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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…

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Comments Off on NBC Muffed Simone Manuel’s Historic Moment – Hartford Courant

NBC Muffed Simone Manuel’s Historic Moment – Hartford Courant

Posted by | August 20, 2016 | Aquatic Center, Diversity, Rio, Summer Olympics, Swimming, USA Swimming

As an avid competitive swimmer growing up, I couldn’t wait for the Summer Olympics every four years. It is the only time that my first love, swimming, is featured night and day on a major television network. Compared to the other “premier” Olympic sports covered during prime time, such as track and field, basketball and even gymnastics, it is obvious that swimming is overwhelmingly a very white sport. It always has been, as far back as I can remember. As an African-American female swimmer, I was particularly inspired when I would see other swimmers who looked like me competing on the world stage, whether they were American or not.

Source: NBC Muffed Simone Manuel’s Historic Moment – Hartford Courant

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Comments Off on Would Katie Ledecky ever consider open water swimming? | NBC Olympics

Would Katie Ledecky ever consider open water swimming? | NBC Olympics

Posted by | August 16, 2016 | Olympics, Open Water Swimming, Summer Olympics, Swim Team, Swimming, USA Swimming

Katie Ledecky swept the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Source: Would Katie Ledecky ever consider open water swimming? | NBC Olympics

Comments Off on Simone Manuel becomes 1st African-American woman to win gold in swimming – Chicago Tribune

Simone Manuel becomes 1st African-American woman to win gold in swimming – Chicago Tribune

Posted by | August 12, 2016 | Summer Olympics, USA Swimming

Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement.

Source: Simone Manuel becomes 1st African-American woman to win gold in swimming – Chicago Tribune

Comments Off on Hostile takeover: Lilly King just turned an Olympic swim meet into a grudge match

Hostile takeover: Lilly King just turned an Olympic swim meet into a grudge match

Posted by | August 9, 2016 | Rio, Summer Olympics, Swim Meet, Swim Team, USA Swimming

An Olympic gold medalist probably didn’t get the warm afterglow she envisioned. Lilly King celebrates her win in the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday. Silver medalist Efimova, playing the role of Everything That’s Wrong With The Olympics, was trash-talked Sunday by King, defeated by King on Monday,

Source: sports.yahoo.com

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Heat Sheets Available for Day 4 Prelims of Olympic Swimming

Posted by | August 9, 2016 | Rio, Summer Olympics, Swim Team, Swimming, Upcoming Events, USA Swimming

Heat sheets are out for prelims of day four of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Source: Swimmingworldmagazine.com

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Heat Sheets Available for Day 4 Prelims of Olympic Swimming

Posted by | August 9, 2016 | Rio, Summer Olympics, Swim Meet, Swimming, Upcoming Events, USA Swimming

Heat sheets are out for prelims of day four of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Source: Heat Sheets Available for Day 4 Prelims of Olympic Swimming

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