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Former National Teamer and famed defense attorney Mark Prothero passes away in Washington

Mark Prothero, a U.S. National Team swimmer in the 1970s who became best known as the defense attorney for the Green River serial killer, has died of lung cancer.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Josh Davis thrilled to watch his hero Matt Biondi swim at Masters Nats

Olympian Josh Davis catches up with SwimSwam’s Mike Lewis to talk about the thrill of competing with his childhood hero Matt Biondi at U.S. Masters Nationals.

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Italian Olympian Beni Retires After Swimming At Second Annual Swim4Life Trophy

2008 Olympian Niccolo Beni used the Swim4Life event to announce his retirement from the sport…

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Fritz Bedford Breaks 50 Backstroke Masters National Record, 24.57

While the USMS record book was getting re-written last weekend in Santa Clara, Fritz Bedford was busy writing his own code on the East Coast.

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Kuznetsov (RUS) stuns favourite in Moscow – FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2014

The local delegation delivered powerful performances in Moscow during the fourth stop of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series on May 2-4 with at its helm 2013 World silver medallist Evgeny Kuznetsov taking the gold in the men’s 3m springboard, ahead of Ukraine’s Illya Kvasha and British Jack Laugher. (Also see the 2014 FINA/NVC Trialer)

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China clinches 6 out of 8 titles in Gatineau (CAN)

China’s rising talents Huo Liang and Ren Qian were the sensations of the third stage of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2014, successfully hosted by Gatineau (CAN) on May 1-4. Huo and Ren captured the men’s and women’s 10m platform gold, individual and synchro.

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Potomac Marlins Hosted Special Olympics Swim Meet at George Mason

More than 150 swimmers, parents and friends of the Potomac Marlins, a USA Swimming year-round swim team, volunteered April 26 to host the Northern Virginia Special Olympics Swim Meet held at George Mason.

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Camana Bay Aquatic Club Gets ‘Happy’ En Route to Record-Breaking Weekend

The Camana Bay Aquatic Club, located in the Cayman Islands, traveled to Orlando, Florida last weekend for the 2014 Highlander…

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The show is over but the memories live on: USMS Nationals Photo Vault Day 4

It’s a wrap.  The 2014 U.S. Masters Swimming spring nationals are over but there’s a lot of fast swimming and…

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Keeping up with the Code: A quick look at some recent rule changes

Keeping up with the ever-evolving swimming rulebook can be hard. Check out this guide for a brief review of some of the rule changes you might not be aware of.

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The Race for 2014 World Swimmer of the Year

2014 Swammy Award winner for Male World Swimmer of the Year Chad le Clos has a chance at repeating his crown in 2014, and here’s what he has to do to earn that title

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Aliaksandra Herasimenia Takes Two On The Final Day In Antwerp

On the final day of the Belgian National Championships Belarusian swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia continued to rack up the wins taking the women’s 100 freestyle and 50 backstroke…

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Timing Malfunction: USMS announces Nathan Adrian did not tie American record at Masters Nationals

An error with the timing system means Adrian went 41.13, not the American record-tying 41.08 originally listed.

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Koch Puts Up Second Fastest 200 Breaststroke; Team Of 30 For Euro Champs Announced

The final night of the German National Championships in Berlin saw two German stars put up times that rank both number two in the world…

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Tomasz Polewka knocks off Polish record in 50 back at Poland Grand Prix

On the second and final day of the Polish Grand Prix event in Opole, rising star Tomasz Polewka took down a national record in the 50 backstroke, going 25.12.

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