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Amanda Beard Joins Hope Floats Foundation Board of Directors

Hope Floats Foundation is pleased to announce that Amanda Beard has joined its Board of Directors. Amanda Beard is a 7-time Olympic medalist with two gold, four silver and one bronze. At 14 years old, she made her first Olympic appearance and became the second youngest swimmer in history to receive...

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Passages: Michigan Mourning Death of Swimmer Ian Miskelley

University of Michigan swimmer, and former Michigan high school state champion, Ian Miskelley died unexpectedly on Monday. He was 19. "The University of Michigan swimming and diving program is deeply saddened to report that men's swimmer Ian Miskelley passed away on Monday," Michigan swimming releas...

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USA Swimming to Honor 1980 Olympic Team at 2020 Golden Goggle Awards

In a year unlike any other, the 2020 Golden Goggle Awards will also make an unprecedented move to an all-virtual format on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Due to travel and social distancing precautions, guests will now be able to attend the event from the comfort of their home online at usas...

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Michigan Pools, Gyms Can Begin to Re-Open on September 9

Swimming and other sports are returning to Michigan in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for organized sports practices and competitions to ...

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UIL Announces Changes to Texas High School Swimming Postseason

High school swimming in Texas will look a little different this year, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced. The UIL released a 2020-21 revised plan for postseason competition because of COVID-19 concerns. The plan will reduce the number of participants in postseason meets, especiall...

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Vera Rivard Swims Solo Across English Channel at Age 16

Vera Rivard, a 16-year-old U.S. swimmer, completed a solo swim of the English Channel on Sept. 1. The Springfield, New Hampshire, and Derby, Vermont, resident, finished the swim in 14 hours, 10 minutes, becoming the youngest to complete the crossing in years. According to Channel Swimming Associatio...

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YOTA Swimmer Ross Noble Selected for Scottish National Youth Squad

Ross Noble, who swims for YOTA (YMCA of the Triangle Area), was selected by the Scottish Swimming Association to represent Scotland on their 2020-2021 National Youth Squad. Ross is a dual citizen of the USA and the UK. Team Scotland has a significant presence on the international stage, led by swimm...