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A Tale Of Two Coaches Across The Pond In A Time Of Pandemic 

Craig Lord invited George Block, the head of the World Swimming Coaches Association, to comment on that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant to coaches as well as swimmers. Over a week, here is how that narrative developed with our partners in a time of pandemic, Nuoto.com and its...

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Albiero Father-Son Bond Growing Through Good Times and Tough Times

After the cancellation of the NCAA swimming championships because of the coronavirus pandemic, college teams are leaning on each other like families. At Louisville, that is especially the case as coach Arthur Albiero and swimmer Nicolas Albiero bring a unique father-son relationship to the team. “It...

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Louise Hansson Got Best of Both Worlds From College Swimming

Swedish swimmer Louise Hansson never envisioned herself swimming in college in the United States. But as she prepares for this month’s women’s NCAAs, the University of Southern California senior says that moving to the U.S. was the best thing she’s ever done. At her first Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,...

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Takeoff to Tokyo: Night Australia Strummed Up Epic Relay Performance

Takeoff to Tokyo More than 17,000 passionate Australian fans stood and yelled, anticipating a moment their country had long envisioned. The Sydney Aquatic Center was the focal point of the 2000 Olympic Games, and as the first night of competition came to an end, those who filled the stands in this s...

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Great Races: 1976 US Olympic Trials Men’s 400-Meter Freestyle

By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley Great races are made of great racers.  Great racers start out with a dream.  That dream becomes reality through limitless training, never-ending miles, demanding coaches, and bone-a...

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Siobhan Haughey Focused on Tokyo After Rise to World's Elite

Siobhan Haughey is in a unique position as a swimmer during this week of chaos that the coronavirus has wreaked on the world. While many of her friends and training partners had their NCAA Championships taken away, Haughey graduated last year. While others are training for an Olympic trials, Haughey...

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Sophie Hansson Aims for Another Breakout at NCAAs for NC State

Sophie Hansson looked on as her sister, Louise Hansson, claimed two NCAA championships, turning heads with her stunning performances. But she wasn't the only Hansson to put together stunning performances at the NCAA championships. Sophie Hansson was just a freshman and finished third in both breasts...