Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Cate Campbell Cruises to Olympic Record With 52.78 100 Free

On day 5 in Rio, World Record holder Cate Campbell swam her way to a new Olympic Record with a 52.78 in the women’s 100 free prelims.

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Federica Pellegrini Absent from 100 Free Prelims

Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini was a no-show today during the 100 freestyle preliminaries.

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FINA Says Chemical Shortage, pH to Blame for Green Diving Pool

In a statement, FINA, the world governing body for Olympic aquatic sports including swimming and diving, says that pH levels…

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Day 5 Relay Lineups: Franklin, Sjostrom In 800 Free Relay Heats

Missy Franklin will look to earn a spot in the 800 free relay final after a disappointing performance in the individual event.

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Rio 2016 Day 5 Scratch/Add List: Refugee Swimmer Mardini, Russia’s Efimova Added In

The Refugee Olympic Team’s Yusra Mardini will be looking for another heat win in the women’s 100 free after taking 1st in her heat of the women’s 100 fly on day 1.

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Halfway Check-In: Americans More Than Double Medal Count from Kazan

The Americans dominant display in the pool thus far is an incredible turnaround from where they were just 12 months ago at the World Championships.

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17 Athletes Entered In Rio Under Inaccurate Worlds Times, Per Report

Building off of SwimSwam’s prior reporting, British news outlet The Guardian has discovered 17 incorrect entry times on the start lists for the Rio Olympics.

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Day 5 Prelims Preview: Phelps Begins Quest For 4th Consecutive 200 IM

Michael Phelps begins his pursuit for 4 consecutive Olympic titles in the 200 IM this morning.

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Mr. 1:45.23? Conor Dwyer’s Olympic 200 Free a Model of Consistency

Conor Dwyer’s 200 free has been the model of consistency.

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Ryan Lochte Becomes 2nd Most Decorated Male Olympic Swimmer In History

Ryan Lochte won his 12th career Olympic medal last night, making him the 2nd most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history.

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Phelps Ties 2000 Year Old Olympic Record

In addition to securing many other accolades, Phelps’ victory in the 200 fly tied him with a very long-standing Olympic record.

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Relay Roundup: Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

Townley Haas (left) was the key for Team USA’s gold in the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay

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British Prime Minister Congratulates Peaty And Carlin

British Prime Minister Theresa May sends a personal messages of congratulations to swimmers Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin.

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Michael Phelps Ties for Most Individual Medals In Olympic History

Tonight in the finals of the 200 meter butterfly Michael Phelps won his 14th individual Olympic medal, tying Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina for most individual Olympic medals by any athlete in any sport for Summer or Winter Olympics.

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