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May 14, 2013
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Arena Grand Prix, Charlotte: Connor Jaeger Completes Distance Sweep
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina. THE final day of the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte is complete as plenty of scorching times went up on the scoreboard to close out the Charlotte UltraSwim.
Race Day Recaps Last Night of Finals at Arena Grand Prix Charlotte
PHOENIX, Arizona. ON today's Race Day Swimming World correspondent David Rieder analyzes the races on the fourth and final night of finals at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, North Carolina, known as the Charlotte UltraSwim.
Better Your Butterfly With This Dryland Tip
SANTA CLARA, California. BETTER your butterfly stroke with this dryland tip from Dr. G. John Mullen.
PHOENIX, Arizona. ARENA has quickly taken steps to correct an issue with three versions of its Powerskin Carbon-Pro after FINA discovered a compliance issue with one of those versions in February 2013, according to information received by Swimming World recently.
WADA Considering Ban Increase For First-Time Doping Offenders to Four Years
PHOENIX, Arizona. ATHLETES who fail their first drug test could get a ban of up to four years once the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a new policy later this year.
USC Wins Thriller in NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship Game
BOSTON, Massachusetts. AFTER 45 minutes, 47 seconds of action, USC's Anni Espar scored the winning goal in the third sudden-death overtime period of the championship game at the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships May 10-12 at Harvard University. Espar's goal gave the USC Trojans a 10-9 victory over the Stanford Cardinal, earning them their fourth NCAA title and the first since 2010.
Curtis Ogren Downs National Independent High School Record
SANTA CLARA, California. CURTIS Ogren, a junior at St. Francis, set a national independent school record in the 200 IM at the CIF Central Coast Section Championships May 10-11 in Santa Clara. Ogren posted a 1:45.01, which betters Matt Thompson's 2009 time of 1:45.27.
Rick Colella Posts Perfect 6-for-6 in National Records at Masters Nationals
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. THE U.S. Masters Swimming nationals came to an exciting conclusion today, as 18 new short course yards national records fell at the IU Natatorium. Rick Colella made it 6-for-6 in national records to highlight the competition.
JSerra Takes Down National H.S. Record in 400 Free Relay
RIVERSIDE, California. AT the CIF Southern Sectional meet this evening, the JSerra girls high school squad took down the national high school record in the 400-yard free relay.
National H.S. 200 IM Record Falls Again; Ella Eastin Claims Mark
RIVERSIDE, California. FOR the third time in less than three months, the national independent high school record in the girls' 200 individual medley has been broken, this time at the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section Division 3 championships at the hands of Ella Eastin.
China Continues Dominance at FINA Diving Grand Prix
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. THE Chinese delegation in Gatineau (Que., CAN) occupied the majority of podiums at the third stop of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 held in the Canadian city for the first time from May 2-5, securing six of the eight titles at stake. The Canadian female team also impressed at home, earning the remaining two titles and a total five medals.
Working The Dream At USA Swimming Open Water Champs
VALENCIA, California. USA Swimming will have its largest annual open water swimming extravaganza next week in Castaic Lake in Southern California.
USA Water Polo Makes Waves; Hires Serbian Head Coach Dejan Udovicic
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California. DEJAN Udovicic has been named Head Coach of the USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team through the 2016 Olympic Games. Udovicic, the former head coach of the Serbian national team, joins USA Water Polo after leading Serbia to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, his teams' 16th medal in the last 17 major championship events.
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What you'll find in the May 2013 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
No Longer a Bridesmaid
Georgia came into the women’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships with four team titles since 1999, but for the last two years, it had to settle for runner-up finishes behind Cal. This year, the Lady Bulldogs turned the tables with a 477 to 393 triumph over the Golden Bears.

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