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The Traits Found in 6 Different Types of Swimmers
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July 14, 2020— The Traits Found in 6 Different Types of Swimmers Not all swimmers are created equal. Some are sprinters. Some are distance swimmers. Some are everything in-betweeners. Some swimmers like butterfly more than backstroke. No matter their stroke, swimmers come in all shapes, mentalities and speeds. Despite these differences, some common traits emerge among those who specialize in certain events in our sport. To celebrate our differences (and poke a little fun), here is a list of the traits found in six types of swimmers. Of course, many of these traits are transferrable, so take this pi ...
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Reece Whitley: 2020 Was ‘The Fastest NCAAs that Nobody Ever Saw’
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April 3, 2020— Reece Whitley , like the rest of the Cal swimmers — and swim fans around the country — were looking forward to a showdown with Texas. The two teams had put up head-turning performances all season, which looked to culminate into one of the best head-to-head showdowns in the history of the NCAA Championships. Now, just like the Olympics, it will have to wait a year. “Nothing like this has ever happened before, so it is tough for everybody,” Reece Whitley told . “It has been hard on everybody. When we were allowed to hang out in groups, we did that and tried to stay close. At the end of ...
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USC Commit Erica Sullivan Waiting on Coaching Hire Before Confirming NCAA Plans
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March 31, 2020— In light of the Olympic postponement, United States National Team member Erica Sullivan is waiting to see who USC will hire to replace outgoing head coach Dave Salo before confirming she will enroll next fall. Sullivan graduated high school in 2018 and committed to USC, deferring her enrollment a year to focus on training for Tokyo. Salo announced in January that the 2019-20 season would be he last with the program, also leaving the fate of his associate head coach and the U.S. Olympic open water head coach Catherine Kase up in the air. Now that the Games are pushed back a year and h ...
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Swimmers Prepare for Challenges of Olympic Postponement
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March 30, 2020— The coronavirus pandemic had caused the world to go into a frenzy the last few weeks. Athletic events were being cancelled left and right. Facilities were closing down. Sports, what was once a form of escape during times of panic like these, was suddenly completely wiped away from our lives in a matter of what felt like the blink of an eye. With roughly four months still to go to the Olympic Games, the coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time. Athletes everywhere were struggling to find places to train. Gym equipment became nearly impossible to get their hands on. Whi ...
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US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky says postponing Olympics was ‘certainly the right call’ | Swimmer's Daily
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March 29, 2020— For superstar US swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who has 15 world championship titles and has broken 14 world records, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic was disappointing, “but it was certainly the right call,” she told CNN on Thursday. For superstar US swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who has 15 world championship titles and has broken 14 world records, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games beca…
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Olympic swimmer Kathleen Baker: 'Take this seriously and do our part'
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March 26, 2020— Kathleen Baker, the gold medal swimmer from Winston-Salem, was driving up and down the coast of Southern California this week looking for a pool to train in.
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Pellegrini Puts Up Impressive 1:55.8 In 200 Free Time Trial
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March 21, 2020— After clocking a time of 53.6 in the 100 freestyle on Tuesday , Italian superstar Federica Pellegrini followed up by taking on the 200, her speciality, on Thursday. The 31-year-old has been simulating the Italian Olympic Trials this week after they were cancelled due to the coronavirus . First going 1:57.4 in the morning, the two-time defending world champion posted a time of 1:55.8 in the simulated final , a showing that puts her well under the nation’s established qualifying time by a full second. Translated from Italian, her coach Matteo Giunta was happy with the effort. “It is a ...
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Latest US Coronavirus Guidelines Recommend Groups No Bigger Than 10
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March 16, 2020— United States President Donald Trump issued a new set of strict guidelines for Americans on Monday, including a request to limit social gatherings to a maximum of 10 people as the country looks to slow the spread of the coronavirus . Also among the guidelines , which are not mandatory, is to avoid discretionary travel, have school-age students learn from home when possible, and to steer clear of bars, restaurants and food courts. Trump also told the press that the country will likely be facing certain restrictions through July or August, if not longer. From a swimming perspective, wh ...
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McKeon Clocks 1:55.3 200 Free, McKeown Nabs 200 IM/50 Back Double At NSW
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March 15, 2020— In addition to Kyle Chalmers ripping a 51.37 lifetime best in the 100m fly to become Australia’s 3rd fastest performer all-time, there were several other head-turning swims that wrapped up the 2020 New South Wales State Open Championships. For starters, 25-year-old Olympian Emma McKeon turned some heads with her stellar gold medal-worthy time of 1:55.38 tonight in Sydney. After playing it cool in the morning heats with a casual 1:59.65, the Griffith University swimmer unleashed splits of 55.63/59.75 to beat the field by over a second en r ...
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ZUMO Performance of the Week: Katie Ledecky Nails Down Fifth Fastest Performances All-Time in Routine 1500 in Des Moines
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March 10, 2020— This week’s ZUMO Performance of the week goes to Katie Ledecky for her 15:29 in the 1500 freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series this past weekend in Des Moines. . A month ahead of the start of Olympic Trials season around the world, American distance ace Katie Ledecky put down an impressive marker in the 1500-meter freestyle to open action at the TYR Pro Series stop in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday night. Unchallenged and racing only the clock, Ledecky produced a time of 15:29.51, the fifth-fastest performance in history. When the 1500 freestyle makes its debut as a women’s event at th ...
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Adam Peaty's Tips on Developing a World-Class Mindset
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March 10, 2020— Breaststroke ace Adam Peaty has quickly attained legendary status in our sport. Here are some of his tips on how to be world-class between your ears so that you can dominate the pool, too. Adam Peaty has already cemented himself a certified legend as a competitive swimmer. In 2015 he exploded on the world scene by smashing the world record for the 100m breaststroke by nearly half a second, also becoming the first man to crack 58 seconds, swimming a superhuman 57.92. His upward trajectory didn’t sop there. The following year at the Rio Olympics he again broke the world record on his w ...
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R. Smith, Andrew Lead Des Moines Money Earners, Smith Leads Entire PSS
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March 9, 2020— Regan Smith earned the most prize money of any athlete for a second-consecutive Pro Swim Series stop, and she now leads the entire series in earnings at $13,000. Smith didn’t even swim the season-opening stop at Greensboro, but put up identical $6500 totals in Knoxville and Des Moines to earn the series lead. Smith is still under amateurism restrictions on how much of that money she can accept, though, given that she still plans to swim for Stanford in the NCAA.
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Smith & Murphy Lead PSS As 16 of Top 20 Swims of Season Come In Des Moines
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March 9, 2020— It’s a backstroker’s world; we just live in it. Backstrokers Ryan Murphy and Regan Smith lead the 2020 Pro Swim Series as the Des Moines stop produced 16 of the top 20 swims of the Pro Swim Series season in FINA points. Smith already led the series by a pretty-much-insurmountable margin. In fact, after her 986-point 100 back swim in Knoxville, we did some fun math to project just how improbable it would be that anyone could beat that swim over the rest of the tour.
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Leah Smith Talks Suited Swims with Arizona Pro Group (Video)
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March 8, 2020— Leah Smith consistently held 31s throughout the majority of the race, coming home in 30.46 to clock in a season best of 8:23.46. Tying her seed time for second place was Hali Flickinger , clocking in an 8:29.96. Touching in for third was Kaersten Meitz , coming in just off her SB (8:31.85) at 8:32.21. Smith now is the 3rd-fastest swimmer in the world this season just behind Kiah Melverton (8:22.24) and Katie Ledecky (8:14.59). Flickinger’s swim now puts her at #13 for the 2019-2020 season while Meitz’s season best remains at #16.
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IWD: Becky Adlington On Four Olympic Medals, Being Speechless In Beijing & ‘Ultimate Athlete’ Ledecky
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March 8, 2020— Picture the scene. It’s August 2004 in Rhodes where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea. The sun is shining in a blue sky. Holidaymakers are enjoying the island’s natural beauty and ancient civilisation. Among them are the Adlingtons , parents Steve and Kay along with daughters Chloe and Laura. But their 15-year-old sister is nowhere to be seen. That’s because Becky is in her room in front of the TV completely engrossed in the Olympics taking place a one-hour flight away in Athens.
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TYR Pro Series: Regan Smith Wins Sneak Peek of Trials Final in 100 Back
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March 8, 2020— The final night of the TYR Pro Series stop in Des Moines was very much a sneak preview of what is to come at the United States Olympic Trials in June, especially in the women’s 100 backstroke. One night after prevailing in the 200 backstroke, Regan Smith bested a strong field at half the distance with the sixth-fastest time in history. Smith led wire-to-wire in a field that also included former world-record holder Kathleen Baker and Olivia Smoliga , the world champion in the 50 backstroke.
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TYR Pro Series: Regan Smith Snares Win in 200 Backstroke, NAG in 100 Fly
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March 7, 2020— Regan Smith, the teenage phenom, flourished on Friday night at the USA Swimming TYR Pro Series stop in Des Moines, Iowa. She competed in the 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly in her latest tuneup competition for the United States Olympic Trials.
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2020 PSS - Des Moines: Ledecky Scratches 800 Free on Day 4
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March 7, 2020— Top seed Katie Ledecky , a Stanford postgrad, is out for the final day of competition. Ledecky, who won the 1500 free, 400 free, and 200 free here, has scratched the 800 free. At this meet, Ledecky swam her 4th fastest 200 free ever with a 1:54.59. She raced to a 3:59.66 in the 400 free and a 15:29.51 in the mile. Her mile time was the 5th fastest performance in history.
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TYR Pro Swim Series Prelims: Star-Studded 200 Free on Tap; Smith Goes 57.75 in 100 Fly
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TYR Pro Series: Record-Setting Duel for Hali Flickinger, Regan Smith in 200 Fly
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March 6, 2020— Hali Flickenger and Regan Smith put together an epic showdown to highlight Thursday’s finals of Day 2 of the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series in Des Moines. In the 200 butterfly, Flickinger held off Smith for victory, finishing in 2:06.11, a Pro Swim Series record. It was the No. 1 time in the world this year and faster than her time that won the silver at worlds this summer. Meanwhile, Smith broke the 17-18 National Age Group Record to finish second in 2:06.39. The previous mark was set by Katie McLaughlin in 2015 (2:07.68).
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