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Swimmers Prepare for Challenges of Olympic Postponement

The coronavirus pandemic had caused the world to go into a frenzy the last few weeks. Athletic events were being cancelled left and right. Facilities were closing down. Sports, what was once a form of escape during times of panic like these, was suddenly completely wiped away from our lives in a mat...

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YMCA Long Course Summer Nationals Cancelled

The YMCA has announced that they will be cancelling the long course summer championships that were set for this summer July 28 - August 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, the YMCA remains focused on supporting YMCAs and their communities thro...

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Abbey Weitzeil Among Finalists For AAU Sullivan Award

Cal senior Abbey Weitzeil has been named a finalist for the Sullivan Award presented each year to the top amateur athlete in the United States by the Amateur Athletic Union. Weitzeil is among ten finalists and you can vote here every day until March 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Swimmers Beata Nelson and Ry...

Florida Swimming and Diving to Rename Pool After Ann Marie Rogers

The University of Florida swimming and diving program’s home pool will now be named the Ann Marie Rogers Swimming and Diving Pool thanks to a million dollar gift from Florida swimming alumna Veronica Meinhard and her wife Kristina M. Johnson, the UF’s Board of Trustees approved on Thursday. Ann Mari...

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USA Swimming in Solidarity With IOC Postponement Decision

USA Swimming has submitted a statement after finding out the news that the International Olympic Committee will push back the Olympic Games to 2021 to ensure the safety of the entire world while the coronavirus pandemic causes events everywhere to be postponed or cancelled. Many athletes were unable...

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USA Swimming Calls Off TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis

Following the closure of the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana because of the coronavirus pandemic, USA Swimming will be unavailable to host the TYR Pro Swim Series that was originally set to be swum from May 6 - 9. Indianapolis marked the final stop of the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series, following p...

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Nathan Adrian Leading Fundraising For COVID-19 Relief

The shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic has caused athletes all around the world to step up and use their voice to help those in need. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Nathan Adrian stated that he was going to "donate a signed Speedo Racing Suit to Athletes for Relief as a way to help out in this chal...

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US Athletes Voice Their Support Over Olympic Postponement

Nearly 300 American athletes participated in a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) town hall meeting on Saturday. The two hour meeting followed calls from USA Swimming and USA Track & Field to advocate for postponing this summer's Olympic Games in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, whic...

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USOPC Responds to USA Swimming's "Postpone the Games" Message

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee issued a response to USA Swimming's call to postpone the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As of this writing, the Games are still on for a July 24 start in 127 days. Sarah Hirshland (USOPC CEO) and Susanne Lyons (USOPC Chair) issued the follo...