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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 7/9/2014

There weren’t a whole lot of meets over Fourth of July weekend so we were limited geographically. Still, there were…

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Commonwealth Games Preview – Women’s Breaststroke

50 breaststroke Event Details: Heats – Thursday July 24th – 10:30 am local (5:30 am EST) Semi-finals – Thursday July 24th –…

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Broward County YMCA Hires Matt Donovan Away From Somerset Valley YMCA to Lead Expanded Program

In a shakeup of significant proportions in YMCA swimming, the Broward County YMCA in Florida has lured Matt Donovan away from the Somerset Valley…

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7 ways to keep it safe at the beach and in the open water

Swimming is a great sport and swimmers are a unique breed.  Swimmers train hard and work through all sorts of…

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The English Premier League’s Swansea City AFC Is Using UIC’s Pool During American Tour

In the midst of all this World Cup madness taking place in Brazil, the English Premier League team Swansea City A.F.C….

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Australia Says They’ll Deny Scott Volkers Credential to Pan Pacs as Part of Brazilian Delegation

Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson has informed the Brazilian federation that they will refuse a credential to Scott Volkers if…

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University of Calgary, Calgary Swim Club team up with innovative program to support dreams of Olympic swimmers

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology has teamed up with the University of Calgary Swim Club to offer an innovative program designed to push swimmers to new heights on the international stage.

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European Juniors open with junior world record for Apostolos Christou

The first day of the 2014 European Junior Championships saw Russia’s Evgeny Sedov blast to a 50 fly win and Greece’s Apostolos Christou break a Junior World Record in the 100 back semifinal.

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HardCore Swim Of The Week: Sarah Sjöström Blows Away 50 Butterfly World Record

The HardCore Swimmer of the Week has to be Sarah Sjostrom. Sarah Sjostrom blew away the fastest time in the…

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2014 Nautica USLA National Lifeguard Championships To Be Hosted In Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 09, 2014) — The Nautica United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships will return to…

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3 Ways to Improve your Breath Control

All swimmers can benefit from improving their breath control—whether it helps you hold your head down in the final meters of a race or it enables you to go further underwater off each wall.

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Speedo Becomes Official Provider To The 2014 Commonwealth Games

Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has been announced as an Official Provider to the XX Commonwealth Games to be…

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Notre Dame Hires Tim Lane, Chris Swenson to Fill Out Men’s Swimming Staff

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were 6th in their first season in the ACC. They’ll enter year two with some new faces on their coaching staff.

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Mens 200 And 400 IMs – Commonwealth Games Preview – Australians Seeded First In Both

Fraser-Holmes is currently the Commonwealth record holder in the 400m IM with the 4:10.14 he swam at Australian nationals in 2013. If he’s able to swim a time like that at Commonwealths he’ll break Chad Le Clos’ games record of 4:13.25 and definitely be in contention for the gold.

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Peter Brown Retires as Brown Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach

After 13 seasons leading the Brown men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, head coach Peter Brown announced his retirement from coaching on Tuesday.

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