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2013worldsspeedo Lauren Boyle

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 10. WHILE no one will co

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Arina Openysheva

DORDRECHT, The Netherlands, July 10. THE best and brightest age groupers from across the European continent continued to put up some impressive performances at the European Junior Championships in Dordrecht.

Russia's Daria K Ustinova dominated the women's 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:09.21. The 15-year-old is already second-fastest in the world this year with a World

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Jozsef Nagy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 9. THE current generation of breaststrokers owe a debt of thanks to Jozsef Nagy, the Hungarian coach who turned the stroke on its ear in the 1980s and invented an entirely new way of swimming that is viewed as the norm today.

Nagy developed the wave breaststroke in his native Hungary, partly in response to the new rule in the 1980s allowing the head to go com

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DORDRECHT, The Netherlands, July 9. THE European Junior Championships opened up with a FINA World Junior Record in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Meanwhile, a WJR-record holder of her own, Daria Ustinova, had a pretty solid outing in semifinals.

Greece's Apostolos Christou bettered his FINA World Junior Record in the men's 100-meter back with a 54.41 in semis, while Italy's

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Alicia Coutts at 2010 Pan Pacs

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 9. BEFORE Siobhan-Marie O'Con

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Tom Malchow

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 8. TOM Malchow achieved much in his career as an elite swimmer, including two Olympic medals and the world record in the 200 butterfly. Now, he can add International Swimming Hall of Fame member to that list.

Malchow was the best 200 butterflyer in the world for nearly four years before being supplanted by Michael Phelps in 2001. Malchow's illustrious ti

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Roland Schoeman

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 8. THE men's 50 fre

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Alec Page

OTTAWA, Canada, July 8. A doping infraction that has been called inadvertent will keep one of Canada's strongest medal hopes away from this month's Commonwealth Games.

Swimming Canada released a statement after news came to light of Alec Page's one-month suspension for testing positive for the drug probenecid, which helps to mask the effects of other drugs on the World Anti-

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Bob Dudley

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 7. THE Gold Medallion is one of the most prestigious honors to be given to a former swimmer who has devoted a lifetime of service to their community, and in 2014 the International Swimming Hall of Fame bestowed the award on Bob Dudley.

Dudley started his swimming career as a standout at Hinsdale High School, and pursued a career in the oil industry. Now a top

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Therese Alshammar at the 2011 FINA World Cup

BORAS, Sweden, July 7. SARAH Sjostrom will lead a 21-member team to next month's European championships, a roster that was officially filled Sunday after the completion of the long course nationals that served as the final qualifying meet for Sweden.

Sjostrom heads into the European championships with a new , setting up what could be a major medal haul. Sjostrom is also going to be th

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Michael Phelps ESPN The Body

BRISTOL, Connecticut, July 7. THIS Friday will feature an entire host of swimmers and swim fans flocking to the magazine stands to buy the ESPN The Magazine The Body issue. The greatest swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps, took part in this year's edition and even graces one of the covers.

Ryan Lochte previously posted in a swimsuit in the first issue of The Body in 2009. Additiona

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Alia Atkinson

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 7. THOUGH not an Olympic event, th

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 7. THE South African swimming federation sent two swimmers home from a recent training trip in Italy as discipline for having sex multiple times in front of a minor, and one of the country's top swimmers is speaking out on what he believes to be a light punishment.

The South African Press Association report, published today, did not name the two swimme

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Moeman Arafa

By Steven V. Selthoffer, Swimming World's Chief European Columnist

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, July 7. AQUATIC sports continue to grow and show excellent progress in Kuwait with the conclusion of the Kuwait National Championships. One of the main architects of Kuwait's success is Moeman Abdallah Arafa, Coach, (13-years-old and Up/Elite Swimmers), KAZMA Swimming Sharks, Kuwait Cit

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GLASGOW, Scotland, July 7. MADISON Wilson and Lakeisha Patterson have been named on the Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games replacing the injured Meagen Nay and Jacqui Freney.

As Commonwealth Games debutants, Wilson and Patterson will join the 59-strong swim team for Glasgow when they assemble for a pre-Games staging camp in Manchester next Sunday 13 July.
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Emily Seebohm

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 6. AT the ripe old age o

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Viktor Bromer

ODENSE, Denmark, July 6. THE Denmark Nationals took place this week in Odense with Viktor Bromer not only setting a Scandinavian record in the men's 200-meter fly but also winning five total titles.

After first breaking the Nordic record in the men's 200-meter fly with a 1:56.21 during prelims, he became the fastest Scandinavian man ever in the distance fly with a 1:55.59 during

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Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 6. IT wasn't close to the mind-altering speed she produced in the women's 50-meter fly with her incredible 24.43 world record yesterday, but Sarah Sjostrom still managed to win the women's 100-meter free tonight in 53.03 at Swedish Nationals.

That performance is just a bit off her second-ranked season best of 52.73 from the Eindhoven Swim Cup. Her time

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Florent Manaudou

VICHY, France, July 5. THE jam-packed two-day festival of swimming called the French Open has come to a close, and plenty of the brightest stars in swimming put up some equally bright times this evening in Vichy.

In the rockstar finale of the day, France's Florent Manaudou edged ahead of Australia's James Magnussen and Brazil's Cesar Cielo in the men's 50-meter free.

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Chad Le Clos

Each day through July 23, Swimming World 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 5. THE star of this year's swimming competition at the Commonwealth

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2013worldsspeedo Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 5. IF you want to see a historic swim, you MUST watch this world-record swim in the women's 50-meter fly at the Swedish Nationals. Sarah Sjostrom cut more than half-a-second off the previous record set by Therese Alshammar as she looked to just glide over the top of the water.



Sjostrom is moving into scary territory for anyone who looks to oppose her this year

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2013worldsspeedo Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 5. SWEDEN's Sarah Sjostrom is moving into scary territory for anyone who looks to oppose her this year as she just smashed the 25-second barrier in the women's 50-meter fly at Swedish Nationals.

Sjostrom raced her way to an unbelievable time of 24.43. That swim lopped half-a-second off Therese Alshammar's world and Swedish record of 25.07 set at the 200

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2013worldsspeedo Ranomi Kromowidjojo

VICHY, France, July 5. DUTCH sprint star Ranomi Kromowidjojo has decided to shut down her 2014 long course season a bit early, even after winning the 50-meter free at the French Open with a 24.53.

The news, , has Kromowidjojo pulling out of the European Championships next month because she's just not ready yet. She will now look towards the World Short Course Championships later th

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Fanny Lecluyse

CASERTA, Italy, July 4. On the eve of Belgium soccer national team's decisive match against powerful Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, three Belgian swimmers (part of FFBN - Federation Francophone Belge de Natation) are preparing their bags for a 16-day trip to Caserta, Italy.

Francois Heersbrandt, Fanny Lecluyse and Jonas Coreelman will make their final

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Katinka Hosszu

VICHY, France, July 4. THERE were plenty of stars out tonight at the French Open, albeit a bit chilly with inclement weather causing all sorts of schedule delays. The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu, however, shined just a bit brighter than the rest of the amazing international talent as she topped the podium three separate times.

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and Australia's Emma McKeon m

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Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 4. THANKS to the lightning fast livestream team, SVT Play, webcasting Swedish Nationals, here's a look at Sarah Sjostrom's amazing textile best swim in the women's 50-meter free.



Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom has been on such a rise as of late, and she just did something that no one else has ever done before during finals of the Swedish Nationals. S

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Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 4. SWEDEN's Sarah Sjostrom has been on such a rise as of late, and she just did something that no one else has ever done before during finals of the Swedish Nationals. She clocked a sub-24 second 50-meter free in a textile suit.

Sjostrom sprinted her way to a sizzling time of 23.98 in the splash-and-dash. That performance took down the textile best of 24.05 pos

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James Magnussen

VICHY, France, July 4. ALTHOUGH the French Open will have a bit of a schedule change this evening due to inclement weather hitting the outdoor venue (more on that later), here's a look at James Magnussen putting up the top time out of prelims in the men's 100-meter free.

In a heat that included Matthew Abood, Jeremy Stravius and Florent Manaudou, Magnussen led the way with a 49.

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2013worldsspeedo Cesar Cielo

By Emily Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, July 3. WITH the Fourth of July holiday falling tomorrow in the United States, there are few -- if any -- major meets taking place on American soil this weekend. However, there are three meets to keep an eye out for overseas: Sweden's national championships, Denmark's national championships, and the French Open. Here are a few people and r

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Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 3. SARAH Sjostrom just can't be stopped. She's been on fire this year, and kept on rolling with a blistering swim in the women's 100-meter fly tonight at Swedish Nationals.

Sarah Sjostrom scorched the women's 100-meter fly finale as she matched her world-leading season best of 56.50 from the Sette Colli meet. Tonight, Sjostrom went out in 26.41, ju

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Florent Manaudou

VICHY, France, July 3. THIS weekend at the French Open in Vichy, Florent Manaudou will be the crowd favorite in the 50 free, as the Frenchman steps up to assert his dominance over what is expected to be a star-studded field.

Manaudou won the 50 free at last year's French Open over world record holder Cesar Cielo and James Magnussen. In this Throwback Thursday video, you'll see ho

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2013worldsspeedo James Magnussen

By Emily Sampl

VICHY, France, July 2. SEVERAL swimmers have a chance to make a big splash at this weekend's French Open, especially in the sprint freestyle events, where a couple of big-name swimmers will go head-to-head. Here are five men to watch at the meet.

1. James Magnussen, Australia
Only four Australian men will travel to Vichy, but the Aussies are certainly

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2013worldsspeedo Sarah Sjostrom

BORAS, Sweden, July 2. THE Swedish Nationals kicked off in Boras this afternoon with Swedish sprint star Sarah Sjostrom putting a hurting on the meet record in the 200-meter free.

Sjostrom spun off another sizzling time in the 200-meter free. She already leads the world with an amazing 1:55.04 from the Eindhoven Cup earlier this year, and she followed that up with a meet-record 1:56.56

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo at the 2012 Olympics

By Emily Sampl

VICHY, France, July 1. THREE days remain until the 8th French Open begins in Vichy, France, and hype is already beginning to build for some exciting matchups this weekend. Here's a look at five of the women to watch out for at the meet.

1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary
There may be no other swimmer in the world as tough as Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, who

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Camille Muffat

VICHY, France, June 30. MORE than a dozen international swim stars will converge on Vichy, France this Friday and Saturday for the 8th French Open. Host France will have a loaded lineup, with Fabien Gilot, Camille Lacourt, Florent Manaudou and Jeremy Stravius headlining the men's psych sheet and Coralie Balmy, Charlotte Bonnet, Melanie Henique and Camille Muffat leading the women's

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