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U.S. Nationals: Erika Brown Takes Home Gold in 50 Free

Women's 50 Free (Erika Brown) Tennessee Aquatics swimmer, Erika Brown, moved up one spot from her seed going into finals and overcame the top seed, Anna Santamans. The University of Tennessee senior swam a speedy 24.71, earning herself both a gold medal and a personal best. Brown is now 18th in the ...

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U.S. Nationals: McHugh takes home third national championship title

Ally McHugh has been a dominating force at the 2019 Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships. The Wisconsin Aquatics team swimmer already has two national championship titles under her belt — one in the women's 800 free and another in the women's 800 free relay, she also took home a bronze medal in t...

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2019 French Championships Day 4: Mehdy Metella Wins 100 Free

It is day four of the 2019 French Championships and competition is expected to be intense. Previous sessions have demonstrated speedy swims as well as witness swimmers that have made qualifying cuts for Fina World Championships. Today's line up consisted of the women's 50 back, the men's 100 free, t...

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Swim. Swam. Serve.

By Olivia McKelvey, Swimming World College Intern.  As the college championship season has come to a close, Swimming World had the opportunity to sit down with a unique type of student-athlete to get their take on how their day-to-day college routines have differed from others. Q&A sessions with swi...

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2019 NCSA Junior National Championship Day 3: RMSC Women Move Up

By Olivia McKelvey, Swimming World College Intern. It's day three of the 2019 NCSA Junior National Championship meet at Orlando YMCA and we have witnessed it all. From defending champs to upsets, to PR's and broken records the competition has been intense and made for some exciting races. May the ex...