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How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective

How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective By Eleanor Martin, Swimming World Intern When COVID-19 shut down everything in mid-March, swimmers all over the globe were heartbroken. No more meets that athletes had been focusing on for the past six months, no more practices to leave it all i...

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Big Ten Conference to Not Hold Swim Meets Until After January 1

The Big Ten Conference Administrator's Council has determined that with the exception of football, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's ice hockey, there shall be no competition prior to January 1, 2021, in an email to swim and dive coaches obtained by Swimming World. "The Administrat...

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USA Swimming Giving Meet Sanctioning Controls to LSCs in October

In a letter to members Tuesday, USA Swimming announced that effective Oct. 1, it will allow local swimming committees (LSCs) to resume sanctioning meets. The USA Swimming Board of Directors voted Monday to allow two stipulations to lapse as of Sept. 30: The geographic restrictions on meet sanctionin...

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On The Record with Dan Klatt of UC Irvine Women’s Water Polo

Like his peers in the water polo coaching community, Dan Klatt has endured an unexpected stretch of inactivity brought on by the coronavirus pandemic—which as of today has infected more than six million Americans and killed almost 190,000 in the U.S. For Klatt, head coach of the UC Irvine women's te...

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The COVID-19 Effect: A Look at Some of the Major Meets Lost

The COVID-19 Effect: A Look at Some of the Major Meets Lost By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  As the summer of 2020 ends, the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of letting up. Will more swimming be canceled? Seasons hang in limbo as others cautiously start. But while the swimming commun...

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USA Swimming Announces Speedo Swim Again Virtual Series

USA Swimming on Tuesday revealed the Speedo Swim Again Virtual Series, a month-long national competition that begins Sept. 7. The competition, which will run through Oct. 11, will highlight the top performers, from age-group to elite participants, every week based on user-submitted times to USA Swim...

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Swim Poll of the Week: 37% Favor Dryland As Preferred Land Exercise

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday August 27, 2020, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: When not in the water, how do you train as a swimmer? As the coronavirus pandemic starts to slowly die down and the rest of the world tries to return ...

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Missouri State Swim Team Quarantining After Positive COVID-19 Test

A positive test for COVID-19 has Missouri State’s swimming team self-quarantining for precautionary reasons, the university confirmed Thursday. A university spokesman told the Springfield News-Leader that one swimmer tested positive. The school's contact tracing system triggered the majority of the ...