Farida Osman

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“I started to fall in love with swimming right from the beginning. Just being in the water makes me feel really good.”

Winter Nationals wraps up with stellar American record for Ledecky, relay wins for Cal

Katie Ledecky tore the old American record to pieces in the 1650, going an insane 15:15.17 to open up the night.

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Pelton tops Franklin, Adrian leads loaded 100 free field at Day 3 prelims of Winter Nationals

Teammates Liz Pelton and Missy Franklin will go head-to-head tonight in the 200 back final.

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Winter Nationals: Multiple American records for Thoman on day 2, Franklin beats Ledecky in 200

Missy Franklin won twice for California, including an intense showdown with fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky in the 200 free.

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Ledecky Tops Missy in 200 Free; Missy Tops Bootsma in 100 Back in Day 2 Prelims at Winter Nationals

Cindy Tran and the Cal medley relays were off to a very good start on Friday morning, taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay.

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Championship Records, Nearly American Records, Fall on Day 1 of U.S. Winter Nationals

Among the night 1 swims will be Katie Ledecky chasing an American Record in the 500 free.

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Coughlin, Schneider Take Top Seeds in 50 Free in Day 1 Prelims

The wildly-decorated Natalie Coughlin swam the second-best time of her career in the 50 free on Thursday morning.

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2013 NCAA Preview: Loaded #2 Cal Women Return Three NCAA Champions, Add Top Class

After years of carrying on a friendly rivalry in the long course pool, Elizabeth Pelton and Missy Franklin will team up in an effort to bring the NCAA title back to Berkeley.

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Cal Freshman Win Half Of Duel Individuals In Victory Over Washington State

Missy Franklin and her freshman classmates dominated the show vs. Washington State at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

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Hardcore Swim of the Week: Celina Li, Queen of the Pool

Cal freshman Celina Li took the Queen of the Pool title last weekend over world-class names like Missy Franklin, Rachel Bootsma, and Liz Pelton.

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Celina Li Tops Missy Franklin for Tight Queen of the Pool Title

Celina Li took her first big title as a Cal Golden Bear: Queen of the Pool.

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Ranking the 2013 NCAA Women’s Recruiting Classes: #’s 1-4

This shot captured ominously a then 15-year-old Missy Franklin with her future coach Teri McKeever (right). Did Missy and the crew capture the #1 class ranking? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Cal Signs World Championship Breaststroke Finalist Marina Garcia From Spain For Class of 2013

The Cal Golden Bears have completed their incredible medley relays for next season, which will surely break some NCAA Records. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Africa Report, Days 7-8, Chad Le Clos Grabs Another Gold Medal

Chad Le Clos wins his second Gold medal of the championships in his 200 butterfly. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

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Africa Report, Days 5 & 6, Farida Osman Breaks The 50 Butterfly African Record

Farida Osman and Roland Schoeman both set African Records in the semi-finals of the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle, advancing to finals tomorrow night. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictrues)

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2013 FINA World Championships Day 6 Finals Real-Time Recaps

Before the events began Australian Cate Campbell was asked if this race felt like revenge after missing the 2012 individual event at the Olympics due to illness, she corrected the interviewer, not revenge, motivation…. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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