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The Official SwimSwam 2017 World Champs Preview/Predictions Tracker

Don’t want to miss a single one of our 2017 World Championship event-by-event previews or predictions? We’ve got you covered. Bookmark this page and come back daily for updated predictions and links out to each new event preview.

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2017 World Championships: World Record Watch List

Sarah Sjöström has shimmied her way right up to world records in the 50 and 100 free this year, on top of already being a threat to her own 50 and 100 fly WRs.

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2017 Worlds Previews: Peaty Teasing 57 Barrier in 100 Breast

Heading into the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty still seems to be head and shoulders above the rest in the men’s 100 breast.

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2017 Worlds Preview: Japanese Look Strong in Unpredictable M200 Breast

World record holder Ippei Watanabe is fighting for gold in the men’s 200 breast in Budapest.

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Murdoch Looks To Make 200 Breaststroke Magic In Budapest

Ross Murdoch won gold at the 2016 European Championships in his favored event, the men’s 200m breaststroke, and the British swimmer hopes to repeat the performance in Budapest.

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2017 U.S. World Trials: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Jacob Pebley will look to qualify for his first LC World Championship team tonight in the men’s 200 back.

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Kevin Cordes Becomes 2nd Fastest American Ever with 2:07.4 200 Breast

On Wednesday night at the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials, Olympic breaststroker Kevin Cordes topped a loaded 200 breast field by almost a body length, winning the race with a personal best 2:07.41.

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Anton Chupkov Lowers Russian Record In 200 Breast At Mare Nostrum

Russia’s Anton Chupkov lowered his own national record at the Mare Nostrum stop in Canet, clocking 2:07.46 in the 200 breast to tie for #10 on the all-time list.

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Guy Closes Japan Open With 51.5 100 Fly PB, Watanabe Goes 2:07.7

Great Britain’s James Guy closed out the Japan Open with a personal best 51.50 in the men’s 100 fly.

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Peaty Cracks 27, Ikee Doubles Up On Day Of Japan Open

Rikako Ikee picked up two wins on the second day of the Japan Open.

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2017 FINA Points Table Displays Dominance of Peaty, Ledecky

Katie Ledecky’s recent dominance in the women’s distance events have vastly changed the FINA points table.

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Japan’s World Championships Roster Gives Tokyo 2020 Preview

Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino are just 2 of the weapons listed on Japan’s roster for the 2017 FINA World Championships.

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Koseki Swims 4th-Fastest 200 Breast in History to Upend Watanabe

JAPAN SWIM 2017 (JAPANESE NATIONALS) Thursday, April 13th – Sunday, April 16th, 2017 NGK Arena, Nagoya, Japan Qualification Meet for…

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14 Swimmers Notch FINA ‘A’ Cuts On Day 1 Of 2017 Japan Swim

Rikako Ikee, 16, was one of the Japanese swimming superstars in the water today at the 2017 Japan Swim.

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2017 Japan Swim Day 1 Finals Recap: Hagino & Seto Showdown

Two of the biggest guns in Japan’s arsenal go head-to-head in pursuit of the men’s 400m IM final.

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