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Division III Midwest Conference Axes Winter Sports Season

The Midwest Conference announced Thursday that it will not sponsor league competition or championships for fall or winter sports in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving are among the affected sports, along with men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cr...

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Olympian Mark Tewksbury Appointed Companion of the Order of Canada

Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury was appointed Companion of the Order of Canada Friday, in recognition of his athletic and advocacy achievements. The honor is the highest level within the Order of Canada, bestowed to only 165 living Canadians at a time, honoring those who make the most extraordinary c...

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Time of Day ‘Strongly Affects’ Performance of Olympic Swimmers

A study by a Stanford postdoctoral fellow published last week finds that Olympic swimmers are more than a third of a second faster, on average, in the evening than in the morning. The study is titled, “Gold, silver or bronze: circadian variation strongly affects performance in Olympic athletes.” It ...

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Townley Haas Goes 1:40 in 200 Free to Down 10-Year-Old American Record

Townley Haas took down one the oldest American short-course records Sunday at the ISL Grand Final, going 1:40.49 in the 200 freestyle. The swim takes down Ryan Lochte’s record of 1:41.08, set in Dubai on Dec. 15, 2010. It’s one of the oldest records on the books for the U.S. Haas’ splits: 23.46, 25....

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Olivia Smoliga Hits 55.0 to set American Record in 100 Backstroke

Olivia Smoliga set an American record in the 100 backstroke in Day 2 of Sunday’s ISL Grand Final, winning the event in 55.04. Swimming for the Cali Condors, Smoliga went 55.04. It undercut her American record of 55.47 set at the 2018 Short-Course World Championships. Smoliga was 55.60 leading off th...

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ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 2: Cali Condors Out Front

ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 2: Cali Condors Out Front Behind a world record from Caeleb Dressel and the usual depth of scoring on the women's side to complement a wins by Lilly King and Beata Nelson, the Cali Condors are out front early in their quest to stay unbeaten and claim the ISL Grand Fin...

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ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 1: Energy Standard Out to Repeat

ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 1: Energy Standard Out to Repeat For the second straight season, the same four clubs are in the hunt at the ISL Grand Final. Just as in the International Swimming League’s first season, the title will be decided among the Cali Condors, Energy Standard, LA Current and ...

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Emergence of Molly Hannis As Skins Weapon Vital to Cali Condors’ Rise

Emergence of Molly Hannis As Skins Weapon Vital to Cali Condors’ Rise In all five of their International Swimming League matches this season, the Cali Condors have won the women’s medley relay and chosen the stroke for the skins race. Four of those times, they’ve opted for breaststroke. The reason, ...