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Olympic Dreams: Assembling History's Greatest Men's Medley Relays

Olympic Dreams: Assembling History's Greatest Men's Medley Relays The countdown to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, albeit delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, is under the 100-day mark. In three months, the cauldron will be lit, kicking off more than two weeks of competition, including nine days of swimmin...

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How the Tsar, Alexander Popov, Claimed the Sprint Throne

How the Tsar, Alexander Popov, Claimed the Sprint Throne He knew how to play the all-important mental game of high-level sports with the skill of a chess master. Every move was calculated. As Alexander Popov scanned the ready room before a major race, it was not unusual for the Russian star to chat ...

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USAS Reflects on Dale Neuburger Being Appointed to FINA Treasurer Post

United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) congratulates Dale Neuburger on his recent appointment by the FINA Bureau to serve as FINA Treasurer, following the resignation of Pipat Paniangvait who had served in this position since 2009. “I am very pleased that Dale Neuburger will serve in this important rol...

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World Record Setter Akihiro Yamaguchi Announces Retirement

Akihiro Yamaguchi, the Japanese breaststroker who held the world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke for more than four years, announced his retirement from the sport. Yamaguchi announced his retirement via Instagram, posting a picture with several members of the Japanese national team – Kats...

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International Swimming League Announces Draft For Season Three

The International Swimming League (ISL) has announced that Season 3 will include a swimmer draft as the league aims for more competition. The draft will include a list of athletes retained by their original teams and what spots will be open for free-agent-style swimmers and new additions to...

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An Olympic Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay Showdown: Russia vs. USA

An Olympic Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay Showdown: Russia vs. USA The United States has been on a tear in the men’s 400 freestyle relay in recent years. After taking gold at the 2016 Olympic Games, the U.S. followed that performance up with gold at both the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. Led by 100 ...