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John Naber, Donna de Varona Win USOPC Board Seats

John Naber, Donna de Varona Win USOPC Board Seats The sport of swimming will have representation on the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Board, as John Naber and Donna de Varona won election to represent the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Alumni Association. The victories by Naber and de Varo...

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Washington Township Swim Club Holds Fundraiser to Help Save Swim Team

Washington Swim Club, one of the top swim clubs in central Indiana, has been locked out of its own pool at North Central High School in Indianapolis since June due to COVID-19 concerns, and has started a fundraiser to help keep its swim club alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The club has been able...

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Olympian Mark Tewksbury Appointed Companion of the Order of Canada

Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury was appointed Companion of the Order of Canada Friday, in recognition of his athletic and advocacy achievements. The honor is the highest level within the Order of Canada, bestowed to only 165 living Canadians at a time, honoring those who make the most extraordinary c...

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A Reminder of the 2020 (2021) Olympic Trials Qualifying Times

A Reminder of the 2020 (2021) Olympic Trials Qualifying Times As the new year approaches, the countdown will again begin to the United States Olympic Trials. The qualifying competition for the Olympic Games in Tokyo is now scheduled for June 13-20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska, marking the fourth consecu...

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20 Questions to Test Your Swimming Knowledge

By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern Swimming is a detail-obsessed sport: It’s all about precise qualifying times, strict training schedules, stroke descriptors, a lot of counting and hundredths of a second to crack the podium.  How many of you feel confident you know the history of swimming...

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Ranking the 20-Greatest Swims of Michael Phelps' Career (Videos)

Ranking the 20-Greatest Swims of Michael Phelps' Career (Videos) Twenty years. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed since a 15-year-old Michael Phelps introduced himself to the world in 2000, first at the United States Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, and then at the Olympic Games in Sydney...

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Gary Hall Jr. On Rivalry With Alex Popov: 'There Was No Love Lost'

Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall Jr. appeared on the Inside with Brett Hawke podcast to talk about his career where he won back to back Olympic gold medals in the 50 freestyle in 2000 and 2004, and also won individual medals in the 100 freestyle in 1996 and 2000. Hawke started the interview by asking...

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How a Simple Conversation Began a New Wave of Training

How a Simple Conversation Began a New Wave of Training Back in 2007, Philip Scholz, a high school senior at the time, walked into Loyola University of Maryland’s head coach Brian Loeffler’s office. Scholz was desperate for an opportunity to swim. As a blind athlete he was searching for a coach to gi...

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Time of Day ‘Strongly Affects’ Performance of Olympic Swimmers

A study by a Stanford postdoctoral fellow published last week finds that Olympic swimmers are more than a third of a second faster, on average, in the evening than in the morning. The study is titled, “Gold, silver or bronze: circadian variation strongly affects performance in Olympic athletes.” It ...

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Olympian Katie Hoff Set to Release 'Blueprint' Memoir

Katie Hoff had one of the most decorated careers in swimming history. It was a career filled with triumphs and devastation, joy and darkness — and finally, perspective. But after her career that included two Olympics, a world record and several American records, Hoff disappeared from the sport for s...

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Ryan Lochte Fighting Father Time in Chase For Fifth Olympic Bid

Ryan Lochte Fighting Father Time in Chase For Fifth Olympic Bid At no point in his stellar career, not as a rising talent or as a veteran seeking a final hurrah, has Ryan Lochte been known to produce midseason excellence. Training has always taken a toll on Lochte’s body, leaving him beaten and tire...

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USA Swimming Announces Club Excellence Honors; NCAP On Top

USA Swimming Announces Club Excellence Honors; NCAP On Top For the seventh consecutive year, the Nation's Capital Swim Club has finished in the No. 1 spot in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program. The yearly program honors the clubs that produce the highest-achieving swimmers who are 18 years and...

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Study: Zero Incidents of COVID-19 Infections at Indoor Pools

Study: Zero Incidents of COVID-19 Infections at Indoor Pools The New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance put together a study on the number of incidents and possible spread of COVID-19 in indoor pools in the state. New Jersey pools initially re-opened on July 2 and the NJSAA has been keeping track of the nu...

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Cullen Jones Named to USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors

The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones will join its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Jones was confirmed to the post during the November 20 USA Swimming Board of Directors meeting. He will fulfill the remaining two-year term of a recently ...