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ISL Match Three Notes: Ryan Murphy Riding the Jackpot Current

ISL Match Three Notes: Ryan Murphy Riding the Jackpot Current The third week of the International Swimming League season marked the debuts of the league’s two expansion franchises, the Tokyo Frog Kings and Toronto Titans, and the new entries carried themselves in fine fashion at the Duna Arena in Bu...

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Tokyo Olympics Officials Tout Safety at COVID Screening Demonstration

Tokyo Olympics officials Wednesday offered demonstrations of some of its preventative measures for a competition in the world of COVID-19, hoping to assuage fears about next summer’s games. The organizers held the event at the Big Sight convention complex in Tokyo, home of the media center. Among th...

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Lia Neal Working for Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Swimming

Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley Working for Change in Swimming (From October's Swimming World Magazine) In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, elite swimmers Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley created Swimmers for Change to promote diversity and to make swimming a more inclusive sport and a more inclusive...

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Femke Heemskerk Tests Negative for COVID-19, Set to Join ISL Bubble

Energy Standard sprinter Femke Heemskerk missed the opening match of the 202o International Swimming League (ISL) season because of a positive COVID-19 test. On Monday, she tested negative and will begin the process of traveling to Budapest to rejoin her team in the ISL bubble. "results come back ne...

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ISL Match 2 Day 1 Notes: Who's Missing, and Who's Stepping Up

The comment from Rowdy Gaines, just after the 200 backstrokes at ISL Match 2, couldn’t have been more spot on. “We’re not knowledgeable about where everyone sits,” the commentator said, just after assumed favorite Katinka Hosszu was upset in the 200 back, fading to a distant fifth place. With the ra...

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ISL Day Two Notes: Cali Condors' Lilly King Puts On Dominant Show

ISL Day Two Notes: Cali Condors' Lilly King Puts On Dominant Show Following an eight-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has inflicted havoc around the world, the sight of global racing (in any format) was greatly desired by athletes, coaches, fans and the media. And that is exactly what...

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Adam Peaty Fueled By Dad Strength, Making Every Second Count

Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty says that becoming a father has given him a new perspective and clarity as he prepares to start his International Swimming League season with London Roar. Peaty and partner Eiri Munro became first-time parents when son George-Anderson was born last month...