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Emory Claims 18th-Straight UAA Conference Championship

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World Contributor The fourth and final day of the UAA championships offered plenty of fireworks, with both the Emory women's and men's teams successfully defending their conference titles for the 18th consecutive year. To start off the session, the men's 1-meter diving ev...

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Two Meet Records Highlight UAA Day 4 Prelims

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World Contributor The final day of competition at the UAA championships saw two new conference records on the men's side by Jared Scheuer (Sr) of Emory and Brandon Lum (Fr) from Wash U. Scheuer claimed the UAA record in the 200 backstroke with a 1:48.99, erasing one of th...

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Three Meet Records Fall on Night 3 of UAA Championships

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World Contributor Day 3 of UAA championships saw three new women's UAA records and a shuffle in the men's team standings heading into the final day of competition. The Emory women's and men's squads maintained their leads, while the NYU men edged ahead of Chicago and Carn...

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Emory Eagles Stay Strong in UAA Prelims Day 2

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World Contributor After about halfway through the 2016 UAA championships, the Emory women's team looks like they will extend their lead over rival Division III teams like Chicago and Wash U, who are in a close battle for second so far. On the men's side, Emory remains a s...

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Emory Eagles Lead After Day 1 of UAA Championships

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World Contributor Emory University, the defending champions, both hold leads after day 1 of the 2016 UAA championships. On the women's side, the Eagles have a sizable lead ahead of Chicago, Wash U, and NYU, who are all within reach of each other. On the men's side, Wash U...

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UAA Championships 2016: Day 1 Prelims Recap

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World Contributor The first full day of the 2016 University Athletic Association Conference championships began this morning at the Webster Aquatic Center in Webster, New York, hosted by the University of Rochester. Both the men and women Emory Eagles are looking to captu...

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Santa Clarita Sectionals Wrap Up After Storms Clear

The Speedo Sectionals meet in Santa Clarita fell victim to unfortunate storms on Saturday, leading Saturday's timed finals to be postponed due to the increment weather. Luckily for everyone involved local weather on the meet's final day turned out to be much less turbulent and meet organizers were a...

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Santa Clarita Sectionals Day Three Cancelled Due To Storms

One benefit of swimming in California is that you get to train in outdoor pools and get a killer tan (along with those infamous tanlines). An unfortunate risk is that tonight's session at Santa Clarita sectionals can be cancelled due to inclement weather. That's exactly what happened. Today was sche...

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Which Class Scored Big At Women’s D1 NCAAs?

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World College Intern A week before the NCAA Division I Men’s four-way class battle in Iowa City took place last March, the Division I Women fought their own battle in Greensboro. However, a different class emerged victorious. Sure, the California Golden Bears won...

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Which Class Scored Big At Men's D1 NCAAs?

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World College Intern At Men's Division I NCAAs, did the freshmen win with their ingenuous enthusiasm? Or the sophomores with their adjustment year behind them? Maybe the juniors won, with the best of both experience and opportunity, or the seniors with the most college tr...

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The Sinister 6: Better Than Phelps?

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World College Intern He's a living legend; the greatest of all time. He’s also human. Michael Phelps has been on the international swimming radar for 15 years—and he's still racing. Nearly half his life ago, Phelps placed fifth in the 200 meter butterf...

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Achieving the Possible: DIII Swimmer of the Year Andrew Wilson

By Michael Grenon, Swimming World College Intern Having recently completed his junior season for the Emory University Eagles, Andrew Wilson may have just achieved the possible. You read that correctly. Andrew has achieved everything that anybody else can. In high school, Andrew was not a prodigious ...