Olivia Bray

Roadmaps – Mapping the Journey of US Swimming Stars: Women’s 200 Fly

Mary T. Meagher’s 80s NAGs and Mary Descenza’s 2009 American record remain unbroken today. Who’s been close to breaking the marks? Could they ever go down?

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Returning Conference Points: Texas Rolls, But Battle Looms In Rest of W. Big 12

There’s not a lot of drama at the top of the women’s Big 12, but the battle for bronze could be fierce between TCU, Iowa State and West Virginia.

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Ranking the 2020 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #1-4

#1 recruit Regan Smith’s loaded Stanford class and #2 Alex Walsh’s elite Virginia group collide in a showdown for our #1 overall freshman class ranking.

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Top NCAA Women’s Swimming Recruits Of The Past Decade

Katie Ledecky? Missy Franklin? Regan Smith? Who is the top NCAA swimming prospect of the past decade? We rank our top 50 since 2012.

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Re-Rank: Top 20 Girls NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2020

This is perhaps the best recruiting class we’ve ever ranked, with instant-impact swimmers in back, breast and fly. World record-holder Regan Smith sits #1.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 17-18

The 2019 Swammy Awards for 17-18 Age Group Swimmers go to Regan Smith and Luca Urlando.

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2019 US Open Championships: Kalisz Drops 2 BR, Smith Drops 1 FR On Night 4

Chase Kalisz has dropped the 200 BR on night 4 of the US Open after finishing 9th in prelims, meanwhile, Kieran Smith will contest only in the 200 BK A-final.

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Erika Brown Swims 7th-Fastest 100 Yard Fly in History at Tennessee Invitational

Erika Brown swam a best time in the 100 fly on Friday, as did Virginia freshman Kate Douglass – now the 10th-best performer in history.

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Texas Sprinter Ava Longi (2020) Makes Verbal Commitment to Longhorns

Austin, Texas-native Ava Longi will remain close to home when she begins her collegiate career at the University of Texas in 2020-21.

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Claire Curzan Hits Bests in 3 Events at TAC Titans Triangle Classic

Among her new PRs was a 1:01.03 in the 100 back, and she also took nearly seven seconds off of her best in the 200 back.

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Gianluca Urlando Goes Another Lifetime Best in 100 Fly Finals at Zajac

Urlando remains the 2nd-best junior-aged 100 long course meter butterflier in US history.

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Luca Urlando Doubles Up in Wins On Day 1 Of 2019 Mel Zajac International Meet

17-year-old Luca Urlando won two events on Day 1 of the Mel Zajac Jr. International Meet, emerging victorious in both the 200 free and 50 fly.

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5 Races To Watch, Prize Money Info For 2019 Mel Zajac International

A Markus Thormeyer-Luca Urlando showdown in the 200 free (with both putting up lifetime-bests within two tenths of each other within the past three months) could be a highlight of the junior-heavy Mel Zajac International Meet in Canada.

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Urlando Leads Huge Group of US Juniors to 2019 Mel Zajac Jr. International Meet

The meet will feature some top talent from the U.S. juniors and Canada.

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Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits in the Girls High School Class of 2020

See who’s moving up and who has yet to commit among the current high school junior class, which is loaded in the non-free strokes in particular.

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