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Comments Off on Coronavirus: USA Swimming wants Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 – CBS Sports

Coronavirus: USA Swimming wants Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 – CBS Sports

Posted by | March 20, 2020 | Olympics, Paralympics, Swim Meet, Swim Team, Uncategorized

The organization is hoping that the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will advocate on their behalf for the change

USA Swimming, the national governing body of professional swimming in America, wants the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo delayed at least one year in response to the coronavirus global pandemic, according to a report from USA Today. The organization is hoping that the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will advocate on their behalf for this change.

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey sent a letter to USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland saying he has “watched our athletes’ worlds be turned upside down and watched them struggle to find ways to continue to prepare and train – many for the biggest competitive opportunity of their lives” as the threat of COVID-19 has grown.

“Everyone has experienced unimaginable disruptions, mere months before the Olympic Games, which calls into question the authenticity of a level playing field for all,” Hinchey added. “Our athletes are under tremendous pressure, stress and anxiety, and their mental health and wellness should be among the highest priorities.”

The letter was sent with “overwhelming support” from USA Swimming’s top officials, swimmers and coaches, according to USA Today. Hinchey formally requested in the letter that the Games be postponed until 2021, to assure that athletes can properly prepare for their respective qualifiers and events.

Read more at https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/coronavirus-usa-swimming-wants-tokyo-olympics-postponed-until-2021/

Comments Off on Olympic Swimmers Promote Children’s Swim Lessons in Florida | Florida News | US News

Olympic Swimmers Promote Children’s Swim Lessons in Florida | Florida News | US News

Posted by | June 13, 2017 | Drowning Prevention, Olympics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A USA Swimming Foundation study says black and Hispanic children still lag behind in swimming ability despite overall improvement for children nationwide since 2010.The study found that drownings are the second-leading cause of unintentional death for children under 14. Researchers said 64 percent of black children and 45 percent of Hispanic children in the U.S. cannot swim.The foundation says half the 41 Broward County children under age 5 who have drowned since 2009 were black. Researchers said black children were 5.5 times more likely to drown than white children.

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Source: Olympic Swimmers Promote Children’s Swim Lessons in Florida | Florida News | US News

Comments Off on 6 reasons why adding mixed relays to Olympic swimming is a phenomenal idea | For The Win

6 reasons why adding mixed relays to Olympic swimming is a phenomenal idea | For The Win

Posted by | April 13, 2017 | Olympics, Summer Olympics, Swimming

By: Michelle R. Martinelli | April 13, 2017 2:06 pm

Last weekend, swimming’s international governing body, FINA, proposed adding a whopping 10 new events to the program for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. More swimming would be awesome, right?It suggested adding the much-needed 1,500 meters for women, the 800 meters for men and 50-meter races for butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke. But, best of all, it proposed two mixed relays — two men, two women teams in the 4×100 freestyle and 4×100 medley events. The International Olympic Committee’s decision on this is expected in July.Bob Bowman, the 2016 U.S. men’s head coach and Michael Phelps’ former coach, told Swimming World:  Read more…

Source: http://ftw.usatoday.com

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Inspiring young athletes 

Posted by | September 1, 2016 | Olympics, Olympics

Comments Off on Onetime Olympic swimmer Adam Madarassy now teaches kids at Miami Shores Aquatic Center | Miami Herald

Onetime Olympic swimmer Adam Madarassy now teaches kids at Miami Shores Aquatic Center | Miami Herald

Posted by | August 30, 2016 | Aquatic Center, Drowning Prevention, Olympics, Olympics, Swim Lessons, Water Safety

Adam Madarassy is the swim coach of a newly formed swim club in Miami Shores. He was a member of the Hungarian Olympic team and and competed in the 2008 Beijing games.

Source: Onetime Olympic swimmer Adam Madarassy now teaches kids at Miami Shores Aquatic Center | Miami Herald

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USAWATERPOLO.ORG

Posted by | August 19, 2016 | Olympics, Olympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Water Polo

The USA Water Polo Official Athletic Site, partner of CBSSports.com College Network. The most comprehensive coverage of USA Water Polo on the web.

Source: USAWATERPOLO.ORG

Comments Off on Ryan Lochte Apologizes ‘For My Behavior’ After Rio Robbery Claim – The New York Times

Ryan Lochte Apologizes ‘For My Behavior’ After Rio Robbery Claim – The New York Times

Posted by | August 19, 2016 | Olympics, Olympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, USA Swimming

Mr. Lochte issued a statement on Instagram saying he should have been “more careful” when giving a disputed account of an armed robbery.

Source: Ryan Lochte Apologizes ‘For My Behavior’ After Rio Robbery Claim – The New York Times

Comments Off on Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte 

Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Olympics, Olympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Swimming & Diving, USA Swimming

Brazilian investigators said that four American swimmers had fabricated a story about a gunpoint robbery. A police chief said they had vandalized a gas station.

Source: Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte – The New York Times

Comments Off on Ryan Lochte back in US; 3 swimming teammates staying in Brazil to aid robbery investigation 

Ryan Lochte back in US; 3 swimming teammates staying in Brazil to aid robbery investigation 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Olympics, Rio, Swimming & Diving, Swimming Pool, USA Swimming

USOC says American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from their flight to the US by Brazilian authorities.

Source: Read more here: www.wcpo.com

Comments Off on Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 

Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Aquatic Center, Olympics, Paralympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Swim Team, Swimming, Swimming & Diving, Swimming Pool, Swimming Pools

Analysis suggests that swimmers in high-numbered lanes had a performance boost in the 50m events over one length of the pool

Source: Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 | Sport | The Guardian

Comments Off on Ryan Lochte’s robbery story comes into question as details emerge of gas station fight 

Ryan Lochte’s robbery story comes into question as details emerge of gas station fight 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Olympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Swim Team, Swimming, USA Swimming

Comments Off on UPDATE: Disqualification lifted for Chattanooga’s Sean Ryan in O – 

UPDATE: Disqualification lifted for Chattanooga’s Sean Ryan in O – 

Posted by | August 16, 2016 | Ocean Sports, Olympics, Open Water Swimming, Rio, Summer Olympics, USA Swimming

Comments Off on Ashleigh Johnson makes a different kind of history in the pool – The Washington Post

Ashleigh Johnson makes a different kind of history in the pool – The Washington Post

Posted by | August 16, 2016 | Diversity, History, Olympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Water Polo

The goalie, the first African American on the U.S. water polo team, was once a champion swimmer — and hated it.

Source: Ashleigh Johnson makes a different kind of history in the pool – The Washington Post

Comments Off on Synchronised Swimming, Duet Free Final, Day 3 – Russian duet meets expectations and clinch gold | fina.org – Official FINA website

Synchronised Swimming, Duet Free Final, Day 3 – Russian duet meets expectations and clinch gold | fina.org – Official FINA website

Posted by | August 16, 2016 | Olympics, synchronized swimming

Comments Off on Rio 2016: Support as China’s Fu Yuanhui breaks period taboo – BBC News

Rio 2016: Support as China’s Fu Yuanhui breaks period taboo – BBC News

Posted by | August 16, 2016 | Olympics, Summer Olympics, Swimming

China’s swimming star Fu Yuanhui spoke about her period during the Olympics – sparking a discussion about competing during menstruation, and tampons, online.

Source: Rio 2016: Support as China’s Fu Yuanhui breaks period taboo – BBC News

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