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Ally McHugh Talks Racing all Stroke 200s, Taking Mile Out Fast (Video)

16:12.87 is the 23-year-old’s third-fastest swim ever, and quickest since August of 2019. It also makes McHugh the second-fastest American in 2020-21.

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Nic Fink Explains Why Georgia Swimmers Finish Races Well By Design (Video)

Nic Fink home like a freight train down the stretch to sneak by Will Licon for the 200 breast win in 2:11.28, with Licon just .02 back. Fink’s final 50: 33.20

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Zane Grothe on Training: “I’ve really focused on having a better 1500” (Video)

Grothe, 28, finished in a time of 15:10.29, stacking up as his fastest swim since July of 2019 while also making him the second-fastest American this season

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Kieran Smith Breaks Down the Approach That Led to Lifetime Best 200 IM (Video)

Smith’s 1:59.38 showing lowers his previous PB of 1:59.56, set way back at the 2017 World Juniors, and ranks him 13th in the world this season.

Kathleen Baker: “First time in a hot second that my freestyle leg was faster than my backstroke” (Video)

Baker finished in 2:10.30, moving past Cox to become the 2nd-fastest swimmer in the world this year, with only Kaylee McKeown (2:08.23) ahead of her

Changing Short Course to LCM Racing Mindset is Key for Abbey Weitzeil (Video)

Abbey Weitzeil put up solid performances in San Antonio, taking a win in the 50 free and claiming 2nd behind Olivia Smoliga in the 100 free

Zach Apple Breaks Down Mixed Bag Results at First LCM Meet of 2021 (Video)

Zach Apple began to close on him down the stretch and employed his patented straight arm technique over the closing meters.

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Ryan Murphy Breaks Down The Pain You Need to Feel in a 200 Back (Video)

Murphy becomes the 6th-fastest man in the world with a 1:56.82. The fastest Murphy has ever been in January came in 2016 at 1:55.99.

Olivia Smoliga Breaks Down Prelims/Swim Off/Finals 200 Free Triple (Video)

Smoliga admits she expected to break 2:00 in the 200 free in San Antonio, and that swimming 3 of them in 1 day was more of a mental challenge than anything

Kieran Smith Knows What He Has to do to Take the Next Step Forward (Video)

Kieran Smith put on a dominant display in the final of the men’s 400 free. “I like a little bit of pressure,” he said post-race, “Pressure makes diamonds.”

Regan Smith Likens Swimming Against a Loaded Field to Swimming a Relay (Video)

Coming off her 200 fly victory earlier, Smith held nothing back opening up, splitting 28.44 at the 50 before holding off the two Olympians down the stretch

Ryan Murphy Explains Managing Ups and Downs During ISL, Pro SwimsR(Video)

Post-race, Murphy said: “I’m the most bought into my training plan as long as I’ve been at Cal,” which is a scary proposition for the rest of the world.

Kieran Smith on San Antonio Swims: “I’m as fit as I’ve ever been” (Video)

After winning the 200 free last night, Kieran Smith commented that he feels as fit as he ever has after a long fall of hard Florida training

Ally McHugh Focusing on Swimming Aggressively in San Antonio (Video)

2018 U.S. national champ Ally McHugh took control of the women’s 400 IM early on the breaststroke leg and never looked back, soaring to victory in 4:41.90

Nic Fink is Shooting for 59s for In Season 100 Breast (Video)

Coming off of his standout ISL season, Nic Fink picks up the win here in the men’s 100 breast in 1:00.84, pulling away from the pack over the last 25 meters.