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Passages: Olympic Silver Medalist Georgy Prokopenko Dies at Age 84

Olympic silver medalist Georgy Prokopenko passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021. He was a two-time Olympian for the Soviet Union at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games. Prokopenko won the silver medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, finishing behind Australia's Ian O'Brien, who...

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Wang Shun Puts Up 1:56 200 IM, Yang Junxuan Swims 53.2 100 Free

Wang Shun Puts Up 1:56 200 IM, Yang Junxuan Swims 53.2 100 Free Wang Shun won his third national title from Qingdao as he won his specialty in the 200 IM with a 1:56.78 as that is the third fastest time in the world this year. Wang won bronze at the last Olympics and adds the 200 IM to his repertoir...

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Duncan Sherrard & Kyle Patnode Hired as South Carolina Assistants

South Carolina head swimming coach Jeff Poppell announced the addition of Duncan Sherrard and Kyle Patnode to his Gamecock coaching staff on Wednesday afternoon. Duncan Sherrard most recently spent three years at Auburn as an assistant coach responsible for the sprinters. During his time on the plai...

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La Salle University Reinstates Men's Swimming & Diving

La Salle University has reinstated Men's Swimming and Diving as a varsity program, effective immediately, the chair of La Salle's Board of Trustees announced. William W. Matthews, III, Esq., '90, shared the following with the La Salle community in a May 3 message: "Last fall, the Department of Inter...