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SWIMMERS SHINE, RECORD FALLS ON DAY TWO OF THE 2014 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:32:15 -0700 The second night of competition at the 2014 Speedo Junior Winter National Championships was highlighted by Sean Grieshop’s (Nitro Swimming) meet-record swim in the 500-yard freestyle and Aidan Burns’ (Santa Clara Swim Club) two podium appearances.

BECCA MANN: WRITING HER OWN STORY
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:31:30 -0700 Years before she was one of the best distance and open water swimmers in the world, Becca Mann also competed in biking and running. Born into a family of triathletes, Mann became adept at the two land-based disciplines, but it was in the water – among the elements and marine life – where she really excelled.

20 QUESTION TUESDAY: KARA LYNN (JOYCE) WILLIAMSON
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:27:55 -0700 Three-time Olympian, four Olympic medals – and now she’s the key co-star in Touch the Wall, the movie documenting Missy’s – and Kara Lynn (Joyce) Williamson’s – Olympic path. Former Georgia standout Kara Lynn catches us up on all things movie, career and swimming related in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.

NATION’S CAPITAL SWIM CLUB EARNS 2015 USA SWIMMING CLUB EXCELLENCE TITLE
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:28:37 -0700 Nation’s Capital Swim Club, of Washington, DC, earned the top position in the 2015 USA Swimming Club Excellence program, recognizing the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.

MIKE'S MAILBAG: JUST KEEP KICKING
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:29:01 -0700 I've been swimming for a while now and I'm towards the front of the age group when I swim, but whenever we do kick sets, I have to go to the slowest interval. It frustrates me so much! I try really hard but I never get faster, can you give me some tips?

MULTICULTURAL HEROES: MARITZA CORREIA AND SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:29:21 -0700 When it comes to engaging with multicultural communities, becoming a part of the community helps push you into the conversation.

WEITZEIL SETS AMERICAN RECORD IN 100 FREE AT JUNIOR NATIONALS
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:29:57 -0700 U.S. National Teamer Abbey Weitzeil, who helped set a world record earlier this month in the mixed 4x50 free relay at the FINA Short Course World Championships, shattered the American and U.S. Open records in the women's 100-yard freestyle Saturday, on the final night of the Speed Junior National Championships.

MORE RECORDS FALL ON DAY THREE IN FEDERAL WAY
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:30:50 -0700 Records continued to fall on the third night of the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Stanzi Moseley, Blair Bish and Ryan Hoffer all set short course junior meet records on Friday night.