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Vlad Polyakov Joining Staff of Ryan Wochomurka at Auburn
former University of Alabama swimmer (2003-2007) ...
attended three Olympic Games as a representative of Kazakhstan ...
was a five-time SEC Champion, two-time NCAA Champion and a two-time U.S. National Champion ...
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May 10, 2021 — As Associate Head Coach, Vlad Polyakov will join Abby Houck to help rebuild the Auburn program under new Head Coach Ryan Wochomurka.

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Ryan Held Follows Saturday PBs with a 48.6 in 100 Free on Sunday in Birmingham
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April 11, 2021 — Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held swam 48.6 in the 100 meter free twice on Sunday, though only one of those swims will count as an official race

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TYR Pro Series: Caeleb Dressel Grabs Top Seed in Prelims of 100 Freestyle; Michael Andrew Strong in 200 IM
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April 11, 2021 — The last day of prelims at the TYR Pro Series stop in Mission Viejo offered qualifying in the 200 medley, 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke.

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Matt Brownstead Third Freshman To Go Sub-19 in Two Days, A Sign of the Times
Florida’s Adam Chaney...
Alabama’s Matt King...
Virginia's Matt Brownstead...
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Feb. 26, 2021 — UVA freshman Matt Brownstead won the ACC 50 free title today with a 18.88, becoming the third freshmen in two days to get under 19.0.

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Rhyan White Wins SEC Swimmer of the Meet at 2021 Championships
defended her SEC titles in the 100 and 200 back...
also won 100 fly...
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Feb. 21, 2021 — Alabama junior Rhyan White defended her SEC titles in the 100 and 200 back and added another in the 100 fly this weekend in Athens, Georgia.

2021 SEC Women's Swimming Champs
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@SwimXps  Congrats Rhyan White Wins #SEC #Swimmer of the Meet
  
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Paige Madden Repeats as ACC Swimmer of the Championships
swept the 200, 500, and 1650 freestyles...
for the 2nd straight year...
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Feb. 21, 2021 — The senior from Mobile, Alabama swept the 200, 500, and 1650 freestyles for the 2nd straight year this weekend at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.

2021 ACC Women's Swim & Dive Champs
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Ryan Held Assesses His Career on the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast
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Jan. 19, 2021 — Ryan Held Assesses His Career on the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast The latest episode of the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast with Josh Davis featured Team USA sprinter Ryan Held, a member of the 2016 gold-medal winning 400 freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in Rio. Here is a look at some of the topics that Held discussed during his Ultimate Swimmer Podcast visit. By Noah Yanchulis Ryan Held is among the elite when you talk about sprint talent in America. He was a multi-time Illinois state champ in high school, multi-time NCAA champion in college, has won national titles on the pro level and ha ...

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Holden Smith Decommits from Alabama, Recommits to Texas for Fall 2022
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Sept. 8, 2020 — Holden Smith has de-committed from the University of Alabama and chosen the University of Texas for his college swimming career. Smith, originally a member of the class of 2021, previously announced that he would be taking a gap year and beginning his college career in the fall of 2022. “I feel blessed and honored to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and swimming goals at the University of Texas. I want to first thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also, I want to thank (Texas head coach Eddie) Reese and (Texas Collins for this amazing opportunity, and I can’t wa ...

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John Hayes, #16 Recruit in Class of 2022, Commits to Alabama
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Sept. 8, 2020 — John Hayes , a 3-time individual high school state champion in Kentucky, has verbally committed to Alabama. A high school junior, Hayes is expected to arrive in the fall of 2022. He is the 16th-ranked recruit in the boy’s high school class of 2022 . I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my studies and swimming career at the University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE🔴🐘 A post shared by John M.Hayes (@john_mhayes) on Sep 4, 2020 at 4:45pm PDT He is the 3rd top-20 boys’ recruit to have announced his verbal commitment so far, following Lance Norris and Michael Cotter , who commi ...

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Alabama Gets The Tide Rolling With First 2022 Verbal from Distance Ace Stella Grace Watts
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Sept. 7, 2020 — NEW COMMITS: Distance ace Stella Grace Watts of Tallahassee, Fla. has handed the University of Alabama their first verbal commitment for the fall of 2022. Regarding her commitment, she said: “I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to attend the University Of Alabama to pursue my academic and swimming career! Couldn’t have of done it with out the love and support from my coaches, family, and friends! Can’t wait to start this new journey! Roll tide!🐘❤️” A Junior National qualifier, Watts swims year-round with Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club and placed sixth in the mile and 10th ...

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@SwimXps  Stella Grace Watts Commits to Alabama #swimming
  
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After $1 Million Alum Gift, Florida Pool Named for Anne Marie Rogers
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March 26, 2020 — The University of Florida’s home O’Connell Center Pool is being renamed the Anne Marie Rogers Swimming and Diving Pool after a $1 million gift to Florida athletics from swimming alum Veronica Meinhard and her wife Kristina M. Johnson . Rogers, who served as the school’s associate athletics director from 1985-2003, is regarded as a “trailblazer” for UF’s women’s athletic programs, according to the school’s announcement. Under Rogers’ watch, Florida finished among the top-10 women’s athletic programs in the nation every season, earning seven national titles and 95 top-10 team national ...
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Greta Gidley, Abbey Ketslakh, Letitia Sim Will Become Michigan Wolverines With 2021 Verbals
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March 24, 2020 — The University of Michigan has picked up two new verbal commitments for the 2021-22 season and beyond from local standout Abbey Ketslakh of Ann Arbor, Mich. as well as Montrose, Ala. native Letitia Sim . Farmington Hills, Mich. native Greta Gidley has changed her verbal commitment from Alabama to Michigan, and all three swimmers will suit up for the Wolverines as members of the class of 2025.
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Greta Gidley (2021) Changes Verbal Commitment from Alabama to Michigan
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March 21, 2020 — High school junior Greta Gidley , a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Farmington Hills, Michigan, has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Michigan’s class of 2025. This comes four months after she had made a verbal pledge to the University of Alabama for the fall of 2021. Gidley won the 100 free (50.53) and was runner-up in the 200 IM (2:01.53) at the 2019 MHSAA Girls D1 State Championships in November. She also anchored the 4th-place 200 free relay (22.92) and the 3rd-place 400 free relay (50.58).
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SEC 100 Breast Runner-Up Liam Bell of Alabama Enters NCAA Transfer Portal
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March 20, 2020 — Liam Bell has entered the NCAA transfer portal after his freshman season with the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bell, a strong commit (54.0/2:00 in the breaststroke events) when he was recruited in the fall of 2018 , improved further in his senior year, getting down to 52.21 in the 100 and 1:57.30 in the 200. In his freshman campaign with Alabama, he made huge drops in the 200 breast and 200 IM especially, while taking a good chunk of time off of his 100 breast. While the 2020 NCAA Championships were canceled due to the novel coronavirus ...
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Women’s 100 Backstroke: The Best Race of Olympic Trials Just Got Even Faster
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May 16, 2021 — The women's 100 backstroke has been considered the best race of Olympic Trials, but results across the country have raised the bar further.

2021 Atlanta Classic
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Auburn Hires Abbie Houck As First Announced Assistant on New Swim Staff
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May 7, 2021 — Abbie Houck spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Houston, where she worked with Auburn's new head coach Ryan Wochomurka.

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Abbie Houck Named Assistant Swimming Coach at Auburn
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May 7, 2021 — AUBURN, Ala.—Abbie Houck has been named an assistant coach with the Auburn swimming and diving program, head coach Ryan Wochomurka announced Friday. A former All-American swimmer at Louisville, Houck comes to Auburn from the University of Houston where she was an assistant under Wochomurka the previous two seasons.

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TYR Pro Series: Michael Andrew Churns Out Impressive 1:58.23 in Prelims of 200 IM
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April 11, 2021 — The last day of prelims at the TYR Pro Series stop in Mission Viejo offered qualifying in the 200 medley, 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke.

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