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66 More Thoughts You Have During the 1650

The 1650 freestyle is a long, long race. Last week, intern Kelly Lennon posted 66 thoughts you have during the 1650, which can be a grueling, mind-numbing event. But let's face it, you probably thought about more than 66 things during the 15-20 minutes you were following the black line on the bottom...

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Serbian Water Polo Player Nikola Raden Provisionally Suspended

LAUSANNE - After testing positive for cocaine (Class S.6 Non-Specified Stimulants) following the Spain vs. Serbia match of the FINA Water Polo World League tournament on February 17, 2015, Serbia's Nikola Raden has been dealt a provisional suspension by FINA, FINA announced yesterday. In accordance ...

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UBC Thunderbirds Swimming Announces Recruiting Class

VANCOUVER - The UBC Thunderbirds swim program has signed an outstanding recruiting class for the upcoming season, as it gets ready to defend the CIS men's and women's team titles it won in 2015. On the men's side, UBC welcomes Colby Evans (West Vancouver, B.C.), Hau-Li Fan (Burnaby, B.C), Darian Fry...

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Youssef and Marwan El Kamash Break Egyptian Records in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE - Three Egyptian national records fell over the weekend at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte, at the hands of brothers Marwan and Youssef El Kamash. Marwan El Kamash, a junior at the University of South Carolina, set two new national records in the men's 200m and 400m free. He finishe...

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Eight U.S. Divers Named to Pan American Games Team

BLOOMINGTON - Eight divers have been selected to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario. The diving events will take place July 10-13. The U.S. roster includes Pan American Games veteran and 2008 Olympian Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.)...

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Indiana University Diving Sending Four to FINA World Championships

BLOOMINGTON - Four divers with Indiana University ties were entered in the USA Diving World Championship Individual Trials, and four will be heading to Kazan, Russia after the final day of competition Sunday at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Former IU All-American Amy Cozad and rising so...

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West Florida Women's Swimming and Diving Signs Three

PENSACOLA - The University of West Florida women’s swimming and diving program has added three student-athletes to its signing class for the 2015-16 season. The Argonauts are coming off their second season as a program, a year in which the team won its first New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Di...

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Western Illinois Swimming and Diving Signs Two More for Fall 2015

MACOMB - Head coach Greg Naumann announced the signing of two more newcomers for the 2015-16 season on Monday (May 11). Naumann's signing class has now reached seven, heading into next season. Quetzal Gallagher - Pueblo, Colorado Gallagher joins the Leathernecks after collecting five first-place fin...

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Vermont Women's Swimming and Diving Signs 14 Freshmen

BURLINGTON - University of Vermont women's swimming and diving Head Coach Gerry Cournoyer has announced the addition of 14 freshmen to the team for the 2015-16 season. This year's recruiting class includes: Ashley Branagan (Easton, Massachusetts), Chandler Brandes (South Burlington, Vermont), Julia ...

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UCLA Women's Water Polo Ranked First in CWPA Week 16 Poll

BRIDGEPORT - The University of California-Los Angeles remains the No. 1 team in the nation heading into this weekend's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Championship as the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Week 16/May 6 Women's Varsity Polls. Few...

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Wilkes University Swimming and Diving Signs 10 For Fall 2015

WILKES-BARRE - Wilkes University head men's and women's swimming coach Mark Barnes has announced his recruiting class for the upcoming 2015-16 season as eight female student-athletes and two male student-athletes will continue their academic and athletic careers at the university next fall. "I am ex...

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Israel Sending a Dozen Swimmers to FINA World Championships

JERUSALEM - Ten Israeli men, along with two women, have punched their tickets to this summer's FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. The men's squad will be highlighted by Olympic 200 back finalist Yaakov Tomarkin and two-time Olympian Gal Nevo, while Amit Ivry and Zohar Shiklar will represent ...