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2018 Pan Pacs Previews: US/Brazil Battle Highlights Men’s Relays

The Americans should battle Brazil for the men’s 4×100 free relay gold… but we don’t know who will be on the American team. Even the status of 2017 World champ Caeleb Dressel (pictured) is in the wind.

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2018 Pan Pacs Previews: Australia Primed To Rule Men’s Middle Distance

Australia swept 200 and 400 free titles at Commonwealth Games this spring over tough British opponents, and they look like the early favorites to do the same at Pan Pacs – provided we don’t see an unexpected appearance by China’s Sun Yang.

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World Top 5 Times Set on Day 1 at Mare Nostrum – Monaco

Kathleen Baker (above), Ippei Watanabe, Rikako Ikee, and Andrey Govorov all moved into the world’s top 5 this season on Saturday evening.

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Watanabe Creeps Closer To WR Form With 2:07.7 200 Breast In Barcelona

2018 Mare Nostrum Tour, Barcelona June 13th-14th Barcelona, Spain Club Natacío Sant Andreu LCM Meet Central Schedule Entry List Live…

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Blume Moves Into World’s Top 10 With 53.5 100 Free Prelim In Barcelona

Pernille Blume blasted a season best 53.52 100 free at day 2 prelims of the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona.

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Baker Vaults Up 100 Back World Rankings At Mare Nostrum Barcelona

Kathleen Baker threw down a 59.47 100 back on day 1 of the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona.

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2018 Japan Swim Day 2: The Beat Goes On In Tokyo

Yesterday’s standouts Rikako Ikee and Daiya Seto were back in the pool today, as was Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino on day 2 of the 2018 Japan Swim.

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First Round Of Japan’s 2018 Pan Pacific C’ships Roster Announced

After a 4-event onslaught at the Japan Swim, 17-year-old Rikako Ikee leads her nation’s initial roster for the Pan Pacific Championships. Additional swimmers may be named after the Japan Open this May.

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2018 Japan Swim: Reona Aoki Clocks New World #1 100 Breast

Reona Aoki clocked a winning 100m breaststroke time of 1:05.90 to move onto the world rankings throne.

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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 World University Games: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.

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2017 World University Games: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Ryan Held will swim the 100 free on day 4 of the World University Games in Taipei.

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ASIA: Haughey Becomes First Long Course Worlds Finalist for Hong Kong

The penultimate day of competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships is now in the books, and the Hong Kong squad is celebrating a new milestone.

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2017 Worlds Previews: USA vs. GBR in Men’s 800 Free Relay

We’re just one day away from the 2017 FINA World Championships, and the battle between the USA and Great Britain in the 800 free relay is one of the most anticipated relay races of the meet.

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Japan Takes Charge, Ikee With Two Wins On Night 2 Of Asian C’ships

Rikako Ikee continues her sprint reign, clocking two wins tonight in Tokyo.

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