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Thank you, Dana Vollmer: Your Legacy is Just Beginning

Dana Vollmer’s last race at the 2019 Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships will always be one to remember.  This weekend was the last time we would see her execute her pre-race routine, chat with her coach Teri McKeever before heading to the starting blocks, and dive into the water for her last 10...

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Ally McHugh Swims Fast With No Expectations (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Ally McHugh earned her third individual title tonight at the 2019 Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships in the women’s 1500 free (16:05.98). She attributes her success in the pool to her team and the amount of support they provide. Her swims this meet not only build her confidence but excite her h...

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Ally McHugh Finding Right Mentality as She Builds Confidence

Ally McHugh earned her second individual gold medal at the 2019 Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships tonight in the women’s 400 free, but she isn't done yet. McHugh is feeling confident and is looking forward to her 1500 free tomorrow. Check out the full results here. Last summer at the 2018 Nati...

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Yu Yiting Wins Third Gold Medal at Chinese Summer Nationals Day 3

The third day has been completed at the Chinese Summer National Championships with another impressive swim by teenager Yu Yiting in the 400 IM. Men's 200 Fly Yu Yingbao claimed gold in a time of 1:58.70, the only swimmer in this event under the 2:00 barrier. Wang Zhou is still the fastest swimmer th...

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Chinese Summer National Day 1: Fu Yuanhui Wins 50 Back

The first finals session has been completed at the Chinese Summer National Swimming Championships in Ganzhou, Jiangxi. This is the last chance for Chinese swimmers to qualify for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju and claim their spot on the roster. Chinese swimmers are also able to qualify for...

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2019 Speedo Sectionals Indianapolis Day 3: Kelly Pash Leads Carmel

The 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Indianapolis day 3 events include: women's and men's 100 back, 400 free, 100 breast, 200 fly, and timed finals in the women's 200 free relay and men's 800 free relay. Day 2 Recap Day 1 Recap Top 10 Team scores after Day 3: Carmel Swim Club 1305.5 Bluefish Swim Club 989 ...

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2019 Speedo Sectionals Indianapolis Day 2 Recap: Carmel In Front

By Courtney Mykkanen, Swimming World College Intern. After Day 2 of Speedo Sectionals in Indianapolis, Carmel Swim Club still leads for overall team scores. Day 2 events included: women's and men's 200 free, 100 fly, 400 I.M. and timed finals for the women's and men's 200 medley relay and 400 free r...

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2019 Speedo Sectionals Indianapolis: Day 1 Recap

By Courtney Mykkanen, Swimming World College Intern. The 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Indianapolis have begun. This competition is being swim in long course meters at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. This meet is capped at 850 swimmers varying in all age categories. Day 1 events inclu...

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Q&A with Mary Brooks on her Water Polo Passion

By Courtney Mykkanen, Swimming World College Intern. University of California, Irvine's Mary Brooks found her passion for water polo at a young age and has had a lot of success as she wraps her water polo career this current season. While she is not from a top four team (USC, Stanford, UCLA and Cal)...