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Kennan Hotchkiss Follows Brother With Verbal to UC-Santa Barbara NEW COMMIT: The University of California - Santa Barbara has picked up an in-state verbal commitment from distance swimmer Kennan Hotchkiss. His older brother, Logan Hotchkiss, is currently a senior for the Gauchos and also specializes in freestyle.

NCSA Record-breaker Ryan Vipavetz Pledges Verbal Commitment to H2Okies Swimming with his club team Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club, Vipavetz broke a 4-year-old meet record in the 200m fly at 2018 NCSA Summer Championship, taking nearly 2 seconds off his entry time to go 1:59.62.

Kentucky Adds Verbal From Maryland State Record Holder Timmy Ellett NEW COMMIT: The Kentucky Wildcats have gained a new verbal pledge for the fall of 2019 from Rockville, Md. native and IMer Timmy Ellett. Ellett is a five-time Junior National qualifier swimming for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club.

Pine Crest Girls Defeat Bolles School For 2nd Time In 30 Years On Friday, the girls of Pine Crest High School defeated their long-time rival, Bolles School, for only the second time in 30 years. The Panthers outscored the Bulldogs by 36 points at their home pool in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Bolles School girls are 30-time defending state champions in the Florida 1A High School State Championships.

Indiana Lands 2024 Verbal from In-state IM/Breast Standout Tristan DeWitt Tristan DeWitt of Fort Wayne Swim Team and Carroll High School has made a verbal commitment to the in-state Hoosiers for the fall of 2020.

Preston Niayesh Stays In State with Verbal to Cal Preston Niayesh of the Tule Nation Tritons has verbally committed to Cal's class of 2023. Niayesh is currently a senior at El Diamante High School. Niayesh is a breaststroker, with his best event being the 100 breast.

Filippo Magnini Doping Decision Postponed Italian swimming world champion Filippo Magnini will have to continue to await his fate in a doping case. Magnini appeared before a court of Italy's anti-doping agency on Monday, but at the end of a four-hour hearing judges ruled additional time was needed and postponed their decision to Nov.

Can't Beat a Trojan Twice! USC Tops Stanford for 2018 MPSF Invite Men's Water Polo Title But a 10-9 victory over the Cardinal in the 2018 MPSF Invitational title match Sunday at Avery Aquatic Center proved that USC has enough defense to play with anyone.

54.0 Breaststroker Liam Bell Sends Verbal to Alabama Liam Bell of US-Aquatics in Atlanta, Georgia, has verbally committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bell is a senior at Chamblee Charter School. As a freshman and a sophomore with Chamblee, Bell was the Georgia 1-5A runner-up in the 100 breast.

Magnini's Fate Still Unknown As Hearing Resolution Postponed The hearing for two-time Italian world champion swimmer Filippo Magnini regarding his anti-doping policies violated took place as scheduled today, however, any suspension decision has been delayed. After the four-hour affair, judges asked for more time, stretching their decision time frame out to November 6th.

Fighting Irish Pull in Verbal Commitment from Sarah Boyle Centreville, Virginia's Sarah Boyle has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame for 2019-20. As such she will join a class of 2023 that also includes, so far, Coleen Gillilan, Elizabeth Fry, and Sydney Winters. "I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Notre Dame!

Todd DeSorbo Hopes for UVA to Hit Suited Times Unsuited in Season He shared that they had doubled Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, as well as lifted on Friday morning after traveling to Dallas on Thursday, so they were a bit tired coming into competition.

Andreas Vazaios, Mallory Comerford Win ACC Swimmer of the Week Honors - NC State's Andreas Vazaios has been selected as the ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week, and Virginia Tech's Ben Schiesl has been named the Diver of the Week. On the women's side, Louisville's Mallory Comerford has been tabbed as the ACC Women's Swimmer of the Week, and the Virginia's Sydney Dusel has been named Diver of the Week.

WISCA Poll: Middleton and Madison Edgewood On Top Again After Week 6 Both Middleton and Madison Edgewood remain on top of their respective divisions after a week of limited change in division 1 and significant change in division 2. The top 10 division 1 rankings haven't changed significantly since week five.

Breaststroker/IMer Anna Hogan Verbally Commits to FGCU Anna Hogan, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Louisville, Kentucky’s Du Pont Manual High School, has verbally committed to Florida Gulf Coast University.

US Masters Synchro Championships Set to Begin in California - More than 250 synchronized swimmers from across the country will compete at the U.S. Masters Championships Oct. 18-21 at the Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center. The athletes, ranging in age from 20 to 85, will compete in solo, duet, trio, team, combo and figures.

5 Tips to Make Campus Dining Easier For example, take rice and meat from the taco line and put it in your salad to make a burrito bowl; add soup or chili to noodles or rice to make your grains a bit more spicy; or put a scoop of ice cream in between two cookies to enhance your favorite desserts.

Wang Jianjiahe Adds Win in 200 Free at Chinese Nationals At that same meet, Wang won the 400, 800, and 1500 freestyles, all in Meet Records, and earlier this month broke the World Record in the 400 SCM freestyle at the Budapest stop of the FINA World Cup Series. Added to her 100 free win of day 1, Wang has shown incredible freestyle range paralleled by few female swimmers in history.

Bowen Becker Expected To Make Season Debut This Saturday Vs FSU After missing Minnesota's season-opener against Wisconsin, former Winter National champ Bowen Becker is expected to make his season debut at this Saturday's dual meet with Florida State. A representative from the University of Minnesota said Becker didn't travel to Wisconsin for personal reasons.

The Week That Was: Minakov And Kolesnikov Lead Russia At 2018 Youth Olympics Read about all the biggest stories from the week of October 8th.

Louise Hansson Explains Backstroke Duties, European Summer Louise Hansson is primarily known as a flyer, but she led off the Trojan's relay, and went 51.97. Hansson backed up her medley relay leadoff with a 51.84 in the individual event to take the win. Louisville's Alina Kendzior took 2nd in 52.35, followed by UVA's Abby Richter in 54.35.

Maddie Mince, Lydia Plasser Add Verbal Commitments for Towson Towson University has added another pair of verbal commitment to its women's swimming and diving class of 2023. Joining the already-committed Andrea Ducar and Kayla Reedy in the fall of 2019 will be Maddie Mince of Brighton, Michigan and Lydia Plasser from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

NCAA Division III Men's Top Ten Returning Point Scorers Based on the results of the 2018 Championships, here's a look at the men's top ten returning scorers to NCAA Division III this year. For the women's list, click here.

Swim Across America Charity Swim Has 30-Plus Colleges Participate In 2018, more than 30 college programs volunteered their time by participating in a Swim Across America charity swim. Swim Across America's slogan is #MakingWavesToFightCancer and it does so by hosting open water charity swims.

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