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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Paralympic triathlete and Endless Pool owner Joe Townsend
Is Katie Ledecky getting faster at an age when previous distance swimmers have slowed down? (Washington Post)

Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini became the first swimmer, male or female, to medal in one race for seven consecutive World Championships. (Swim Swam) Her gold in the 200 freestyle left Ledecky with a disappointing (for her) silver. (Swimming World)

He missed the chance to compete in Rio, but 32-year-old swimmer Matt Grevers is in the midst of his comeback. Plus, a profile of Stanford Cardinals swim coach Greg Meehan, who has the daunting task of coaching Katie Ledecky. (New York Times)

Grevers joined Simone Manuel, Caeleb Dressel and Lilly King to break the world record – twice! – in the mixed 4x100 medley, a new Olympic event for Tokyo 2020. (Reuters)

World-record breaststroker Adam Peaty discusses how he got serious about swimming and how he stays grounded. (CNN) With his performance in Budapest, he has eclipsed David Wilkie as Britain's most decorated swimmer. (The Week)

Another sports writer contemplates who might be the new face of men's swimming in the U.S. (USA Today)

Philadelphians, here are eight natural swimming spots within two hours of the city. (Philly.com)

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