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U.S. Paralympics Swimming Names John Payne Head Coach for Paris

U.S. Paralympics Swimming Names John Payne Head Coach for Paris U.S. Paralympics Swimming on Monday named John Payne the head coach for the team at the Paralympics in Paris this summer. Payne is currently the associate head coach of the TAC Titans. He’s been involved with the national team in variou...

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Canada Nominates 20 Swimmers to 2024 Paralympics

Canada Nominates 20 Swimmers to 2024 Paralympics Canada on Sunday announced its list of 20 nominations for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. The swimmers qualified in part thanks to their performances at the 2024 Canadian Trials in Toronto this week. Swimming in Paris will begin Aug. 29. All nomination...

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11-Time Paralympic Champion Sophie Pascoe To Miss Paris Paralympics

11-Time Paralympic Champion Sophie Pascoe To Miss Paris Paralympics New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe, an 11-time Paralympic champion, will miss the Paralympics in Paris this summer after giving birth to a child. Pascoe announced the birth of a son with her partner in April. This week, she announced that ...

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Passages: Joana Neves, Brazilian Paralympic Medalist, Age 37

Passages: Joana Neves, Brazilian Paralympic Medalist, Age 37 Joana Neves, a Brazilian swimmer who won five medals over the last three Paralympic Games, died on March 18. She was 37 years old. Her passing was confirmed by SADEF RN, her club in Brazil. Neves, full name Joana Maria Jaciara da Silva Nev...

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Speedo Signs Paralympic Medalist Ahalya Lettenberger

Speedo Signs Paralympic Medalist Ahalya Lettenberger American Paralympic silver medalists Ahalya Lettenberger has joined Speedo, the company announced on Wednesday. Lettenberger, 22, won silver in the SM7 200 individual medley at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021. She’s a three-time World Championship m...

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Swimming Canada’s Wayne Lomas to Step Down After Paralympics Trials

Swimming Canada’s Wayne Lomas to Step Down After Paralympics Trials Wayne Lomas, the associate high performance director of Swimming Canada’s Paralympic program, will step down after the country’s trials meet. Swimming Canada made the announcement on Friday. Lomas, who joined the organization in 201...

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U.S. Paralympic Championships: Noah Jaffe Crowned Swimmer of the Meet

U.S. Paralympic Championships: Noah Jaffe Crowned Swimmer of the Meet Noah Jaffe was crowned swimmer of the meet at the U.S. Paralympic Championships on Sunday in Orlando, wrapping up the three-day event. Jaffe tallied 7,913 points to win the award at the Rosen Aquatic Center. The S8 swimmer from Ca...

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Simone Barlaam Wins Best Male Summer Athlete at First Para Sport Awards

Simone Barlaam Wins Best Male Summer Athlete at First Para Sport Awards   Italian para swimmer Simone Barlaam was named the best male summer sports athlete at the inaugural Para Sport Awards on Wednesday. Barlaam’s international coach, Riccardo Vernole, was also named the best coach at the awards, h...

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U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials Set for June 27-29 in Minneapolis

U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials Set for June 27-29 in Minneapolis The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Monday set dates and sites for the 2024 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials. They’ll be held June 27-29 in Minneapolis. Swimming trials return to the University of Minnesota’...

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Simone Barlaam Goes 5-for-5 with World Record to Wrap Para Worlds

Simone Barlaam Goes 5-for-5 with World Record to Wrap Para Worlds Italy’s Simone Barlaam made it 5-for-5 in individual events with a world record on the final day of the 2023 Para Swimming World Championships in Manchester, England. Barlaam clocked in at 23.96 seconds to win the men’s S9 50 butterfl...

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Mykhailo Serbin, Aussie Relay Set World Records on Day 6 of Para Worlds

Mykhailo Serbin, Aussie Relay Set World Records on Day 6 of Para Worlds Ukraine’s Mykhailo Serbin and the Australian S14 mixed medley relay set world records Saturday on the sixth and penultimate day of the World Para Swimming Championships in Manchester, England. Serbin went 1:06.01 to win the men’...