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2017-2018 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings: Post-Invite Edition

It’s a dead heat at the top of our men’s rankings. Ryan Hoffer and Cal hold top time in the nation in 4 relays. But after a stellar Texas Invite, did the three-time defending champs run them down for the top spot?

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South Carolina ‘Confident’ Almeida Will Be Competing Second Semester

A representative from South Carolina’s athletics department says the school is confident Brazilian star Brandonn Almeida will be eligible to compete during the spring semester.

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Conceição’s South American Record Highlights Julio Delamare Days 2 & 3

Conceição, along with André Souza and World Champion Etiene Medieros, posted strong times at the Brazil Julio Delamare Trophy.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick Manuel As Most Concerning Absence

About 40% of voters picked Stanford’s Olympic and world champ sprinter Simone Manuel as the most concerning NCAA swimmer MIA this fall.

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NCAA Fall Season Marked By Notable Absences

The NCAA season this fall has been almost as focused on who’s not swimming as on who is. That’s because a number of key contributors have been absent, some mysteriously, for the bulk of their team’s fall dual meets.

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Curitibano Tops Speedy Brazilian Youth Summer Championships

The Brazilian Youth Summer Championships wrapped up on Saturday and saw a number of Brazilian youth records fall.

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2017-2018 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings: First Edition

As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….

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Ranking the 2017 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

Junior world record-breaking IMer Brandonn Almeida is a big international pickup for South Carolina, highlighting a tightly-bunched group of teams ranked 9-12.

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Cielo Hits 21.9 50 Free To Close Out Jose Finkel Trophy

Cesar Cielo went 21.96 in the 50 free on the final night of the Jose Finkel Trophy.

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Nicholas Santos Rockets To Another Sub-23 50 Fly In Brazil

Nicholas Santos won the 50 fly in a time of 22.97 on night 4 of the Jose Finkel Trophy.

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Maranhao, Lanza Storm To 200 IM Victories On Day 2 Of Jose Finkel

Joanna Maranhao was close to her continental 200 IM record on day 2 of the Jose Finkel Trophy.

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Close Races Highlight Opening Night of Jose Finkel Trophy

Vinicius Lanza won the men’s 100 fly on the opening night of the Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.

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Duals with Mizzou and Auburn Highlight South Carolina 2017-18 Season

Fynn Minuth is part of the South Carolina distance crew that will grow with an impressive incoming class.

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Follow the 2017 Brazilian World Championship Team on Social Media

Get to know the members of the Brazilian team competing at the upcoming 2017 World Championships. The meet will be…

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