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Hoosiers on the Rise: Can Indiana Stay in the Top Three at NCAAs?

Commentary by Eamonn Keenan, Swimming World College Intern. Leading up to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship, swimming fans all over the world were anticipating one of the tightest team races in history and some broken barriers. Who will win, Texas or Cal? Can Caeleb Dre...

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A New Era of Swimming: The Post-Phelps Era

Commentary By Eamonn Keenan, Swimming World College Intern. The world of professional swimming has been accustomed to both volatility and stagnation. Throughout the course of swimming history, we’ve witnessed absolute domination from household names like Michael Phelps, Janet Evans and Ian Thorpe, t...

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Two Pool Records Fall on Day Three of Iowa City Sectionals

On day three of the 2018 Iowa City Sectionals, two pool records were broken in the men's and women's 200 backstrokes. The new pool record holders are Sophia Sorenson (2:13.31) and Cameron Tysoe (1:59.97). CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM DAY THREE Women's 200 Back After demolishing her seed time ...

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Q&A With SheAyre Bowles, Author of "Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark"

By Eamonn Keenan, Swimming World College Intern. Everyone is watching you. You need to make a decision - one that might tear you apart. Should you do what you’re told or what you know deep down is the right choice? You indecisively walk up behind the blocks. Once you finally put on your goggles, you...

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What is the Right Level of Competition for Age Group Swimmers?

Commentary by Eamonn Keenan, Swimming World College Intern. Imagine that you’re a 10-year-old swimmer and have just made your first state cut. You’ve been swimming for about three years now and have continued to drop time at each competition. You go to the state meet and swim one or two races - you ...

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Pros and Cons of Potential USA Swimming Ban on Age Group Tech Suits

By Eamonn Keenan, Swimming World College Intern. In August of 2017, USA Swimming announced that they hired an outside consulting firm to evaluate technical racing suit regulations. This research initiative follows the banning of the use of tech suits in competitions among the 12 & Under age groups i...

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Four Dark Horse Threats for 2018 U.S. Nationals

By Eamonn Keenan, Swimming World College Intern. The NCAA swimming program has routinely been credited with the success and longevity of Team USA’s international performance. Often, the majority of elite veterans who represent the U.S. internationally earned their stripes within the collegiate spher...