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ISL Match Three Notes: Ryan Murphy Riding the Jackpot Current

ISL Match Three Notes: Ryan Murphy Riding the Jackpot Current The third week of the International Swimming League season marked the debuts of the league’s two expansion franchises, the Tokyo Frog Kings and Toronto Titans, and the new entries carried themselves in fine fashion at the Duna Arena in Bu...

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Celebrating the Anniversary of the Debbie Meyer Olympic Trifecta

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Debbie Meyer Olympic Trifecta This week marks the 52nd anniversary since Debbie Meyer won three Olympic gold medals in the distance-freestyle events at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. A study of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City typically produces three stand...

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ISL Day Two Notes: Cali Condors' Lilly King Puts On Dominant Show

ISL Day Two Notes: Cali Condors' Lilly King Puts On Dominant Show Following an eight-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has inflicted havoc around the world, the sight of global racing (in any format) was greatly desired by athletes, coaches, fans and the media. And that is exactly what...

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On This Date: Dawn Fraser Begins Pursuit of Her Olympic Trifecta

On This Date: Dawn Fraser Begins Pursuit of Her Olympic Trifecta Takeoff to Tokyo Series (From the October issue of Swimming World Magazine) When the 2020 (2021) Olympic Games open next July, there will be no round-number anniversary of what Australian Dawn Fraser accomplished 57 years earlier in 19...

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Champion's Mojo: Michael Chadwick Talks Patience & Persistence

Champion's Mojo Podcast: Michael Chadwick Talks Patience & Persistence A world champion sprint freestyler, Michael Chadwick has had to master long-term planning in order to be the best version of himself on his path to success. In this in-depth interview, Chadwick discusses how pairing patience with...

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Aussie Singing Star Cody Simpson Training Under Brett Hawke

Aussie Singing Star Cody Simpson Training Under Brett Hawke These days, Cody Simpson is known as a worldwide singing sensation, the Australian native having released multiple albums while also performing and working with some major names in the music business, such as Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida and Justi...

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Two-Time Australian Olympian Matt Targett on Comeback Trail

Two-Time Australian Olympian Matt Targett on Comeback Trail Seven years after he retired as a two-time Australian Olympian, Matt Targett is back in the water and training under the watch of former Auburn coach and fellow countryman, Brett Hawke. A three-time Olympic medalist and once a mainstay on t...

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Claire Curzan Just Misses 15-16 NAG Record in 100 Fly

Claire Curzan Just Misses 15-16 NAG Record in 100 Fly Olympic hopeful Claire Curzan, a rising 16-year-old star, narrowly missed the 15-16 National Age Group record in the long course 100-meter butterfly on Saturday night. As her team, the TAC Titans, held its latest competition, Curzan clocked a tim...

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Xu Jiayu Completes Backstroke Double at Chinese Nationals

Xu Jiayu Completes Backstroke Double at Chinese Nationals Following up on his earlier victory in the 200 backstroke, Xu Jiayu made it a backstroke double when he finished on top in the 100 distance at the Chinese National Championships in Qingdao. Xu is a two-time world champion in the 100 backstrok...

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Wang Shun Captures 400 IM as Chinese Nationals Fill Racing Void

Wang Shun Captures 400 IM as Chinese Nationals Fill Racing Void At a time when many fans of the sport are eager to see some first-class performance in the long-course pool, the Chinese National Championships have gotten the job done. The competition being held in Qingdao continued to produce several...