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Alex Walsh, Kate Douglass Shine in Virginia Intrasquad Meet

Alex Walsh, Kate Douglass Shine in Virginia Intrasquad Meet The University of Virginia swim teams, including the women's group that has won NCAA team titles the last two years, competed for the first time this season in a home intrasquad meet in Charlottesville, Va., and it was no surprise to see Vi...

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Georgia Sweeps Arizona State in Meet Featuring Relays and 150s

Georgia Sweeps Arizona State in Meet Featuring Relays and 150s The season opener for the Georgia Bulldogs and Arizona State Sun Devils included some unique events, including 150-yard races of every stroke plus distance freestyle relays, mixed-stroke relays and individual medley relays, but most unus...

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Five American Men on the Verge of International Breakthrough

Five American Men on the Verge of International Breakthrough This year marked a transition period for the U.S. men on the international stage, and plenty of Americans established themselves as key figures to watch in the coming years. Carson Foster won silver medals in both individual medley events ...

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Caeleb Dressel 'Going to Be Just Fine,' Says Rowdy Gaines

Caeleb Dressel 'Going to Be Just Fine,' Says Rowdy Gaines For more than two months after departing the FINA World Championships early, Caeleb Dressel did not make any public comments, until he broke his silence in an Instagram post over Labor Day weekend. Dressel hinted that he had been struggling m...

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Golden Goggles: The Ballot for 2022’s Top American Swimmers

Golden Goggles: The Ballot for 2022’s Top American Swimmers Coming off a World Championships where the United States captured 45 medals in the pool, the most of any major international competition ever, USA Swimming has announced its nominees for this year’s Golden Goggles, with awards scheduled to ...

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National Power Rankings: American Men Still Hold Edge in 2022

National Power Rankings: American Men Still Hold Edge in 2022 When the United States has been at its most dominant in men’s swimming, multi-event stars have carried the load. In recent Olympic cycles, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ryan Murphy and Caeleb Dressel have been among those in the star roles...

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National Power Rankings: Which Country is Best in Women’s Swimming?

National Power Rankings: Which Country is Best in Women’s Swimming? For decades, the United States has held the title of best swimming nation in the world, with the Americans securing the lead in medal count at most international competitions. Indeed, the U.S. won a record-setting 45 medals at this ...