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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 Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s ‘climate of fear’ | Sport | The Guardian

Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s ‘climate of fear’ | Sport | The Guardian

Posted by | October 12, 2017 | Paralympics, Swimmers

British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers, including vulnerable teenagers, were subjected to a ‘climate of fear’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Martha Kelner

Wednesday 11 October 2017 19.02 EDT First published on Wednesday 11 October 2017 19.01 EDTThe duty of care scandal engulfing Olympic and Paralympic sport has plunged to a new low as British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers, including vulnerable teenagers, were subjected to a “climate of fear” while training for Rio 2016.The former head coach of British Para-Swimming, Rob Greenwood, has left his post and the governing body took the rare step of publicly apologising to athletes he was found to have verbally abused and used discriminatory language about, as well as their families.   Read more by clicking the link below:

Source: Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s ‘climate of fear’ | Sport | The Guardian

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World Para Swimming Announces Inaugural World Series Circuit – Swimming World News

Posted by | December 8, 2016 | Adaptive, Paralympics, Swimming

World Para Swimming announced yesterday that a new World Series of swimming will be introduced in 2017.

Source: World Para Swimming Announces Inaugural World Series Circuit – Swimming World News

Comments Off on FREE Swimming World Biweekly: Rio Paralympic Review – Swimming World News

FREE Swimming World Biweekly: Rio Paralympic Review – Swimming World News

Posted by | September 23, 2016 | Paralympics

The second Swimming World Biweekly issue for the month of September is now available, featuring our full coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games! USA Today Sports was present on deck

Source: FREE Swimming World Biweekly: Rio Paralympic Review – Swimming World News

Comments Off on Blue Tide Aquatics swim team meets Paralympics swim team – Your Houston News: News

Blue Tide Aquatics swim team meets Paralympics swim team – Your Houston News: News

Posted by | September 19, 2016 | Paralympics, Swim Team, Swimming

As the USA Paralympics swimming team practiced for their trip to Rio de Janeiro to compete against other countries, a group of swimmers from the Blue Tide Aquatics swim team had the chance to meet the athletes and learn more about their stories.

Source: Blue Tide Aquatics swim team meets Paralympics swim team – Your Houston News: News

Comments Off on USA Swimming – Snyder Races to World Record and Third Gold in Rio

USA Swimming – Snyder Races to World Record and Third Gold in Rio

Posted by | September 16, 2016 | Paralympics

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

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Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann to attend Democratic convention

Posted by | July 27, 2016 | Paralympics

Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann will lead delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Source: Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann to attend Democratic convention

Comments Off on Paralympic swimmer Erraid Davies banned from Rio for ‘not being disabled enough’ | Daily Star

Paralympic swimmer Erraid Davies banned from Rio for ‘not being disabled enough’ | Daily Star

Posted by | June 11, 2016 | Paralympics

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