Aaron Peirsol

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

Izotov Posts a World’s Best of 1:44.87 Leading off the Russian Relay

Another night of great racing at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia concluded with the most impressive swim of the competition so far… (Photo Credit: Tim BInning, theswimpictures)

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Matt Grevers Gets Marketing Push From TYR Partner, Behind-the-Scenes of his TYR Commercial

Olympic Champion Matt Grevers takes swimswam behind-the-scenes of his latest TYR commercial. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Team Dynamics: Teammates in Practice, But Opponents In The Meet

As the stakes get higher, it becomes harder to accept that the best you had was not enough to win. It is difficult to look up at your teammate, ahead of you on the podium, because you wanted to be where they are so badly. At the same time, you are proud of how well your teammate swam. (Photo Credit: Janna Schulze, swimswam.com)

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2013 Worlds Trials Preview: Up-and-Comers Chasing Grevers, Plummer

David Plummer just missed out on an Olympic birth last summer. Can he hold off the field next week in Indianapolis to secure a spot on Team USA?

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Going Retro: 2009 USA World Championship Trials Record Breakers Photo Vault

“Cullen Jones and Garrett Weber-Gale tied for second going 21.55. Two days later, the pair would race to determine the final US World Championships team spot in the event. Jones won the swim-off in an American record 21.41 to Weber-Gale’s 21.70.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictues)

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Transformation and Michael Phelps

“Michael Phelps entered the world stage in swimming quietly in 2000 when he earned a position on the US Olympic Team. In Sydney, he and his 17-year old roommate, Aaron Peirsol watched, listened, learned and quietly began planning their return four years later.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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2009 USA World Championship Trials: The Year of The Suit

“I smell rubber on deck…” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Aaron Peirsol’s Mother Pens Inspiring Book

“Aaron Peirsol, Wella Hartig’s son, the greatest backstroker of all-time.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Arena & Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Aaron Peirsol Announce Youth-Focused Event Series

As part of its continuing commitment to growing the sport of swimming in the USA, Arena North America is partnering with three-time…

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Tips for a great NCAA from world record holder Aaron Peirsol

“Aaron Peirsol became the first human to go under 1:40 in the 200 yard backstroke with a 1:39.16 and won Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Championhips.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Golden Goggles Set for November 24th in Los Angeles

Jason Lezak (left) and Gary Hall Junior (right) pose at last year’s Golden Goggle Awards.

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Lessons From Legends: Tough Stuff, The Response

“I’m not a fan of sequels…but given the thoughtful feedback to the article “Tis The Season For…Tough Stuff” a response and an expanded view seems called for.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)

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Industry Impact 2012 Swammy Award Winner, Arena USA

Swim News: “For many elites, The POWERSKIN Carbon Pro filled the void left by the FS3 in 2012.” (Swim Photo Credit: LaPress)

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CA/Nevada Sectionals: Gornay Breaks Peirsol’s Record

Among the LSC records broken was one belonging to Aaron Peirsol (pictured), the greatest backstroker of his generation. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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