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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting College Recruiting

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting College Recruiting COVID-19 dramatically altered the lives of swimmers everywhere, particularly those of high school swimmers attempting to navigate the recruiting process and its new restrictions. College recruitment usually begins June 15, between swimmers’ s...

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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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Hope For a Water Polo Revival Springs Forth From Idaho

In a moment when water polo can use any positive news regarding COVID-19, a detailed report out of Idaho suggests that—when played in proper conditions—polo may be one of the safest indoor contact sports available to age group athletes. Mark Collingham, a former polo player for Washington State Univ...

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COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports

COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports The following paper is by Mark Collingham, M.S. Chemical Engineering, and head coach of Kroc/CDA Water Polo Club in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He may be reached at mark.collingham@gmail.com The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or covid-19) pandemic of ...

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PSAC Revises Cancellation Order to Allow Swimming Championships

Last week, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced it would cancel all winter sports in the league due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday, it reversed course somewhat, permitting league championships in men’s and women’s swimming and men’s and women’s cross country. Last week’s d...

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Decision Looms from NJSIAA on New Jersey High School Winter Sports

A final decision on the fate of the winter sports season from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) will come next week as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies in the state. The decision will come no later than Nov. 20, says Colleen Maguire, the NJSIAA’s chief operating off...

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What's on a Swimmer's and Diver's Thanksgiving Menu?

What's on a Swimmer's and Diver's Thanksgiving Menu? By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern What is Thanksgiving all about? Most years, it is considered simply “Turkey Day,” when you get to choose between light and dark meat at the dinner table and little kids paste colored turkey hands all ov...

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Pittsburgh Swimming and Diving on Pause Due to COVID-19

The University of Pittsburgh’s swimming and diving teams have “paused all team-related activities due to COVID-related protocols,” the school announced Wednesday. The immediate affect is the cancellation of the meet scheduled this weekend with Notre Dame. The Pitt release does not specifically indic...

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Aquatic Center to be Named after Late Swim Coach Kerry Croswhite

Kerry Croswhite, a long-time swim coach in Arizona who died in July due to complications from COVID-19, is set to have the facility he once worked at named in his honor. The Chandler Unified School District is expected to approve the naming of its aquatic center in Croswhite’s honor, according to Th...