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Swimmers Prepare for Challenges of Olympic Postponement

The coronavirus pandemic had caused the world to go into a frenzy the last few weeks. Athletic events were being cancelled left and right. Facilities were closing down. Sports, what was once a form of escape during times of panic like these, was suddenly completely wiped away from our lives in a mat...

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Olympic Perspective: Pablo Morales Knows About Olympic Waiting Game

Olympic Perspective from the Past for the Present generation coming to terms with a shift from Tokyo 2020 to 2021 that offers hope not finality This weekend, Swimming World is trawling back in history to find some of the stories of the past that contribute to our series in search of perspec...

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YMCA Long Course Summer Nationals Cancelled

The YMCA has announced that they will be cancelling the long course summer championships that were set for this summer July 28 - August 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, the YMCA remains focused on supporting YMCAs and their communities thro...

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USA Swimming in Solidarity With IOC Postponement Decision

USA Swimming has submitted a statement after finding out the news that the International Olympic Committee will push back the Olympic Games to 2021 to ensure the safety of the entire world while the coronavirus pandemic causes events everywhere to be postponed or cancelled. Many athletes were unable...

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In Search Of A Silver Lining for Open Water Swimmers In Trying Times

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Micha Shaw won the USA Swimming national open water swimming championships in 2008, qualifying for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualification race. She upset eventual two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton and a number of other top American swimming stars in...

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Olympic Greats de Varona and Moses Back Postponement of Tokyo Games

As the world awaits official confirmation of the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said was on the way Monday, American sports legends Donna de Varona and Edwin Moses put their support behind a postponement. De Varona, a two-time gold...

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USA Swimming Calls Off TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis

Following the closure of the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana because of the coronavirus pandemic, USA Swimming will be unavailable to host the TYR Pro Swim Series that was originally set to be swum from May 6 - 9. Indianapolis marked the final stop of the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series, following p...

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Summer 2020 Olympics Unfair, American Athletes Say in USOPC Poll

Seven out of 10 American athletes surveyed by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee favor postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games, the USOPC revealed Monday. Surveys were distributed to nearly 4,000 American athletes, of which more than 1,700 responded, as the organization and the world ...

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Nathan Adrian Leading Fundraising For COVID-19 Relief

The shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic has caused athletes all around the world to step up and use their voice to help those in need. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Nathan Adrian stated that he was going to "donate a signed Speedo Racing Suit to Athletes for Relief as a way to help out in this chal...

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US Athletes Voice Their Support Over Olympic Postponement

Nearly 300 American athletes participated in a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) town hall meeting on Saturday. The two hour meeting followed calls from USA Swimming and USA Track & Field to advocate for postponing this summer's Olympic Games in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, whic...