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Texas Dominates Texas A&M With Eight Swimmers Winning Multiple Events

Texas Dominates Texas A&M With Eight Swimmers Winning Multiple Events The Texas Longhorns made the quick trip from Austin to College Station Friday to face off against longtime rival Texas A&M. While the season series between the schools has been suspended while the Longhorns and Aggies have been in...

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The Olympic 'Quadrennium:' A Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Olympic “Quadrennium:” A Look Back and a Look Ahead (From October’s Swimming World Magazine) Swimming World reflects on the last five years since the last Olympic Games in Rio and ponders the questions that lie ahead during the next three years leading up to Paris 2024. ********** Five years ago...

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The Week That Was: Emma McKeon, Tom Shields Shine at World Cup Budapest

The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate. Over the past week, the FINA World Cup moved to Budapest, where Emma McKeon, the winner of seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics, swam the second-fastest time in history in the women's 100 freestyle, while American Tom Shields broke an American record and won fo...

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Tom Shields Lowers Dressel's 50 Butterfly American Record at World Cup

Tom Shields Lowers Dressel's 50 Butterfly American Record at World Cup 30-year-old American Tom Shields has recorded a very successful streak of racing in Europe over the past two months. After five weeks in Naples where he helped the LA Current secure a spot in the International Swimming League (IS...

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Matt Sates Breaking Out as the Next South African Star

Matt Sates Breaking Out as the Next South African Star If you didn’t know the name Matt Sates a few days ago, no one can blame you. But suddenly, three days of racing at the FINA World Cup in Berlin has the swimming world wondering if Sates is the next bourgeoning swimming star that South African ha...