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Passages: Honor Open Water Swimmer Herman Willemse Dies at 87

International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Herman Willemse of the Netherlands passed away July 7, 2021, at the age of 87. Herman Willemse - 2008 Honor Open Water Swimmer Born in Holland, Herman Willemse was always the swimmer to beat, the “rabbit” of the pack and the undisputed world’s greatest mar...

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Italian Swimming Federation Names 36 Athletes to Tokyo Olympic Roster

The Italian Swimming Federation recently named its team for the Olympic Games this year in Tokyo, with a total of 36 athletes set to represent the nation in Japan's capital in less than three weeks. The team is highlighted by 2008 Olympic champ Federica Pellegrini, who is on her fifth and final Olym...

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Tokyo Olympic Games Will Be Conducted Without Spectators

Tokyo Olympic Games Will Be Conducted Without Spectators The Tokyo Olympics will be held with no spectators for the duration of the 16-day event. Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa has confirmed that fans will be banned from all Olympic venues in response to the new coronavirus state of emergency, acc...

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Swim Poll of the Week: Who Wins the Women's 100 Back in Tokyo?

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Wednesday July 7, 2021, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Who will win the women's 100 backstroke in Tokyo? The women's 100 back will be one of the hotly contested races at this year's Olympic Games. Since Kati...

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Polish Swimming Federation Names 23 Swimmers to Olympic Team for Tokyo

Polish Swimming Federation Names 23 Swimmers to Olympic Team for Tokyo 23 swimmers and 10 coaches have been named to the Polish Olympic team that will represent the country at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 17 days. The highlight is that Pawel Korzeniowski is off to his fifth Olympics as he will cele...

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Chinese Swimming Association Names 30 to Olympic Team for Tokyo

The Chinese Swimming Association announced its team for the 2021 Olympic Games in Japan where swimming will start in 18 days. The team will be comprised of 19 women and 11 men. Zhang Yufei (100, 200 fly), Xu Jiayu (100 back), Yang Junxuan (200 free), Wang Jianjiahe (800, 1500 free), Yu Liyan (200 fl...