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Jon Urbanchek Honored at USA Swimming Convention

Six-time U.S. Olympic Swimming Team coach Jon Urbanchek was named this year’s recipient of the USA Swimming Award during the USA Swimming Virtual Convention on Friday, September 25. Established to recognize exceptional contributions to the sport of swimming, Urbanchek has more than exemplified the q...

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Long-time Swim Coach Jeff Julian Reveals New Battle with Cancer

Jeff Julian, a veteran swim coach currently with Rose Bowl Aquatics and the ISL’s Cali Condors, announced this week via his blog that he’s been hospitalized with adenocarcinoma. Julian first battled cancer in 2015, overcoming long odds to survive Stage 4 lung cancer. He’s broadcast his battle public...

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Toronto Titans Final ISL Roster: Kayla Sanchez, Anastasia Fesikova Out

The Toronto Titans Thursday revealed their final roster for the 2020 International Swimming League season, the first for the expansion side. It involves three changes from the early September league-wide unveiling of rosters. The big changes include the absence of Anastasia Fesikova and Kayla Sanche...

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Cal Grad Catherine Breed Sets Monterey Bay Record in Charity Swim

Catherine Breed completed a crossing of Monterey Bay this week in less than 13 hours, setting a record for the open-water course. Breed’s swim started Monday night at Twin Lakes State Beach in Santa Cruz. Through water temperatures in the 50s and schools of jellyfish, Breed arrived at San Carlos Bea...

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Chloe Sutton Mackey Announces Birth of First Child

Olympian Chloe Sutton Mackey and her husband Jake Mackey announced the birth of her first child, a boy named Andrew. "He’s here and he’s perfect. We love you baby Andrew! 6lbs 5 oz. 20.75 inches. 💕 We are so in love!" Sutton Mackey posted on Instagram. View this post on Instagram He’s her...

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DC Trident Adds Tommy Cope, Leah Gingrich to Roster

The DC Trident have added Tommy Cope and and Leah Gingrich to its roster for the upcoming International Swimming League (ISL) season. The Trident, like other ISL teams with Australians on their roster have been forced to fill those spots after Swimming Australia blocked most of the country's athlete...

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Two-Time Olympian Lia Neal Signs With Cali Condors

Two-time Olympian Lia Neal of the United States recently signed with the Cali Condors of the International Swimming League after spending her first season with the New York Breakers. Neal joins a stacked Condors team that had perhaps the best women's team in the league last year. Neal will provide d...

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USA Swimming Bringing Insurance Option to Club Coaches

USA Swimming is partnering with U.S. Equestrian to bring insurance to swim coaches around the country. LSC coaches, both full and part time, will have access to this insurance program. “This has been a long time coming. This is real and it is happening. … We are really fortunate to enter a strategic...

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Hope Floats Foundation Launches Fitz Scholars Fund for Water Safety

The Hope Floats Foundation and the family of the late Fitz Alexander Campbell Thomas have launched the Fitz Scholars Fund to expand access to potentially life-saving swimming instruction. The fund is named after Fitz Thomas, a 16-year-old who drowned in the Potomac River in Leesburg, Va., on June 4....