Lance Armstrong (USA) prepares for his turn in the time trial during the prologue stage of the 2010 Tour de France in Rotterdam.
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PHOENIX, Arizona, December 27. ON the fourth day of Swimming World Magazine's end of the year holiday rollout, we present the top 10 news stories on SwimmingWorld.com in March and April of 2013. The following stories were read most often during that time.

March and April of 2013 were busy months in the world of swimming; they were punctuated by moments of terror and tragedy. Remember when Vlad Morozov swam his ridiculous sub-18 second split at the NCAA Division I Championships? Or when former collegiate swimmer Nicole Gross was injured during the Boston Marathon bombing terrorist attack?

These represent the highest of highs and lowest of lows in the spring of 2013. Relive it all by clicking the story links below. Enjoy!


1. Swimming World.TV Presents NCSA Junior National Championships
Swimming World TV live-streamed two pools and all prelims and finals sessions of the largest Junior National Championships in the country.

2. Fundraising Website Set Up for Boston Marathon Blast Victim Nicole Gross
The former Lady Volunteer swimmer and her sister sustained major leg injuries during the shocking terrorist attack.

3. All Clear on IUPUI Campus After Five-Hour Lockdown Due to Gunman
A major scare kicked off the 2013 Division I NCAA Championships

4. 17.86!!! Vlad Morozov Destroys Split Record; Auburn Prevails in 200 Free Relay
Morozov was the star of the show at the men's NCAA Division I Championships with the fastest split of ALL TIME!

5. FINA to Discuss Rule Allowing Multiple Dolphin Kicks on Breaststroke Start
This kicked off a number of heated debates within the swimming community about the proposed rule change.

6. 2013 NCAA Zone Diving Roundup -- Complete
We can't forget the divers!

7. Lance Armstrong Withdraws from Masters Swim Meet; FINA Lashes Out in Letter
Lance Armstrong made frequent headlines on SwimmingWorld.com (see again, below) during the spring months as US masters swimming debated whether the disgraced bicyclist should be allowed to compete. This came after Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.

8. Lance Armstrong Set to Compete in Masters Swimming Meet This Weekend

9. Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Tyler Clary Help Denver Ask Stephanie to Prom
A cute idea: use the US Olympic Team to help ask your crush to the prom! VIDEO INCLUDED

10. Better Than Michael Phelps? The Greatest Swimmer You've Never Seen
An April Fools' Day Joke? You decide..