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BROWARD COUNTY, Florida, July 10. SOMERSET Valley YMCA's Matt Donovan has elected to take the competitive aquatics director position at the YMCA of Broward County in Florida after a lengthy stay in Somerset Valley.

Donovan had been the head coach of Somerset Valley YMCA since 2000, and has grown the program to more than 400 swimmers and a USA Swimming Silver Club status.

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Open water swimmer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, July 10. IT took almost a month to make it official, but USA Swimming has released the names of swimmers that will represent the Stars and Stripes in August at three competitions around the world: Pan Pacific championships, junior Pan Pacific championships and junior open water world championships.

The top competition will be the 10K swim at the Pan Pacific cham

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Allison Schmitt

By Emily Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, July 9. BEGINNING tomorrow, all eyes will be on the Bulldog Grand Slam at the University of Georgia, as a couple of great matchups are on the horizon involving Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt, Ryan Lochte, Megan Romano, Yannick Agnel and more. In addition, the first sectional meet of the month begins tomorrow in Orlando, while Europe's top juni

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Lifeguard

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, July 9. THE Nautica United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships will return to Virginia Beach, Va. with more than 1,200 lifeguards and junior lifeguards from across the country competing for individual and team honors, on Aug. 6-9.

This is the second time the Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association (VBLA) will host the event; the fir

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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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Sarasota YMCA

SARASOTA, Florida, July 8. THE highly successful Sarasota Y Sharks swim team stayed within its own ranks to replace the departing Steve Brown in the head coach position, promoting Brent Arckey today from assistant coach to full-time head coach.

Arckey had been serving as interim head coach since Brown's departure for the University of Arizona on May 31. Before that, he was assistant c

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Elizabeth Beisel

ORLANDO, Florida, July 8. THE first of nine Speedo Champions Series sectional meets gets underway this Thursday in Orlando, Fla., with several notable swimmers scheduled to compete.

Psych Sheet: Speedo Champions Series - Orlando

On the women's side, University of Flor

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Ryan Lochte 2014

By Emily Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, July 8. FOR being somewhat of a filler meet between the last stop of the Arena Grand Prix series and the summer national championships, this week's Bulldog Grand Slam at the University of Georgia had no trouble attracting some huge names. High-profile swimmers from North Baltimore, SwimMAC, Club Wolverine, Athens Bulldogs, Dynamo, Bolles Sharks

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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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Sonner Facility

RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 7. LAST September, we reported on the groundbreaking of a renovation project undertaken by the Raleigh Swimming Association. ?In September, the RSA purchased the Candler Swim Club location, and began that ambitious project that would rejuvenate the complex as the new William H

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Nick Thoman at Olympics

ATHENS, Georgia, July 3. THOUGH Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte took the early headlines for next week's Athens Bulldog Grand Slam, the Olympic stars won't be the only major names lining up in what is likely to be a preview of next month's national championships.

CLICK HERE TO VI

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Omaha Trials

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 3. IN an unprecedented move, The Woodlands Swim Team has stated an intention to purchase the competition pool that will be used at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials by putting down a deposit for the temporary tank designed by Myrtha Pools.

The undisclosed deposit does not give TWST the pool outright, but does buy the team time to raise the remainder of the $1.5 millio

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USA Deaf Swimming

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 3. The USA Deaf Swimming organization today announced that San Antonio Texas has been selected to host its top international meet - the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships slated for August 17-22, 2015. The San Antonio Northside Independent School District's Northside Swim Center will host the competition and is truly set to become the focal point of American

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Pottstown YMCA

POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania, July 3. THE new management at the Pottstown YMCA had just about zero clue what it was unleashing when it fired longtime head coach Kathy Cook on June 11. On Wednesday night, after plenty of appeals for Cook to be returned to her position went unheard, the entire Pottstown YMCA swim staff submitted their resignations

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Mitchell Kelly

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 3. IN a case authorities believe might involve a lot more victims, the Washington County Sheriff's Office has arrested swimming instructor Mitchell Alan Douglas Kelly, 17, on allegations of sexually abusing two girls under the age of eight accor

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Tyler Clary

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 2. TYLER Clary continued to test out his mettle in the NASCAR world on Tuesday, participating in a stock car race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Clary, the reigning 200 backstroke Olympic champion, has long expressed his desire to be a full-time race car driver, though that will have to wait until he's done with his competitive swimming career. His mo

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Michael Phelps

By Rebecca Noblett

ATHENS, Georgia, July 2. THE top teams on the East Coast are preparing for next weekend's inaugural Athens Bulldog Grand Slam Swim Meet at the Gabrielsen Natatorium at the University of Georgia.

The meet has expanded from its original plan as an exclusive meet to fill the gap between June's Grand Prix stop in Santa Clara and USA Swimming Nationals in

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Reece Whitley

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 1. REECE Whitley continues to impress in the 13-14 age group, setting a national age group record last weekend in the 200 breast at the TYR Bolles Summer Invitational with a 2:19.74.

Watch the video of the race below, provided to Swimming World by Crystal Keelan, coach at Penn Charter Aquatic Club.



Here's Swimming World's recap of the swim:

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