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Reopening Roundup: More States Opening for Swimming

As many states continue to see cases of COVID-19 flattening out, they are moving to reopen for business, including pool reopening. While the news is generally hopeful for swimmers as the summer begins in earnest, it’s not uniformly so. Colorado on Monday released orders to reopen pools. Outdoor pool...

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Swimmers Show Solidarity with #blackouttuesday Social Media Posts

After a weekend filled with protests around the United States after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after video showed his neck being held down by a police officer's knee, swimmers are among those trying to make sure the message of racial harmony doesn't get lost — and...

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You Are Defined By the Bad Days

By Tera Bradham, Swimming World Intern Originally posted on June 9, 2015 Commentary Swimmer. It’s a word that encompasses a brutality known only by those to whom it pertains. There is no sport more excruciating than swimming. While other athletes make similar claims, we know one day in our lives wou...

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Matt Grevers Wins ESPN Peloton Show Over NBA Player Gordon Hayward

Even with no swim meets going on, Matt Grevers was still competing - and winning. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 backstroke participated in ESPN's Peloton Show on Saturday against other professional athletes including basketball player Gordon Hayward and golfer Rory McIlroy. Grevers won t...

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How Many Clubs Are Active? World Swim Status Report Tracking Numbers

An effort to map the effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on swimming around the world is underway via the World Swim Status Report. The effort, launched by trainingstudy.com, asks swim clubs at various levels of the sport to report how affected they have been by the pandemic restrictions via a two-minute o...

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Swimming Canada Releases ‘Return to Swimming’ Resource Guide

Swimming Canada Friday unveiled a Return to Swimming Resource Document, a 22-page guide to getting swimmers back in the water and restarting competition. The objective is to get Canadian aquatic athletes back in the water safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. It sets out a step-wise return according ...

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Matt Grevers Shifts Focus to Family, Then Shot at 2021 Olympic Team

Matt Grevers had been training harder than ever trying to make one more push at an Olympic team. The four-time Olympic gold medalist made the U.S. Olympic team in 2008 and 2012, but barely missed the team in 2016. Now at age 35, with the Olympics being postponed a year because of the coronavirus, Gr...

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CG Sports Network Weekly Trivia: How Well Do You Know Swimming?

Weekly CG Sports Network webinar trivia coming at you! Think you know swimming? Or at least pay attention well enough during the CG Sports Network live webinars? Test your knowledge here! Weekly webinar trivia coming at you! Check out SwimmingWorld on Facebook for answers on the live stream of The C...