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Swimming World Newsletter - USA Swimming Grand Prix Results - February 15, 2012

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A Semi-Monthly Wrap-up of News from Around the World by Sports Publications Intl.
February 15, 2012
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USA Swimming Grand Prix, Columbia: Katie Ledecky Smokes 800 Free, Thiago Pereira, Sinead Russell, Ryan Murphy Strong As Well
COLUMBIA, Missouri. THE USA Swimming Grand Prix held in Columbia, Mo., came to a close with quite a few new top 10-ranked times going in the long course meter books.
NSW State Championships: Ellen Gandy, Emily Seebohm, Tae Hwan Park Post Top Times in World
SYDNEY, Australia. THE final day of the NSW State Championships featured a bonanza of top-ranked times in the long course meter rankings.
Japanese Short Course Championships: Satomi Suzuki, Yuki Okajima Set Japanese Records
TOKYO, Japan. THE second of a two-night Japanese Short Course Championships came to an end with a pair of national records being christened. Meanwhile, a handful of other world-class times were posted on the scoreboard as well.
British University and College Championships: Rebecca Adlington, Fran Halsall, Elizabeth Simmons Blast Top Times at BUCS
SHEFFIELD, England. THE long course meter competition at the British University and College Championships has featured some red-hot racing thus far. With a setup that includes plenty of swift swims in the morning, as not everyone is allowed to advance to finals, being ready to go in the first session has proven to be a necessity.
USA Swimming Grand Prix, Columbia: Eric Shanteau Downs Meet Record; Matt Grevers, Annie Chandler Get Engaged
COLUMBIA, Missouri. THE second evening of long course competition featured the U.S. swimmers getting back into the driver seat at the USA Swimming Grand Prix held in Columbia, Mo. A day after Canada dominated the podium, the U.S. returned in a big way with the first meet record of this year. Additionally, a heartwarming story occurred as two U.S. National Teamers pledged their love in front of everyone in the building with an engagement on the podium.
USA College News and Results
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE USA college swimming season is underway and you can find news and results of your favorite school in our College News section of our website.
Baylor School Ladies Set National Record in 200 Free Relay at Tennessee State Champs
NASHVILLE, Tennessee. FUELED by Kristen Vredeveld's leadoff leg of 22.27, the Baylor School obliterated its own national high school record in the 200 freestyle relay with a spectacular performance of 1:31.18. That effort bettered Baylor's previous record of 1:32.63, set last year.
USA Swimming Rebranding Athlete Protection to Safe Sport; Exclusive Interview With Director of Safe Sport Susan Woessner
PHOENIX, Arizona. USA Swimming will be officially rebranding its Athlete Protection office into Safe Sport. The decision was made as USA Swimming's initiatives to protect athletes have expanded to include the entire membership as well as affiliated non-members, and not just a system to protect athletes. It also is in place to protect other members within the organization.
NZ Manufacturing Poll of the Week
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Jack Conger Breaks National High School Record in 500 Freestyle, Posts Second-Fastest High School Swim in History
WASHINGTON, DC. KNOWN nationally as a backstroker, Jack Conger showed his versatility at the Washington Metro Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday with an independent national high school record in the 500 freestyle.
Germany's Patrick Hausding, China's Aisen Chen, Shengping Wu Double Up at FINA Diving Grand Prix
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. GERMAN icon Patrick Hausding and China's rising talents Aisen Chen and Shengping Wu were the sensations of the first stage of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2012, taking place in Rostock (GER) from February 10-12. Each of them bagged two gold medals.
Aerial Footage of Keri-Anne Payne vs. Ashley Twichell
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa. ANDREW Martens of RC Helicam captured the last move over the final 50 meters that Keri-Anne Payne made to win the 2012 aQuelle Midmar Mile. this website via his helicam that includes a remote controlled quadcopter that takes aerial HD action video footage.
Keri-Anne Payne and Chad Ho Take 39th Midmar Mile
MIDMAR DAM, South Africa. Keri-Anne Payne and Ashley Twichell went stroke-for-stroke, literally, for 1,600 meters in the 39th Midmar Mile, the world's largest competitive open water swim.
The Cadiz Swim Series In South Africa
WESTERN CAPE, South Africa. THE Cadiz Swim Series is a succession of cold water ocean swim races in the Western Cape of South Africa that raises funds for good causes.
USA High School News and Results
PHOENIX, Arizona. GET the results of your favorite school in our High School News section of our website.
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