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Marcin Stolarski Breaks 100 Breast Polish Record

Marcin Stolarski picked off the Polish record in the men's 100-meter breast at the 2016 Polish Nationals. Stolarski stopped the clock in 1:00.24 for the win, and broke Dawid Szulich's 2013 record of 1:00.54. Maciej Holub placed second in 1:02.15 with Jacek Arentewicz taking third in 1:02.36. Katarzy...

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Tomasz Polewka Vaults to 4th in World in 50 Back With Polish Record

Tomasz Polewka clipped the Polish record in the men's 50-meter back at the 2016 Polish Nationals. Polewka hit the wall in 24.72 for the win, breaking his own record of 24.80 set last year in Szczecin.  The time today moved him up to fourth in the world behind Camille Lacourt (24.67), Grigory Tarasev...

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Steven Munatones Releases Update On Medical Condition

Swimming World Magazine contributor and Open Water Swimming advocate Steven Munatones, who suffered a heart attack on May 13, released an update on his thoughts and experiences from the last two weeks. A Go Fund Me fundraising page has been set up to help provide the Munatones family some relief fro...

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Maria Gadea Doubles On Final Night at Romanian Nationals

Maria Gadea led the way on the final night of the 2016 Romanian Nationals by doubling up. Gadea turned in a 2:19.72 to win the women's 200-meter IM title.  Ana Dascal touched second in 2:22.42 with Alexandra Dobrin earning third in 2:22.80. Gadea doubled up tonight with a 4:24.15 in the women's 400-...

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T2's Erika Erndl Qualifies For 5th U.S. Olympic Trials

It's been a 30-and-over type of week this week with some veterans all posting U.S. Olympic Trials Cuts.  On the heels of 32-year-old Kevin Swander and 35-year-old Ed Moses both clearing the Trials cut in the men's 100-meter breast, T2's Erika Erndl snagged qualification for her fifth U.S. Olympic Tr...

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Freshly-Shaved Michael Phelps Goes Facebook Live During Dryland

Michael Phelps took to Facebook Live again today while at the Olympic Training Center as he just finished up a weight session. Phelps, who has been sporting a serious beard the last few weeks, showed up with a completely clean face. The Live session took place while a bunch of Olympic Training Cente...

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Kosuke Hagino Crushes 200 Free at Bergen Swim Festival

Kosuke Hagino dominated the men's 200-meter free in a time of 1:47.00 at the 2016 Bergen Swim Festival.  He's been faster with a third-ranked 1:45.50 from Japanese Nationals.  Mark Small placed second in 1:50.12 with Marco Belotti earning third in 1:50.14. Katinka Hosszu won the women's 200-meter fr...

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Kacper Majchrzak Downs 200 Free Polish Record

Kacper Majchrzak took down the Polish record in the men's 200-meter free at the 2016 Polish Nationals. Majchrzak clocked a winning time of 1:46.46, lowering the previous record of 1:46.59 set by Pawel Korzeniowski back in 2009.  Majchrzak moved up to 11th in the world with the swim.  Korzeniowski pl...

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Robert Glinta Wins Again at Romanian Nationals

Robert Glinta swept the backstroke events at the 2016 Romanian Nationals. Glinta picked up another title today with a 2:00.57 to win the men's 200-meter back.  Daniel Martin touched second in 2:02.30 with Alexandru Badeata finishing third in 2:05.46. Glinta already won the 50 back (25.69) and 100 ba...

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Katinka Hosszu Highlights Day 1 of 2016 Bergen Swim Festival

Katinka Hosszu competed in a total of five prelims during day 1 of the 2016 Bergen Swim Festival at the Alexander Dale Oen Arena in Norway. Day one of the meet featured all prelims, setting up a super night of action tomorrow night.  Hosszu wound up with the top seed in four of the five events.  She...

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Konrad Czerniak Shines During Day 1 of 2016 Polish Championships

Konrad Czerniak turned up the heat in the men's 50-meter free at the 2016 Polish Championships. Czerniak, already ranked 13th in the world with a 21.95 from the Spanish Spring Championships, took the men's 50-meter free title tonight in 21.96.  Pawel Juraszek tied Filip Wypych for second with 22.13s...

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More Zika Fears as Scientists Call For 2016 Rio Olympics To Be Moved

Just weeks after the Harvard Public Health Review called for the 2016 Rio Olympics to be cancelled due to the Zika virus, a group of 125 scientists and health experts have written a letter to World Health Organization Director Dr. Margaret Chan stating that the Olympics must be moved or postponed ac...