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Paige Madden, Regan Smith Break Speedo Grand Challenge Records During Day 2 Prelims

Paige Madden took down another Speedo Grand Challenge meet record on Saturday, this time in the 200 freestyle with the top qualifying time of 1:57.53. 

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Leon Marchand Breaks Kitajima’s Meet Record in 100 Breast Prelims at Speedo Grand Challenge

With a personal-best 1:00.62 100 breast, Leon Marchand snuck under the meet record set by four-time Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima (1:00.63) back in 2010.


2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Bobby Finke In Control of 1500 Freestyle, 2nd Up for Grabs

With Tokyo Olympic champion Bobby Finke showing no signs of slowing down, the men’s 1500 freestyle race in Indianapolis seems like it’s for 2nd place.


Heartbreak Is Imminent: The Most Cut-Throat Events At The 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials

Rhyan White and Phoebe Bacon qualified for Tokyo in the 200 back, and will play a major role in the story heading to Paris in one of the deepest U.S. events.


#6 Ranked Recruit In Class Of 2023, Aaron Shackell Announces Transfer To Texas

Shackell joins the Texas roster and would have made NCAAs this past season. He is currently the #3 American this season in the LCM 200 freestyle.


NCAA Relay Champion Coby Carrozza Returning To Texas For Fifth Year

Carrozza helped the Texas men to NCAA titles in the 800 free relay in both 2022 and 2023. He swam for the US at 2022 Worlds.


Men’s Recruiting Class Rankings Revisited: Top 16 Schools For 2020-2024

Destin Lasco led Cal to the top of the charts in the class re-ranking, outscoring all but three other teams on his own over four seasons.


SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Don’t Think NCAA Redshirts Help Long Course Performance

Torri Huske has been thriving in long course during her redshirt season from Stanford, but would that still have happened if she was racing in the NCAA?


Revisiting NCAA Recruit Rankings: Men’s High School Class of 2020

Destin Lasco was the top scorer from the boys’ high school class of 2020 by a landslide, putting up more than 200 over four seasons at Cal.


2024 Pro Swim Series – San Antonio: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

The Pro Swim Series stop in San Antonio concludes Saturday night with finals of the 800 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 50 freestyle.


2024 PSS San Antonio Day 3 Finals Scratches: Douglass Won’t Swim 100 Fly B-Final After 1:00.05

After settling with 1:00.05 to place 14th in the 100 fly, Kate Douglass won’t swim that B-final tonight, moving up veteran Leah Gingrich.


SwimSwam Pulse: 53.5% Think Bowman Turns Texas Into Premier NCAA Contender In 1-2 Years

The Texas men are coming off their lowest finish since 2005 at the NCAA Championships, but new head coach Bob Bowman figures to rebuild them quickly.


What is a “Growth Mindset”?

David Johnston recently shared his experience with adopting a “growth mindset” and how doing so revitalized his love for the sport and allowed him to succeed.


How Did the Men’s NCAA Championship Cut-Lines Move in 2024?

Zalan Sarkany (above) is the heavy favorite in the men’s mile with many familiar faces missing from this year’s distance fields.


2024 Pro Swim Series – Westmont: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Pro Swim Series action in Westmont concludes on Saturday with just three individual events slated for the last session: the 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.