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Eastern Michigan Says Goodbye to Men's Swimming

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World Intern. Michael Phelps was dethroned in the 200 fly at the London Olympics-- sometimes the greats fall. But unlike Phelps, some of us, no matter how hard we try to stay at the top, get the short end of the stick. We still fall. Recently, the Eastern Michigan Universi...

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From Summer League to Professional: Purpose in Each Level

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World Intern. Unlike in the rest of the world (specifically Europe), the United States put a huge emphasis on swimming at all levels: pro, college, club, high school and even summer league programs. With so many different levels (and lengths) of swimming, you may ask yours...

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Carmel Greyhounds: 32 Years of High School Swimming Domination

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World College Intern. There are 32 teams in the NFL. There are 32 national teams that have participated in each FIFA World Cup finals tournament since 1998. And now, the Carmel girls swim teams have accumulated 32 Indiana state championship titles. Not familiar with Carmel...

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Gregg Troy: Consistently Drawing Out Gator Talent

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming Wolrd College Intern. Last time the University of Florida men won an NCAA team championship was was back in 1984. The UF women have had more recent success with their NCAA title in 2010. But despite the lack of frequent team titles, the Gators routinely have standout indiv...

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Meehan and Slusser Forging A Culture of Excellence at Stanford

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World College Intern.  If one was to tune in to all the hype about Stanford women’s swimming in recent years, one would think that their success has been ongoing for generations now, but that wasn’t the reality before Meehan took the helm in 2012.  The Cardinal women clinc...

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IU Commit Emily Weiss in Pursuit of Olympic Berth in 2020

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World Intern. Muncie, Indiana is known as the home of the Ball State Cardinals. But just next door, in the little town of Yorktown, Indiana, lives a high school junior, who is making some noise of her own. Her name is Emily Weiss. “My parents always tell me that when I wa...

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Steve Bultman and Texas A&M's Epic Pursuit of Greatness

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World Intern. It’s hard to take a program to the top, but many college coaches enter the profession with that goal. Some get there and some don’t. Of those who get there, some get there faster than others. Texas A&M University head coach Steve Bultman admits that ...

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ASU Swimming On The Rise

By Guerby Ruuska, Swimming World College Intern. Arizona State University is home to an aquatics program on the rise. Last season the ASU men finished in 4th place in the Pac-12 Championships, just beating out in-state rival, the University of Arizona. It was the greatest Pac-12 finish in Sun Devil ...