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Michael Andrew Wins 3 on Third Night of Columbia Speedo Sectionals

On the third day of Speedo Sectionals competition in Columbia, MO, the Race Pace Club's Michael Andrew once again owned the evening. Andrew competed in three events and won each of his races with times that made the all-time age group lists. On the women's side, Caroline Theil of Greater Nebraska Sw...

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2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

Everything you need to follow along live with day five prelims of the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in East Meadow, New York. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage. Events:  Women’s 200 IM Men’s 200 IM Women’s 50 Freestyle Men’s 50 Freestyle Women's 200 Meter IM: The top spot in the women'...

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2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Everything you need to follow along live with day four prelims of the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in East Meadow, New York. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage. Events:  Women’s 200 Freestyle Men’s 200 Freestyle Women’s 100 Breaststroke Men’s 100 Breaststroke Women’s 100 Backstroke Men...

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Joshua Matheny Posts 4th-Ranked 100 Breast at Geneva Futures, Night 2

On the second night of competition in Geneva, New York, youngsters owned the competition. Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics' Joshua Matheny had a particularly noteworthy performance in the 100 breaststroke, where he notched the fourth-ranked spot in the all-time list for the 13-14 age group. Allison Picciri...

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2017 U.S. Open Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Everything you need to follow along live with day three prelims of the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in East Meadow, New York. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage. Events: Women’s 400 IM Men’s 400 IM Women’s 100 Fly Men’s 100 Fly Women's 400 IM: France's Fantine LeSaffre, the top seed go...

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2017 U.S. Open Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Everything you need to follow along live with day two prelims of the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in East Meadow, New York. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage. Events: Women’s 400 Free Men’s 400 Free Women’s 200 Breast Men’s 200 Breast Women’s 200 Back Men’s 200 Back Women's 400 Free: ...

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2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Everything you need to follow along live with day one finals of the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in East Meadow, New York. Hit refresh for the latest coverage. Events: Women’s 200 Fly Men’s 200 Fly Women’s 100 Free Men’s 100 Free Women’s 800 Freestyle Men’s 1500 Freestyle Women’s 400 Freest...

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Alyssa Helak, James Koval Headline Geneva Futures Psych Sheets

The Futures Championships in Geneva, Ohio begin Thursday, August 3, and the psych sheets reveal a packed field led by a few stand-out swimmers, including Alyssa Helak and James Koval.  Alyssa Helak of Victor Swim Club tops the psych sheets on the women's side. The LSU commit holds the first seed in ...

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2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

Everything you need to follow along live with day one prelims of the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in East Meadow, New York. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage. Events:  Women's 200 Fly Men's 200 Fly Women's 100 Free Men's 100 Free Women's 200 Butterfly: Cassidy Bayer of Nation's Capita...

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The Ten Eight-and-Unders You’ll Meet

By Katie Wingert, Swimming World College Intern. Eight-and-unders bring vitality to any age group swimming program, but their eccentricities also add entertainment value. Over the years, coaches come to learn that there are a few recurring characters in the youngest division of swimming programs. He...

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Kenisha Liu Grabs Two Golds on Final Night of La Mirada Sectionals

Kenisha Liu of BREA Aquatics once again owned the pool on the final night of Speedo Sectionals in La Mirada. Liu claimed both the 200 IM and the 50 freestyle, while the men's meet was peppered with familiar faces on the podium, including Daniel Comforti of Brentwood Seawolves and Brad Gonzales of La...

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Bryce Mefford Takes Two on Night Three of La Mirada Sectionals

Bryce Mefford came to make a statement on the third night of the La Mirada installment of Speedo Sectionals. Mefford, a UC Berkeley commit, came away with titles in both the 200 backstroke and the 100 butterfly. On the women's side, Taylor Ault and Catherine Sanchez continued to stack up victories. ...

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Taylor Ault and Kevin Vargas Perform at La Mirada Sectionals, Day 2

Call it home pool advantage. La Mirada Armada's Taylor Ault and Kevin Vargas showed up to swim on the second night of Speedo Sectionals in La Mirada, California. Ault took the 200 freestyle while Vargas fought tooth-and-nail for the 100 backstroke. In the women's 200 freestyle, Ault was the top seed...