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19.6/44.3 Sprinter Jack Blake Retires from Swimming, Will Stay at Alabama

His biggest impact came in the 200 free relay, where he split 19.08 on the third leg as Alabama won the 2019 SEC title in 1:15.43.

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All-American McMahon Dominates Distance as Alabama Women and Men Beat FSU

All-American Kensey McMahon won an individual triple for the Crimson Tide. In the 1650 free, she was nearly 40 seconds ahead of the field.

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SwimSwam’s Official 2019 Swammy Awards Index

Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions for all categories.

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2019 Swammy Awards: National Development Award – South Africa

Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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2019 Swammy Awards: African Male Swimmer of the Year Zane Waddell

South African Zane Waddell quickly went from SEC Champion, to NCAA Champion, to WUGs champion, all the way to World champion in just 5 months.

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2019-2020 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Power Rankings: December Edition

Our women’s NCAA swimming & diving ranks had a change at #1… will our men’s ranks do the same? There’s a lot to unpack after mid-season invites.

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Carly Cummings Wins 3 Events as Auburn Sweeps Alabama

Auburn swept Alabama in an in-state SEC rivalry meet at Auburn.

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NCAA Top Times Update After First Wave of Mid-Season Invitationals

Shaine Cases (Texas A&M) and Erika Brown (Tennessee) both hold 4 national top times each after the first wave of college invites.

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Florida’s Leah Braswell Jumps to #1 in the Country (by 10 Seconds) in 1650 Free

On the final day of the 2019 Georgia Tech Invitational, Leah Braswell swam 15:47 in the 1650 free, which is the best time in the country by almost 10 seconds.

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Jakub Ksiazek Breaks Florida St. School Record in 200 Free at GT Invite

Sophomore Jakub Ksiazek broke the Florida State Record in the men’s 200 yard freestyle on Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invite.

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Florida Women Swim Best 200 Free Relay Since 2014 at Georgia Tech Invitational

Anchored by a 21.88 split from freshman Talia Bates (above), the Florida women hit the NCAA automatic invite time in the women’s 200 free relay on Friday.

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7 Major Mid-Season Invites On the NCAA Slate Next Week

Rematch! Erika Brown won two races against Kate Douglass in a dual meet earlier this year. They could meet up to three more times at the Tennessee Invite.

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Alabama Snags Verbal from Brazil National Junior Teamer Bernardo Bondra

Brazil’s Bernardo Bondra, the world’s 11th-fastest 18-and-under 100m flyer (52.37) in 2019, has verbally committed to the University of Alabama for 2020-21.

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Olympic Trials-Qualifying Backstroker Chris OConnor Commits to Alabama for 2024

O’Connor earned his first Olympic Trials cut in the 100-meter backstroke at Junior Nationals over the summer, which bodes well for his yards times this fall.

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UGA Newcomer Zoie Hartman Sweeps Breast Events as Bulldogs Sweep Alabama

UGA freshman Zoie Hartman swam a powerful collegiate debut as her double breaststroke wins powered the Bulldogs’ sweep over Alabama.

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