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SwimSwam Pulse: 41% Pick Sanders To Florida As Biggest NCAA Transfer

41% of voters selected Arizona-to-Florida IMer Grant Sanders as the most impactful transfer of the upcoming NCAA season, besting Auburn-to-NC State sprinter Jacob Molacek and Ohio State-to-Tennessee diver Colin Zeng.

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2017-2018 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings: First Edition

As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….

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Grace Ariola’s First (and Last) High School Season Off to a Fast Start

After making waves at international junior meets and nearly making the 100 back final at the 2016 Olympic Trials, Grace Ariola is doing something she hasn’t done before– swim a high school season.

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College Swimming Previews: #4 NC State Men Seek More Relay Titles

Ryan Held and Justin Ress headline an NC State team that seeks an ACC 4-peat this season.

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: Don’t Sleep on Cullen Jones

We’re back for the weekly installment of SwimSwam’s TopTenTweets.

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Top Ten Men’s Storylines Of The 2017-18 NCAA Season

Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.

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Former Kentucky Sprinter Cobe Garcia Makes Move to NC State

After three women have uprooted from their former programs to find a new home at NC State over the summer, Cobe…

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Universiades de Taipei 2017 : ces séries qui font peur

L’une des tendances les plus marquantes des courses de natation qui viennent de s’achever aux Universiades de Taipei, a été la réalisation de performances parfois très élevées en séries et (pour le sprint de nage libre) en demi-finales. C’est une constatation récurrente, que font ce qu’intéresse la natation, que cette quasi-obligation de nager vite dès les épreuves qualificatives.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Braden Holloway, NC State

In the NCAA, NC State has put a premium on relays, with game-breaking relay performances keying the school’s rise into the NCAA’s upper echelon. It’s clear that focus on relays is extending to the international level, with Held, Ress and Zevnik all putting up huge relay splits at World University Games.

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2017 World University Games: Day 7 Finals Live Recap

Ella Eastin is the favorite in tonight’s 200 fly final.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: American Sprinting Is Back At Universiade

In 2015, there was a race among swimming fans to declare the death of American male sprinting. But we’re discovering in 2017 that like Mark Twain’s, reports of the American demise were greatly exaggerated.

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2017 World University Games: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.

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2017 World University Games: USA Ties Up Gold Tally with JPN on Day 5

Japan’s Kanako Watanabe brought home a gold in the 200 breast, but Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held (100 free) and Hellen Moffitt (100 fly) brought in 2 wins for the Americans to bring it to a tie between the 2 countries with 6 gold each.

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2017 World University Games: Day 6 Prelims Live Recap

Katie McLaughlin will race the women’s 200 fly on day 6 at the World University Games.

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2017 World University Games: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

The women’s 200 breast final has five women qualified within eight tenths of a second at the top, led by Japan’s Kanako Watanabe.

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