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Coughlin and Franklin Take Outside Lanes for 100 Back Final Tomorrow

Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin finished 7th and 8th in the 100 backstroke in semifinals today.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Is Missy Back in Women’s 100 Back?

Missy Frankin was the best backstroker on the planet in 2012 and 2013. But now a crowd of young talents threatens her return trip to the Olympics in the 100 back.


Cal Trio Earns Academic All-America honors

Rachael Acker, Ryan Murphy and Rachel Bootsma, all accomplished swimmers in the pool, earned recognition for their work in the classroom as members of the 2016 CoSIDA at-large Academic All-America team.

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2016 Arena Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Today at the Arena Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara, we’ll see Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin go head to head in the 50 free. Ryan Murphy will take on Mitch Larkin in the men’s 100 back, and the men’s 400 free will feature another battle between Sun Yang and Conor Dwyer.


Seebohm, Sun Join Adrian, Dwyer On Arena PSS Santa Clara Psych Sheets

The Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Santa Clara will feature a large crew of foreign superstars, including world record-holder Sun Yang and world champ Emily Seebohm.


Pac-12 Conference Announces 2016 All-Academic Teams

Cal All-American Rachael Acker is among the 26 swimmers who have been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team.

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Culmina el Campeonato Nacional Femenil de la NCAA 2016

Las nadadoras de la Universidad de Georgia obtuvieron su tercer titulo nacional en cuatro años.

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WATCH: Top 25 Interview Moments from the 2016 W. NCAA Championships

2016 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 19 McAuley Aquatic Center – Atlanta, GA Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM…

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All The Records Broken At Women’s NCAA Championships

The 2016 Women’s NCAA Championships ended Saturday night with a whole slew of broken records and whether it was a NCAA, Championship, American, U.S. Open or school record, SwimSwam has them listed for you.


The Future Is Bright: 23 U.S. 17 & Unders Would Have Scored At NCAAs

23 American swimmers aged 17 and under, including Claire Adams (pictured above) would have scored points in the ‘A’ or ‘B’ finals at this weekend’s 2016 Women’s NCAA Division I Championships.


2016 Women’s NCAA Pick ‘Em Contest: Scoring Update After Day 3

Just 2 of 279 entrants into our Pick ‘Em Contest correctly predicted Brittany MacLean’s 200 freestyle win. Check out the standings after day 3 here.

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2016 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 Prelims Photo Vault

Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for NCAAs, snapped some quality shots from Saturday’s prelims. Check out the pictures below for a glimpse of the action that occurred this morning (Danielle Galyer featured above).

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2016 Women’s NCAA Championship: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

2016 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 19 McAuley Aquatic Center – Atlanta, GA Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM…


Rachel Bootsma: I don’t remember the 100 back (Video)

Cal’s Rachel Bootsma used a big opening split to earn her third NCAA 100 backstroke title, knocking off top seed Courtney Bartholomew of Virginia.

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Cal’s Rachel Bootsma to Retire After 2016 Summer Olympics

Cal senior Rachel Bootsma will retire after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, she announced after winning her third NCAA title in the 100 back today.