Sprint News 5/27/12: Mesa Bids on Grand Prix; German Legend Passes; Hardy’s On a Boat!

The Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa has put it’s bid in to become a host in the USA Swimming Grand Prix Series. (Photo Courtesy: Mesa Aquatic Club)


Last Four In: Olympic Relay Qualifying As of 5/27

This week’s European Championships could still shake up qualifying, but here’s how we stand for the 96 Olympic relays. (Photo Courtesy: Málfríður Sigurhansdóttir)


Steffen, Hosszu, Cseh Add Wins on Final Day in Europe

Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh took a third gold medal of these championships on the last day. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


“Xop the Drop” Unveiled as Mascot of 2013 World Championships

The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation and FINA have unveiled “Xop,” a gigantic drop of water, as the official mascot of…


Park Drops 3:44 400 Free on Zajac Day 2

Australia’s Stephanie Rice had another prelims scare, but came back to win the 200 IM on day 2. (Photo Courtesy: ©TIm Binning/


Maclin Davis; Kate Ziegler Big Winners at Grand Challenge Night 2

Saturday was day 2 of the Speedo Grand Challenge, hosted by Irvine NovAquatics in Southern California, with some great pros…


Anthony Ervin tuning up for Trials

Garrett talks to Tony about his training trip in Colorado Springs and his goals going into Omaha. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,


Terakawa Goes 4th-Ranked Time in World in 200 Back at Japan Open

In addition to Terakawa’s fireworks, butterflier Yuka Kato took down a National Record. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/

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Kawecki Breaks Euro Champs Record on Day 6; Bateman Wins Big Swimoff

Florida Gator Sarah Bateman had one of the more exciting swims of day 6, even though it wasn’t in a final.


Rad Chad La Tourette, 1500 Olympic Hopeful

Correspondent Mike Lewis meets up with Chad La Tourette to talk about his American Record and the upcoming Olympic trials in Omaha. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/

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Coaching Carousel: Pitt, Louisville Looking for Assistants

As the coaching carousel continues to turn in college swimming, three more programs have posted listings looking for new assistants:…


Leisel Lethal Again at Zajac Day 1

Australia’s breaststroke queen looked healthy again in the 100 breast in Vancouver. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Soni Outduels Hardy on Grand Challenge Night 1

Rebecca Soni and Jessica Hardy had a classic showdown in Irvine (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Aya Terakawa Breaks Japanese Record at Japan Open

It wasn’t by much, but Terakawa’s 100 back was good for a new all-time mark.

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USA Swimming Names Junior Open Water World Championships, Pan Pac Teams

12 junior swimmers will represent the US Internationally in open water in August. (Photo Courtes: Mike Lewis/

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