Fresno State Turns In Dominant Performance In Home Opener

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No. 21 Fresno State was dominant early and never looked back, cruising to a 16-6 victory over Fresno Pacific on Friday night in front of 858 fans at the Fresno State Aquatics Center in Fresno, CA.

Isabella Magno scored four times for the Bulldogs. Four players scored multiple goals in what was the program's inaugural home game.

Head coach Natalie Benson was encouraged by the attendance and support of a crowd known as the “Red Wave.”

"It's why I came here," Benson said. "Water polo is respected and people want to come watch and support the team. I think that's what's going to make these athletes feel like legitimate Division I athletes. They have fan support.”

The Bulldogs scored just 20 seconds into the game when Emily Nicholson picked off a pass on the perimeter and took it the distance to put her team up 1-0. Fresno State would add six more goals before the end of the period.

Madelynn Garcia totaled 10 saves, three assists, and one steal in the cage.

Why Hasn’t The U.S. Ever Hosted The FINA World Championships?

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Briefly glance at the FINA World Championships medal table sometime. The results speak for themselves. The United States has over 100 more gold medal performances than the next closest nation. Few would disagree the U.S. is the strongest swimming country around. Yet, it has never hosted FINA’s namesake event.

The six-discipline aquatic World Championships have been or are planned to be hosted on every continent, except obviously Antarctica. Six of the next seven countries in the medal table have hosted at some point. During the time since North America last hosted—2005 in Montreal—Europe has hosted four times, Australia has hosted once, Africa will have hosted once, and Asia will have hosted a total of three times, including the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Will Ledecky’s Record-Breaking Deal Open Doors For Other Newly Turned Pros?

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Katie Ledecky has left the amateur ranks to sign a much-anticipated professional endorsement deal, and it may be setting a new standard for other high-profile swimmers to follow in the five-time Olympic gold medalist’s footsteps. 

Everything You Need To Know About College Swimming’s Wild Offseason—So Far

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The college swimming world finds itself in the midst of a wild ride this offseason. Coaches are on the move, athletes are transferring, and the best female swimmer in the NCAA is turning professional. 

CIF State Meet: Santa Margarita Girls, Northwood Boys Capture 1st Titles

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On a weekend that saw 13 California state meet records go down, the Santa Margarita girls and Northwood boys swimming and diving teams ensured there was a changing of the guard at the fourth annual CIF State Championships on Saturday evening at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex in Fresno.

How To Watch: 2018 CIF State Swimming & Diving Championships

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The 2018 California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming and Diving Championships are primed for a weekend filled with title-winning, and possibly record-breaking, performances at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High School in Fresno, CA.

California's Best Seek State Titles At CIF Swimming & Diving Championships

The best swimmers and divers that each section of California has to offer are competing this weekend for the right to call themselves state champions. The 2018 CIF Swimming and Diving Championships get underway Friday and continue Saturday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex in Fresno. 

2018 CIF-SS Championships: Psych Sheets, Results, & How To Watch

The 2018 CIF-Southern Section Ford Swimming and Diving Championships are set to host some of the top talent California has to offer at the boys and girls high school level over the next three days.

CIF-SS Preview: Santa Margarita Girls Look To Repeat, Boys Race Wide Open

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Southern California’s best swimmers come together this week at the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Ford Swimming Championships to compete for regional titles and a chance to move on to the state meet.

Relay Heroes: How The Nation’s Best Swimmers Found Another Gear

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By Anthony Ashley

Every swimmer knows a teammate or two who can just get going for relays. It doesn’t matter if they are swimming an off-event, if they’re on their fifth race of the day, or if they’re on their team’s D-lay, they are going to haul.

FloSports Announces 2nd Annual Hometown Heroes Program To Award $25,000

Nominations For The 2018 Hometown Heroes Program Now Open!

Nominations open now thru June 30 to identify communities’ most influential coaches!