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Rio Rapid Fire: Day Two Finals

Ledecky took almost a two-second chunk off her world record, sporting a 3:56.46 at the touch. Ledecky was over a body-length ahead of the world record line and several body lengths ahead of the remainder of her competitors.

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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Two Prelims Live Recap

Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.

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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Multiple World Records At Risk At Day 2 Finals

Multiple world records are expected to go down at night 2 finals, including the 100 fly featuring Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.

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Rio Rapid Fire: Day Two Prelims

Seventeen-year-old American Kathleen Baker topped the world this morning in the heats of the 100m backstroke. It appeared as though she even shocked herself with a best time of 58.84. That time throws her into the medal hunt if she’s able to repeat in semifinals and finals.

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2016 Rio Olympics: Day 2 Prelims Preview

Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.

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Gold Medals Over 30: Historically Rare, But Expected in Rio

Just eight swimmers have won gold medals after the age of 30. Michael Phelps is one of four athletes with a great shot to join that list this week

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2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Complete Roster

See the offical roster for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team.

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Get in the Olympic Mood with a Flashback to London 2012

To get excited for Rio, dive into the SwimSwam archives and revisit the London 2012 Olympics.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: World Record Watch In Men’s 100 Back

As we head into Rio, Team USA’s gold medal streak in the men’s 100 back is under fire. In Rio, the threat of Australia’s Mitch Larkin looms, and it looks like it could take a World Record to bring home the gold.

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2016 Rio Olympic Preview: U.S. Men Overpowering In Medley Relay

The Americans come in as the favorites in the medley relay with lots of talent and depth on all four legs.

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The Official SwimSwam Rio 2016 Olympics Preview Schedule

Don’t miss a second of our pre-Olympic coverage with this handy central bookmark post, where we’ll link out to our event-by-event previews as they drop and track our medalist predictions as we make them.

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: David Plummer

After contemplating retirement after wrapping up college swimming nearly eight years ago and heartbreak four years ago, backstroker David Plummer made his first Olympic team last month

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The Avg. Team USA Olympic Swimmer is 23.3 Years Old (Birthday Stats)

Sorry, David. You are more than seven years over the average age. Try a little harder.

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Kopelev Posts the Fastest 50 Backstroke of 2016

At an age group competition on Tuesday Jonatan Kopelev put up a 24.60 50 backstroke, which is the fastest time recorded in 2016…

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US Men Lead Top-3 Olympic Seeds, Women Narrowly Edge Aussies

The US men and women both lead the Olympic swimming psych sheets for seeds in the top-3, but Australia isn’t too far behind for second in both.

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