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Olympic Finalist Luis Martinez Announces Retirement from Swimming

Olympic Finalist Luis Martinez Announces Retirement from Swimming Luis Martinez, the Guatemalan swimmer who made the final of the men’s 100 butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics, announced his retirement this week. Martinez made the announcement via social media. View this post on Instagram A post...

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Canadian World Junior Champion Jade Hannah Transfers to LSU

Canadian World Junior Champion Jade Hannah Transfers to LSU Canadian international Jade Hannah is transferring from USC to LSU, she announced via social media this week. Hannah spent her freshman year in Southern California, where she finished eighth in the 200 backstroke at the Pac-12 Championships...

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Boston College Hires Joe Brinkman as Head Coach

Boston College Hires Joe Brinkman as Head Coach Boston College on Monday hired former Notre Dame assistant coach Joe Brinkman as its new swimming and diving head coach. Brinkman spent four seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, working with the men’s and women’s teams. He oversaw 40 NCAA qualifiers,...

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Judge Rules Against Michigan State, but Reinstatement Not Mandated

Judge Rules Against Michigan State, but Reinstatement Not Mandated A district court judge on Tuesday ruled against Michigan State in a Title IX lawsuit brought by former swimmers, but the judge did not stipulate that the university must reinstate the programs. The suit, brought in January 2021 by 11...

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Michigan Names Cassie Churnside Women’s Water Polo Coach

Michigan Names Cassie Churnside Women’s Water Polo Coach Michigan has announced the hiring of Cassie Churnside as the program’s new women’s water polo coach. Churnside spent the last eight seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard University, working with both the men’s and women’s teams. “First, I w...

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Growing in Experience, Hwang Sun-Woo Aiming to Be Best Self by Paris

Growing in Experience, Hwang Sun-Woo Aiming to Be Best Self by Paris Hwang Sun-Woo doesn’t have to be told about the pressure that comes with being a star athlete in South Korea. He knows the historical context, from his performance at the Tokyo Olympics last summer to his medal at the 2022 World Ch...

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Commonwealth Games: Maisie Summers-Newton Adds Gold to Stellar Summer

Commonwealth Games: Maisie Summers-Newton Adds Gold to Stellar Summer Maisie Summers-Newton was one of the standouts of this summer’s World Paraswimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal. Not far from her home in Northamptonshire, she celebrated her 20th birthday last week by adding another piece o...

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West Virginia Adds Lauren Cassano as Associate Head Coach

West Virginia Adds Lauren Cassano as Associate Head Coach The University of West Virginia announced on Monday that it has hired Lauren Cassano to the staff of head coach Vic Riggs. Cassano was an assistant coach at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania last year. She oversaw the sprint and distan...

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Commonwealth Games: Kaylee McKeown Dominates with Record in 200 Back

Commonwealth Games: Kaylee McKeown Dominates with Record in 200 Back The women’s 100 backstroke at the Commonwealth Games came down to the wire between Kaylee McKeown and Kylie Masse. The 200 back was a different matter altogether. There was no catching McKeown, who completed the backstroke double i...

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Tokyo Flashback: Bobby Finke Does it Again to Claim Distance Double

Tokyo Flashback: Bobby Finke Does it Again to Claim Distance Double One year has passed since the Olympic Games, delayed by a year due to COVID-19, unfolded in Tokyo. To celebrate what went down in the Japanese capital, Swimming World is revisiting the championship finals – each on their one-year an...

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Commonwealth Games: Kaylee McKeown Tops Kylie Masse in 100 Back Duel

Commonwealth Games: Kaylee McKeown Tops Kylie Masse in 100 Back Duel The battle of two of the world’s most prominent backstrokers did not disappoint Sunday, with scarcely a tenth of a second separating Kaylee McKeown and Kylie Masse. McKeown got to the wall first at the Commonwealth Games in Birming...

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Commonwealth Games: Emma McKeon Leads Another Aussie Sweep in 50 Free

Commonwealth Games: Emma McKeon Leads Another Aussie Sweep in 50 Free They did it in the 200 freestyle. They made a mockery of the 400 free relay. So what exactly was going to stand in the way of the Australian female sprint dominance in the 50 freestyle Sunday at the Commonwealth Games? Precisely n...

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Commonwealth Games: Lewis Clareburt Tips Chad le Clos in Tight 200 Fly

Commonwealth Games: Lewis Clareburt Tips Chad le Clos in Tight 200 Fly Chad le Clos promised after the morning prelims that the race would be “a humdinger.” He might have gotten more than he bargained for in the men’s 200 butterfly final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The South African led for the ...

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Commonwealth Games: Maggie Mac Neil Tops Emma McKeon in Epic 100 Fly

Commonwealth Games: Maggie Mac Neil Tops Emma McKeon in Epic 100 Fly A rematch of the women’s 100 butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games did not disappoint. Maggie Mac Neil came out on top again, as she did last summer in Tokyo, in an outstanding race, .02 ahead ...

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Commonwealth Games: Semifinals Recap - Aussies 1-2-3 in 50 Free

Commonwealth Games: Semifinals Recap – Aussies 1-2-3 in 50 Free The Australian sprint depth show’s latest tour stop is in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games. And it’s impressive as ever. Aussies took the top three spots in the semifinals of the women’s 50 freestyle on Saturday, with Shayna Jack l...