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Jessica Vall Breaks Spanish Championship Record in 50 Breast

2018 Spanish Winter Short Course Championships Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th Piscina Nova Escullera (Barcelona) Prelims 09:30; Finals…

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Ochitwa Hits 51.3 100 Fly, Hopkin Blasts 21.9 50 Free At Mizzou Invite

Annie Ochitwa swam the 3rd-fastest 100 fly in the NCAA this morning in 51.37.

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Bowen Becker’s 19.7 Highlights Iowa Invite Day 1 Prelims

Minnesota’s Bowen Becker went 19.70 to pace prelims of the 50 freestyle on the first morning of the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa.

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Clayton Bobo Erupts for PR 1:34.4 200 FR at Art Adamson Day 2 Prelims

Bobo sliced over three seconds from his previous best.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 54% Predict Sub-20 Swim At Short Course Worlds

Just over half of voters predicted that we would see the first man ever to break 20 seconds in the 50-meter (short course) freestyle at Short Course Worlds in December.

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Pumputis Rocks PR 1:43.7 200 IM at Georgia Tech Invite Day 1 Prelims

Pumputis’s 1:44.83 from last week’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge is no more.

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ISL Head: ‘We Will Use All Legal Means Available’ After Energy For Swim Postponement

Konstantin Grigorishin, the head of both the Energy Standard Group and the International Swimming League (ISL), sent a letter to athletes today, harshly criticizing FINA for what he called “self-serving tactics” and promising to use “all legal means available” after what he termed as a postponement of the Energy for Swim meet.

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NC State Sprints Reign Supreme at IU Invite Day 1 Prelims

Coleman Stewart was one of four NC State men to break 20.0 in the 50 free this morning.

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Eastin Drops NCAA-Leading 200 IM At Day 1 Prelims Of OSU Invitational

Ella Eastin posted the nation’s top time in the women’s 200 IM at the first preliminary session of the 2018 Ohio State Invite.

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Japan Raises Anti-Doping Bar With New Organization

A new organization entitled ‘Japan Sports Fairness Organization’ is being created in an effort to further raise the Asian nation’s anti-doping measures to the levels expected by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: MacNeil Destroying Conversions In 100 FL

Maggie MacNeil went 50.09 in the 100 fly last weekend, proving that while we often overestimate long-course-to-short-course conversions, we can sometimes underestimate them, too.

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Lili Ibanez Breaks Mexican Record in 50 Free Twice More in Singapore

Lili Ibanez continues to march her own Mexican National Records down. She broke the 50 free mark twice on Thursday in Singapore.

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Chloe Clark Joining Cal Early, in January 2019, as Member of Class of 2023

Chloe Clark will join the Bears’ roster in January 2019.

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Singapore World Cup: Hosszu Tentatively Makes Up 3 Points on Day 1

While we normally run World Cup point updates after each stop, the nailbiter of a points race between Sarah Sjostrom and Katinka Hosszu calls for a closer eye. Sjostrom led Hosszu by just 15 points with one stop to go, but that lead could* actually shrink to 12 after day 1 in Tokyo.

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FINA-Italy Letters Shed Light On Timeline of Energy for Swim Struggle

Documents obtained by SwimSwam show that it wasn’t until October 30 that FINA informed the Italian swimming federation (FIN) that its Energy for Swim 2018 meet had been classified as an international meet operating without FINA approval. The documents detail the negotiations between meet organizers and FINA, which ultimately broke down and led to the meet’s cancellation this morning.

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