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Newly Retired Jon Urbanchek Honored at USA Swimming Convention

Newly Retired Jon Urbanchek Honored at USA Swimming Convention Six-time U.S. Olympic Swimming Team coach Jon Urbanchek was named this year’s recipient of the USA Swimming Award during the USA Swimming Virtual Convention on Friday, September 25. Established to recognize exceptional contributions to t...

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Villanova Swimming & Diving Hires Laura McGlaughlin as Assistant Coach

Villanova swimming & diving head coach Rick Simpson announced this week the hiring of Laura McGlaughlin as an assistant coach to complete the Wildcats staff for the coming year. McGlaughlin is a 2013 graduate of Villanova who previously worked on the team’s coaching staff and administratively in the...

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Big Ten Conference to Not Hold Swim Meets Until After January 1

The Big Ten Conference Administrator's Council has determined that with the exception of football, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's ice hockey, there shall be no competition prior to January 1, 2021, in an email to swim and dive coaches obtained by Swimming World. "The Administrat...

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Two-Time Olympian Lia Neal Signs With Cali Condors

Two-time Olympian Lia Neal of the United States recently signed with the Cali Condors of the International Swimming League after spending her first season with the New York Breakers. Neal joins a stacked Condors team that had perhaps the best women's team in the league last year. Neal will provide d...

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How the Bolles School Became a National High School Swimming Power

Prep School Power: How the Bolles School became a powerhouse in high school swimming (from September’s Swimming World Magazine) Since Swimming World first began recognizing the top high school teams in the country in 1971, The Bolles School of Jacksonville, Florida, has won 18 national prep school t...

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New York Breakers Donate to ISHOF & Join "One in a Thousand Club"

The New York Breakers recently sent a money donation to the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) to join the One in a Thousand Club, which helps keep the Hall of Fame moving forward toward a new vision and museum. The One in a Thousand campaign is designed to help the Hall of Fame during the ...

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Open Water Olympian Haley Anderson to Join Cali Condors of ISL

3-time Open water Olympian Haley Anderson will be making her International Swimming League debut this year with the Cali Condors, the team announced Friday. Anderson, who won the silver medal in the 10K at the 2012 Olympic Games, will be a member of a stacked Condors team that boasted the top women'...