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The Most-Read SwimSwam Articles of 2017

Ryan Lochte hardly raced in 2017, but still had his name attached to the most-read article of the year.

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2017 Swammy Awards Asia Male Swimmer of the Year: Sun Yang

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 Swammy Awards Asian Male Swimmer of…

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2017 Swammy Awards Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year: Zane Grothe

A late-breaking entry for the award, American swimmer Zane Grothe had his big break-through at 25 years old when he broke the American and U.S. Open Records in both the 500 and the 1650 yard freestyle at the US Winter National Championships in the waning days of November and into December.

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Masato Sakai Reaps 4th Consecutive 2Fly Title At JPN Student C’ships

Olympic silver medalist Masato Sakai of Japan made his presence known at a domestic competition over the weekend, while Ippei Watanabe, Yui Ohashi and Kanako Watanabe were also in the water.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Olympic champ Ryan Murphy (USA) will compete for gold against 100 back World Champion Xu Jiayu (CHN) and fellow Olympic backstroke medalist Evgeny Rylov (RUS).

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Among Day 6 Quotes: “I Wasn’t Expecting That,” Says Russia’s Chupkov

Anton Chupkov, Townley Haas, Kristof Milak, Simone Manuel and more share their post-race comments from night 6 in Budapest.

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Watch Anton Chupkov Break Meet, European Records in 200 Breast (Race Video)

Watch Russia’s Anton Chupkov come from behind to set a new Championship Record with 2:06.96, becoming the 2nd man in history to break 2:07.

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ASIA: Kitajima Effect Lives on for Japanese Breaststrokers

The Kitajima Effect lives on as the Japanese landed 2 men on the podium for tonight’s 200 breast final.

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FINA World Swimming Championships Day 6 Photo Vault

We love weeks like this – non-stop swimming action.  Day 6 at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary…

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Chupkov Breaks Euro, Meet Records With 2nd Sub-2:07 Swim In History

Anton Chupkov went 2:06.96 for gold and the 2nd fastest swim of all-time in the men’s 200 breast.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 6 Finals Preview

Sarah Sjostrom will have a double on day 6, starting off with the 100 free final.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

The USA’s Chase Kalisz has a chance to win the first individual gold of this meet for the American men in tonight’s 200 IM final.

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FINA World Swimming Championships Day 5 Photo Vault

It’s almost unbelievable.  Just when we think it can’t get more fun and better here in Budapest, it does.  We’re…

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Chupkov Lowers European, Meet Records, Moves To #3 All-Time In 200 BR

Anton Chupkov became the 3rd fastest perfomrer in history with a 2:07.14 200 breast in the semi-finals.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 5 Finals Preview

Nathan Adrian will be going for his first individual world title in the men’s 100 free final.

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