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What Would it Mean if Ryan Lochte Made Another Olympic Team?

What Would it Mean if Ryan Lochte Made Another Olympic Team? By any measure, Ryan Lochte is one of the greatest swimmers in history, a part of any reasonable list of the top 10 male performers ever. His already impressive résumé—12 Olympic medals, six of them gold, plus 18 long course world titles—w...

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Lilly King, the Killer Instinct Competitor and the Goofball

Lilly King, the Killer Instinct Competitor and the Goofball (From April’s Swimming World Magazine) Five years after her public introduction to the world at the Rio Olympics, little has changed about Lilly King. She will still speak her mind, she will still tell you how she really feels, and she’s st...

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Ryan Held Swims 21.62 50 Free, 48.68 100 Free in Birmingham

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held competed at the BSL Iron City Invite this weekend in Birmingham, Ala., near his training base in Tuscaloosa, and he recorded impressive times in the 50 and 100 free. In the 50 free Saturday, Held swam a time of 21.62, improving on his previous lifetime best of 21.87 f...

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Katie Ledecky and Her Unbeatable Mystique Pushing Towards Tokyo

Katie Ledecky and Her Unbeatable Mystique Pushing Towards Tokyo Katie Ledecky is not “back.” That would imply she was ever anything but history’s most dominant freestyler and the world’s best female swimmer, which is simply not the case. But this weekend, at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo,...

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Jeff Poppell to Take Over as Head Coach at South Carolina

Jeff Poppell, previously the head coach of the women's team at the University of Florida, will become the new head coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Poppell replaces McGee Moody, who stepped down in March after 14 seasons at the helm in Columbia. Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde first repo...

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Caeleb Dressel and the Obstacles Awaiting His Olympic Showcase

Caeleb Dressel and the Obstacles Awaiting His Olympic Showcase After winning a record-tying seven gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships and then a record-breaking eight total medals at the 2019 version of the meet, Caeleb Dressel had to wait out the pandemic-induced 12-month delay of the ...

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How Do the Texas Longhorns Have the Edge at NCAA Championships?

At the men’s NCAA championships, the Texas Longhorns received a massive momentum surge at the end of Thursday night, and they followed that up with an enormous Friday morning session, finishing with 10 A-finalists and four B-finalists in swimming, plus another in each group from diving. After almost...

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NCAA Women's Championships: Youth Movement Sets the Bar High

Freshmen & Sophomores Set the Bar at Women's NCAA Championships While this year’s NCAA championships saw a massive (but expected) shift in the team competition, with ACC teams Virginia and NC State finishing first and second after the conference had never previously had a team finish higher than thi...

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Shaine Casas Poised to Step Into Spotlight at NCAA Championships

Shaine Casas Poised to Step Into Spotlight at NCAA Championships (From March's Swimming World Magazine) Before the summer of 2019, Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas wasn’t exactly impressing anyone with his swimming. But if his performances since then are any indication, the end results could be spectacular....

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Emma McKeon and the Story Behind Australia's Most Underrated Star

Emma McKeon and the Story Behind Australia's Most Underrated Star (From February's Swimming World Magazine) After not qualifying for Australia’s Olympic team in 2012, Emma McKeon was ready to quit, but over the next several months, she had a change of heart and understood what was necessary to compe...

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Lia Neal Working for Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Swimming

Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley Working for Change in Swimming (From Swimming World Magazine) In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, elite swimmers Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley created Swimmers for Change to promote diversity and to make swimming a more inclusive sport and a more inclusive community...

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Michael Andrew Confident on Road to Monumental Olympic Trials Test

Michael Andrew Confident on Road to Monumental Olympic Trials Test (From January's Swimming World Magazine) Michael Andrew has been the target of criticism the last seven-and-a-half years for his decision to turn pro at 14, his unique training style (USRPT), his training plan and more. But he’s also...