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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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Paralympian Jessica Long Talks about Healing, Forgiveness in New Film

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long’s journey to 23 medals and three ESPY awards involved a lot of pain, from the physical to the emotional. A new short film released Wednesday by I Am Second details Long’s struggles toward forming her identity as a person beyond being a top swimmer. Long, born with fib...

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Donate to Morgan Stickney's GoFundMe to Receive a Second Amputation

The family of paralympic hopeful Morgan Stickney is asking for GoFundMe donations as she is facing a second amputation on October 8. Stickney suffered a staph infection in her foot that never healed and she was forced to undergo a below-the-knee amputation on May 14, 2018. She made the best of her s...

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USOPC Announces 2019 Parapan American Swimming Team

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced the U.S. Parapan American Swimming and all sports teams that will compete at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019 from Aug. 23 – Sept. 1 in Peru. The U.S. roster is comprised of 159 men and 98 women, and includes six guides and pilots....

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9 Unique Experiences as the Sibling of a Paralympian

By Molly Griswold, Swimming World College Intern. Daily annoyances, inside jokes, rivalries and closet raids are typical occurrences when you live with siblings. Even when your brother or sister is a Paralympian, the bond you have as siblings is the same as any other. He or she just happens to be a ...

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U.S. Paralympics Swimming Announces 2019 World Championships Team

U.S. Paralympics Swimming today announced its roster of 17 athletes who will represent Team USA at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London from Sept. 9-15. The team, which is comprised of 14 women and 3 men, includes 11 Paralympians and seven defending world champions. “We’re excited to...

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New Zealand Para Swimming Announces 2019 World Championships Team

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of the New Zealand Para Swimming Team to compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships (London, England) from 9 – 15 September. The team of 7 Para swimmers was announced in front of elated swimming fans at the NZ Open Champio...