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April 9, 2013
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NCAA Championships in Pictures: Fan Edition
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. A picture speaks a thousand words, and this weekend's NCAA Division I Championships provided mounds of pictures ready to talk.
David Guthrie and Laura Val Lead Masters Swimming Record-Breaking Crusade
PHOENIX, Arizona. FOUR U.S. Masters Swimming national records were set in short course yards over the weekend, with the first of several state and regional championship weekends taking place across the country.
Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen Fire Up Chinese Nationals With Blistering Swims
ZHENGZHOU, China. OLYMPIC champions Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen had overall outstanding meets during the eight-day long Chinese Long Course National Championships, a precursor for what is to come from China at the 2013 FINA World Championships later this summer.
Ryan Cochrane Closes Out Distance Sweep In Final Night in Canada
VICTORIA, Canada. OLYMPIC silver and bronze medalist Ryan Cochrane closed out a strong meet at the Canadian World Championship Trials with his third title of the week.
Maxime Rooney and Benjamin Ho Steal Show at Speedo Far Western Champs
SAN JOSE, California. THE 2013 Speedo Far Western Championships wrapped up in style at the Morgan Hill Aquatic Center. Although the race of the night went to the duel between PEAK's Benjamin Ho and Pleasanton's Maxime Rooney in the boy's 13-14 400 IM, there were highlights across the board on the last night of finals.
York Fires It Up Again on Final Night; Danielle Valley Notches Distance Mark
GREENSBORO, North Carolina. THE final evening of action at the YMCA Short Course Nationals featured three more YMCA records falling by the wayside.
Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin Highlight Packed Field at Arena Grand Prix
MESA, Arizona. OLYMPIC gold medalists Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) will compete at the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, which runs from April 11-13 in Mesa, Ariz. The event is the fourth stop of the six-meet 2012-13 Arena Grand Prix Series and will be held at the Skyline Aquatic Center.
Water Polo Wednesday: Stanford Puts Together Strong Weekend
One of the more ideal spots to take a spring break vacation would be Hawaii. And that's exactly what several California teams did--take a trip to Honolulu to compete in the University of Hawaii's Spring Break Tournament.
Stanford Synchro Wins Seventh US Collegiate National Title
PALO ALTO, California. WHILE the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships were taking place in Indianapolis, across the country at Stanford University, the US Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships were in full swing. The competition ran March 20-23 and included solo, duet, trio and team routines.
Cozumel in 2013 Will Be Prelude To Rio in 2016
COZUMEL, Mexico. IN the most stunningly gorgeous stop on the professional marathon swimming circuit, dozens of the fastest open water swimmers in the world are heading their way to Cozumel, Mexico this week.
Here's A Breathing Exercise to Help With Muscle Fatigue
SANTA CLARA, California. Dr. G. John Mullen is back this week with a focus on breathing. While most dryland tips feature specific muscle movements to gain strength, breathing technique sometimes is lost in the translation.
American Margaux Isaksen Wins Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil. USA's "Gaux-Girl", Margaux Isaksen (21, Fayetteville, Arkansas) won the Women's World Cup of Modern Pentathlon today in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. Isaksen, who finished fourth in the London Games, defeated all three Olympic medalists from those Games in route to her gold medal in this grueling five-sport event.
High School State Swimming Championships: Pennsylvania 3A
LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania. SEVEN state records fell during the Pennsylvania 3A Swimming and Diving Championships March 15-16 at Bucknell University. Hershey's girls team reclaimed the title they last won in 2011, while La Salle College High School earned the boys crown for the second straight season.
Poll of the Week: Should Lance Armstrong Be Allowed in Masters Swim Meets?
PHOENIX, Arizona, April 5. WE had our last poll on our website for two weeks, and it couldn't have been a more timely question to ask swimming fans. We wanted to know if you thought the Division I NCAA swimming and diving championships should be a combined men's and women's meet.
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What you'll find in the April 2013 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year
A bout with prostate cancer was not going to keep Bob Strand down. Less that six months after surgery to remove the tumor, he was back in the pool, setting FINA Masters world records for men 65-69. His accomplishments earned him recognition as one of the Swimming World Magazine's Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year for 2012.

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