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The Official 2018 SwimSwam U.S. Nationals Preview Index

Bookmark this page to stay on top of every race we preview and for a quick look at our top picks in each race.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Adrian’s Trials Streak At Risk In 100 FR

Beginning in 2009, Nathan Adrian hasn’t lost the 100 freestyle at a U.S. selection meet. That streak goes on the line on Wednesday.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Predict Haas, 18% Predict Dressel To Win 200 Free

More than half of voters predicted Townley Haas to remain the fastest American in the 200 meter free this season, though a whopping 18% voted in favor of Caeleb Dressel.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Veterans Collide with Short Course Studs in Men’s 200 Free

Reigning World Champs silver medalist Townley Haas is going to need a couple other swimmers in the 1:44 or 1:45 range if the USA hopes to wrest the 4×200 title from Great Britain in 2019.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: All Eyes on Grothe in 400 Free

Grothe, the fastest man in the nation this year and the only American to break 3:50 in-season, looks poised for a big swim after shattering the American Records in the 500 free and 1650 free at Winter Nationals this season.

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Wilson Tops Licon in 100 Breast, Conger Drops 48.7 100 Free in Austin

Wilson posted a 1:00.45 to knock off Licon’s 1:00.96.

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Madisyn Cox Entered in First Meet Since March at Austin Sectionals

Cox last raced at March’s Pro Swim Series stop in Atlanta. She’s part of a field full of National Teamers and World Championship medalists this weekend in Austin.

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Practice + Pancakes: Texas Men, Dean Farris Tackle Fast Friday (Video)

It’s the heart of long course season. Teams are training hard and loading up on their swimmers. What better time to go and see what the 4-time reigning NCAA champs are up to?

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Seliskar Beats 3/4ths of 4×200 Relay

Last week, Seliskar went 1:49.23 in prelims and 1:48.35 in finals of the 200 free at the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series, beating a field that included three-fourths of Team USA’s bronze-medal 4×200 free relay from the 2017 World Championships.

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2018 Santa Clara Pro Swim Series: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Chase Kalisz will take on the 200 fly/200 IM double on day 3 of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara.

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2018 Santa Clara Pro Swim Series: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Ryan Lochte will take on the 200 back on day 2 in Santa Clara.

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2018-2019 NCAA Cut Times Released; 19.00 Is New 50 Free ‘A’ Cut

The NCAA has released its Division I qualifying standards for the 2018-2019 college season, including drastically-lowered B cuts and an A cut in the 50 free that has officially reached the 19-second barrier.

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2018 Santa Clara Pro Swim Series: Swim Squad Starter Projections

Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Lochte will be among the swimmers make their TYR Pro Series debuts in Santa Clara.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Pick Dressel’s 17.63 As Most Impressive of NCAAs

In a shocking runaway of votes, SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly picked Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 in the 50 free as the most impressive swim of men’s NCAAs. That that swim won the poll isn’t a surprise, but the winning margin might be. More than three-quarters of votes went to Dressel’s 50 – in fact, that event tallied ten times more votes than any of the other four events on the ballot.

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