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Dynamo Swim Club Emerges On Night Two Of Cary Futures

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. Action continued today at the 2018 Cary Futures Championships, with the women's and men's 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, 400 IM, and 400 free relays. Lots of incredible time drops and gutsy swims lit up the pool in Cary tonight. Women's 200 Free Addi...

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Smith, Legge, Payne Highlight Fast Night Of Swimming At Cary Futures

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. The 2018 Cary Futures Championships kicked off today with the women's 800 free, the men's 1500 free, and the women's and men's 800 free relays. Fast swimming was abound today, with some big time drops highlighting our distance freestyle events. Women...

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The New, Young Faces of USA Women's 200 Backstroke Events in 2018

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. Last weekend at the Mel Zajac Invitational in Vancouver, 15-year-old phenom Isabelle Stadden swam an incredible 2:08.37 in the women's 200 back, placing first overall and vaulting to eighth in the world for the 2018 long course season. Stadden, who s...

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Katie Ledecky's Era of Dominance

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. In her first meet as a professional swimmer, Katie Ledecky stunned the world with remarkable swims and silenced a lot of her recent critics at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Indianpolis. She put up a new world record in the 1500 freestyle and strong worl...

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Top Five Mid-Major Stars at the 2018 NCAA DI Championships

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. Every year at the NCAA DI Championships, we get to see some otherworldly swimming by all the best collegiate swimmers across the United States. This past season was no different, as swimmers like Katie Ledecky, Ella Eastin and Caeleb Dressel stole th...

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Analysis: Female High School Seniors Set to Score at NCAAs

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. Two weeks ago, I took a look at the incoming class of college freshmen men's times swum for their club or high school teams this season, and compared them to what it took to place 16th or better at the 2017 DI NCAA Championships. With the women's NCA...

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Analysis: Male High School Seniors Set to Score at NCAAs

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. Every season, the NCAA Championships meet is among the most competitive and exciting in the country. Even qualifying for this exclusive meet takes a massive amount of motivation, talent, and training. It's even tougher to make it into the top sixteen...

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John Healy, Connor Dalbo Lead Green Hope Boys to NC 4A State Title

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. By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. At the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, North Carolina tod...

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Lilly Higgs, Heidi Lowe Lead Hough Women to NC 4A State Title

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. By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. Out at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary tonight, a ragi...

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Analysis: USA High School Swimming Records by State

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. The winter high school swimming and diving season is beginning to wind down, but not before many athletes across the country take the blocks to take aim at some insanely fast USA high school swimming national records. The USA high school swimming rec...

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Five American Records to Watch this Championship Season

By Kevin Donnelly, Swimming World College Intern. As the NCAA season begins to wind down and anticipation begins to build for the multitude of conference championships, all culminating with the NCAA Championships themselves, all eyes turn to the pool to watch swimmers achieve some amazing feats in t...