lara van Niekerk completed the breaststroke sweep at the CANA Swimming & Open Water Championships.

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Sjostrom Lowers Own 50 Fly World Cup Record In Doha

Sarah Sjostrom lowered her own World Cup Record in the women’s 50 fly on day 2 of the second series stop in Doha.

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Blake Pieroni Knocks Off Le Clos’ World Cup Record With 48.11 100 Free

Blake Pieroni broke the World Cup Record in the men’s 100 freestyle with a time of 48.11.

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2018 NCAA Previews: #4 NC State Men Can Do More Than Sprint Free

Despite losing two individual NCAA champions, the NC State men return one of the most complete relay cores in the nation, as well as three swimmers capable making three A-finals each.

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Former MN Youth Coach Banned, Accused of 1980s Sex Crimes

A former swim coach in Minnesota has been banned by SafeSport and charged with criminal sexual conduct for improprieties one of his former swimmers says happened in the late 1980s.

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Fina World Cup-Doha: Hosszu Quattro Finali In Un’Ora-Conferma Andrew

FINA WORLD CUP 2018 –  DOHA Giovedi 13 Settembre – Sabato 15 settembre Hamad Aquatic Centre (HAC), Aspire Zone,  Doha…

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Andrew Rips Another 24-Second 50 Back At Day 2 Prelims In Doha

Michael Andrew rattled off another sub-25 swim in the men’s 50 back prelims in Doha.

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