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Abbey Weitzeil Among Finalists For AAU Sullivan Award
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March 27, 2020— Cal senior Abbey Weitzeil has been named a finalist for the Sullivan Award presented each year to the top amateur athlete in the United States by the Amateur Athletic Union. Weitzeil is among ten finalists and you can vote here every day until March 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST . Swimmers Beata Nelson and Ryan Hoffer were semi-finalists but did not advance to the finals. The winner will be announced April 21. Abbey Weitzeil. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick Weitzeil has proven herself to be the preeminent amateur sprint freestyler in the country, having broken the American record in the 50-yard ...
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Wheaties Wonders: All The Swimmers Featured On The Iconic Cereal Box
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March 26, 2020— Dating back to 1934, prominent American athletes have been featured on Wheaties cereal boxes to coincide with its slogan, “The Breakfast of Champions.” Over the years several swimmers have made their way onto the iconic box, specifically during Olympic years. It became one of the most coveted endorsements for Olympians. Check out all of the swimmers who have appeared on a Wheaties box below: Johnny Weissmuller — 1930s Prior to athletes being featured as the cover, the legendary Johnny Weissmuller was among the athletes to appear in various advertisements on the box. Weissmuller, who ...
@SwimXps Cool Article: All the #swimmers who appeared on the #Wheaties box
  
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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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IWD: The Day Janet Evans Went A 4:03 Over 8 Laps To Legendary Status
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March 8, 2020— It doesn’t take a long gaze at the women’s results from the 1988 Olympics to understand something was amiss in the water. No, it only takes a quick glance to notice the disproportionate number of times East German women stood on the top step of the podium, and the frequency in which they stood on any step during medal ceremonies. Word officially came later, but there was no doubt among athletes, coaches and reporters that the East Germany machine wasn’t merely running on talent.
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@SwimXps Janet Evans from the 1988 #Olympic games #swimming
  
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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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Distance Greats Through Time: Female Edition
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May 23, 2019— Here is a look into the greatest female distance swimmers of all time, from the World War II era to the Katie Ledecky era.
@SwimXps Great article on distance #swimming legends.
  
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Janet Evans Nominated For FINA Bureau - Swimming World News
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June 26, 2018— Janet Evans has represented the United States in a number of ways over the years, whether it be racing to gold medals in the pool or running the final leg
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Janet Evans Nominated By USA Swimming For FINA Bureau
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June 25, 2018— Janet Evans has been nominated by USA Swimming to represent the Americas on the FINA Bureau, USA Swimming documents indicate.

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