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    SwimNews.com launches a 12-part series called “In The Arena: How Rivals Square Up” in which major contenders for world titles in Rome this summer and the Olympic cycle leading to London 2012 answer questions that focus on how they see themselves, each other, the ready room and how they prepare for the biggest of moments. As you might guess by the title of the series, all featured swimmers are sponsored by Arena. They start the series of with the battle between Olympic sprint freestyle kings Cesar Cielo and Alain Bernard.

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    The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced the nominees for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2009. The star-studded list of 15 individuals includes among others Olympic legend Gary Hall (Sr.). Please go and vote for Gary or any other great athlete on the list.

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Dara Torres Got Milk

Milk Mustache Celebrity Dara TorresUS Olympic Swimmer, Dara Torres, is the newest face to don a milk mustache in the popular “got milk?” campaign – joining the ranks of more than 250 actors, athletes, models and musicians who have lent their upper lips in support of milk.

Torres is helping to launch a new initiative to educate women about the valuable contributions milk makes to exercise recovery and fitness.

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    Craig Lord of SwimNews.com posted an article on the impact of the Jaked suit on the latest competitions in Switzerland. His article seems to be a sum up of what coaches in Switzerland have to say about the suit. I swam with the suit on the 4x100m FR during Long Course Championships a few weeks ago and have to say that I didn’t find it to be so great … but maybe I’m one of the swimmers who does not equally benefit from the suit or I simply don’t believe in it.

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    C’est fait … l’équipe du Lancy Natation a réussi de monter sur le podium lors du Championnat Suisse des Clubs à Neuchâtel. Nous avons remporté la 3ème place derrière Uster et Red-Fish avec 20’138 points.

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    Le Lancy Natation occupe la 2ème place du classement avec 10’362 points derrière Uster et devant Red-Fish après la première journée de compétition à Neuchâtel.

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    World Team Member Nathan Adrian, swimming for the University of California, broke his own American Record set at the Pac-10 Championships as a leadoff for Cal’s 400 FR with a 41.08 in the Championships final.

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    World Team Member Nathan Adrian, swimming for the University of California, broke his own American Record set at the Pac-10 Championships with a 18.76 leadoff for Cal’s 200 FR during the first day of the 2009 NCAA Swimming Championships. Adrian returned just a few minutes later with the win and another American Record in the final of the 50-yard free with an 18.71.