Swim of the Week

Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Cesar Cielo strikes back

Cesar Cielo waited until the final men’s event of Short Course Worlds to provide what was perhaps its most exciting swim.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Simone Manuel and the swim that changes everything

In a busy weekend for fast college swimming, one race was on another level entirely.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: The Beata goes on in WI with new national record

Beata Nelson set a new National High School record in the 100 fly, one of a number of outstanding high school swims over the weekend.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Wisconsin’s Holtzen goes 4-for-4 in North California gauntlet

Jenny Holtzen swam the 500 and 1000 frees on consecutive days, winning all four events against top-tier opponents California and Stanford.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Closing burst from Garcia gives Creekside a region title

Creekside’s Gian Garcia won three of the meet’s final four races to vault his team to a region title.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: NC State on fire and Bilis fueling the flames

Simonas Bilis is unbeaten so far this season and grabbed control of the NCAA lead in the 200 free this past weekend.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Fast start for Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell at SMU Classic

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell continues to show a thrilling combination of sheer speed and closing burst, and nearly cracked 52 seconds in the 100 fly last weekend.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Freshman come up big to begin new fully funded era for Duke

Duke’s freshmen put up four wins against Pitt, and freshmen and sophomores were the team’s highest finishers in every single event in the season opener.

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BlueSeventy Swim of the Week: Five (5!) school records for Carson-Newman at intrasquad meet

Swimming against only teammates, Carson-Newman put up the fastest time in school history in five different events last week.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Hinds starting the season on a high note for Florida

Natalie Hinds started her 2014 season with massive improvements over her 2013 season-opening times, including a 21.65 relay split in the 50 free.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Balandin puts Kazakhstan on map, joins crowded 200 breast WR-hunt

19-year-old Dimitry Balandin dropped nearly 6 seconds from his former national record to join a host of men on the cusp of the 200 breast world record.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Gkolomeev with a fast start to second NCAA season

We’re barely half-way through September, but the new NCAA swimming & diving season has already come crashing in.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Etiene Medeiros’ triple-record run highlights a rebound short course season for Brazil

In 2012, Brazil won just two total medals at Short Course World Championships. In 2014, Etiene Medeiros could match that total all by herself.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Le Clos’ textile-best 100 fly turns into a $50,000 swim

The South African rattled a super-suit world record while earning 30 World Cup points in one race en route to his giant bonus for leading the first cluster by just 4.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Sjostrom highlights range with rocketing 200 free split

Sarah Sjostrom was a sprint beast over last week, but her world-leading split on the 4×200 free relay shows she’s far more than a fly-and-die type.

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