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Wales video

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 23. TEAM USA's extremely popular video featuring some famous swimmers lip-synching to Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe has generated more than 12 million views in two years. Team Wales is hoping for the same success with a similar video released today, the eve of the start of swimming competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Set to the dance club hit King Of

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2013worldsspeedo Chad Le Clos

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 23. CHAD Le Clos had set himself up for a monstrously difficult schedule at the Commonwealth Games, qualifying for seven individual events in the competition. But the South African has removed three events from the schedule, according to the start lists published today.



With the first day of racing set for tomorrow in the Scottish capital, Le Clos has removed th

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Flags from Commonwealth countries

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 22. THE Opening Ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place in a matter of hours in Glasgow, Scotland, with swimming heats set to begin Thursday morning. The roster of nations that are invited to this prestigious competitions is an exclusive one, and can't be entered into with a simple cash payment or oath of allegiance.

It's easy to figure out whic

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Australia 800 free relay 2012 Olympics

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by David Rieder

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 22. AS with the other re

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GLASGOW, Scotland, July 22. THE last thing any swimmer wants to encounter days before the biggest swim meet of the year is a virus. But that's what one Australian swimmer is facing as the start of the Commonwealth Games approaches.

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, a member of the Australian swim team in Scotland has contracted a bug that appears to be so severe th

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2013worldsspeedo Chad Le Clos

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 21. CHAD Le Clos' quest to be

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Tae Hwan Park

GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 21. AFTER a day off to rest up, Olympic gold medalist Tae Hwan Park raced to his sixth gold medal of the meet at the South Korean Nationals today.

Park powered his way to a 4:23.21 in the men's 400-meter IM to down the meet record. That's not bad for someone who up until this week had rarely, if ever, competed in an IM event. He finished the meet with

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2013worldsspeedo James Magnussen

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by David Rieder

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 20. HOW often does a two

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Mireia Belmonte Garcia

BARCELONA, Spain, July 19. MIREIA Belmonte continued her preparation for next month's European championships with a national record in the 1500 freestyle, just one of several impressive swims from the five-day meet.

Belmonte posted a 15:58.03, beating the 15:58.07 she posted at the April nationals. Her new time doesn't make an impact on the world rankings as it keeps her second i

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BOCA DEL RIO, Mexico, July 20. THREE national records highlighted Mexico's long course nationals that served as the selection meet for the Central American and Caribbean Games. Twenty-four swimmers -- 12 men and 12 women -- will attend the Games in November in Veracruz, Mexico. (See below for full roster.)

Two women's Mexican records fell at nationals, while just one male nationa

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GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 20. TAE Hwan Park took a backseat for the first time at Korean Nationals as An Sehyeon took down the Korean record in the women's 100-meter fly here in Gimcheon.

She set the women's 100-meter fly Korean record with a time of 58.56. That performance cleared the previous mark of 58.63 from the National Sports Festival in Incheon last October. Her previ

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Noemie Thomas

SASKATOON, Canada, July 19. THE Canadian Summer Nationals came to a close with another butterfly triumph by Noemie Thomas in Saskatoon.

Thomas capped a strong meet with a third triumph as she posted a 2:12.02 in the women's 200-meter fly. That went with her victories in the 50 and 100 meter butterfly events. Haley Black took second tonight in 2:15.44 with Jacomie Strydom finishing t

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Katinka Hosszu

DEBRECEN, Hungary, July 19. TONIGHT was a true testament to just how tough the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu has become. At the Hungarian Open Nationals, Hosszu ran her total tally to eight individual titles with three more wins tonight. More impressive, it was part of an eight-swim evening.

Win number six for the Iron Lady came by way of a one-second victory in the women's 200-meter I

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2013worldsspeedo Dan Wallace

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 19. OUTSIDE of the breaststroke ev

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Tae Hwan Park

GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 19. OLYMPIC gold medalist Tae Hwan Park continues to impress here at the South Korean Nationals in Gimcheon.

It wasn't the speed he used to rank ninth in the world with a 48.42 at the NSW State Championships, but Park had plenty in the tank as he set a meet record in the men's 100-meter free with a 48.68. Gim Seong Yeon finished second in 50.74 with

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Rachel Nicol

SASKATOON, Canada, July 18. THE Canadian Summer Nationals featured a pair of top 15 times in the world tonight in Saskatoon.

Rachel Nicol blitzed the women's 50-meter breaststroke finale with a 31.16. That's a sizzling time that moved her to 10th in the world, bumping Jessica Hardy (31.17) out of the top 10 in the world. Fiona Doyle, who ranks 19th with a 31.32, took second

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Underwater Generic

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 18. THE athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games are starting to arrive in the Scottish capital of Glasgow to adjust to the time zone, acclimate to the weather and acquaint themselves to the Tollcross Swimming Centre.

As is the case with most major international competitions, they'll also familiarize themselves with the timelines for each of the six day

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Australia won the 400 free relay at the London Olympics

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by David Rieder

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 18. IT has been a tough

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Tamas Kenderesi

DEBRECEN, Hungary, July 18. FOR the first time all week at the Hungarian Open National Championships, the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu wasn't the top headline coming out of Debrecen. The men's 200-meter fly featured an incredible battle.

In one of the fastest races of the meet this week, Tamas Kenderesi held off Bence Biczo in the men's 200-meter fly. Kenderesi won the final

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Tae Hwan Park

GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 18. ALTHOUGH he isn't quite taking on a Katinka Hosszu load at the South Korean Nationals in Gimcheon, Olympic gold medalist Tae Hwan Park is certainly giving himself a workout. So far, he's captured a trio of gold medals in as many tries in South Korea this week.

Park claimed his third gold of the meet with a time of 3:44.75 in the men's 400-m

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Yolane Kukla

LOS ANGELES, California, July 17. THE first night of swimming featured relays and distance freestyle prelims with the Australians putting on a show for the U.S.-based swimmers in attendance at the LA Invite.

The Austalian's team of Melissa Mitchell (25.67), Carla Buchanan (25.79), Holly Barratt (25.22) and Yolane Kukla (24.93) took down the women's 200-meter free relay title in

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Noemie Thomas

SASKATOON, Canada, July 17. IT's been a busy two days in Saskatoon so far at the Canadian Summer Nationals, with Noemie Thomas headlining the swims thus far.

DAY ONE
Noemie Thomas ripped off a 26.23 to win the women's 50-meter fly. That time shot her from 16th in the world with a 26.33 to 12th in the SwimVortex world rankings. Samantha Corea touched second in the spr

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DELHI, India, July 17. WE'RE exactly one week from the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where a few swimmers will be looking to defend their titles from the 2010 edition that took place in the Indian capital.

Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa is one of them. He won the 100 breast in 2010 on his way to Olympic glory in the event in 2012. Van Der Burgh made a bi

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belinda-hocking-olympics-july-2012

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 17. THE Commonwealth countries hav

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Katinka Hosszu

DEBRECEN, Hungary, July 17. THE Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu, who is swimming in every single event here at Hungarian Nationals, and has made it through to all semis and finals thus far, has now won four individual national titles in two days.

After making the finale in the women's 50-meter fly in semis, Hosszu raced her way to a third meet title as she clocked a 54.97 in the women's

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Tae Hwan Park

GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 17. OLYMPIC gold medalist Tae Hwan Park proved that his foray into the IMs isn't just a fluke as he powered past the Korean record in the men's 200-meter IM at the South Korean Nationals tonight.

Park raced his way to a 2:00.31 for the win. That time erased the 2:00.41 set by Kim Min-Gyu at the East Asian Games back in 2009. That's a significan

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Michael Jamieson at the 2012 Olympics

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by David Rieder

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 16. NO one would call En

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Katinka Hosszu

DEBRECEN, Hungary, July 16. AS previously reported, the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu has entered every single event at the Hungarian Open National Championships here in Debrecen, and she had a strong first day of swimming. She walked away with two golds and a bronze as well as qualified for two more finals in her six swims tonight.

Hosszu kicked off her winning ways with a 2:08.29 in the w

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Taehwan Park (KOR) warms up in the practice pool during the Santa Clara international grand prix at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 16. TAE Hwan Park, the top Korean swimmer of all time, looks to be firing on all cylinders after day one of the South Korean Nationals in Gimcheon.

Park smashed the field in the men's 200-meter free with the top-ranked time in the world as he charted a 1:45.25. That swim cleared the previous best of 1:45.46 set by Cameron McEvoy at Australian Nationals,

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Eamon Sullivan

SYDNEY, Australia, July 15. EAMON Sullivan has officially ended his swimming career, stating that the training required to continue at the elite level is too much for his injured shoulder to bear.

Swimming Australia issued a press release today announcing Sullivan's retirement. It comes about a month after the 28-year-old with an injured shoulder. He had been keeping his options open

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Thomas Fraser-Holmes at the 2013 Australian nationals

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 15. AUSTRALIA is beefing up its ar

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Arkady Vyatchanin

MONTREAL, Canada, July 14. THE FINA Masters world championships set for early August in Montreal will easily top all previous editions in terms of star power, with the presence of Olympic medalist Arkady Vyatchanin on the psych sheets.





Vyatchanin has signed up for the 50, 100 and 200 backstrokes, as well as the 100 fly and 200 free. He has been putting in a lot of work out of the p

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Australia

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by David Rieder

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 14. AS we move into pred

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Katinka Hosszu

DEBRECEN, Hungary, July 14. THE Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu really wants some competition. She's dying for it so much that she even asked the Hungarian Swimming Federation to compete in the men's events at Hungarian Nationals this week.

According to her coach-husband Shane Tusup, Hosszu had asked to be scheduled with her full slate of events in the men's races, but FINA rules

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2013worldsspeedo Christian Sprenger

Each day through July 23, Swimming World's Jeff Commings and David Rieder will offer medal predictions in the 19 swimming events on tap at the Commonwealth Games, which begins July 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. We invite you to offer your picks in our Reaction Time comments section below!

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 13. CAMERON Van der Burgh won the

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Maria Astashkina

DODRECHT, The Netherlands, July 13. A top 20 time went up on the scoreboard to close out the European Junior Championships in Dodrecht.

Russia's Maria Astashkina vaulted to 20th in the world rankings in the women's 100-meter breaststroke with her victory tonight. She blasted a 1:07.82 with a 32.19 first 50 split. That swim knocked Miku Kanasashi's 1:07.86 out of the 20th s

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Ian Thorpe at the 2011 World Cup

SYDNEY, Australia, July 13. IN a year when gay football and basketball players have been at the forefront of the conversation in sports in the United States, swimming Olympic legend Ian Thorpe has admitted that he is gay in a television interview.

Speaking with noted journalist Michael Parkinson in a lengthy interview on Australia's Channel Ten, Ian Thorpe said he started dodging the

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Australian Flag

MANCHESTER, England, July 13. THE 59-strong Australian Swim team united in Manchester today, Saturday July 13 for a week long staging camp ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Australian team will come up against the best swimmers from England, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand, along with a number of other Commonwealth nations in just under two weeks and will use the s

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Twitter Birds

ATHENS, Georgia, July 13. SWIMMING World offers up-to-the-second live coverage of a variety of meets via our Twitter account @SwimmingWorld.

Come join us as we keep up with everything that happens at the Bulldog Grand Slam.

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The meet starts at 6 p.m. Eastern tonight.


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