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Missy Franklin to Fly With US Air Force Thunderbirds

Missy Franklin to Fly With US Air Force Thunderbirds Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin is taking to the air. The five-time Olympic medalist was invited to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Thursday as part of the academy's graduation celebration, according to the Denver Gazette. The...

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Matt Grevers Qualifies for Stunning Seventh Olympic Trials

Matt Grevers Qualifies for Stunning Seventh Olympic Trials Matt Grevers is headed back to the Olympic trials. The 39-year-old two-time Olympian qualified for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 freestyle during a time trial at the Southwest Classic in Arizona on Friday. Grevers got to the wall in...

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Brent MacDonald Hired as West Virginia Swimming Coach

Brent MacDonald has been named the sixth head coach of the West Virginia University men's and women's swimming and diving program, as announced today by Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker. "Coach MacDonald has built a consistent and winning program in the pool and in the classroom a...

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Russell Whitaker Hired as Washington State Swimming Coach

Washington State University Athletics has tabbed Russell Whitaker to lead the Cougars’ Women’s Swimming program, Interim Director of Athletics Anne McCoy announced Thursday. Whitaker has worked the past seven seasons as the Director of Operations and added assistant coach duties this past s...

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Virginia Swimming Promotes Jake Shrum to Associated Head Coach

Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Todd DeSorbo announced today (May 20) the promotion of Jake Shrum to associate head coach. Shrum has been a member of DeSorbo’s UVA staff since 2022, serving as an assistant coach. Over the past two seasons, Shrum has helped coach th...

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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 ...