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Swimming Canada Nominates Final Four to Tokyo Paralympic Team

Swimming Canada on Thursday announced the final four swimmers nominated to its delegation for the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Nicholas Bennett, Matthew Cabraja, Tammy Cunnington and Angel Marina will fill the final four spots on Canada’s roster. “Nicholas, Matthew, Tammy and Angela along with th...

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10 Things a Guide Dog Thinks During Swim Practice

10 Things a Guide Dog Thinks During Swim Practice Hi, my name is Blake The Guide Dog. My mom is McClain Hermes and her eyes do not work very well. That’s why I am here. I am her eyes and I guide her around trying not to run her into things. She does this thing called swimming and, apparently, she’s ...

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Remembering Dual-Sport Paralympian Curtis Lovejoy

Remembering Dual-Sport Paralympian Curtis Lovejoy The man. The myth. The legend. An inspiration to all. Curtis Lovejoy, or better known as “C-Love,” a five-time Paralympian and dual-sport athlete recently passed away at 63 years old. Only weeks after retiring from Paralympic swimming and fencing, Lo...

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Mallory Weggemann Details Resilient Journey in 'Limitless' Memoir

Mallory Weggemann has proved to be one of the most inspirational figures in the sport of swimming. It isn’t because of her triumphs, but how she has fought back after tragedy. Weggemann is sharing her entire journey in a new memoir titled “Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience,” which was rele...

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Paralympic Superstar Alice Tai Signs With Speedo

Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has today announced the signing of British Paralympic swimmer Alice Tai MBE. Tai, who competes in the SB8, SM8 and S8 categories, is a champion at Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth level and will look to add to her already stellar caree...

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Jessica Long Ad a Feel-Good Moment of Super Bowl

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long's Super Bowl ad for Toyota was the emotional feel-good ad of Super Bowl Sunday. The ad tracks Long’s amazing journey, from adoption from an orphanage in Russia to her career as a 23-time Paralympic medalist and 13-time Paralympic gold medalist. She’s one of the most r...

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Paralympic Swimmer Jessica Long the Subject of Toyota Super Bowl Ad

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long is the star of a Super Bowl Ad for Toyota, which the company released Wednesday. The ad tracks Long’s amazing journey, from adoption from an orphanage in Russia to her career as a 23-time Paralympic medalist and 13-time Paralympic gold medalist. She’s one of the most ...

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7 Athletes Reflect On National Girls & Women In Sports Day

7 Athletes Reflect on National Girls & Women In Sports Day Wednesday, February 3rd is the 35th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). It is a day to acknowledge and inspire girls and women to build confidence in themselves and to realize their full potential in their sport. Today Sw...

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How Do Blind Swimmers Know When To Flip at the Wall? (VIDEO)

Paralympian and journalism intern, McClain Hermes, shares exclusively with Swimming World some of her methods of doing a flip turn at the wall. As a blind swimmer, Hermes has found freedom in swimming. She even fulfilled her dreams of competing at the pinnacle of success. At just fifteen years old, ...