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Column: Struggling Phelps deserves respect for past accomplishments

Michael Phelps may not be the world’s best swimmer anymore, but he still deserves respect. When former Florida Gator Ryan Lochte cruised to victory in the 400 IM on Saturday, American fans eagerly crowned him the next dominant force in swimming.

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Phelps continues his road to the Olympics

Phelps continues his road to the Olympics

It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of a swim meet. Swimmers and divers in a cluster of heats compete one after another, and it can at times be hard to distinguish who’s who. When Michael Phelps swims, all that changes — everyone stops what they’re doing and watches.

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Ryan Lochte edges out Phelps in Austin meet

Hundreds of swimmers descended on the University of Texas last weekend for the Austin Grand Prix. This meet, which was hosted by USA Swimming at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, is one of seven national Grand Prix meets sponsored by the official US swimming organization which sponsors the Olympic team.

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Bruin swimmers face pros at U.S. nationals

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and plenty more of the country’s best swimmers made appearances at the biggest swimming party of the year. UCLA swimmers made it, too, and managed to make some noise.

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Cal Poly men’s swimming and diving joins the Pac-10

Cal Poly has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Pacific-10 Conference for the sport of men’s swimming and diving, beginning with the upcoming 2010-11 academic year.

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Harvard open water swimmer Alex Meyer named world champion, shoots for Olympics

For someone accustomed to swimming 1,650 meter competitions in indoor pools, converting those skills into a 25,000 meter race out in the open water is no easy task.

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Swim coach helps Olympic champ go freestyling

Swim coach helps Olympic champ go freestyling

It was 2000 and Natalie Coughlin was burned out as a high school senior. After years of training in an exhausting, distance-intensive swim program, she was physically fatigued.

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Cal swimming ready to build a dynasty after groundbreaking year

In collegiate swimming, it all comes down to a single meet in March.

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U. Texas men’s teams swim, dive to national title

Men’s teams swim, dive to No. 1
Tower lit as Longhorns win first national championship since ’06
By Manesh Upadhyaya, Daily Texan Staff
Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Swimmer Scott Jostes waits with his teammates to take team photographs in front of the East Mall Fountain on Tuesday to celebrate their recent national championship win.

It’s not every night that the UT Tower is lit burnt orange with a No. 1 gleaming on all four sides. In fact, it hasn’t happened since 2006, when the women’s indoor track team won the national championship.

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