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2016 Trials Throwback: Abbey Weitzeil, Simone Manuel Repeat in 50

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. A wide open 50 freestyle wouldn’t exactly be news. But ...

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2021 Trials Vision: Katie Ledecky and Who Else in the 800 Free

2021 Trials Vision: Katie Ledecky and Who Else in the 800 Free Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like i...

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2016 Trials Throwback: Katie Ledecky Takes Victory Lap in 800

2016 Trials Throwback: Katie Ledecky Takes Victory Lap in 800 Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in...

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Olympian, Activist Neil Agius Completes Sicily-Malta Swim

Malta Olympian Neil Agius has completed a swim from Sicily to Malta in a record-setting time this week. Agius departed from Punta Braccetto in Ragusa, Sicily in in the early morning hours of Thursday. He arrived in Balluta Bay in St. Julian’s at 9:21 am on Friday, a time of 28 hours, seven minutes a...

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Kelsey Wog Named U SPORTS Female Athlete of the Year

Canadian swimmer Kelsey Wog was named the Female Athlete of the Year for the 2019-20 season by U SPORTS, the Canadian equivalent of the NCAA. Wog, who swims for the University of Manitoba, was presented the award at the 2020 Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards Presented by Makadiff Sports via a remo...

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2016 Trials Throwback: Michael Phelps Marks Return with 200 Fly Win

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. The world was first introduced to a fresh-faced 15-year...

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Anthony Ervin on Olympic Rule 50: 'That's Not Going to Fly'

Anthony Ervin has visited the top step of the Olympic podium often enough to understand how sacred a place it can be. The gold medalist in the men’s 50 free in 2000 and 2016, two very different versions of the cerebral Ervin rose to that hallowed place. If he gets the chance to mount the top step ag...

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2021 Trials Vision: Ryan Murphy Heads Crowded 100 Back Field

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. For six straight Olympic Games, the 100 backstroke has ...

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Southern Connecticut State Swimmer Jaylon Nixon Dies in Car Accident

Jaylon Nixon, a rising sophomore diver at Southern Connecticut State University, was killed in a car accident Sunday. He was 18 years old. Nixon was involved in a two-car accident in his hometown of Meriden, Conn., around 4 a.m. Sunday. He was ejected from his vehicle as it rolled over, and Nixon wa...

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2016 Trials Throwback: Katie Ledecky Rules the Field in the 400 Free

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. At most Trials races, there are two bids to the Olympic...