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Tokyo Olympics Officials Tout Safety at COVID Screening Demonstration

Tokyo Olympics officials Wednesday offered demonstrations of some of its preventative measures for a competition in the world of COVID-19, hoping to assuage fears about next summer’s games. The organizers held the event at the Big Sight convention complex in Tokyo, home of the media center. Among th...

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Lia Neal Working for Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Swimming

Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley Working for Change in Swimming (From October's Swimming World Magazine) In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, elite swimmers Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley created Swimmers for Change to promote diversity and to make swimming a more inclusive sport and a more inclusive...

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The Age-Old Debate: What is the Hardest Event in Swimming?

The Age-Old Debate: What is the Hardest Event in Swimming? By Elise Devlin, Swimming World Intern There’s nothing worse than getting a wide eyed, worrisome expression from your friend after you answered their question, “So, what event do you have next?” We’ve all been there. Lurking somewhere in you...

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Citing Title IX Pressure, William & Mary Reinstates Women’s Swimming

Citing the requirements of Title IX, William & Mary Monday reversed its decision to cut three sports, reinstating women’s swimming and diving. The university also reinstated women’s gymnastics and women’s volleyball at the Division I level. From a statement: "The university wants those teams to thri...

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ISL Match 2 Day 1 Notes: Who's Missing, and Who's Stepping Up

The comment from Rowdy Gaines, just after the 200 backstrokes at ISL Match 2, couldn’t have been more spot on. “We’re not knowledgeable about where everyone sits,” the commentator said, just after assumed favorite Katinka Hosszu was upset in the 200 back, fading to a distant fifth place. With the ra...

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Arizona Swimming Takes Part in Tread-A-Thon to Honor George Floyd

The University of Arizona’s swimming and diving team took part in the Social Justice Tread-A-Thon to honor George Floyd on what would’ve been his 47th birthday this week. As part of the national demonstration, the Wildcats treaded water for 8 minutes and 46 seconds Wednesday, the amount of time that...