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Hope Floats Foundation Launches Fitz Scholars Fund for Water Safety

The Hope Floats Foundation and the family of the late Fitz Alexander Campbell Thomas have launched the Fitz Scholars Fund to expand access to potentially life-saving swimming instruction. The fund is named after Fitz Thomas, a 16-year-old who drowned in the Potomac River in Leesburg, Va., on June 4....

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Open Water Olympian Haley Anderson to Join Cali Condors of ISL

3-time Open water Olympian Haley Anderson will be making her International Swimming League debut this year with the Cali Condors, the team announced Friday. Anderson, who won the silver medal in the 10K at the 2012 Olympic Games, will be a member of a stacked Condors team that boasted the top women'...

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Wagner College to Add Men’s Swimming and Diving at Varsity Level

Wagner College announced Wednesday that it will add men’s swimming and diving as its 26th intercollegiate varsity sport. The Seahawks will begin competition in the 2021-22 season as a member of the Northeast Conference, which last week announced it will begin sponsoring men’s swimming and diving as ...

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Remembering John Ferris, Olympic Medalist and Man of the World

Remembering John Ferris, Olympic Medalist and Man of the World By Robert Coe John Ferris (Stanford University Class of ’73) passed away from cancer in Walnut Creek, California on September 13, 2020. He entered college as the world-record holder in the 200-meter butterfly, set at the World University...

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Raena Eldridge, Asia Seidt Among Finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year

Texas A&M swimmer Raena Eldridge and Kentucky’s Asia Seidt were announced Thursday among the top 30 honorees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Texas diver Alison Gibson and Washington & Lee swimmer Emily Hageboeck also made the cut of the final 30, selected from a list of 605 school nominees and...

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Matt Grevers: Age Not Slowing Down Olympic Champion

Matt Grevers: Age Not Slowing Down Olympic Champion (From September issue of Swimming World Magazine) One day, Matt Grevers will stand in front of a ballroom filled with the biggest names in the history of the sport. His family and friends will look on, too, as he delivers a speech accepting inducti...

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Passages: Two-Time Olympic Medalist John Ferris Dies at 71

Passages: Two-Time Olympic Medalist John Ferris Dies at 71 A two-time medalist at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, John Ferris died over the weekend at the age of 71 following a battle with lung cancer. A member of a highly successful swimming family, along with sisters Carolyn and Joan, Ferri...