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Claire Donahue Featured in Swimming World Magazine

Olympian Claire Donahue has swum in her share of nerve-wracking meets. From NCAA Championships, U.S. nationals, World Championships, Pan American Games, Olympic Trials and even the Olympics in 2012...there’s a lot to be nervous about at these high-stakes meets. That’s why, when asked about ...

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Moms at Meets - Read in Swimming World Magazine April Issue

After three unsuccessful tries (2008, 2012 and 2016), open water swimming sensation Ashley Twichell has finally earned her ticket to Tokyo—and Mom was there to see it happen! Ashley’s mom, Deirdre, flew to last summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, to cheer on her daughter. Ashle...

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Coach Mike Leonard - Read Q&A in Swimming World Magazine

Coach Mike Leonard is a profound figure in the YMCA swimming community. A 1988 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Leonard has coached a multitude of national champions, national record holders and Olympic Trial qualifiers. His laundry list of accomplishments include multiple YMCA Coach of...

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Katie Crom - Swimming World's Up and Comer

Sixteen-year-old Katie Crom has a remarkable four 2020 Olympic Trials cuts. The Mission Viejo Nadadores’ swim star qualified in the 200 and 400 meter freestyle (2:00.71, 4:12.85), the 200 butterfly (2:10.31) and 400 IM (4:47.92). But it’s the high schooler’s 200 fly that earned her a coveted spo...

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When Japan Ruled The Olympic Pool - Read in Swimming World Magazine

Japan ruled the Olympic pool in the 1930s during a period known as the Golden Age of Japanese Swimming. From their very first Olympic appearance at the Belgium Games in 1920, until the late-1940's, Japan was the global leader in the sport of swimming. Read all about it by downloading the cu...

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2019 Big 12 Championships: Longhorns Lengthen Lead After Night Two

Tonight marks the second finals session of the 2019 Big 12 Conference Championships. So far, as expected, both the Texas men's and women's teams are ahead in the race for the conference title. Tonight's events include: Women's 500 Free Men's 500 Free Women's 200 IM Men's 200 IM Women's 50 Free Men's...

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2019 Big 12 Championships: Texas Fills A Final in Men's 500 Free

Today marks the second day of competition for the 2019 Big 12 Conference Championships. Both Texas squads were able to secure several A final swims, with a few of the A heats including solely Longhorns. Todays events include: Women's 500 Free Men's 500 Free Women's 200 IM Men's 200 IM Women's 50 Fre...