George Haines Statue

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Katinka Hosszu

Commentary by Jeff Commings

PHOENIX, Arizona, June 16. A lot of things can be taken from FINA's press release today about the 2014 World Cup, from the new sponsor to the shortened schedule.

As for me, I'm not concerned that Eindhoven and longtime host Berlin were removed from the l

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Water Pollution

Column by Steven V. Selthoffer, Chief European Columnist

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 13. GREENPEACE released two reports from their research laboratory that confirms contamination in Guanabara Bay of PCBs, DDT, HCH, metallic contaminants, particularly copper, lead and zinc, present at significant concentrations, combined with evidence of riverine input of mercury and zinc.

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Russian Age Groupers

Feature by Elena Karpeeva

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 12. WHERE does the Olympic dream start? When does the kid say, This is my passion. When do you see that spark in his/her eyes for the first time, and what keeps it lit?

Swimming at the novice level in the United States and Russia represents two entirely different systems. The sport structures are different, kids are differen

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Guanabara Bay

Commentary by Steven V. Selthoffer, Chief European Columnist

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 11. IN a striking turn of events one day ago, Rio de Janiero Mayor Eduardo Paes said the clean-up for Guanabara Bay that will host the Olympic sailing competition won't be done in time. The bay clean-up was promised as a condition in the Rio 2016 Olympic bid book.

Simple. Move on. Next

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Pursley Pep Talks

Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the 16th installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.

SACRIFICE

In our modern, self-indulgent Western culture, the title word of this chapter is sometimes regarded as an unpleasant and undesirable element of our lives. I

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Alin Petrache

By Steven V. Selthoffer, Chief European Columnist

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 2. IT is official. In a monumental and sweeping victory, former swimmer/rugby player and sport executive, Mr. Alin Petrache won the Romania NOC election with more than 70% of the vote, taking 143 out of 202 possible votes, becoming the new President of the Romanian National Olympic Committee last week. This h

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Team Fun

By Tiffany Elias

In a sport with millions of swimmers, every team around the world seems to be comprised of these 7 distinct personalities. Can your team relate?

The 7 Personalities That Exist on Every Swim Team

1. The Won't Go First swimmer:



2. The Save Up Sa

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Ryan Lochte

By Tiffany Elias

Whether swimming is a past or present part of your life, your identity as a human has been completely molded and forever affected. Some of these swimming traits still define your very being.

Here are 8 ways the sport of swimming has probably taken over your identity:

1. To shower or not to shower...?

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Beijing 400 free relay

Commentary by Jim Lutz

WESTFIELD, Indiana, May 27. FOR years I have had conversations with people who claim to know someone in high school or during their childhood years that could have gone to the Olympics ... but didn't want to. How ridiculous to assume they could have been part of the most elite swimmers in the world simply because they could jump into or do a flip at the n

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