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Yulia Efimova Clocks 200 Breast Within .72 Of World Record In Spain

Yulia Efimova frightened the 200m breaststroke world record tonight, earning a mark that would have won gold in Rio.

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2017 Mare Nostrom Monaco: Battles Brewing On Day 1 Prelims

Aussie speedster James Magnussen made his post-Rio debut today in Monaco, notching the 2nd seed in the 100m freestyle in 49.29.

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Absolutely Stacked Field Set for Monaco Stop of Mare Nostrum Tour

World record holder Sarah Sjöström is one of many Olympians in the field of the Monaco stop of the Mare Nostrum tour.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Ulyett & The British Breaststroke Invasion

For several years now, Adam Peaty has been putting Great Britain on the map in men’s breaststroke. Now it’s Jocelyn Ulyett’s turn to do it on the women’s side.

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Lilly King Gets A Gift From Russia

American swimmer Lilly King has received a present from one of her Russian supporters – a traditional Russian Ushanka, emblazoned…

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Efimova, Kostin Hit World #1s on Day 1 Of Russian Nationals

It was the sprinters who came up with the best performances on day 1 of Russian nationals, with Yulia Efimova hitting a new world #1 time in the 50 breast and Oleg Kostin doing the same in the 50 fly.

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Chalmers Drops 200 Fr Due To Illness, Efimova Looks For 2nd Win At NSW

Russia’s Yulia Efimova already snagged the 100m breaststroke gold in Sydney and has set herself up for a run at the 200m.

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2017 NSW State Open C’ships: 5 Big Stories To Watch Down Under

Cate Campbell makes her return to racing in Sydney this weekend, taking on her sister, Bronte, among others at the 2017 NSW State Open Championships.

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Newly-Formed Team Efimova Has Eyes On Australia

Newly-formed Team Efimova is on the move.

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IAAF Upholds Russian Athletics Suspension at Least Through November

The International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF, track and field’s world governing body, decided Monday that the Russian track and field team would continue to be barred from international competition and would not be eligible to compete in the August IAAF World Championships that will take place in London.

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New WADA Prohibited List In Effect, Including Arimistane

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s 2017 list of prohibited substances is now in effect, including the newly-banned substance Arimistane, which the Russian Swimming Federation specifically warned its athletes to stop taking.

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The Top 16 Swimming Stories of 2016

The New Year is upon us! So we at SwimSwam are wrapping up our 2016 Swammy Awards with a look back at the 16 biggest stories of the year 2016.

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Russian Federation Names 2016 Swimmers of the Year

200 breaststroke Olympic bronze medalist Anton Chupkov was one of three Russians named by the federation as Swimmers of t he Year.

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