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Jaeger, Hardy Safely Into Finals; Aussie Women Dominate Medley Prelims

Jessica Hardy survived a tight 50 free prelim, though KLJ was nipped by a three-way swim off. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Phelps Begins Last Run at Olympic Three-Peat in 100 Fly Prelims

Michael Phelps is still seeking individual gold at this meet, and enters still as the favorite in the men’s 100 fly. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Picks: Phelps Holds the Key to American 400 Free Relay

Michael Phelps will have to be the Americans’ silver bullet if they want to clip the Aussies. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimpictures.com)

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Italy, Germany Expand Olympic Rosters at 11th Hour

(Photo of the Olympic Team announcement ceremony courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Italy Announces Individual Entrants to Olympics; No Magnini in 100 Free

Filippo Magnini will be relegated to relay-only duty in London.

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Cesar Misses Final at Sette Colli; 2:08’s Battle in 200 Breast

(Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Thorpe Goes 50.84 in First Long Course Race Since Return

Australia’s Ian Thorpe, who is swimming his first long course meet this weekend in Italy, marked a 50.84 to take…

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Cracking the Shanghai Relays: Men's 400 Free

With all of the predicting done, we’ve still got almost a week before the actual swimming begins in Shanghai. In that…

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Shanghai 2011: Men's Freestyle, Backstroke, and IM Picks

Now that we’re done with the women’s picks (Free/Back/IM’s | Breast/Fly/Relays), it’s time to start on the men, which usually…

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Pellegrini Wins Fourth Title, Youth Rules on Final Day in Italy

A great Italian Spring Nationals meet came to a bit of an anti-climactic close on the final day, with only…

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Pellegrini Posts Top-10 Time in 200 Free, Italian Sprinters Continue to Shine on Day 4

Federica Pellegrini has gotten more notoriety for her 400 free battle with Rebecca Adlington in recent weeks. But the 200…

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As Filippi Waltzes Back to Pool, Polieri and Pizzetti Take Torch for Italians on Day 3

The Italian women put two more on the team for Shanghai in their first crack of the day: the 400…

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Scozzoli Takes Ill in Italy, Pesce Steps Up On Day 2

After a rocking day 1 at Italian trials that saw a ton of Shanghai A-times, things got off to a…

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At Italian Trials, Pellegrini Falls Short of Adlington's Time with 4:03.4 in 400 Free

On day 1 at the Italian National Championships and World Championship Trials, the Italian team has earned itself several automatic…

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