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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Reveals Mental Health Taskforce

The United States Olympics and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Friday announced a Mental Health Taskforce to support Team USA athletes. The 13-member body includes three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt and USA Swimming sports medicine and science director Keenan Robinson. The group was organized in Febru...

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Kieran Smith Hopes Stellar Sophomore Year Is Just The Beginning

Kieran Smith's breakout sophomore year is a sign of bigger things to come for the Ridgefield, Connecticut native. When the NCAA cancelled its winter championships last month due to the coronavirus that has affected the entire world, it was a huge blow to all involved. Coaches and athletes would miss...

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USA Diving Formally Postpones Olympic Team Trials

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials were postponed by USA Diving, the organization announced Wednesday. The decision was mostly a formality after Tuesday’s announcement that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed to at least the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. New dates for the event at the I...

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USA Diving Announces Adoption of Rewritten Bylaws

USA Diving on Wednesday announced that its board of directors adopted new bylaws, effective March 15, 2020. Per a USA Diving statement, “bylaws were completely rewritten to bring USA Diving up to date with best practices in nonprofit governance, with assistance and feedback from various stakeholders...

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USOPC Responds to USA Swimming's "Postpone the Games" Message

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee issued a response to USA Swimming's call to postpone the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As of this writing, the Games are still on for a July 24 start in 127 days. Sarah Hirshland (USOPC CEO) and Susanne Lyons (USOPC Chair) issued the follo...

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Toronto Titans Add Kayla Sanchez, Michael Chadwick to Roster

The Toronto Titans, the newest International Swimming League franchise, have added their second and third signings in Canadian Kayla Sanchez and American Michael Chadwick. Sanchez, a native of Scarborough, Ontario, competed for Energy Standard last year. She was part of Canada’s stellar 2017 World J...

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Great Races: 1976 US Olympic Trials Men’s 400-Meter Freestyle

By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley Great races are made of great racers.  Great racers start out with a dream.  That dream becomes reality through limitless training, never-ending miles, demanding coaches, and bone-a...