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April 19, 2014

SYDNEY, Australia, April 19. THE future of Australian swimming, in terms of those who should be viewed as prospects for the 2020 Olympic team, was on display this week at the long course age group championships, featuring three swimmers who each collected two national age group records.

Kyle Chalmers, Elijah Winnington and Matthew Wilson took down some tough records in the six-day meet, so...
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April 18, 2014

CLEARWATER, Florida, April 18. MICHAEL Andrew turned 15 years old today, but was still able to set a national age group record in the 13-14 age group at the NASA Showcase Classic tonight.

Meet rules set a swimmer's age for the meet as their age on the first day, which meant Andrew was still 14 years old, and was able to knock nearly a second off his 100 fly record with a 46.95, split...
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April 18, 2014

MESA, Arizona, April 18. MICHAEL Phelps will race in three events next week at the Arena Grand Prix stop in Mesa, Ariz., marking his first competition since the 2012 Olympics.

Today's release of the meet psych sheet confirms the report ear...
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April 18, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 3. TWO of the top swimmers at the University of Alabama joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show shortly after adding their names to the school's record board.


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April 17, 2014

STANFORD, California, April 17. DR. Rick Schavone announced his retirement Thursday after 36 seasons as Stanford's head diving coach.

One of the nation's premier diving instructors, Schavone is the architect of the Cardinal diving program while taking the team to unprecedented heights during his time on The Farm.

"I knew the time was coming. I'll be 65-years old in a mon...
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April 17, 2014

Guest editorial by Jack Simon, American Swimming Coaches of America Hall of Fame member, Past President of ASCA

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17. LET me start by thanking Coach John Mason for introducing me to Concept2 Rowing way back in 1990. Off and on, where the opportunity presented itself, I found I really loved this form of exercise. However, not until I moved to Jalisco, Mexico, to...
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April 17, 2014

CLEARWATER, Florida, April 18. WHILE Michael Andrew was the star of last night's competition at the NASA Showcase Classic with a national age group record in the 200 backstroke for the 13-14 age group, Morris County Swim Club's Vinny Marciano had Andrew in his sights -- specifically, Andrew's 11-12 national age group record in the 50 freestyle.

Coming in with a seed time of ...
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April 17, 2014

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17. THERE are many reasons why very few swimmers have adopted the vegan diet. The top two, from my experience, are the difficulty in keeping the same amount of nutrients in your diet and resisting the strong urge after workout to consume everything in our reach regardless of its source.

To refresh your memories, ...
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April 17, 2014

By Emily Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, April 17. LAST weekend featured a busy international meet schedule, with a number of countries holding their long course national championship and trials meets and selecting teams for major meets to come this summer. Not many long course meets had been held thus far in 2014, which gave swimmers the opportunity to move up in the world rankings and qu...
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April 17, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17. ANYONE who followed the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials remembers Michael Phelps saying the 100 fly final was his last race on American soil.

That statement will be rendered moot next week when he races at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., officially kicking off a comeback campaign that is likely to bring the Greatest Olympian Of All Time back to Omaha in 2...
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April 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Oregon, April 17. AS part of its continuing commitment to growing the sport of swimming in the USA, Arena will offer local children and fans in the Mesa area an up-close opportunity to celebrate the famed athletes participating in the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa next week.

The youth-event, "Arena Grand PrixView Featuring Aaron Peirsol" offers local youth swimmers the chance to comp...
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April 17, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, April 17. ONE of the greatest swimmers in the history of Brazil, Thiago Pereira, is the latest athlete to join Speedo as a global ambassador.

The international gold medalist, who will compete exclusively in Speedo until 2016, has enjoyed success around the world and has represented his country at three consecutive summer Olympics to date.

Thiago triumphed at the ...
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April 17, 2014

MADRID, Spain, April 17. SPAIN won three gold medals at the last outing of the European championships in 2012, where many of Europe's best sat out to prepare for the Olympics or were not in peak form. Spain's top swimmer, Mireia Belmonte, was likely one of those swimmers, but this summer she'll be eyeing multiple gold when the competition begins in Berlin in August.

The Span...
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April 17, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17. UNIVERSITY of Texas junior Matt Korman talks about coming out to his teammates late last year on today's edition of The Morning Swim Show.


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April 16, 2014

CLEARWATER, Florida, April 16. COMPETING in his final meet in the 13-14 age group, Michael Andrew kicked off the NASA Showcase Classic by lowering his 200-yard backstroke national age group record twice.

In prelims, Andrew posted a 1:44.02, taking more than a second off his previous record of 1:45.13. That was just a warm-up for what would follow in finals, where he broke through the 1:44 ...
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April 16, 2014

PALO ALTO, California, April 16. EUGENE Godsoe became the first American to be sponsored by Japanese swimsuit and apparel manufacturer Mizuno, and celebrated the deal with a performance of an original composition.

Though Mizuno is extremely popular in Japan, with several top Japanese swimmers signed to ...
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April 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Indiana, April 16. MICHAEL Phelps has his name on a series of Master Spas products, including several hot tubs and mini-pools featuring a treadmill-like pump to allow for stationary swimming. Perhaps coincidentally, the company released a new commercial today timed with the wave of interest in it...
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April 16, 2014

JOHANNESBURGH, South Africa, April 16. OLYMPIC champion Cameron van der Burgh will be one of 54 prominent South Africans bestowed with the National Honor later this month by President Jacob Zuma.

The National Order is similar to the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the United States or the Order of the British Empire honor. It is given annually to South Africans or foreigners with ties to ...
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April 16, 2014

Guest commentary by Jim Lutz

In every situation, be it a team or a corporation, I believe that loyalty is the basis on which all foundations are built. Just saying you support the decision of those in charge is not enough to completely display loyalty. I have been fortunate to be part of great "teams" where everyone had the same purposes for the overall good of the team and no hidde...
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April 16, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland, April 16. SCOTLAND could be at or near the top of the swimming medals table at July's Commonwealth Games, based on the roster released today of 37 athletes who will perform in front of the home crowd in July in Scotland.

Scotland won five medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, including gold by Hannah Miley in the 400 IM and Robbie Renwick in the 200 free. Miley and...
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April 16, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 16. CANADIAN national champion Evan White joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show after qualifying for his first senior-level international racing team.


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April 15, 2014

TOKYO, Japan, April 15. JAPAN will have a very strong field of 22 men and women racing at this summer's Pan Pacific championships, based on the results of last week's long course nationals that saw several national records and an Asian record fall over four days of racing. Japan is also expected to win multiple medals at this fall's Asian Games, with the roster for that meet fe...
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April 15, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 15. IT'S not unusual for swimmers to chase world records this time of the year. We've seen it happen many times, so Rikke Moller Pedersen's 2:19.61 in the 200 long course breaststroke last week is not exceptional because it came within five tenths of her own world record, but because it's her second time under the hallowed 2:20 barrier.


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April 14, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 14. BY now you've surely heard of the big news of the day, that Michael Phelps is officially, 100 percent, without a doubt, bet your life on it, making a comeback and racing next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Arizona.


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April 14, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 12th. Do not wait to start your Swimming World Magazine subscription!

Want to receive next month's print issue of Swimming World Magazine? Now is your chance! There is only ONE WEEK LEFT to start your ...
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April 14, 2014

SAO PAULO, Brazil, April 14. NEXT week's Maria Lenk Trophy meet is typically the biggest meet of the year in Brazilian swimming, and this edition should be no different with athletes battling for spots on the Pan Pacific championships roster.

Though Brazil does not border the Pacific Ocean, the country is one of several that gets invited to the meet since Brazil does not qualify for t...
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April 14, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland, April 14. JAZZ Carlin appears to have put a disappointing summer at the world championships behind her with a personal best in the 800 freestyle tonight at the British long course nationals, vaulting her to the top of the world rankings.

Carlin posted an 8:18.36 to lower her best time, which happens to be the Welsh record, by two tenths of a second. Carlin swam that prev...
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April 14, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 14. THE news of Michael Phelps' upcoming return to competition next week in Arizona is being covered by all major news outlets, and today, Swimming World's Jeff Commings was a part of ESPN's "Sportscenter" to analyze Phelps' road to Rio.

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April 14, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 14. AS expected, social media went ballistic with the news earlier today that Michael Phelps' comeback would officially begin next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., after months of speculation.

Fans, journalists, fellow swimmers and even a "Saturday Night Live" ...
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April 14, 2014

OAK BROOK, Illinois, April 14. DON'T miss out on the opportunity to expand your education! Make plans now to attend the Central States Swim Clinic at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill., on May 17 and 18! The pre-registration deadline is May 5.

Likewise, in order to receive special clinic hotel rates, res...
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April 14, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, April 14. USA Swimming has put an end to months of speculation with an announcement today that Michael Phelps is expected to race at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona next week.

Phelps has been somewhat quietly making a comeback to competitive swimming since last fall, when the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced that the Olympic legend ...
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