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Emilio Perez Plans To Re-Commit To ASU, Explains Opting Out of Alabama

Perez says that he decommitted from Alabama due to lack of comfortability with the coaching staff following Coley Stickels’ resignation.

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Cal Men Pick Up Alabama All-America Transfer Liam Bell

Liam Bell will swim for Cal beginning in the 2021-2022 season. He is one of six Alabama male swimmers who entered the NCAA transfer portal last season.

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2020-2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Power Ranks: February Edition

We’re kicking off the NCAA conference swimming season with our updated Power Ranks – including one big question we’d like to see answered for each team.

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Margo Geer Announces She is Retiring 4 Months Before U.S. Olympic Trials

USA National Teamer Margo Geer announced today that she has decided to retire from competitive swimming now, rather than competing through to Olympic Trials.

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2020-2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Power Ranks: January Edition

The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.

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50 Most-Read and Most-Commented SwimSwam Articles of 2020

2020 was a year of bad news, but there were some positive moments, many provided by the sport’s stars – including Caeleb Dressel.

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Coley Stickels Leaves Alabama after 18 Months; Will be Replaced by Margo Geer

Coley Stickels has resigned as head coach of the men’s and women’s program at Alabama. He will be replaced by Margo Geer after the Tokyo Olympics.

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Julia Wolf Transfers from Alabama to University of Miami for 2021-22

Julia Wolf is leaving Alabama to swim at the University of Miami. She will begin in the 2021-22 season.

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After 3 Semesters at Alabama, Julia Wolf Returns to the NCAA Transfer Portal

Julia Wolf had decided to transfer for the 2nd time in her NCAA career after 5 seasons training under coach Coley Stickels.

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John Hayes, #16 Recruit in Class of 2022, Commits to Alabama

Kentucky High School State Champion John Hayes, one of the best middle-distance freestylers in the class of 2022, has verbally committed to Alabama.

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Big Ten Champ Cora Dupre Gives Alabama Another Transfer from IU Sprint Group

Cora Dupre will swim for Alabama next season, transferring after one year at Indiana. Alabama’s head coach Coley Stickels was Indiana’s sprint coach…

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Bulgarian Record-Holding Sprinter Diana Petkova Signs With Alabama

Bulgarian 50 free record-holder Diana Petkova will join the Alabama Crimson Tide, bringing 25.5 speed in the long course 50 free.

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Three Great Home Exercises To Build a Better Butterfly

Butterfly is the most difficult swimming stroke to do well, requiring incredible amounts of strength in the legs, core and shoulders.

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Three Home Exercises to Build a Better Breaststroke

Breaststroke is the toughest stroke to teach and learn, partly because it requires a different set of tools in order to do well than the other three strokes.

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Three Home Exercises to Build a Better Backstroke

Gary Hall Sr.: “After teaching backstroke for years…I am more successful teaching the proper pulling motion and body rotation with the swimmers…”

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