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Posts of category  "Swimming Daily Updates"

Simone Manuel blasted to the third fastest 50 free of 2017 to swim a 24.27 for the win on Saturday night at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals. Manuel now sits third in the world rankings behind Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom (23.83) and Denmark’s Pernille Blume (24.13). Manuel picks up her second event for Budapest after getting second in the 100 free on Tuesday. Manuel will be joined in Budapest by Abbey Weitzeil who had a disappointing 100 earlier in the week. Weitzeil swam the 50 and 100 in Rio but will only swim the 50 this summer.

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In the first year of the post-Michael Phelps era, Chase Kalisz proved he is the new name to watch for the future in the IM’s. Kalisz won both IM’s at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals in Indianapolis. He won the 200 on Saturday night with an impressive 1:56.51. He will be joined in Budapest by 20-year-old Abrahm DeVine from Stanford who was second at 1:56.79. DeVine beat Cal’s Josh Prenot who was third at 1:57.14. DeVine will be swimming in his first major international meet in three weeks as the Seattle native dropped a huge best time.

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Melanie Margalis and Madisyn Cox went toe to toe over the back half of the 200 IM to post two times ranked in the top four this year. Margalis swam the third fastest time in the world for 2017 with a 2:09.57 to sit just behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (2:08.49) and Canada’s Sydney Pickrem(2:09.56). Margalis picks up her first individual event for Budapest after finishing in third in the 200 free on Wednesday. Cox will join her for her first World Championship appearance as she swam the fourth fastest time of 2017 with a 2:09.69.

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In the earlier heats of the 1500, Leah Smith swam the second fastest time in the world with a 16:01.02. Smith did not have a long course time in the race and was entered with a short course time, thus she swam in an earlier heat. Smith now has the second fastest time in the world for 2017 behind Katie Ledecky (15:35.65) from Santa Clara.

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Madisyn Cox was 50 meters from the finish in the biggest race of her life. In the 200 IM final at the U.S. Olympic Trials, she was in third place with just the freestyle leg to go, but she turned only two tenths behind leader Maya DiRado and just a tenth behind Caitlin Leverenz.

“I remember turning after the breaststroke and thinking, ‘I feel good. This is it. Let’s do this last 50,’” Cox recalled.

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WHEN NON-SWIMMING FRIENDS ASK HOW TRAINING IS GOING

WHEN NON-SWIMMING FRIENDS ASK HOW TRAINING IS GOING

FINA has announced major changes to the 2017 Airweave World Cup meets that will be in effect come August.

In January of this year, FINA announced the 2017 Airweave Swimming World Cup circuit schedule. Held between August and November, this year’s competition (in 25m-pool) will comprise nine legs in accordance with the following circuit:

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I’M A FISH MOO

An Open Letter to Missy Franklin (…and all other swimmers with shoulder injuries)

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I DON'T ALWAYS DRINK BOURBON FOR BREAKFAST

I DON’T ALWAYS DRINK BOURBON FOR BREAKFAST

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