Swim of the Week

Blueseventy Swim of the Week: It’s Ledecky, But Not The Swim You Think

Katie Ledecky’s rise in one specific event could have far-reaching impacts on Team USA’s lineup for Rio and beyond.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Scott, Iowa City West Win Battle of HS State Champs

Iowa City West senior Will Scott dominated the sprints at the Linn-Mar Invite, sweeping the 50 and 100 frees while coming up with the field’s best splits in the 200 and 400 free relays.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: A Powers-ful Start To 2016 For Michigan

A huge year of swimming kicked off last week, and for Michigan sophomore Paul Powers, it was a great start.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Rooney Ends 2015 With Speedy 100/200 Frees

On the cusp of the 2016 Olympic year, the United States Olympic roster appears to have doors open for a handful of young swimmers in events with questionable depth. Based on Maxime Rooney’s end-of-2015 meet last week, the 17-year-old is looking more and more capable of stepping through one such door in the freestyle relay events.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Miller Becomes Latest Barrier-Breaker in 200 Breast

What bodes well for Miller’s 2016 year was how smooth the race looked, but mostly how great he was on and off the walls.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Katie Ledecky’s 1000 Free By The Numbers

While the weekend was chock full of huge swims between the Duel in the Pool, both Winter Junior National Championships and the Nation’s Capital Invite, there’s still one swim that’s head and shoulders above the rest.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Allison Schmitt’s Timely Return To Form

Allison Schmitt won dual Winter National titles with two of her best swims since the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Campbell Latest Aussie Making Waves

Disclaimer: BlueSeventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of…

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Eastin Breaks Through For Stanford

At last weekend’s Art Adamson Invite, Eastin chopped a whopping four seconds off her lifetime-best to put up the NCAA’s leading time of 4:01.04 in the 400 yard IM. And not only is that time the best 400 IM swim in the NCAA this year, it’s actually a full second faster than Sarah Henry went in winning last year’s NCAA title.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sam Tierney Heating Up At Right Time

Sam Tierney hit a new lifetime-best of 1:00.82 in Minneapolis, taking three tenths off his time from last summer’s U.S. Nationals.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sorenson Plays Closer For Ames Girls

Last weekend, Ames, Iowa sophomore Sophie Sorenson tried her hand at high school swimming’s best approximation of a closing pitcher.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Larkin Tears Toward World Record

The story of the FINA World Cup series as of late has been Australian backstroker Mitchell Larkin, who is following up his 2015 World titles with one of the most dominant season runs we’ve seen in years.

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David Plummer’s 4 key leadership traits in swimming

#2 – -Be encouraging to younger or newer athletes.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: McTaggart Opens College Career With Lifetime-Best

Recent college commits, take note: There isn’t really a better way to open your college swimming career than how UCLA’s Caroline McTaggart did it last weekend.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Moffitt, Cameron Come Up Clutch In Thrilling Dual

Juniors Hellen Moffit and Emily Cameron traded heroics back and forth as UNC and Georgia engaged in arguably the most exciting dual meet of NCAA season so far.

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