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Tough On Drugs!

Organizers of the 1998 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September, are taking a rather tough stand on illegal drugs. Any athlete caught in the possession

Michelle Smith: BUSTED!!

Michelle Smith, the controversial Irish swimmer who was hailed as Ireland’s greatest sports hero when she won three gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, faces a possible suspension after

Andrea Hayes

Swimming World has learned that Andrea Hayes Dickson (1988 US Olympian in the 200m backstroke) and husband Kent welcomed their daughter, Hannah Lynn, born on Nov. 26, 1997.

Counsilman Scholarship

The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) has announced a scholarship in the name of Doc and Marge Counsilman. The scholarship honors Doc Counsilman, perhaps the seminal figure in coaching in

Unusual Triple

Moldova’s Sergei Mariniuk, who has long trained at the Santa Clara Swim Club, swam a rare – if not unique – program of events at the World Championships in Perth.

Coach Schmidt Dies

On Feb. 3, William E. Schmidt, longtime coach of York YMCA in Pennsylvania, passed away at the age of 73. One of his former swimmers, Phyllis Beck, herself a coach

Jotchman Named ISHOF Chairman

Prominent businessman T. Denis Jotchman is the new chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jotchman said he will continue to advance the mission

Otto Not Honored

FINA reportedly had planned to honor past Olympians in Perth, headlined by East Germany’s Kristin Otto, who attended the meet as a German reporter. However in the light of the

Kristy’s Winning Smile

When you got it, you got it! Kristy Kowal’s winning smile, broadcast around the world, resulted in an avalanche of email (over 400 letters), snail mail and several hundred phone