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July 31, 2014

Inside Swimming World Magazine, August 2014


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July 30, 2014


PHOENIX, Arizona. Swimming World, The Most Trusted Source in News, Technique, Training and Lifestyle, just got a new look.

Visitors can view the site by visiting It's New. We still have some bugs to kill that are crawling around, but this is what you will find in the first phase of our multi-phase rollout:
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July 30, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 30. MICHAEL Hixon joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show shortly after making the move from Texas to Indiana to continue his diving career.


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July 29, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 29. IN May, USA Swimming's SwimToday campaign got the Twitterverse buzzing with a #funnestsport hashtag that had swimming fans talking about the ways the sport is, well, the funnest sport.

The SwimToday campaign is a joint effort of nearly a dozen organizations to boost participation numbers outside of the Olympic year, when interest is high for swimming. In add...
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July 29, 2014

Each day through August 4, Jeff Commings will take you back 30 years to the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, highlighting one of that day's swimming events that continues to be a benchmark for the current culture of the sport. A full list of medalists from that day's competition follows at the end of the article.

Feature by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 29. W...
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July 29, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 29. THE final day of competition at the Commonwealth Games featured a chance for Australia to sweep the relay gold medals with the 400 medley relays on tap. Were they able to hold off determined English swimmers?

Women's 400 free
Breaking away from a pack of five swimmers at the 250-meter mark, New Zealand's Lauren Boyle brought home her first Comm...
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July 29, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 29. IT'S not easy picking the best swim of the past week, with the Commonwealth Games giving us so many options, and the various national age group records in the United States impressing us as well. I'm sure you will disagree with our choice, but we're going with the 2:08.21 swum by Siobhan-Marie O'Connor in the 200 individual medley on Sunday at th...
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July 29, 2014

Each day through August 17, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the European Championships, which begins August 18 in Berlin. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by David Rieder

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 29. THE European Championsh...
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July 29, 2014

MONTREAL, Canada, July 29. BENOIT Huot's preparation for the Para-Pan American championships has been interrupted by the news that seven of his gold medals from various international competitions were stolen last weekend from his new home in Montreal.

Huot, who has been training on the other side of the country in British Columbia, had stored his medals in a locked garage while his ne...
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July 29, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, July 29. AT the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships on Sunday, it took three swim-offs to decide the eighth-place qualifier in the boys' 9-10 50m free.

In prelims, First Colony Swim Team's Hayden Bellotti and Frisco Aquatics' Conor McKenna tied for eighth with matching 31.89s, both personal bests. In the first swim-off, the two swimmers tied again at 31.44...
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July 29, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 29. THE final day of preliminary qualifying did not disappoint as plenty of fast times were produced at the Commonwealth Games.

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Women's 400 free
A pair of 4:07s led the way this morning in the women's middle distance event with New ...
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July 29, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 29. WE bring you an in-depth conversation with Adolph Kiefer, one of swimming's greatest contributors, on today's edition of The Morning Swim Show.


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July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 28. CONGRATULATIONS to the following swimmers for joining the ranks of many great YMCA national champions!

Caitlyn Moon, Kishwaukee
1500 Freestyle, 16:59.47

Brandon Sweezer, Rock Hill
1500 Freestyle, 16:02.58
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July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 28. CAITLYN Moon and Brandon Sweezer kicked off the 2014 YMCA National Long Course Championships with wins in the women's and men's 1500 freestyle during the first night of racing at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Kishwaukee's Caitlyn Moon got the meet started in record-breaking fashion, crushing Laura Simon's 2009...
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July 28, 2014

Editorial coverage for U.S. Junior Nationals proudly sponsored by Q Swimwear!

By Emily Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, July 28. THE 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships begin Wednesday, with the nation's top 18-and-under swimmers gathering at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, Calif. There are a lot...
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July 28, 2014

Editorial coverage for U.S. Junior Nationals proudly sponsored by Q Swimwear!

By David Rieder

IRVINE, California, July 28. THIS coming Wednesday begins a key point in every Olympic cycle for Americans: an all-important visit to the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center. For the third straight quadrennial, USA Swimming h...
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July 28, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 28. WHAT an amazing week of news in and out of the pool we just had. We're in the throes of the championship phase of the long course summer season, with the Commonwealth Games kicking off the first of four major international meets we'll be covering between now and mid-September. The Commonwealth Games is just one of the five headlines I'll be talking ab...
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July 28, 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, July 28. THE psych sheets for next month's U.S. Masters Swimming long course nationals will feature a long list of Masters swimming greats taking to the pool at the University of Maryland.

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The five-day meet, set for August 13-17 at the Eppeley Recreatio...
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July 28, 2014

WILMINGTON, North Carolina, July 28. JASON Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW's head swimming and diving coach.

Memont, 36, has spent the last seven years with the Gamecocks, assisting Coach McGee Moody with all phases of the successful SEC program...
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July 28, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 28. PLENTY of amazing swims went up on the scoreboard tonight, but South Africa's Chad le Clos skyrocketed to the top of the world in the 100 fly as he threw down the gauntlet in the event at the Commonwealth Games.

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July 28, 2014

OEIRAS, Portugal, July 28. THE Portugal Open featured a young British squad and several members of Sweden's national team among some of Portugal's finest in the final weeks before the start of the European championships.

Only one Portuguese record was set in the five-day meet. Luis Vaz swam a 1:48.98 in the 200 freestyle, breaking Thiago Venancio's 1:49.02 from 2007. The tim...
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July 28, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 28. THIRTY years ago, most of the world's best athletes gathered in the Los Angeles Coliseum to open the 23rd edition of the Summer Olympic Games. It would be marked by the absence of the Eastern bloc countries that were boycotting the competition, partly in response to the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Games in Moscow.

One of the primary changes in the look of t...
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July 28, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 28. THE Aussies kept piling it on at the Commonwealth Games with another impressive preliminary session here in Glasgow.

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Women's 800 freestyle swimoff
In a swimoff for the second alternate position in tonight's finals, Emma Robinso...
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July 28, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 28. ON today's edition of The Morning Swim Show Swimming World continues to call for the International Olympic Committee to strip the East German women of the medals won at the Olympic Games during the systematic doping regime.