The Week That Was: Adam Peaty Receives OBE!


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The Week That Was #1: Adam Peaty Gives Thanks After Receiving OBE At Windsor Castle

Adam Peaty OBE

Adam Peaty: Photo Courtesy: Team GB

By Liz Byrnes

Three-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty has paid tribute to those who have played a part in his journey after he received his OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to swimming. The eight-time world champion received the honour at a ceremony hosted by Anne, Princess Royal, at Windsor Castle. Read More…

The Week That Was #2: Veterans Day: The Story of Charles Jackson French – A Hero For Our Time

Charles Jackson French

By Bruce Wigo

On January 19, 2020, the United States Navy announced it was naming a new aircraft carrier after African American WWII war hero “Dorie” Miller. The announcement came more than 78 years after the events at Pearl Harbor that earned him the Navy Cross, the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps’ second-highest military decoration awarded for sailors who distinguish themselves for extraordinary heroism in combat with an armed enemy force. Read More…


The Week That Was #3: 3 Ways to Combat Chlorine Sensitivity


Photo Courtesy: Samm Rosenberg

By Niki Urquidi

Chlorine sensitivity and allergies are more common in competitive swimmers than you would think, as chlorine itself is a natural irritant. Because swimming is one of the most difficult forms of exercise, having an added discomfort can become increasingly frustrating for adolescent and adult swimmers alike. Here are some easy ways to identify and combat skin, eye, and respiratory discomfort caused by the chlorine environment. Read More… 


The Week That Was #4: Making Swimming a More Spectator-Friendly Sport


By Rian Covington

Historically, swimming is a sport that only gains national attention every four years during the Olympic Games. Apart from these eight days of excitement, swimming is widely unknown by the average person. If you’ve ever swum at a high school meet, or any meet in general, the spectators usually consist of parents, family members, and coaches. There isn’t much noise. The ‘little noise’ we get is from the meet referee blowing the whistle, the announcer calling heats to the blocks, or the team cheering for another swimmer’s best time. Read More…

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