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Great Races: Women's 100-Meter Backstroke at the 1964 Olympics

Great Races: Women's 100-Meter Backstroke at the 1964 Olympics By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “In one drop of water is found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran Dedication: We would like to dedicate our article to all female swim coaches over the decades, including one of...

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Google Doodle Marks Indian Swimmer Arati Saha’s 80th Birthday

Thursday’s Google Doodle honored Arati Saha, on what would’ve been the Indian Channel swimmer’s 80th birthday. Saha was a trailblazer in the pool, born in Kolkata in 1940. She learned to swim under the guidance of Indian Olympian Sachin Nag, winning medals in national competition against adults at a...

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Toronto Titans Final ISL Roster: Kayla Sanchez, Anastasia Fesikova Out

The Toronto Titans Thursday revealed their final roster for the 2020 International Swimming League season, the first for the expansion side. It involves three changes from the early September league-wide unveiling of rosters. The big changes include the absence of Anastasia Fesikova and Kayla Sanche...

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Konosuke Yanagimoto, 16, Goes 1:47 in 200 Free, 49.4 in 100 Free

Konosuke Yanagimoto has a stellar week at the 2020 Tokyo Special Swimming Tournament, setting a pair of national high school records. Yanagimoto went 1:47.85 in the 200 freestyle. That time is a cut of some two seconds from his previous best, per reports. It would’ve made the A final of the 2019 Wor...

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Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt

Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt By McClain Hermes, Swimming World Intern When I began swimming at the age of four, I told my parents that I wanted to go to the Olympics. As I grew older, my eyesight slowly began to deteriorate. At the age of eight, I had several eye surgeri...

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Are There Too Many Events in Olympic Swimming?

Of the three new Olympic swimming events added to the program in 2017, none will draw more attention at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics than the women’s 1500 free, largely because of the woman who won the race at three straight World Championships, including by almost 15 seconds in 2015 and then more than 1...

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Farida Osman Part of Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30

Farida Osman has been honored by Forbes Middle East as one of the 30 most influential people from the Middle East under the age of 30. "Thank you @forbesmiddleeast for featuring me alongside such inspiring group of men and women," Osman posted on Instagram. Forbes posted this: "Farida Osman is a pro...

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The Emergence of Eric the Eel as a Folk Hero of Sorts (Video Included)

The Emergence of Eric the Eel In Swimming Lore (Video Included) It's been 20 years since Eric Mousambani, from Equatorial Guinea, entered Olympic waters and doubt emerged as to whether he would need to be saved. Here is the piece that Craig Lord wrote for Swimming World at the 2000 Olympic Games in ...

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When Jim and Jonty Chased Sub-50: A Unique Summer Pursuit

When Jim and Jonty Chased Sub-50: A Unique Summer Pursuit (Swimming World Magazine - Sept. Issue) The most iconic barrier-breaking performance in sports history is not difficult to decipher. It is the 3:59.4 mile run by Great Britain’s Roger Bannister in 1954, marking the first time the four-minute ...