5 Reasons To Love The New Speedo LZR Pure Intent & Valor

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Excitement has been building over the arrival of the all-new Speedo LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor, and we've not been disappointed!

At the Speedo Aqualab, the greatest minds in textile technology garment engineering, sports science, computational fluid dynamics, testing protocols and design have combined to produce this next generation tech suit.

Here, we take a look at the all-new Speedo Fastskin LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor, and list our five top reasons why they will be the fastest and best yet.

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Arena Carbon Air 2 - Introducing Arena's Newest Tech Suit

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Excitement is building for this season's arrival of the brand new Arena Powerskin Carbon Air 2 tech suit collection.

There was so much to love about the original Arena Carbon Air race suits, but the prospect of a revamped version offering even greater levels of performance and comfort has really got swimmers talking.

We take a look at three key features which help to make the Arena Carbon Air 2 even lighter and faster than its predecessor.

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TYR Venzo 'Will Break World Records' - Ryan Lochte

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Excitement is building ahead of the arrival of TYR's newest tech suit, the TYR Venzo.

Developed with detailed input from top international swimmers including Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers, TYR are promising that the Venzo will 'redefine performance in the water'.

We examine the suit's innovative race features and hear what the professionals are saying about the TYR Venzo.

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Missy Franklin Pens Emotional Swimming Retirement Letter

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Five-time Olympic gold medallist Missy Franklin has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 23.

Franklin was one of the sensations of London 2012 when she burst on to the international scene and won four golds as a 17-year-old amateur.

She followed that incredible breakout performance with another gold at Rio 2016 four years later, but has been plagued by shoulder injuries and has also been very open about struggles with her mental health.

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10 Best New Year's Resolutions for Swimming Inspiration

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It's that time of year where we all like to plan a fresh start. A time to look back at what went wrong over the past 12 months, and what we need to do to put it right.

Like the majority of athletes, swimmers are no different. Swimming is a sport that constantly inspires new goals, bigger targets and a motivation to succeed.

With that in mind, what New Year's resolutions are you planning to make 2019 your most successful year yet in the swimming pool? We've come up with our 10 top suggestions that will inspire you to achieve great things over the coming 12 months.

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Eight Gold Medals For Olivia Smoliga at 2018 SC Worlds

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Olivia Smoliga played a starring role as the USA dominated the 2018 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships in China.

Smoliga claimed an unprecedented eight gold medals at the SC Worlds, which was held across six days in Hangzhou, surpassing the seven golds won by American team mate Caeleb Dressel in Budapest last year.

It helped the USA win the Team of the Championships award, while individually it was South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Katinka Hosszu who were named as best male and best female in China.

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2018 FINA World Cup: Vladimir Morozov and Sarah Sjöström win titles

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Vladimir Morozov and Sarah Sjöström have been crowned winners of the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup following the final leg of the series in Singapore at the weekend.

Russian Morozov has been dominant throughout the series, finishing in typically strong style with another four gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle, the 50m butterfly and the 100m IM.

Sjöström's victory in the women's series was far closer, with Katinka Hosszu chasing the defending champion all the way.

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2018 FINA World Cup: Xu Jiayu world record in Tokyo

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Xu Jiayu set a new 100m backstroke world record during the penultimate leg of the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo at the weekend.

The Chinese swimmer touched the wall in 48.88 to smash the record of 48.90 held by Kliment Kolesnikov since December 2017.

It was one of three backstroke gold medals in Japan for Xu, who also won the 50m in 22.87 and the 200m in 1:48.32, but he narrowly missed out to Vladimir Morozov on being the best men's performer at the Tokyo meet.

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2018 FINA World Cup: Katinka Hosszu closes gap in Beijing

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Katinka Hosszu has closed the gap on overall leader Sarah Sjöström after claiming another four gold medals in the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup.

Hungarian swimmer Hosszu won the 100m, 200m and 400m individual medleys as well as the 200m butterfly in the fifth leg of the series in Beijing over the weekend.

In the men's standings, Russia's Vladimir Morozov is now 104 points clear of nearest challenger Kirill Prigoda after winning the 50m and 100m freestyle along with the 50m butterfly and 100m IM.

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Ross Edgley closes in on Great British Swim finish

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Ross Edgley will become the first person to swim the entire coast of mainland Britain when he completes his Great British Swim challenge at the weekend.

Edgley, 33, is expecting to reach Margate this Sunday, November 4. It will mark the end of more than five months at sea, which has seen him swim 2,000 miles and overcome some gruesome injuries.

He is due to complete the swim in 157 days, and will be joined at the finish line by more than 300 swimmers from the Outdoor Swimming Society.

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