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Ron Aitken, Todd DeSorbo, Nathan Manley Earn USOPC Coaching Honors

Ron Aitken, Todd DeSorbo, Nathan Manley Earn USOPC Coaching Honors Swim coaches Ron Aitken, Todd DeSorbo and Nathan Manley were recognized by the USOPC on Wednesday as coaches of the year for 2021. Manley was named the Paralympic Coach of the Year. Aitken was recognized as the Developmental Coach of...

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Lawrence Sapp: Making History One Stroke At A Time

Lawrence Sapp: Making History One Stroke At A Time By Sadie Jones, Swimming World Intern Lawrence Sapp is a lifelong swimmer who grew up in Waldorf, Maryland with his mother, father, and two siblings. He competed for coach Jeff King at Nation's Capital Swim Club’s Alexandria location for many years ...

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Mallory Weggemann Memoir Limitless Optioned for Film

Mallory Weggemann Memoir Limitless Optioned for Film Morning Moon Productions announced today that the company has optioned the rights to Mallory Weggemann’s memoir Limitless. Morning Moon plans to adapt the book into a narrative film showcasing Weggemann’s extraordinary journey to becoming...

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Australian Paul Bird Among Four Awarded Paralympic Order by IPC

Australian Paul Bird Among Four Awarded Paralympic Order by IPC Australian paralympic swimmer Paul Bird is among four new recipients of the Paralympic Order, as bestowed by the International Paralympic Committee on Friday. Bird competed at the 1980 and 1984 Paralympics. He’s also been an athletics a...

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Four-Time British Paralympian Stephanie Millward Announced Retirement

Four-Time British Paralympian Stephanie Millward Announced Retirement Stephanie Millward, who qualified for her fourth Paralympic Games in Tokyo, has announced her retirement after more than a decade atop the sport. Millward, 40, made her debut at the 2008 Paralympics. Though she didn’t medal in Bei...

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Paralympic Champion Ellie Robinson Announces Retirement

Paralympic Champion Ellie Robinson Announces Retirement British Paralympic gold medalist Ellie Robinson has announced her retirement from swimming after the Tokyo Games. Robinson, 20, won the women’s S6 butterfly gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 at just age 15. She added a bronze medal in t...

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Ellie Simmonds, British Paralympic Champion, Announces Retirement

Five-time Paralympic champion and British Para-Swimming legend Ellie Simmonds has announced her retirement from competition following Tokyo 2020. Simmonds has become a household name in British sport during a glittering 15-year career, which included four Paralympic Games and a quintet of titles on ...

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Tokyo Paralympics: China, RPC Top Final Swimming Medals Table

China and the Russian Paralympic Committee finished atop the medal table at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The overall medal race easily belonged to the Chinese juggernaut, with 19 goals, 19 silvers and 18 bronze medals, the most in each category. It took home 56 total medals. That fits with the overal...