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Richmond Futures, Final Night: Egan Dominates 1500 Free

By Payton Titus, Swimming  World College Intern. Tonight, the 2018 Richmond Futures Championships meet drew to a close. A lot of familiar faces were seen on the podium in Sunday's events as well as the top-three overall team scores. Women's 100 LCM Free After tying for second with in 50 freestyle la...

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Richmond Futures, Night Three: Huang Completes Sweep of Fly Events

The third night of competition at 2018 Richmond Futures Championships was bursting with excitement. Two swimmers completed sweeps of the butterfly and breaststroke events, while other younger folks saw large margins of victory. Women's 200 Fly After a third-place finish in the 100 LCM fly last night...

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Richmond Futures, Night Two: Empire Swimming Leads

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern. The second night of competition at Richmond Futures Championships brought tight titles to swimmers not previously mentioned, Empire Swimming grasped the lead in the overall team scores. Women’s 200 LCM Free First-place finisher and rising sophomore at ...

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Night One of Richmond Futures: Empire Swimming Sweeps 800 Free Relays

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern. To kick off the first night of competition at Futures in Richmond, VA, Empire Swimming clenched titles in both the men's and women's 800 LCM freestyle relays. These performances along with significant time drops in the men's 1500 LCM freestyle event ar...

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Jiang And Other "Youngsters" Light Up Richmond Futures Psych Sheets

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern The Futures Championships in Richmond, Virginia begin Thursday, August 2 and the psych sheets introduce a lot of youngsters into this realm of competition. Click here to view the entire psych sheet. 14-year-old Joy Jiang is seeded 1st in the women's 100...

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Dara Torres: The Comeback Queen

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern. Dara Torres is an American icon. This 12-time Olympic medalist (four gold, four silver and four bronze) became the first swimmer to attend five Olympics after the 2008 Games in Beijing. Torres is currently tied with her former Olympic teammates Jenny T...

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Introducing the Anthony Nesty Era of UF Swim & Dive

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern. Following the retirement of longtime head coach Gregg Troy, Anthony Nesty was promoted to head coach of the men's swimming and diving team at the University of Florida (UF). Before having a hand in generating household names like Caeleb Dressel at his ...

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Female Coaching Role Models for Aspiring Young Women

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern. It comes as no surprise that swimming’s gender equity grade was an "F" in a report published by the Alliance of Women Coaches and Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport for the 2017-2018 school year. For this report, an "F" indicates th...

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How a 17-Year-Old Swimmer Fights Cancer

By Payton Titus, Swimming World College Intern. No teenager has cancer treatment on her to-do list. There's enough on her mind: college entrance exams, swim practice and social outings. However, one swollen lymph node can be the harbinger of a difficult journey of stepping back from swimming to endu...

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Recruiting Q&A with Legendary Mel Nash

By Payton Titus, Swimming World Intern. Over the course of the last 47 years, renowned USA Swimming coach Mel Nash has seen the NCAA recruiting process from virtually every angle: as a promising high school athlete, a collegiate head coach and an age group head coach. He was Swimming World Magazine’...