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Kai Bathurst Verbally Commits to Indiana University NEW COMMIT: Indiana University has recently gained a new member for the class of 2023 in Christian "Kai" Bathurst, who has given his verbal commitment to swim for the Hoosiers. A native of Redondo Beach, Calif., Bathurst does his club swimming with Beach Cities Swimming where he is a five-time Junior National qualifier.

Virginia Tech Picks Up Two Verbals From Twins Rose and AJ Pouch NEW COMMITS: Virginia Tech has gained a talented set of siblings for the fall of 2019. Twins Rose Pouch and AJ Pouch both announced their commitments to the Hokies as part of the class of 2023. Natives of Henderson, Nev., both Rose and AJ swim for Team Rebel Aquatics and are rising seniors at Boulder City High School.

How To Get The 2018 College Preview SwimSwam Magazine Finally, we deliver our first POWER RANKINGS of the season, projecting who will be the 2019 NCAA Championship team. A lot will happen between now and NCAA Championships, but this big, fat issue will get you started.

2018 Pan Pacific Championships: Official SwimSwam Awards The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships - the major international event for several nations this year - is officially in the books. While Team USA appeared to struggle in some ways, the Americans still easily topped the medal tally, but every nation had some great performances.

The Career, Legacy of Swim Nova Scotia's Ginny Smith A classic blue slide curls over one. Extra lane ropes hang on the far wall, a space-saving necessity to keep the sliver of deck space clear. The start end is neatly arranged; a rack of kickboards, a few plastic chairs, and cabinets for other floatables.

Virginia Tech Lands Verbal Commitment from Rose Pouch for 2019-20 I wouldn't be here without my supportive family and coaches 🧡️ #HokieNation" Rose's twin brother, AJ Pouch, has also given a verbal commitment to the H2Okies. Pouch is a rising senior at Boulder City High School; she swims year-round with Team Rebel Aquatics.

Ohio State Asking Court To Dismiss Claims in Lawsuit Involving Diving Coach The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are three female divers who say that Bohonyi sexually abused and exploited them and that USA Diving didn't take enough action after banning him.

Free/Flyer Vaughn Stresow Commits to Ouachita Baptist for 2018-19 Vaughn Stresow of Select Team of Aquatic Racers has signed to swim for the Ouachita Baptist University starting in the fall of 2018. Stresow is from Frisco, Texas but swims with Select Swim in The Colony, a suburb just north of Dallas.

FINIS Set of the Week: IM Training for the Freestyler Sometimes IM training isn't what you want, but it's exactly what you need. So this week, IM is a means of building speed, agility and endurance for the mid-distance / distance freestyler.

RITTER Sports Performance Sponsors South Carolina Swimming Courtesy of RITTER Sports Performance. RITTER Sports Performance is excited to announce they are now the official sponsor of South Carolina Swimming, LSC. "I originally started RITTER with the purpose of empowering others.

Four Reasons Why Being The Underdog Can Be a Good Thing Underdogs - who are they? An underdog is a competitor who is expected to have little chance of winning a contest. It could be anyone: that one swimmer who just can't quite keep up in practice or who always ends up in second because of a superstar who is much faster.

To be a Great Coach, Be Inquisitive Historically, some of the greatest coaches in the sport of swimming were also the most inquisitive. They never stopped questioning. Understanding that they were far from having all of the answers to get swimmers faster, they constantly challenged the hierarchy, the establishment.

USA Swimming Names 24 Swimmers to 2018 Open Water Select Camp 12 male and 12 female athletes selected. Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!

FIU Earns Verbal Commitment from Lamija Medošević Lamija Medošević, who hails from Bosnia and Herzegovina, will swim for Florida International University in the fall. She focuses mainly on sprint free but also competes in 100 IM and 200 IM. "I'm very excited about going to and I believe it is the best choice for me.

Swim Poll of the Week: Will The New Flex Membership Encourage More Families To Try Out USA Swimming? This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday, August 15, 2018, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Will the new flex membership encourage more families to try out USA Swimming? The results are in, and… Here are the answers:.

Italy Claims European Open Water Trophy Over French, Dutch The Italians combined for 175 points to win the 'Open Water Trophy' at the European Aquatics Championships in Glasgow, which is essentially a high-point award. The winner of an event received 20 points, with 17 going to 2nd, etc. Only two swimmers per country can score in an event.

WATCH: Cody Miller Discusses Nationals & Knee Injury Below, check out Olympic medalist Cody Miller's recent vlog, where he shares his thoughts following a disappointing 5th place finish in the 100 breast at U.S. Nationals last month.

European Championship Silver Medalist Kristian Gkolomeev Joins Team Elite August 14th, 2018 - San Diego, CA:. Coach David Marsh​ and Team Elite Aquatics​ is thrilled to announce the addition of two-time Olympian Kristian Gkolomeev​ to Team Elite.

OAC Defending Champs John Carroll Adds 13 to Roster for 2018-19 Mark Fino, head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving program at John Carroll University, is bringing on 12 incoming freshmen and 1 transfer this fall.

Two-Time Olympian Kristian Gkolomeev Joins Team Elite Coach ​David Marsh​ and ​Team Elite Aquatics​ is thrilled to announce the addition of two-time Olympian ​Kristian Gkolomeev​ to Team Elite. Coming off of a 21.44 runner-up finish at the 2018 European Championships for Greece, as well as a 4th place finish in the 50 Fly and 47.51 4 x 100 Freestyle relay split, Marsh said:.

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Projected 2018-2019 U.S. National Team With two of three qualifying meets complete, the framework of the 2018-2019 U.S. National Team is well in place. There could be some shuffling based on Junior Pan Pacs results, but with senior Pan Pacs and U.S. Nationals out of the way, the vast majority of next year's National Team is all but locked in.

Ledecky Gives Swim Lessons In Tokyo As Part Of U.S. Embassy Program Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who is fresh off of winning five medals at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, stuck around after that meet in Tokyo to give swim lessons to Japanese students, per a report in the Charlotte Observer.

Skating By: How Did 2018 Last Chance Qualifiers Fare at NCAAs? We combed through NCAA event rankings via the USA Swimming Database, limiting our search to last chance qualifying periods between the end of conference meets and the end of the NCAA championship qualifying period. If we missed any qualifiers, please let us know in the comments so we can add them in.

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