The Week That Was: USA Swimming Announces 2023 Schedule, With Pro Swim Series Stop at New ISHOF Pool


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The Week That Was #1: USA Swimming Announces 2023 Schedule, With Pro Swim Series Stop at New ISHOF Pool


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ISHOF Pools Filled in Phase One of Renovation

By Matthew De George 

USA Swimming on Wednesday announced dates and locations for domestic competitions in 2023, a slate that includes a TYR Pro Swim Series stop in Fort Lauderdale, scheduled for the new Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

The Week That Was #2: Consortium on Female Sport Demand NCAA and Penn Withdraw Name of Lia Thomas For NCAA Woman of the Year Award


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By John Lohn

The Consortium on Female Sport, which is an international campaign group that advocates for the preservation of the female sports category, has released a statement calling for the NCAA and the University of Pennsylvania to withdraw the nomination of Lia Thomas for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

The Week That Was #3: Adam Peaty, Duncan Scott Critical of FINA Decision for Winter 2024 World Championships

adam peaty, 2021 european championships, tokyo olympics

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By David Rieder

A shakeup in the schedule for the FINA World Championships delayed the meet in Doha, Qatar, originally set for July 2023, to early 2024, less than six months prior to the Paris Olympics, and the international governing body for the sport doubled down by introducing official dates for the event, February 2-18. With an “extraordinary” edition of the World Championships taking place last month in Budapest, FINA is currently scheduled to host long course World Championships in four consecutive years. Previously, there have never been even two consecutive years with a World Championships.

The Week That Was #4: Australia Reveals Leisel Jones and Grant Hackett Will Serve as Duel in the Pool Captains

Leisel Jones

Leisel Jones – Photo Courtesy: Jerry Lai

By John Lohn

Swimming Australia announced on Thursday that two of its greatest athletes will serve as captains for the Dolphins at next month’s Duel in the Pool in Sydney. When Australia faces the United States in the return of the competition, Leisel Jones and Grant Hackett will handle leadership roles, imparting their experience and knowledge on Aussie team members.

The Week That Was #5: Coming Off Stellar World Champs, Katie Ledecky Expected to Compete at Nationals in ‘Off’ Events


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By Swimming World Editorial Staff

The United States National Championships are scheduled to take place at the William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine, California from July 26-30. With entries not due to USA Swimming until next Tuesday (July 19), it remains to be seen which headliners from Team USA will be in action in Southern California, but at least one world champ is slated to compete.