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Regan Smith Breaks 15-16 National Age Group Record Without Best Time

Smith was faster as a 14-year old, but her swim on Sunday was the best since her birthday.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Bootsma, Park, Ervin & Tokyo 2020 News

Catch up on swimming-related news happening on dry land with this week’s ‘Beyond the Lane Lines.’

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Stevens Qualifies for Worlds with 27.6 With Championship Record in 50 Back

Stevens has now secured her spot on the 2017 World Championships roster, and will look to qualify in another event later in the meet, as she’s one of the favorites to win the 100 meter back.

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Regan Smith Becomes 7th 15-Year Old Under 1 Minute in 100 Back

Regan Smith became the 7th 15-year old to break the 1-minute barrier in the long course 100 meter backstroke globally…

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Kathleen Baker Posts 3rd-Fastest Swim in History to Win 100 Back

Kathleen Baker took her second individual title of the meet tonight in the 100 back with 49.84.

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Baker Goes 2nd-Fastest 100 Back All-Time, Time Stands Despite Relay DQ

Tonight, despite Cal’s DQ in the 400 medley relay, Kathleen Baker swam the 2nd-fastest 100 back in history to take down Natalie Coughlin’s 15-year-old school record.

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Janet Hu Downs 2nd Pac-12 Meet Record of the Day with 50.2 100 Back

Shortly after setting a new Meet Record in the 100 fly, Hu returned to the pool to set another Pac-12 Meet Record in the 100 back.

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Janet Hu Becomes 4th-Fastest 100 Butterflier and Backstroker Ever

Stanford’s Janet Hu is one of only two swimmers ranked in the top 10 in both events.

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Kate Lundsten, Jason Turcotte Named Head Coaches For Team USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today named Kate Lundsten (Victoria, Minn.) of Aquajets Swim Team and Jason Turcotte (Atlanta,…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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