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Texas A&M Swim Coach Jay Holmes Will Retire After Olympic Trials

After more than 40 years at Texas A&M as a student-athlete and coach, men's swimming & diving head coach Jay Holmes announced he will retire after the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials. "It's been an honor and privilege to represent Texas A&M University with the swimming and diving program," Holmes said. "It...

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Michael Phelps Soaks Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

Michael Phelps Soaks Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO) Michael Phelps is used to being soaked, but on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he got to soak the host. Fallon and Phelps played a game on the show called "Water War" which is just the card game war, where the high card wins. Loser ...

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WADA Trust Shaken After Recent Results, Says US Athletes Rep

The way the World Anti-Doping (WADA) has handled the recent drug tests involving Chinese swimmers has shaken the faith in the governing body, according to Team USA Athletes' Commission Executive Director Elizabeth Ramsey. Ramsey told Reuters about the concern from many athletes about the investigati...

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NCAA Women’s Water Polo Season: Winners and Losers

It’s the gap week before NCAAs; only nine collegiate women’s water polo teams will continue their seasons next weekend at Cal’s Spieker Aquatics Complex. Those teams either won one of six conference tournaments or captured the three at-large berths put out by the NCAA selectors.  To examine the succ...

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Olympic Gold Medalist Ahmed Hafnaoui Will Not Compete in Paris

Olympic Gold Medalist Ahmed Hafnaoui Will Not Compete in Paris Defending Olympic gold medalist Ahmed Hafnaoui will not compete in this summer's Paris Olympics. Tunisian Olympic Committee leader Mehrez Bousyan made the announcement on a sports television show. Africa Aquatics confirmed the news with ...

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Texas A&M Hires Blaire Anderson as Director of Swimming and Diving

Texas A&M Hires Blaire Anderson as Director of Swimming and Diving Texas A&M Director of Athletics Trev Alberts announced the hiring of Blaire Anderson as the first Director of Texas A&M Swimming & Diving Monday. Anderson spent the last seven seasons on staff at the University of Virginia, most ...

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Flavor Flav Pledges Support to U.S. Women's Water Polo Team

Flavor Flav Pledges Support to US Women's Water Polo team Hip hop artist Flavor Flav has pledged his support for the U.S. Women's Water Polo Team. "The US Women's Waterpolo team has won the GOLD MEDAL THREE OLYMPICS IN A ROW," Flav wrote on X. "These women should not have to be working 2-3 side jobs...

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National Geographic Report: Swimming Is the Best Form of Exercise

National Geographic: Swimming the Best Form of Exercise Swimming is more than a way to race, but a way to exercise. The water provides cardio with natural water resistance that builds and tones muscle and burns calories, all giving a boost to health in everything from the heart to mental health. Nat...

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USA Swimming Names Roster for National Diversity Select Camp

USA Swimming today announced the names of 55 up-and-coming athletes selected for its National Diversity Select Camp, scheduled for June 13-16, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The unique three-day camp experience includes pool training, motivational and educational sessions, and team-building activiti...