Ricky Berens

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“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” -- Taras Brown

USA Report Day 5: Feigen’s Silver Special, for Several Reasons

Jimmy Feigen’s silver medal in the men’s 100 free was the second-straight Eddie-Reese-special at the World Championships. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)


DA Franklin Removes Stitches From Mrs. Berens’ Finger: What National Team Parents Do Before Meets

Dick Franklin (Missy’s dad) smiles for the camera as his wife (and doctor), DA Franklin, removes stitches from Leslie Berens’ (Ricky’s mom) hand at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo Credit; Trevor Freeland, Swimmer, VA Alum, part-time swimming analyst, full-time swim fan)


While You Were Sleeping: World Championships Day 1 Finals Preview

The Americans looked great in prelims, but Nathan Adrian needs to be focused in his Barcelona debut to hold of Russia and Australia. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)


Ervin Splits 47.3 on US Worlds Men’s 4×100 Relay Prelim, The Web Buzzes, The Debate Continues

“Ervin dropped a 47.38 on the men’s 4×100 free relay. Ervin flew 2nd on the prelim US Team relay after Jimmy Feigen’s leadoff (48.39). Berens was 3rd off the blocks splitting an impressive 47.56, and Conor Dwyer anchored in 48.36…” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


2013 Team USA Pre World Championships Photo Vault

Ricky Berens’ back and evidence of an octopus attack? (Images courtesy of the 2013 US Worlds Team and Jess, our faithful web curator!)


US World Team Vine Videos, Directed by Ricky Berens

Ricky Berens goes behind the scene on the road to Barcelona via Vine! (Thanks to Jess for providing these links.)


US World Championship Team on Twitter: The Complete List

We put together all of the links you need to follow the US World Championship Team on Twitter


Tide Swim Team Breaks 15-18 NAG Record (But Not 17-18)

Nathaniel Dacruz, Austin Temple, Harrison Pierce, and Austin Ryan, 24-hours later, have been confirmed as the 15-18 National Age Group Record holders in the 200 medley relay. (Photo: Josh Fulton)


The US World Championship Team Chooses Captains

Veteran swimmers, Dana Vollmer, Natalie Coughlin, Ricky Berens, and Matt Grevers will lead the World Championship Team of 42 in Barcelona. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)


Ricky Berens Through the Lens of Eve and Candace

Eve and Candace are the world’s #1 swim vloggers on all things swim-fan related. They report lifestyle swim news from many of the major U.S. competitions. The video above was produced from the 2013 U.S. World Championship Trials in Indy. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Barcelona Bound: The 2013 World Championship Roster

Finally, here is your official World Championship roster! (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)


18 Women, 19 Men Make World’s Roster After Finals Day 4

Nic Fink of Georgia became the 6th Bulldog to qualify for Worlds, but there were a whole lot of other races that came up as doubles on Friday night. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)


USA Nationals: In and Out of Focus

A few of the sights above and below the surface at the 2013 USA Swimming nationals. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Franklin Breaks U.S. Open Record; She and Lochte Double on Night 2 of US Worlds Trials

Conor Dwyer (right) has been on fire since he began training with Bob Bowman (glasses). He comes into the 200 free final on Wednesday evening as the top seed. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)


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