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Down from the High: Maya DiRado Adjusts to Life After Olympics

By Peter Baugh, Swimming World Contributor Maya DiRado sat in a coffeeshop in Atlanta. The four-time Olympic medalist was in her new home city, preparing for a new job and a new chapter of her life. A man approached her and introduced himself. He recognized her from the Olympics. Though DiRado does ...

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SEC Standouts From Women's NCAAs

by Peter Baugh, Swimming World College Intern  There were 11 SEC teams who competed at women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Here’s a look at each team’s most successful athletes: Georgia (First overall) - Olivia Smoliga Smoliga took first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle at the meet, tall...

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Elaine Tanner's Historic Year

To this day, the youngest person ever to win the Lou Marsh Trophy is Elaine Tanner, who won it in 1966. She won the award, which recognizes Canada's best athlete, at age 15. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her accomplishment. In 1966, Tanner won seven medals at the British Empire Commonwealt...

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Quotable Thoughts on NCAAs from the SEC's Finest

By Peter Baugh, Swimming World College Intern With NCAA Championships and Olympic Trials around the corner, some of the nation’s fastest swimmers competed at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Columbia, Missouri Feb. 16-20. A number of swimmers talked to the media after their races. Here’s...

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Tennessee Aquatics Sweeps Southern Premier

Tennessee Aquatics won both the men's and women's titles of the Southern Premier in Knoxville. Top three teams (men): Tennessee Aquatics - 1327 Lakeside Swim Team - 925 SwimMAC Carolina - 644.5 Top three teams (women): Tennessee Aquatics - 1473 Nashville Aquatic Club - 926 SwimMAC Carolina - 743 Nas...

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Connor Bjellum Wins Four Times At North Dakota High School State Meet

Connor Bjellum of Fargo South had quite the meet at the North Dakota High School State Championships. His day started in the 200-yard medley relay. Fargo South won the race with a time of 1:37.18. The team consisted of backstroker Josh Olson, breaststroker Luke Bergstrom, butterflier Andrew Hollings...

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Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Has Big 50 At Southern Premier

Tennessee Aquatics continued to excel on night two of the 2016 Southern Premier. Top three team scores (men): Tennessee Aquatics - 758 Lakeside - 598 SwimMAC Carolina - 414.5 Top three team scores (women): Tennessee Aquatics - 700 Nashville Aquatic Club - 652 Stingrays Swimming - 463.5 Marlins of Ra...

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Eden Prairie Takes Minnesota (AA) High School State Title

Eden Prairie brought brought home the Minnesota (AA) High School State Championship. Top five team scores: 1. Eden Prairie - 335 2. Minnetonka - 262.5 3. Eagan - 255 4. Prior Lake - 133.5 5. Chanhassen - 131 The first race of the day was extremely close. Eden Prairie won the 200-yard medley relay wi...

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Saint Thomas Dominates Minnesota (A) High School State Meet

Saint Thomas was victorious at the Minnesota (A) High School State Championships. The team scored 430 points, nearly 200 more than second place Breck Blake. Top five team finishers: Saint Thomas - 430 Breck Blake - 239 Simley - 176 Sartell-St. Stephen - 159 Orono - 154 Saint Thomas started the day s...

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Noah Stevens Wins Twice In New York High School State Meet

St. Anthony's brought home the New York High School State title. Fordham Prep was second, followed by Half Hollow Hills. Top five team finishers: St. Anthony's (184) Fordham Prep (172) Half Hollow Hills (148) Shaker (119) Ithaca (112) St. Anthony's started off the day with a win in the 200-yard medl...

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Ryan Lochte Shines At Southern Premier

Tennessee Aquatics got off to a strong start at the 2016 Summer Premier in Knoxville, Tennessee. Top three team scores (men): Tennessee Aquatics - 395 Lakeside Swim Team - 263 SwimMAC Carolina - 200 Top three team scores (women): Tennessee Aquatics - 390 Nashville Aquatic Club - 296 Stingrays Swimmi...

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Video: Michael Phelps Speaks In Orlando

Michael Phelps spoke to the media before competing at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Orlando. Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. At the meet, he is swimming the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke. https://www.facebook.com/USAswimmi...

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Video: Missy Franklin Speaks Before Orlando

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin spoke to the media prior to the Arena Pro Swim Series at Orlando. Franklin is swimming the 200-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter backstroke and 100-meter freestyle. https://www.facebook.com/USAswimming/videos/10153936962001069/

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Video: Katie Ledecky Speaks Before Orlando

World record holder Katie Ledecky spoke to the media before the Arena Pro Swim Series at Orlando. She is scheduled to swim the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter freestyle. https://www.facebook.com/USAswimming/videos/101539...

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Roster, Staff Announced For USA Diversity Camp

USA Swimming announced the 48 swimmers selected for the annual Diversity Select Camp. The program is in its tenth year and will be held in Colorado Springs May 5-8. Two-time world champion Simone Manuel is an alumna of the camp. The swimmers selected are between ages 14 and 16. The camp is held at t...

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Central Connecticut Claims NEC Championship

Central Connecticut pulled away on day four of the Northeast Swimming Conference Championships. The team ended up winning the meet with 797 points. Team scores: Central Connecticut - 797 Wagner - 727 Bryant - 543 St. Francis University - 463 LIU Brooklyn - 417 Mount St. Mary's - 193 Sacred Heart - 1...

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Corey Okubo Leads Princeton To Ivy Title

No. 23 Princeton made its move when it counted. The Tigers pulled ahead of the Harvard Crimson on the final day of the Ivy Swimming and Diving Championship. Final team scores: Princeton - 1520.5 Harvard - 1499 Pennsylvania - 1213.5 Yale - 836 Cornell - 790 Columbia - 786.5 Brown - 672 Dartmouth - 49...

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Amanda Lucia Leads Wagner At NEC Champs

After the third day of Northeast Conference Championships, Wagner edged ahead of Central Connecticut. Team scores: Wagner - 510 Central Connecticut - 505 Bryant - 347 St. Francis University - 310 LIU Brooklyn - 296 Sacred Heart - 133 Mount St. Mary's - 105 St. Francis College (New York) - 90 Finals ...

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Max Yakubovich Leads Harvard To Day Two Lead

After day two of the Ivy Swimming and Diving Championships, Harvard has a slim lead. The Crimson have tallied 1018 points, just ahead of the Princeton Tigers (965.6 points). Pennsylvania rounds out the top three. The day started with the 200-yard medley relay. The Harvard team took first place with ...

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En-Wei Hu-Van Wright Finishes First In Ivy Backstroke Prelims

The second day of Ivy Swimming and Diving Championships began with preliminaries at Brown University. The morning races began with the 400-yard individual medley. Princeton's Corey Okubo touched first with a time of 3:44.59. Pennsylvania's Mark Andrew was second and Princeton's Samuel Smiddy was thi...