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Dean Farris to Return to Harvard This Fall After Olympic Redshirt

Harvard's Dean Farris will be back in Cambridge this fall after taking an Olympic redshirt year that was disrupted by the COVID-19 cancellations. Farris, who was training down in Austin, Texas this past season under legendary coach Eddie Reese, will be swimming for Harvard this coming season in what...

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Who May Benefit From Postponement of the Olympic Games? (Part II)

Who could really benefit from the Olympic Games postponement to 2021? When the Olympic Games got pushed back a year, there was a huge sigh of relief for many athletes who were struggling to find adequate training locations to be at their best this year. So with the Games moved to 2021, that provides...

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Matt Grevers Wins ESPN Peloton Show Over NBA Player Gordon Hayward

Even with no swim meets going on, Matt Grevers was still competing - and winning. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 backstroke participated in ESPN's Peloton Show on Saturday against other professional athletes including basketball player Gordon Hayward and golfer Rory McIlroy. Grevers won t...

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Which Athletes Might Benefit From the Olympics Postponement?

Who could really benefit from the Olympic Games postponement to 2021? When the Olympic Games got pushed back a year, there was a huge sigh of relief for many athletes who were struggling to find adequate training locations to be at their best this year. So with the Games moved to 2021, that leaves a...

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Russian National Swim Team Returns to Pool Training in Kazan

Earlier this week, members of the Russian National Swim Team returned to pool training in Kazan where elite athletes were allowed to train in compliance with a number of restrictive measures. Since March, athletes have not had the opportunity to train in the pool due to the coronavirus pandemic. [ca...

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Greg Louganis, Joey Cifelli Guest Star on ABC Game Show

Legendary Olympic diver Greg Louganis will star in ABC's game show Holey Moley II: The Sequel alongside "The Bachelor's" Chris Harrison as the 13-episode extreme mini-golf competition series returned to ABC on Thursday, May 21. Per ABC, the sophomore season will “showcase self-proclaimed mini-golf l...

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Passages: Masters Hall of Fame Swimmer Frank Piemme Passes Away at 95

Masters Hall of Fame Swimmer Frank Piemme passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at age 95. He was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2004. Below is his bio from when he was inducted. [caption id="attachment_433665" align="alignleft" width="350"] Frank Piemme. Photo Court...

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NCAA Qualifier Kristen Stege to Transfer to Tennessee

NCAA qualifier Kristen Stege of East Carolina has decided to transfer to the University of Tennessee, she announced in March shortly after the season ended. Stege, primarily a distance freestyler, will be joining a strong Tennessee squad that was seeded to finish second at NCAAs this season, which w...

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Natalie Coughlin Announces Second Baby on the Way

Three-time Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin announced on Wednesday she was expecting a second child. Coughlin, 37, gave birth to a baby girl in October 2018, and announced today that her baby will girl will be upgraded to a big sister. Coughlin last raced at the International Swimming League this pa...

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Paralympic Medalist Lewis White Officially Retires

Rio 2016 medallist Lewis White has announced his retirement from para-swimming after a short but highly successful international career. White, who hails from Norwich, took up swimming at the age of 10, progressing to become a star in the S9 category. After winning a pair of silver medals at the Eur...

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Daniel Murphy to Lead Wheeling Swimming and Diving

Wheeling University has appointed Nova Southeastern University Assistant Coach and five-time All-American Daniel Murphy to lead its men's and women's swimming programs. Murphy spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Sharks working primarily with IM and distance groups. During his...