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Virginia Tech Swimmers Recognized at Gobbler Awards

The Virginia Tech swimming and diving program was well represented at the 2017 Gobblers Thursday night at the Moss Arts Center as the H2Okies took home two of the top prizes of the evening. Senior Brandon Fiala was named the athletic department Male Athlete of the Year and freshman Reka Gyorgy was s...

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Lee Johnson Takes Over as CEO of USA Diving

USA Diving is pleased to announce the addition of Lee Johnson as the organization's new CEO. Johnson brings to the organization over 19 years of experience in strategic planning, brand building and partnership marketing with top brands, universities and National Governing Bodies. "I have been lookin...

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Marist Swimming & Diving to Host Swimathon for Alum Battling Cancer

The Marist women's and men's swimming and diving teams will join with other alumni of the program to host the first ever Swimathon at 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, in McCann Natatorium. The fundraiser will benefit former team member and Marist alumnus John-Takashi Suzuki '93, who was recently diagnosed with...

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CSCAA Honors Kris Kubik and Susan Teeter With Prestigious Trophy

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America have selected Kris Kubik and Susan Teeter as recipients of its highest award, the National Collegiate and Scholastic Trophy. Teeter, the head women's swimming coach at Princeton for the past thirty-three years, and Kubik, Texas' th...

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Stanford Men's Swimming Looks Back on 2016-17 Campaign

Stanford successfully defended its Pac-12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championship while finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships to wrap up its 2016-17 campaign. In Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp’s fifth season in charge, Stanford impressed in both the pool and in the class...

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NC State's Maddie Witzke Receives National Academic Momentum Award

Maddie Witzke of the women's swimming team was named a recipient of the 2016 National Academic Momentum Award. The Holly Springs, N.C., native wrapped up her swimming career with the Wolfpack this season and plans to graduate in December with a degree in Communication. The honor, handed out by the S...

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Age Not a Factor for Oleksandr Bezuglyy at Ithaca Speedo Sectionals

By Emma Miller, Swimming World Contributor Though he is the oldest swimmer competing at the 2017 EZ Speedo Sectionals, Oleksandr Bezuglyy’s age doesn’t show in the pool. “Twenty years, I’ve been swimming 15 miles per day, and that’s why I can stay in shape,” Bezuglyy explained. “Just swimming like, ...

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Master Stroke: Bob Bowman's Relay Strategy Reaps Reward

By Michael J. Stott. The NCAA Championships are often a risk/reward proposition. During the final morning in Indianapolis, Arizona State coach Bob Bowman scratched freshman Cameron Craig from the 100 free to leverage his presence on the 400 freestyle relay. Ever the strategist, Bowman reasoned, “Cam...

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NCAA Swimming Fans Treated to Greatest Distance Race Ever

By Michael J. Stott. Meet announcer Sam Kendrick said he’d been looking forward to the 1650 final all week long. The race did not disappoint. Four swimmers went under the NCAA, meet, American and U.S. Open records. Leading the way was Texas senior Clark Smith in 14.22.41, followed by Michigan’s Feli...

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Degree of Difficulty – Diving from a Parents’ Perspective

By Michael J. Stott It is in the afternoons at NCAAs when diving takes center stage. During three meter prelims I went looking for some diving parents so I could get a better meet perspective through the eyes of an aquatic community that many times plays second fiddle to swimmers. Trolling the stand...

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Words from the Coaches on Pool Deck at Men's NCAA Championships

By Michael J. Stott. As the men’s NCAA meet hits full stride coaches reflect upon their teams and the elements that allow athletes to strive for peak performance. EDDIE REESE – University of Texas on the 500 free final Swimming World: Did that swim by Clark Smith surprise you? Eddie Reese: Clark doe...

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Merle Liivand Hosting FINIS Cup as She Preps for World Champs

Merle Liivand is a woman with many talents. The 25-year-old Estonian female swimmer just keeps carrying on the love of swimming while multitasking. A Professional Mermaid who stands behind swimmers, athletes and coaches is not afraid to explore and work hard outside the water as much she works insid...

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New Zealand Swimming Loses Two Key Positions After Funding Cuts

Report By Dave Crampton Swimming New Zealand has disestablished two key positions after losing 30 percent of its high performance funding from April 2017, primarily due to its results at the Rio Olympics, where none of its swimmers made finals. The New Zealand Swim Coaches and Teachers Association s...