Aaron Peirsol

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"My life has been no downs, just ups…knock on wood. So far, it's been all right."

Matt Grevers Enters 200 Back, Plus 3 More Races at USOT

Released today, the psych sheets for the US Olympic Trials show that Matt Grevers is entered in the 200 backstroke.

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Ranking The World Records Heading Into Rio: Men’s Edition

Michael Phelps will be searching for his first world record since 2009 this summer at his fifth and final Olympics.

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Larkin Knows Murphy Lurks As Olympic Trials Approach

Aussie Mitch Larkin already has his sights on making the first move against potential Rio backstroking rival American Ryan Murphy.

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International Swimming Hall Of Fame Will Postpone Induction Ceremony

The 2016 ISHOF Induction Weekend has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the Copa America Soccer Tournament. It will now take place in October or November.

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35 Reasons You Know You Swam in the 2000’s and 2010’s

#29 – The Lenny Krayzelburg to Aaron Peirsol transition made you simultaneously happy and devastated.

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Olympic Icon Aaron Peirsol’s Love Affair with Water – Rich Roll Podcast

Aaron Peirsol gets the Rich Roll treatment, nearly two and half hours of conversation on the swim life, love of water, mentorship and the importance of sustainability & passion.

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Bowman, Peirsol, Muffat Head 16 Names In Stellar ISHOF Class of 2016

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has announced a 16-member Class of 2016, who will be honored next summer at the ISHOF Annual Honors Weekend.

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Mitch “The Man” Larkin Clocks Even Lower Aussie & Commonwealth Records

Mitch Larkin gets the job done again, 1:53.17 for new Aussie and Commonwealth 200m backstroke records in Dubai.

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Larkin Lights Up Doha With Australian/C’Wealth Records in 100 Back

Mitch Larkin is now just three tenths off of the 100m backstroke World Record, as he sets new Australian and Commonwealth Records in the event while competing in Doha.

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Mitch Larkin Lays Down New Aussie, Commonwealth Records In 200 Back

Mitch Larkin continues his monstrous year with new Aussie and Commonwealth Records in the men’s 200m backstroke.

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The Simplest and Most Advanced Backstroke Drill Ever

This drill was inspired by Aaron Peirsol, who has always been a positive presence in the Austin swimming community where I grew up.

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2015 World Championships Snaps Two Significant U.S. Winning Streaks

Two significant winning streaks were brought to an abrupt conclusion today, as the Americans went gold-less in the men’s 200m backstroke and 800 free relay events.

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Larkin Re-Breaks Own Oceanian, Australian Records in 200 Back

Australia’s Mitchell Larkin set Australian and Oceanian records en route to winning the gold medal in the finals of the 200 back at the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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Australia’s Larkin Sets New Oceania Mark in 100m Backstroke Heat

Mitch Larkin of Australia set a new Oceania Record of 52.50…

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