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USA Swimming Announces 2025 Domestic Events Schedule

USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, today announced the dates for its domestic competitions for the 2025 calendar year. Some locations are still being finalized and will be announced in the coming months. The event schedule features Open Water Nationals and Junior .....

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Michael Phelps Named No. 1 Athlete of Century By ESPN; Ledecky 15th

Olympic champion and record holder Michael Phelps has been named the No.1 athlete of the past 25 years by ESPN. The sports network released its decision in a video. Phelps became a household name when he won a record eight Olympic gold medals in 2008 in Beijing. In his career, his is a five-time Oly...

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ASCA Announces Top 10 Age Group Coaches of the Year

ASCA Announces Top 10 Age Group Coaches of the Year The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and Fitter & Faster Swim Camps are pleased to announce the Top 10 age group coaches for 2024. Congratulations to the following outstanding coaches (in alphabetical order): Name Club Joe Finke Saint P...

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Paris Open Water Prep Differs for Mariah Denigan, Katie Grimes

Paris Open Water Prep Differs for Mariah Denigan, Katie Grimes Mariah Denigan likes to joke with her teammates that the 1500 freestyle in the pool feels like a sprint. She omitted, perhaps strategically, her teammates’ response to that. But when it came to U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis last mo...

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Olympic Captains Named for US Swimming Team in Paris

USA Swimming has announced its four captains for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Katie Ledecky and Abbey Weitzeil were selected as the women's team's captains, while Ryan Murphy and Nic Fink were tabbed as captains for the men's team, USA Swimming announced. Ledecky is headed to her fourth Olympics. She qu...

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Olympics: Team USA Announced by USOPC for All Sports - 592 Athletes

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) today announced the 592-member 2024 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024. The Opening Ceremony will take place Friday, July 26, with competition beginning Wednesday, July 24 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 1...

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How Kaitlin Sandeno Has Had an Effect on Swimming Beyond the Pool

The Kaitlin Sandeno Effect on Trials & Swimming Goes Beyond the Pool Kaitlin Sandeno has been around the sport of swimming for almost her entire life.  Sandeno, a two-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medalist, is a model of everything that USA Swimming represents; someone who has achieved excelle...

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Allison Schmitt Keeping Busy as Advocate for Women's Sports

Allison Schmitt is a mainstay around the pool deck at big events, but after making four Olympic teams, she was at Lucas Oil Stadium in a different capacity. "I love the adrenaline and the lights and the swimmers in the water," Schmitt said. "It brings back so many emotions." The Olympic gold medalis...

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Isabelle Odgers Basks in First Olympic Trials Final Experience

Isabelle Odgers walked out to the thunderous applause of an Olympic Trials final. The former All-American at USC and former Swimming World intern had never experienced a race of quite that magnitude. But there she was walking out for the final of the 200 breaststroke with a chance of making an Olymp...

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ASCA and Fitter & Faster Release 2024 Top 50 Age Group Coaches

The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and Fitter & Faster are pleased to announce the Top 50 Age Group Coaches of the Year for 2024. The results were compiled using the USA Swimming Power Points of the top ranked 11-14 year-old swimmers for the 2023 Long Course season and 2023-24 Short Co...

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How Lilla Bognar Nearly Pulled Off Medley Stunner at Olympic Trials

How Lilla Bognar Nearly Pulled Off Medley Stunner at Olympic Trials With two lengths remaining in an Olympic Trials final, Lilla Bognar was sticking stubbornly close to the favorites. Katie Grimes and Emma Weyant had both captured international medals in the women's 400 IM, but this 17-year-old from...

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Her Confidence Booming, Regan Smith Ready to Take On the World

Her Confidence Booming, Regan Smith Ready to Take On the World A joyous Regan Smith climbed out of the pool, a smile radiating pride, bliss and relief stressed across her face, and she raised her arms to an adoring crowd. For the first time in five years, since she was a 17-year-old breakout star wh...

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Abbey Weitzeil's 2024 Includes Olympics, a Wedding and More Cowbell

Abbey Weitzeil's 2024 Includes Olympics, a Wedding and More Cowbell Abbey Weitzeil knew 2024 was going to be a year she would never forget. She made sure of it - twice. She set a September wedding date with fiancé Michael Jensen - late enough for some last-minute planning after the second big event ...