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Seto & Sakai Throw Down World’s Top Two 200m Butterfly Times on Day 1 of 2015 Japan Open

And just like that, after Day 1 of the 2015 Japan Open, Daiya Seto and Masato Sakai stand atop the world rankings in the 200m butterfly event.

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Irie, Seto, Hagino, Along with America’s Ervin, Headline the 2015 Japan Open

Red-hot backstroker Ryosuke Irie will look to dominate once again, this time at the 2015 Japan Open slated for May 22-24th in Tokyo.

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Japan Sending 25 to the World Championships in Kazan

The Japanese Swimming Federation has announced a team of 25 athletes who they will be sending to the World Championships in Kazan…

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Koseki Goes #2-Ranked 200 Breaststroke to Close Japan Open

The final day of the 2014 Japan Open was a little bit of a redemption day for at least one…

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Hoshi Goes 2:06 in 200 Fly, Makino Breaks Junior National Record in 200 IM at Japan Open.

For the first time so far, three days deep into the 2014 Japan Open, there were no senior National Records…

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Hagino Breaks Two Japanese Records; Women Start Slow But Finish Strong on Day 3 of Japanese Nationals

As more Japanese veterans fail to qualify for Pan Pacs, it’s unquestionable who the country’s star swimmers is: Kosuke Hagino.

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Sprinters Steal The Show On The Final Day In Perth

The two biggest show stoppers of the day were the Australian sprint due of Cate Campbell and James Magnussen…

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South Africa, Japan Announce Rosters for BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series

Chad Le Clos headlines the South African contingent for the event, which starts January 31, 2014.

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Kitajima Swims Season Best 100 Breast to Start Japan Open

Kosuke Kitajima (above) had a good reaction to his month spent training with Dave Salo, and Kosuke Hagino was back in the pool after a dominating Japanese Championships performance. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Kosuke Hagino; Aya Terakawa Break National Records on Day 3 in Japan

Kosuke Hagino added two more wins, and another National Record, on day 3 of the Japanese National Championships. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Adrian Shocks the Field, Wins 100 Free Gold by .01 in Day 5 Finals

On Wednesday, Nathan Adrian did something that no American has done in nearly a quarter of a century. (Photo Courtesy: US Presswire)

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Ryan Lochte Handles Double Easily Through Preliminary Rounds

Ryan Lochte exerted little more energy than would a warmup on Wednesday morning (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Phelps Anchors American Relay for First Gold Medal of Olympics

The American men had big expectations upon them in Tuesday’s 800 free relay, and they delivered (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Adrian’s Confidence Shows in 100 Free Prelims Swim

Nathan Adrian looked very good to take the top seed in the 100 free on morning 4 of the 2012 Olympics (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Picks: Can Anyone Upset Phelps in 200 Fly?

Takeshi Matsuda, last year’s World Championships, is the best bet to pull off an upset. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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