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USA Swimming Summer Nationals Day 3 Photo Vault

Irvine never disappoints when it comes to championship swimming. It’s been a great week so far at the 2018 USA…

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

After tying her 50 fly American Record last night, Kelsi Dahlia will take on her signature 100 fly today.

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U.S. Nationals Day 3 Finals Preview: Michael Andrew’s Triple Threat Looms Large

19-year-old Michael Andrew, whose goal is to become the world’s fastest sprinter in all four stroke 50s, will compete in the fly, breast and back finals on Day 3 of 2018 U.S. Nationals.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly

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U.S. Nationals Day 2 Finals Preview: Dressel, Andrew to Battle for 1st 2019 Worlds Spot

50 fly American record-holder Caeleb Dressel is looking to earn the first spot on the 2019 World Championships roster.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.

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Leah Smith, Chase Kalisz Hold Leads in PSS Standings

A wild day 1 held the standings for the $10,000 Pro Swim Series prize fairly steady.

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The Official 2018 SwimSwam U.S. Nationals Preview Index

Bookmark this page to stay on top of every race we preview and for a quick look at our top picks in each race.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Open Field Behind Margalis in 200 IM

The race for 2nd in the 200 IM has been blown open in light of recent events, but Olympic medalist Melanie Margalis remains the heavy favorite.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: Franklin, Schmitt Go for 200 FR Comeback

There’s an obvious frontrunner in the American women’s 200 free field based on the past few seasons: distance superstar Katie Ledecky. Missy Franklin, the short course American Record holder, is looking to make a comeback though.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Smith, Margalis Clear 1-2 In W 400 IM

Leah Smith is on track to win her second consecutive national title in the women’s 400 IM.

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Melanie Margalis Skipping 200 Breast at U.S. Nationals

In spite of being the fastest American in the 200 breaststroke so far in 2018, Melanie Margalis is focusing on 3 other races at U.S. Nationals.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Pick Eastin As Top American 400 IMer

Nearly half of voters believed Ella Eastin would be the top women’s 400 IMer in the United States this summer, trusting in a big comeback swim after a shocking disqualification last year. Eastin was set to finish second last summer but took a disqualification for the ‘Lochte Rule,’ which disallows dolphin kicking on one’s back during the freestyle portion of an IM.

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5 Ways Swim Coaches Can Get the Best Out of Their Swimmers

The true art of great coaching is being able to, not only develop your swimmers physically, but to also develop them mentally; to understand what makes each of your swimmers tick and how you need to interact with them in order to get the best out of them.

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Chase Kasliz, Leah Smith Take Lead in Pro Swim Series Standings

Both Chase Kalisz (above) and Leah Smith enter US Nationals with leads, though they’re not insurmountable ones.

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