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Low Attendance Doesn't Deter Tupelo Sectionals From Competing

The 2017 Speedo Sectionals, Tupelo kicked off last night at the Tupelo Aquatic Center in Mississippi. The field featured a surprisingly small number of athletes, mostly from a handful of teams. Despite the low attendance, host team Shockwave Aquatics and USA Swimming decided to go forward with the m...

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The Presidential History of Swimming

By Caitlin Daday, Swimming World College Intern Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. once said, "I think swimming is a wonderful thing." Roosevelt's father, Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States), swam a great deal during his lifetime. But FDR was not the only one of our Commanders-in-...

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More Records Fall on Night Three of the Atlantic 10 Championships

Duquesne freshman Emma Brinton and George Washington senior Gustav Hokfelt highlighted night three of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships. Both Brinton and Hokfelt have won both of their individual events so far. In addition to last night's 200 IM, Brinton added a win and the meet and pool records to...

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La Salle's Bergman Leads Night Two of the Atlantic 10 Championships

Night two of the Atlantic 10 Championships featured conference and meet records from La Salle's Fabian Bergman in the men's 200 IM. After finishing third last year, Bergman took down the previous record of 1:46.54, held by Andrea Bolognesi from 2016. Bergman posted a 1:46.06. Tonight also saw multip...

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5 Races to Watch at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships

By Caitlin Daday. The Atlantic 10 swimming championships returns this year to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Beginning Wednesday night, the Richmond women and George Washington men will seek to defend their titles from last year. The Richmond women have won the conference title every year sinc...

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Remembering My Biggest Fan in Thankful Times

Commentary by Caitlin Daday, Swimming World College Intern.  A lot of people ask me how I swam at an invitational the weekend after my grandfather’s funeral. How could I not have? He would have expected nothing less. Because of my grandfather, I have a lot of things. He worked so hard to make life g...

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Katinka Hosszu Leads First Morning of the Beijing World Cup

Katinka Hosszu led the first session of the Beijing World Cup with two top seeds going into Day One finals. Jamaica's Alia Atkinson and Hosszu's Hungarian teammate Boglarka Kapas will also be making multiple appearances in the first night of finals. The host country of China also thoroughly dominate...

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2017 World University Games: Day 1 Finals Recap

The first night of finals of the 2017 World University Games began in record fashion. Meet records were broken in both the men's 400 freestyle and the women's 400 IM, the only two individual finals in tonight's program. The rest of the night featured fast swims in a number of semifinals. Full result...

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Brazilian Ana Marcela Cunha Wins Third 25k Open Water World Title

Ana Marcela Cunha won her third world title in the women's 25k this morning at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships. Cunha finished first by two seconds in 5:21.58. https://twitter.com/fina1908/status/888371311206158337 Cunha's previous wins in this race came at the 2011 World Championships in...

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France's Axel Reymond Wins Men's 25k Open Water World Championship

Another French swimmer, Axel Reymond, won gold in the men's 25k open water at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships. Reymond finished the race in 5:02.46. https://twitter.com/fina1908/status/888362431436771328 Reymond's win comes after a disappointing fourth place finish in this event in 2015 a...