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2019 Atlanta Classic: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Caeleb Dressel will not be swimming the 50 free, and will instead be in the 200 fly.

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2019 Atlanta Classic: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Caeleb Dressel will contest the men’s 100 fly on night one of the Atlanta Classic.

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Vols 200 Medley Relay: “We know how hard we’ve worked this year” (Video)

The Vols hit their stride in this one, as Tennessee’s Meghan Small took it out with a 24.05 back split. Nikol Popov took over with a 26.51 on the breast leg, while Maddy Banic turned in a 22.58 on the fly

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2019 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.

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2019 W. NCAAs: Abbey Weitzeil Ties Fastest 50 Free Relay Split Ever

Weitzeil and Simone Manuel have now both been 20.45 on a relay.

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2019 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Stanford’s Brooke Forde, the 500 free champion, is on fire.

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2019 W. NCAA Previews: Ever More 57s Pursue King in 100 Breaststroke

With King’s 55-second performance, as well as her slew of 56-second swims, it’s easy to lose track of how significant it is for other women to swim 57-anything in the 100 breaststroke.

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2019 W. NCAA Previews: Uncertainty Abounds In 200 Medley Relay

If there’s one relay that feels hard to project, it’s this one.

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2019 W. NCAA Previews: Stanford’s Streak Threatened in 400 MR

The Cal Bears come in with the fastest time this season in the 400 medley relay, and they appear to be the favorites to put an end to Stanford’s winning streak in this event.

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2019 SEC Championships: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

After opting out of the 400 IM, Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem will swim the 200 breast. Meanwhile, the men of Mizzou and Florida will be racking up finalists in the tight race for the 2019 title.

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2019 SEC Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Live Finals of Day 4 of the SEC Championships. The Florida and Mizzou men are only separated by 11 points after last night while the Texas A&M women have a 57-point lead on the Florida women.

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2019 SEC Championships Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

The Missouri and Florida men are neck-and-neck heading into the 4th day of the 2019 SEC Championships.

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Emergent Strategy? Meghan Small Goes No Pullouts In SEC Record 200 IM

As Tennessee continues to surge at the SEC Championships, their women are also continuing to defy conventional wisdom when it comes to breaststroke pullouts. A day after Nikol Popov skipped her second pullout on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay, fellow Vol Meghan Small passed up both breaststroke pullouts in the 200 IM, going on to win the event and set a new SEC meet record.

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Nikol Popov Only Did 1 Underwater Pullout on 200 Medley Breaststroke

Breaststroker Nikol Popov isn’t the first Tennessee Volunteer to experiment with reducing her underwater pullouts.

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2019 SEC Champs Day 1 Finals Live Recap – Relays

The 2019 SEC Championships are shaping up to be quite the battle in both men’s and women’s competition, and the Texas A&M men appear to have a good chance to join their women as team championships this year.

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