The Week That Was: From Retirement to Global Success: Kasia Wasick Has Found Late-Career Surge


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The Week That Was #1: From Retirement to Global Success: Kasia Wasick Has Found Late-Career Surge


By Dan D’Addona

Believe in yourself. That’s the lesson Polish swimmer Kasia Wasick learned after retiring from swimming six years ago because of a shoulder injury, then returning with a newfound confidence and appreciation for the sport she loves.

Six years ago, Katarzyna (Kasia) Wasick, née Wilk, was done with swimming. After competing in her third Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016), a shoulder injury forced her to retire. Read More…

The Week That Was #2: FINIS Inc. is proud to announce the signing of Dan Wiffen


Photo Courtesy: FINIS

By Allison Cho

Daniel Wiffen has signed his first major suit deal since competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Daniel joins FINIS’s roster of sponsored athletes that includes James Guy, Olivia Smoligia, Shayna Jack, Meg Harris, Mallory Weggemann, and Cameron McEvoy.

“I am so excited to join FINIS as I love their tech suit and I believe it to be the best suit for distance swimming. Also, I haven’t had a bad session or race since wearing it.”- Daniel Wiffen… Read More…


The Week That Was #3: Olympic Hero Kieren Perkins Adds Gold Medal Touch To Australia’s Green And Gold Runway To 2032


Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

By Ian Hanson

Kieren Perkins remains one of Australia’s greatest Olympic swimmers – a two time gold medallist in the 1500m freestyle in 1992 and 1996 – and now he is a major player in guiding Australian sport towards its third Olympics in his hometown, Brisbane in 2032.

Perkins, now CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, addressed the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, with the same confident, controlled and determined demeanour that made him one of his country’s greats. Read More… 


The Week That Was #4: FINA President Husain Al-Musallam in Line for Olympic Council of Asia Presidency


Photo Courtesy: Asian Swimming Federation

By Matthew De George

FINA president Husain Al-Musallam has been proposed as a candidate to become the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) if the current head’s fraud conviction remains in place.

Al-Musallam was put forward as a candidate this week at a meeting of the OCA’s general assembly, reports Inside The Games. He would replace Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a fellow Kuwaiti who stepped down in September 2021 as he was found guilty of forgery. Read More…

The Week That Was #5: Madisyn Cox, Vindicated National Champion, Retires from Swimming


Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

By Dan D’Addona

World Champion swimmer Madisyn Cox has announced her retirement from swimming.

Cox made the announcement on social media Friday night.

What a ride it was. After all the highs and lows, I have nothing but gratitude for this journey and the people that made it possible,” Madisyn Cox wrote. Read More… 

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