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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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How Many Clubs Are Active? World Swim Status Report Tracking Numbers

An effort to map the effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on swimming around the world is underway via the World Swim Status Report. The effort, launched by trainingstudy.com, asks swim clubs at various levels of the sport to report how affected they have been by the pandemic restrictions via a two-minute o...

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Swimming Canada Releases ‘Return to Swimming’ Resource Guide

Swimming Canada Friday unveiled a Return to Swimming Resource Document, a 22-page guide to getting swimmers back in the water and restarting competition. The objective is to get Canadian aquatic athletes back in the water safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. It sets out a step-wise return according ...

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Matt Grevers Shifts Focus to Family, Then Shot at 2021 Olympic Team

Matt Grevers had been training harder than ever trying to make one more push at an Olympic team. The four-time Olympic gold medalist made the U.S. Olympic team in 2008 and 2012, but barely missed the team in 2016. Now at age 35, with the Olympics being postponed a year because of the coronavirus, Gr...

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CG Sports Network Weekly Trivia: How Well Do You Know Swimming?

Weekly CG Sports Network webinar trivia coming at you! Think you know swimming? Or at least pay attention well enough during the CG Sports Network live webinars? Test your knowledge here! Weekly webinar trivia coming at you! Check out SwimmingWorld on Facebook for answers on the live stream of The C...

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More States Reopen Pools, but Confusion, Hesitance Still Linger

In many states, the question of how and when to reopen swimming pools is becoming clearer. But the issue remains up in the air elsewhere, especially on the coasts. One enduring point of contention as swimming stakeholders have pushed for pool reopening is the issue of how to classify pools. That was...

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Greensboro Aquatic Center Sets June 1 for Limited Reopening

Greensboro Aquatic Center will reopen on a limited bases next Monday, June 1, bringing back online one of the nation’s biggest aquatic facilities. The opening will be under conditions, with training limited to small groups and walk-ins not allowed at the four-pool complex. The opening will proceed a...

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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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Holly Hills Pool in Tennessee Raising Funds to Rebuild after Tornado

As swim clubs across the U.S. struggle to reopen this summer thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, one in Tennessee is faced with having to quite literally rebuild. A deadly line of tornadoes that swept through the South in April counts among its damage the Holly Hills Pool in Brainerd, Tennessee, and...

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Champion's Mojo: Digging Deep with Olympian Katie Hoff

Katie Hoff (Champion's Mojo Podcast) Katie Hoff changed swimming endorsements, signing a 10-year sponsorship deal with Speedo, the longest deal ever signed at the time, and forfeited her NCAA eligibility in 2006. She is a former world and American-record holder, and won three Olympic medals, includi...