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Olympics: Katie Ledecky, Ariarne Titmus Lined Up for 400 Free Duel

Olympics: Katie Ledecky, Ariarne Titmus Lined Up for 400 Free Duel The stage for the first battle between Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus is set. Both women won their heats in the 400 freestyle preliminaries at the Tokyo Olympics Sunday to earn spots in the top three in the final for Monday morning...

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Olympics: Yui Ohashi Supplies Home Country Joy with 400 IM Domination

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Yui Ohashi wears hers on her socks. A signature of the 25-year-old Japanese IMer at meets are socks adorned with the mascot of her hometown, Hikone, a magical white cat named Hikonyan. Sunday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Ohashi brought a dose ...

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Cory Booker Leads 14 U.S. Senators in Letter to FINA over Cap Ban

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) is leading a letter to FINA signed by 14 senators urging it to reverse its ban on caps designed for natural Black hair in competition. The letter, posted this week, was sent to FINA president Husain Al-Musallam. It was also signed by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Il...

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Andrew Nguyen Named Scottsdale Aquatic Club Head Coach

One of Arizona’s most celebrated swim clubs, Scottsdale Aquatic Club (SAC), is pleased to announce Andrew Nguyen as the new Head Coach & CEO and will begin his role on August 16th. This decision comes after the current head coach, Kevin Zacher, announced his acceptance as head coach at the Santa Cla...

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Olympic Gold Medalist Kathleen Baker Announces Engagement

Kathleen Baker, 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the medley relay, and former world record holder, announced her engagement. Baker, 23, made the announcement on social media, posting, "WOAH WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!! Love me some Sean." She posted pictures from the coast in her home state of North Carol...

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As Veteran Leader, Chase Kalisz Eager to Make Second Olympics Count

As Veteran Leader, Chase Kalisz Eager to Make Second Olympics Count Chase Kalisz was 14 or 15 years old, kicking his way through a set at North Baltimore Aquatic Club and chatting with Michael Phelps. It was after the Beijing Olympics, and the precocious young IMer was picking Phelps’ brain for anyt...

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The Righties and Lefties of Team USA

During the 2021 USA Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, each athlete signed a drum to signify becoming an official member of the Tokyo Olympic Team. While watching this monumental moment, some may have just considered this a right of passage. But Swimming World was curious to investigate:  H...