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Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin miss the cut in the 100m backstroke

The two fastest backstrokers in American history didn’t come out on top last night in the 100m final. Four-time gold medalist Missy Franklin finished seventh ahead of 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin, and the two legends have yet to qualify for Rio. “I think it’s just a matter of trying too hard, thinking a little too much,” Franklin said in the New York Times....
Via Excelle Sports
1 hour ago

Dwyer leading youth movement at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

OMAHA, Neb. – The crowd at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials erupted Tuesday night as the men’s 200-meter freestyle final sent three racers sprinting in near-unison toward the final wall. Conor Dwyer of USC-based Trojan Swim Club was in the middle...
Via The OC Register
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin come up short at U.S. Olympic trials

OMAHA, Neb. —€” One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.First, Ryan Lochte. Then, Missy Franklin.Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist but slowed by a groin injury, missed out on his second chance to make the team in an individual event with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle. There was some consolation: Lochte at...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps advances in first event at swim trials as newborn son watches

Michael Phelps advanced easily in his first event Tuesday at the U.S. Swimming trials, turning in the best time of the day in the 200-meter butterfly with a preliminary heat of 1 minute, 56.68 seconds.Phelps did it with his 7-week-old son, Boomer, watching from the stands.The 22-time Olympic medalist came out of retirement to try to qualify for the Rio games. And while rival Ryan...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ledecky dominates at U.S. Trials, Worrell and Vollmer qualify for Rio

Day two of the U.S. Olympic Trials saw a lot of outbreak performances in Omaha Monday night. 19-year-old swimming phenom, Katie Ledecky did not disappoint. In the 400m free she swam one second over the world record (3:58.37) and claimed 1st place. But she’s only just beginning. Ledecky’s best event is the 800-meters which she will be swimming in later this week. Win No...
Via Excelle Sports
22 hours ago

Ryan Lochte pulls groin during prelim, could miss Olympics

One of USA swimming’s greats might not make an appearance in Rio de Janeiro in August. Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte pulled his groin during Sunday’s 400-meter individual medley preliminary trial and failed to qualify for the event. Lochte won gold in the 400 IM in 2012, but now, his future at the 2016 Rio Olympics is in jeopardy. Lochte still has trials for the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor Dwyer second in 400 freestyle, but says 'I'll take a bid to Rio'

OMAHA, Neb. – Conor Dwyer joked Sunday night at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials that he didn’t move to Los Angeles because of the training with USC-based Trojan Swim Club. “Sunshine,” he said with a smile and sly laugh, “No.” Dwyer...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets proper "Schooling" in 100-meter butterfly swim race

Michael Phelps is the butterfly king, but he was downed by Joseph Schooling at the Longhorn Invitational on Friday in the 100-meter butterfly. Schooling, a University of Texas swimmer, edged Phelps with a time of 51.58 seconds, per the Associated Presss, while Phelps finished with a time of 51.65. No doubt, these two will face off against one another in the 2016 Rio Olympics,...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics

97 world-class athletes are winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics. How many of them can you name? Clue: Years Active-Event More Text: Number of Medals/Country
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: West Virginia swimmers practice in snow

For adults, snow days can be a pain, but they can be a blast for college students. Two members of the West Virginia swim team decided not to let the blizzard that hit the East Cost prevent them from getting some work in, and decided to try and practice outside. No, we do not advise anyone else trying this, but it makes for a good video. @swimswamnews No days off for West Virginia...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Katie Ledecky smashes her own 800-meter freestyle record

Katie Ledecky has done it again. On Sunday night, the 18-year-old beat her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing in 8 minutes, 6.68 seconds at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas. It’s the fourth time Ledecky has broken the record in that event since 2013, and she now has eight of the best 10 times for the freestyle in history. Her previous mark...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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