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Southern Zone Athlete Representatives Issue COVID-19 Statement

The Southern Zone Athletes' Commission has issued a statement regarding the current status of the coronavirus in the United States. USA Swimming's Southern Zone consists of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, West Virginia, Georgia, North & South Carolina and Florida. Two of...

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Phoenix Swimmer Henry Palmer Finishes Santa Barbara Channel Swim

In one of the first sanctioned marathon swims since the falling of COVID-19 restrictions, Henry Palmer completed a swim across the Santa Barbara Channel this week. Palmer finished the swim from Oxnard, Calif., to Anacapa Island in six and a half hours. He covered 14.3 miles in what was originally pl...

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Could Central Florida YMCA Team Cuts Generate a Ripple Effect?

When news broke on Thursday that the YMCA of Central Florida was eliminating its competitive aquatic sports program at 22 locations, reactions were swift. Some individuals floated the idea that the decision was using COVID-19 as a shield to make the unpopular cuts. Others were angered that their chi...

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TYR Sport Reveals Venzo Genesis USA; Enter to Win Giveaway

TYR Sport is proud to reveal the new TYR Venzo Genesis USA technical suit. To celebrate the launch of the new patriotic print, the American brand will be giving away a TYR Venzo Genesis USA to one lucky winner. Head to Swimming World’s instagram to find out how you can enter to win! About the TYR Ve...

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A Look at Early U.S. Olympic Trials Development

In 2020, we’re missing out on one of the fastest and most exciting meets in the sport of swimming: The U.S. Olympic Trials.  The history of this meet reveals an interesting progression of events as they were included in the Olympics, and gives insight into the history of the sport of swimming.  Look...