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Swimming World Biweekly: The Future Is Bright For Mitch Larkin

Swimming World Biweekly Magazine is now available for readers to download for FREE to read the latest swimming news from around the world. Catch up on the rosters for the upcoming Duel in the Pool, see how your favorite Division I swim team ranks and learn how a teenage swimmer is helping rid the wo...

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Phiangkhwan ‘Eing’ Pawapotako Making Her Mark On Thai Swimming

By Matt Pond World-class Thailand national swimmers are few and far between, however, there is one Thai member of British International School, Phuket's BISP JSA Swim Academy who is already making waves on both national and international levels. 18-year-old Phiangkhwan ‘Eing’ Pawapotako was born in ...

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Distance Ace True Sweetser Headed To Stanford In 2016

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com. True Sweetser has been making a lot of noise in the pool in the past year, climbing steadily up the distance...

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FINA: All World Championship Doping Samples To Be Moved From Moscow Lab

In the wake of the scathing report by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Independent Commission that revealed massive cover-ups in Russian’s track and field federation as well as its doping agency, FINA has announced that the drug samples collected at this year’s world championships will be moved from t...

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World Anti-Doping Agency Accuses Russia Of Massive Doping Cover-Up

A commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency has released a 323-page report that does not mince words, accusing the Russian government of destroying urine samples and accepting bribes from athletes to cover up positive drug tests. The report by the Independent Commission (IC), led by former WADA Pre...

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Sarasota YMCA Masters Reclaim 800 Free Relay World Record

The battle between Ventura County Masters and Sarasota YMCA Masters for ownership of the Masters world record in the men’s 800 free relay for the 240-279 age group went to a new level last weekend. Swimming at the Shark Tank Short Course Meters Meet, Sarasota took the record to a new level by breaki...

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5 Things We Learned From the 2015 FINA World Cup

Commentary by Jeff Commings Another edition of the FINA World Cup has come to an end. This year’s series shook things up a bit in terms of format, which drew some new faces to the eight meets across Europe and Asia. While some things didn’t change, other things breathed some new life into what had o...

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The Week That Was: Recapping Fast Racing Around the World

With the FINA World Cup and various U.S. high school championships taking place in the past week, swimming fans had a lot of competitions to follow. Those meets are among the top five headlines we’re recapping on this edition of The Week That Was. The Week That was is supported by AgonSwim...

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Madisyn Cox Wins Three As Texas Defeats Texas A&M By 32 Points

The University of Texas women’s swimming and diving squad continued their dominance in the annual dual meet with Texas A&M, claiming a 32-point victory in College Station today with a score of 166-134. Madisyn Cox was the standout for the Longhorns, winning three individual events. She took the 200 ...

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Can Team USA Make It Seven In A Row At Duel In the Pool?

Commentary by Jeff Commings This year’s Duel in the Pool, set for December 11-12 in Indianapolis, is likely to further show us what we already knew after this summer’s world championships: the world is catching up to the United States in the pool. Team USA experienced its lowest gold medal count at ...

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Texas A&M Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Down Indian River

Texas A&M's men's swimming and diving team traveled to Florida to take on Indian River State College, the perennial junior college national champions. The Aggies made short work of Indian River, winning with a score of 150-84. Texas A&M press release: The No. 20 Texas A&M men’s swimming and diving t...

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European All-Stars Roster For 2015 Duel In the Pool Released

The European All-Stars lineup for this year’s Duel In the Pool with the United States features 33 athletes from 12 countries. The team will be looking for revenge after losing the 2013 edition by one point to the Americans. World champions Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Yulia Efimova, Aliaksandra Herasimenia,...