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No Tokyo, No Problem: The Non-Olympians Turning Heads in ISL Season 3

No Tokyo, No Problem: The Non-Olympians Turning Heads in ISL Season 3 Every season of the International Swimming League has carried a notable first. The inaugural campaign in 2019 was an experiment in every aspect. The 2020 season brought expansion and a bubble amid a global pandemic. The question t...

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Australian Chloe McCardel Chases Record 44th English Channel Crossing

Australian Chloe McCardel Chases Record 44th English Channel Crossing Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel will pursue a world record 44th crossing of the English Channel over the next month. McCardel has made the 34-kilometer crossing of the Channel on 41 occasions. That is more than any man ...

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Four Surprise Standouts from Four Matches in 2021 ISL Season

Four Surprise Standouts from Four Matches in 2021 ISL Season From a team perspective, there’s nothing new on the International Swimming League block. The teams that finished 1-2 in the 2020 Grand Final have won each of their first two matches. The teams that finished at the bottom of the 2020 standi...

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Ellie Simmonds, British Paralympic Champion, Announces Retirement

Five-time Paralympic champion and British Para-Swimming legend Ellie Simmonds has announced her retirement from competition following Tokyo 2020. Simmonds has become a household name in British sport during a glittering 15-year career, which included four Paralympic Games and a quintet of titles on ...

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ISL Match 3: Sarah Sjostrom, Siobhan Haughey Lead Energy Romp

ISL Match 3: Sarah Sjostrom, Siobhan Haughey Lead Energy Romp It started Friday, in ISL Match 3 in Naples, with Energy Standard trotting out Sarah Sjostrom and Siobhan Haughey and daring the other three teams in the meet to do something about it. It would end, less than two hours later, with Sjostro...

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British Swimming Chairman Maurice Watkins CBE Dies Aged 79

British Swimming chairman Maurice Watkins CBE has died aged 79. Watkins was appointed to his role in December 2012 and oversaw the development of an era of aquatics sport in Britain during which the swimming, para-swimming and diving teams have progressed greatly on the international stage. At the T...

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Two-Time German Olympian Franziska Hentke Announces Retirement

Two-Time German Olympian Franziska Hentke Announces Retirement Franziska Hentke, who qualified for the Olympics twice and won a silver at the 2017 World Championships, has announced her retirement at the age of 32. The German swimmer made the Rio and Tokyo Olympics in her specialty, the 200 butterfl...