Clark Smith

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Watching Swimming: What Makes a Race Good?

Last Friday, SwimSwam published our Swammy Awards Top 10 Swims of the Year. The number one race was the men’s medley relay at the Asian Games.

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Erica Sullivan Hits 15:36 1650 FR, Slots in at #3 All-Time for 17-18s

Her time of 15:36.52 ranks her 3rd all-time in the 17-18 age group, behind only Katie Ledecky and Katie Hoff.

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Erica Sullivan Shines Again With Another Personal Best At KMSC Pro-Am

Erica Sullivan sets another lifetime best, this time in the 500 freestyle. Texas post-grads Madisyn Cox, Will Licon, and Clark Smith also win events at day 3 of the KMSC Pro-Am in Texas.

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Erica Sullivan Swims Another Lifetime Best at KMSC Pro-Am

Texas Exes Will Licon and Madisyn Cox each won a pair, while Erica Sullivan continued to crush her own personal bests in Lewisville.

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Drew Kibler Loves Training Next to Clark Smith (Video)

Kibler won the 200 free after coming back on reigning NCAA champion Townley Haas. Kibler touched in 1:37.31 to Haas’ 1:37.44. Kibler came back from being down 47.42 to 46.97 at the 100 mark

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College Swimming Preview: Auboeck Looks To Lead #5 Michigan Men

Junior standout Felix Auboeck looks to lead the #5 Michigan men in 2018-2019.

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33 Meters: Zane Grothe’s Turnaround Story

This is the turnaround story of Zane Grothe: U.S. National Champion, Team USA member, and Fike Swim ambassador.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Day 5: Ledecky Opts Out of 1500 Free

Katie Ledecky has scratched the 1500 free on the final day of competition at 2018 U.S. Nationals.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 4 Prelims Preview

Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.

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The Official 2018 SwimSwam U.S. Nationals Preview Index

Bookmark this page to stay on top of every race we preview and for a quick look at our top picks in each race.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Veterans Collide with Short Course Studs in Men’s 200 Free

Reigning World Champs silver medalist Townley Haas is going to need a couple other swimmers in the 1:44 or 1:45 range if the USA hopes to wrest the 4×200 title from Great Britain in 2019.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: All Eyes on Grothe in 400 Free

Grothe, the fastest man in the nation this year and the only American to break 3:50 in-season, looks poised for a big swim after shattering the American Records in the 500 free and 1650 free at Winter Nationals this season.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Zane Train Still Rolling In The 800 Free

Zane Grothe has the hot hand in the men’s 800 free heading into U.S. Nationals. Will anybody challenge him?

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