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Olympian Katie Hoff Set to Release 'Blueprint' Memoir

Katie Hoff had one of the most decorated careers in swimming history. It was a career filled with triumphs and devastation, joy and darkness — and finally, perspective. But after her career that included two Olympics, a world record and several American records, Hoff disappeared from the sport for s...

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Study: Zero Incidents of COVID-19 Infections at Indoor Pools

Study: Zero Incidents of COVID-19 Infections at Indoor Pools The New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance put together a study on the number of incidents and possible spread of COVID-19 in indoor pools in the state. New Jersey pools initially re-opened on July 2 and the NJSAA has been keeping track of the nu...

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Cullen Jones Named to USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors

The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones will join its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Jones was confirmed to the post during the November 20 USA Swimming Board of Directors meeting. He will fulfill the remaining two-year term of a recently ...

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Townley Haas Goes 1:40 in 200 Free to Down 10-Year-Old American Record

Townley Haas took down one the oldest American short-course records Sunday at the ISL Grand Final, going 1:40.49 in the 200 freestyle. The swim takes down Ryan Lochte’s record of 1:41.08, set in Dubai on Dec. 15, 2010. It’s one of the oldest records on the books for the U.S. Haas’ splits: 23.46, 25....

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Olivia Smoliga Hits 55.0 to set American Record in 100 Backstroke

Olivia Smoliga set an American record in the 100 backstroke in Day 2 of Sunday’s ISL Grand Final, winning the event in 55.04. Swimming for the Cali Condors, Smoliga went 55.04. It undercut her American record of 55.47 set at the 2018 Short-Course World Championships. Smoliga was 55.60 leading off th...

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ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 2: Cali Condors Out Front

ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 2: Cali Condors Out Front Behind a world record from Caeleb Dressel and the usual depth of scoring on the women's side to complement a wins by Lilly King and Beata Nelson, the Cali Condors are out front early in their quest to stay unbeaten and claim the ISL Grand Fin...

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ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 1: Energy Standard Out to Repeat

ISL Grand Final, Day 1, Session 1: Energy Standard Out to Repeat For the second straight season, the same four clubs are in the hunt at the ISL Grand Final. Just as in the International Swimming League’s first season, the title will be decided among the Cali Condors, Energy Standard, LA Current and ...

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Hope For a Water Polo Revival Springs Forth From Idaho

In a moment when water polo can use any positive news regarding COVID-19, a detailed report out of Idaho suggests that—when played in proper conditions—polo may be one of the safest indoor contact sports available to age group athletes. Mark Collingham, a former polo player for Washington State Univ...

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The Fifth Stroke: Dolphin Kick Drills That Can Improve Performance

The Fifth Stroke: Dolphin Kick Drills That Can Improve Performance By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern In recent years, we have consistently watched the sport of swimming develop and grow as we discover ways to become faster. One of the biggest discoveries is the importance of dolphin k...

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Emergence of Molly Hannis As Skins Weapon Vital to Cali Condors’ Rise

Emergence of Molly Hannis As Skins Weapon Vital to Cali Condors’ Rise In all five of their International Swimming League matches this season, the Cali Condors have won the women’s medley relay and chosen the stroke for the skins race. Four of those times, they’ve opted for breaststroke. The reason, ...