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How Accurate Were the Women's Pan Pac Medal Predictions?

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern. Back in May, we used World Junior Swimming Results to predict the medal table of the women’s Pan Pac meet, which can be viewed here. Now that the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships are over, how accurate were those predictions? A Reminder of the Methodo...

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Pratt Doubles Up on Night 4 of Canadian Junior Championships

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern It was a busy night last night at the 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Championships. Action packed racing took place in the 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, men's 1500, and the 400 free relays. The men’s side was highlighted by the ongoing b...

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Gallant, O'Croinen Impress on Day 2 of Canadian Junior Championships

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern Night two of the 2018 RBC Canadian Swimming Championship took place at the Pan Am pool tonight, where swimmers contested the 100 freestyle, 400 IM and the 800-freestyle relay. Many national junior team members were in action tonight. Joshua Liendo fo...

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Liendo Scares Record on Night 1 of Canadian Junior Championships

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern The 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships kicked off today in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was a fast first night of finals where swimmers contested the 800 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke and mixed medley relay. National Junior ...

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Five Storylines to Follow for the 2018 Canadian Trials

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern Canadian Swimming Trials begin this Wednesday, July 18, at the Kinsmen Sports Center in Edmonton, Alberta. This meet serves as a qualifier for the Canadian Pan Pacific Championship team as well as the Para Pan Pacific Championships. Selection The sel...

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U Sports vs the NCAA: Canadian Varsity Swimming

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern. With the long course season in full swing, varsity collegiate swimming is out of most swimming fans minds right now. International swimming becomes the focus over the summer; however, swimming fans will be tuning in to collegiate swimming come Septe...

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9 Ways to Tell You Are a Small-Town Swimmer

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern. It can be tough to be a small-town swimmer. You usually only have one team to choose from, the pool space is limited, and you may feel out of touch with the national swimming community. These drawbacks can take their toll; however, small-town swimmi...

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The Best Race Strategy for a Top Finish

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern Swimming fans who watched the Rio Olympics will likely recall Chad le Clos flying to a massive lead in the first 100 of the 200 freestyle, only to be run down by Sun Yang over the final 50 meters to claim silver. You probably also recall Kyle Chalmer...

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Q&A with Canada's Junior Coach Ken McKinnon

By Brian Palaschuk, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming Canada’s Junior team is one of the most successful in the world. Despite a relatively small competitive swimming population of 35,000 year-round swimmers compared to the United States’ 355,000, the Canadian Junior team is extremely competit...