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2017 Winter Juniors West: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

The 3rd finals session will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 free relay.


13-year-old Claire Tuggle goes 4:47 in 500 free

Tuggle swam 2nd fastest time this season in the 13-14 age group.


SwimMAC, Mason Manta Rays Triumphant Winners at Junior Nationals

The 2017 US Junior National Championships are in the books, with SwimMAC winning the girls team scores as well as the overall combined gender scores.


15-Year Old Adam Chaney Splits 22.44 in 50m Free for NAG Relay Record

The 15-16 boys of the Mason Manta Rays have broken their 2nd Naitonal Age Group Record relay of the weekend.


CIF-SS D1’s Owen Kao of Dana Hills: “We were a ragtag group of guys” (Video)

Dana Hills junior Owen Kao contributed heavily to the Dolphins’ team title at the 2017 CIF-SS Division 1 Championships on Saturday.

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2017 CIF Southern Section Division 1 Finals: LIVE Recap

Keep an eye on Sean Lee out of Loyola, who rattled the meet record in the 200 IM. The senior will look to lead the defending champs with top seeds in the IM and 100 fly. Santa Margarita’s Samantha Shelton held pace on the girls side, holding top seeds in the 200 free and 100 back.


Lee Closes in on 200 IM Record in CIF Southern Section D1 Prelims

Loyola senior Sean Lee closed in on the D1 Meet Record in the 200 IM, throwing down a 1:45.90 to lead prelims.


Irvine NOVA 15-16 Boys Crush 800m Free Relay NAG Record at LA Invite

Owen Kao (16), Justin Nguyen (16), Hunter Hitchens (16), and Andrew Koustik (16) from Irvine Novaquatics broke the national age group record in the boys 15-16 4×200 free relay on Saturday night.

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Shoults’ 2 National HS Records Highlight 2016 CIF-SS D1 Finals

An intense Grant Shoults stole the show at the 2016 CIF-Southern Section Division I championships with his two national high school records in the 200 free and 500 free.


Sean Lee, Joon Sung Lead Loyola (CA) Boys to Dual Win Over Dana Hills

Sean Lee (above) helped Loyola take a blockbuster dual meet win over Dana Hills earlier this week.

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Irvine NOVA 15-16 Boys Take Huge Chunk Out of 200m Free Relay NAG

Irvine Novaquatics’ Benjamin Blevins-Boor, Hunter Hitchens, Justin Nguyen, and Owen Kao combined for 1:34.63, destroying the national age group record for 15-16 boys in the 200 meter freestyle relay.


Irvine Novaquatics Takes Down Rose Bowl/Canyons In Star League Champs

Irvine Novaquatics won the Star League Championship this weekend, taking down fellow SoCal club powerhouses Rose Bowl and Canyons.

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AgonSwim Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 7/15/2015

Quite a few swimmers punched their first tickets to Olympic Trials over the weekend of July 10-12, 2015. Some of them are here in our AgonSwim Weekly Wonders. Click through to see who made the list.


Irvine Novaquatics Breaks 13-14 400 Yard Free Relay National Age Group Record

(L-R) Shawn Lou, Kevin Tu, Owen Kao, and Hunter Hitchens combined on Saturday to break the National Age Group Record in the 400 yard free relay, adding this mark to their existing record in the same event as 11-12’s.


Irvine NovAquatics’ 13-14 Boys Reclaim Their 800 Free Relay NAG

Irvine NovAquatics boys 13-14 free relay broke their second national age group record of the day with a 7:58.03 in the 800 free relay.