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Race Video: Alicia Coutts wins 100 Fly – 2014 Australian Swimming Championships

Alicia Coutts led the way in a 57.70 – which is not as fast as she was to win this title last year, but there was much, much more pressure on from the competition this year.

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Video: Zachary Mollory wins 200 Free at 2014 YMCA Nationals, 1:35.96

Sitting second coming out of prelims, Ocean County’s Zachary Molloy exploded for a big finals swim, going 1:35.66 to break the national record. The old mark was 1:35.96 set by Nicholas Caldwell back in 2011.

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Video: Maxwell Dolan 2014 YMCA Nationals 400 IM Winner, 3:46.81

It was a Wilton 1-2 in the boys 400 IM, with a pair of teammates and future Big Ten foes sweeping the top two spots. Top seed Maxwell Dolan went 3:46.81 to just eke out a win over his teammate Ian Rainey by .01.

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Video: Harnish wins 400 IM at 2014 YMCA Nationals, 4:11.93

14-year-old Courtney Harnish continues to improve, dropping 3.3 seconds from her already-lifetime-best prelims swim to win the 400 IM. The York YMCA product went 4:11.93, thanks to some big front-half swimming.

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Exercise To Improve Your Rotation

The rotation in freestyle and backstroke is a crucial phase in swimming, and many swimmers naturally struggle with it, especially at young age.

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2014 YMCA Nationals GAC Air Quality Report Day 2: Air Remains Fresh

It’s day 2 of the 2014 YMCA Short Course National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina,…

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Canadian Swimming Trials Webcast

Watch the Canadian Swimming Trials Webcast streamed live, courtesy of Sportsnet Canada.  Finals sessions start at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)…

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Lip Dub: Columbia Men’s Swimming and Diving Pump Up Music Video – Eminem’s Lose Yourself

Courtesy of Stanley Wong. Thanks to Matt Traub for sending SwimSwam this swimming video.

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Finis Tempo Trainer: Good For Training And Pranking Your Coaches

College of Charleston swimmers Sarah Graif & Jayme Groth decided to have a little April fools fun with their head coach…

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Olympian Alex Meyer Walks The 2014 YMCA Nationals Parade

2012 Olympian and open water World Champion, Alex Meyer, walks the famous YMCA Nationals Parade in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alex…

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Motivational Cal NCAA Highlight Video: Passion Has A Funny Way of Trumping Logic

The Cal Berkeley YouTube account posted a highlight video from the 2014 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. This inspiring two…

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Video: Ryan Held 2014 YMCA Nationals 50 Free Winner, 19.58

This race was another one of our “pre-meet highlights” and Ryan Held certainly did not disappoint. The senior out of the Springfield, Illinois YMCA not only swam a lifetime best of 19.58 to win the title.

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Video: Konopka 2014 YMCA Nationals 50 Free Winner, 22.46

Another Middle Tyger podium finish came from 16-year old Katrina Konopka, on her second swim of the finals session, with a 22.46.

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Video: Weaver 2014 YMCA Nationals 100 Fly Winner, 52.87

Courtney Weaver was successful in winning her 10th career YMCA National Championship, and even though she couldn’t match her record-breaking prelims swim of 52.51, Weaver still had a comfortable margin of victory with a 52.87 for the title.

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Video: Petersen 2014 YMCA Nationals 100 Fly Winner, 48.12

Led by Nick Petersen from the Schroeder YMCA in 48.12, last year’s runner-up, there were 5 swimmers in this final under 49 seconds.

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