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George Washington Men, Richmond Women Win at Atlantic 10 Championships

Shy of an opening relay DQ, it took until Day 4 of the Atlantic 10 Championships for a men’s swimming race that didn’t feature a George Washington swimmer in the top two. It was that dominant of a performance from the Colonials on the way to their fourth title. A much more balanced women’s meet prod...

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World Record Setter Akihiro Yamaguchi Announces Retirement

Akihiro Yamaguchi, the Japanese breaststroker who held the world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke for more than four years, announced his retirement from the sport. Yamaguchi announced his retirement via Instagram, posting a picture with several members of the Japanese national team – Kats...

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Wisconsin Promotes Erik Posegay to Associate Head Coach

Wisconsin on Friday announced that Erik Posegay has been elevated to associate head coach on Yuri Suguiyama’s staff. Posegay is in his third year on the Badgers’ staff. He was previously an assistant for two seasons at Penn State. Before that, Bob Bowman had hired him for a five-year stint at North ...

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TYR Sport Announces Signing of World Champion Michael Andrew

TYR Sport on Thursday announced the signing of Michael Andrew, adding the world champion American swimmer to its ranks of athletes. “We are thrilled to partner with Michael Andrew on his road to Tokyo,” Matt DiLorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport, said in a press release. “Michael is an incredibly talented and...

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Shaine Casas, Rhyan White Named Swimmers of the Year at All-SEC Awards

Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas and Alabama’s Rhyan White were named the SEC Swimmers of the Year Wednesday in the postseason All-SEC Awards. Seven schools split the 12 swimmer and coaching honors, including six different schools on the men’s side. Leading the way was A&M with three – Casas, Female Diver o...

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Indiana Swimmer Max Scott Stars as Anthem Singer at Men’s Final Four

Indiana sent plenty of swimmers of the NCAA Championships this year. But only Max Scott ended up at the men’s basketball Final Four. Scott, a sophomore on the men’s swim team, was selected by the school to sing the national anthem before Baylor and Houston tipped off the men’s Final Four in Indianap...

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Tim Beerman Steps Down as Coach of High School Powerhouse St. Xavier

St. Xavier High School head swimming and diving coach Tim Beerman has resigned from his role, according to reports Tuesday. The decision was first reported by ABC affiliate WCPO in Cincinnati. According to St. Xavier Athletic Director Brian Reinhart, Beerman told him that, “after prayer and discernm...

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Lance Asti Steps Down as Tennessee Associate Head Coach

Lance Asti has stepped down as the associated head coach of the Tennessee swimming and diving program, the university announced Tuesday. Asti spent nine seasons with the Volunteers. He is moving on to “pursue outside professional interests.” His resignation is effective April 30. Asti’s work has bee...

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Matt Fallon, Jack Alexy Wrap up YMCA Festival with Record Swims

Greater Somerset County YMCA teammates Matt Fallon and Jack Alexy set YMCA records on the final day of the New Jersey YMCA Festival. They augment a fourth national record set at the Wisconsin YMCA Festival by Schroeder YMCA. At the New Jersey meet, Alexy undercut his mark in the 100 freestyle, finis...

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Villanova Women, Xavier Men Defend Big East Championships

Villanova’s women’s swimming team won the Big East Championship for the eighth consecutive year, and the Xavier men claimed a third straight title at the meet that concluded Saturday night. Villanova pulled away on the final night, opening up a 68-point margin for the title. Xavier had long since pu...

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Four Swimmers Add Third Individual Wins at YMCA Festivals

Four swimmers added their third individual wins in the third day of the YMCA Festivals at their respective locations. Greater Somerset YMCA’s Matt Fallon and Emily Thompson each went 3-for-3 at the New Jersey YMCA Festival in Vorhees. At the Brown Deer, Wisc. event, Kishwaukee YMCA/DeKalb County Qui...

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California COVID Regulations Force Change to TYR 18 & U Spring Cup

A change in health regulations in the state of California has led USA Swimming to alter its plan for the 2021 TYR 18 & U Spring Cup. The event, to be held from April 29-May 2, was added to the 2021 calendar as an extra opportunity for young swimmers to obtain cuts for Olympic Trials. With an eye tow...

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Tight Races Highlight Opening Days of Pennsylvania YMCA Festival

A number of tight races, particularly on the girls side, have highlighted the first two days of the Pennsylvania YMCA Festival. The apex was Friday where back-to-back races on the girls half of the meet were decided by two-hundredths of a second each to end the night session. Meaghan Harnish of York...