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Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt

Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt By McClain Hermes, Swimming World Intern When I began swimming at the age of four, I told my parents that I wanted to go to the Olympics. As I grew older, my eyesight slowly began to deteriorate. At the age of eight, I had several eye surgeri...

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Are There Too Many Events in Olympic Swimming?

Of the three new Olympic swimming events added to the program in 2017, none will draw more attention at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics than the women’s 1500 free, largely because of the woman who won the race at three straight World Championships, including by almost 15 seconds in 2015 and then more than 1...

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Mel Marshall says that creating independent athletes is paramount for a coach if they are to succeed on the biggest stage of all. Marshall has coached Adam Peaty to Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth gold with the Briton having taken the 100m breaststroke into new waters. The double Olympian ...

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Farida Osman Part of Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30

Farida Osman has been honored by Forbes Middle East as one of the 30 most influential people from the Middle East under the age of 30. "Thank you @forbesmiddleeast for featuring me alongside such inspiring group of men and women," Osman posted on Instagram. Forbes posted this: "Farida Osman is a pro...

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The Emergence of Eric the Eel as a Folk Hero of Sorts (Video Included)

The Emergence of Eric the Eel In Swimming Lore (Video Included) It's been 20 years since Eric Mousambani, from Equatorial Guinea, entered Olympic waters and doubt emerged as to whether he would need to be saved. Here is the piece that Craig Lord wrote for Swimming World at the 2000 Olympic Games in ...

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When Jim and Jonty Chased Sub-50: A Unique Summer Pursuit

When Jim and Jonty Chased Sub-50: A Unique Summer Pursuit (Swimming World Magazine - Sept. Issue) The most iconic barrier-breaking performance in sports history is not difficult to decipher. It is the 3:59.4 mile run by Great Britain’s Roger Bannister in 1954, marking the first time the four-minute ...

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Swimming Not On Proposed List Of Sports At 2023 European Games

The preliminary list of sports for the 2023 European Games in Poland has been published with swimming noticeable by its absence. Artistic swimming is set to make an appearance at the competition in Krakow-Małopolska in three years' time but there will be no pool competition or diving. Neither will t...

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Ippei Watanabe Hits Smooth 2:09 200 Breast in Japan

Former 200 breaststroke world record holder Ippei Watanabe raced in Saitama this weekend, putting up a 2:09.89 in the 200 breaststroke. The time was not far off his season best of 2:08.40, which he swam in January at the FINA Champions Series in China. Watanabe won the last two bronze medals in the ...

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Who Is Out? Numerous Big Names Bypassing Second Season of ISL

Who Is Out? Numerous Big Names Bypassing Second Season of ISL As the International Swimming League announced its participants for the second season, there were some notable big names missing from the league's roster. There are still uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting much of th...

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ISL Expansion Teams Toronto Titans, Tokyo Frog Kings Reveal Rosters

ISL Expansion Teams Toronto Titans, Tokyo Frog Kings Reveal Inaugural Rosters The success of the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) season propelled the league to add two new teams for its second season, increasing its international reach into Canada and Japan. Wednesday’s kickoff press c...