• Alaska-Fairbanks Promotes Becca Weiland to Head Coach

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    University of Alaska – Fairbanks has promoted Becca Weiland to be the new head coach of its women’s swimming team, and hired Kelsey Leeson as the program’s new assistant coach. Weiland replaces Scott Lemley, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 season (which was announced in April of 2018).
    Weiland was previously the program’s associate head coach, having joined the program last season after 1 year as an assistant at Wisconsin, 1 year a
  • Maarten Van Der Weijden: Spreading Cancer Awareness One Stroke At A Time

    By Tomas Rodriguez on SwimSwam
    Maarten van der Weijden, 2008 Olympic champion in marathon swimming (10-kilometer), participated in this year’s edition of the 120-mile “11 Cities Tour” swim.
    The Dutch swimmer started in the city of Leeuwarden, Netherlands on Friday evening, and reached the city of Leeuwarden again on Monday, coming to a finish at 7:30 PM that day. This year’s swim was the second edition so far.
    The Dutch swimmer raised a total of €3.9 million, which a
  • Siladi Hits 59.9, Allikvee Sets Estonian 100 Breast Record On Day 1 In Budapest

    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    2019 Budapest OpenJune 26-29, 2019
    Budapest, Hungary
    Danube Arena
    Meet Central
    Day 1 Finals ResultsThe 2019 Budapest Open kicked off Wednesday at the Danube Arena, the site of the 2017 FINA World Championships.
    In addition to Hungarian swimmers, there are plenty of international athletes competing, with Turkey, Slovakia, Greece, Serbia and Estonia among the nations being represented.
    The top swim of day one came from Serbian Caba Siladi, who won the men’s 10
  • Practice + Pancakes: Texas Men Taper Practice for WUGs

    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam wants to give you an inside look at what a normal day-in-the-life looks like for any given swimmer, and how that differs from team to team or city to city. We send our head of production, Coleman Hodges, to be a fly on the wall at practice, then relay what he discovered back to you over pancakes. Or at least breakfast.2019 is going to be an exciting summer for swimming fans. With so many major meets on the horizon, there will be no shortage of fast swimming
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  • Beyond the Lane Lines: Plastic Podiums, Swim Club Embezzlement

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    Get your news fix on happenings outside the pool with the latest ‘Beyond the Lane Lines.’  With each edition, we collect personal stories, little known facts and general items of interest from athletes around the world in their non-aquatic habitats, helping us get to know them for more than just an event ranking or time on a board. Read on and learn something new this week.
    #1 – Jan Cameron Posthumously Honored
    Late Australian Coach and Oly
  • Tickets on Sale Now for USA Swimming National Championships in Palo Alto

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    The USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships are coming to Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, California, from July 31 to August 4. Daily ticket packages are on sale now. Adult tickets cost $45 while youth/senior tickets are available for $35. Ticket prices are set to increase on July 1.
    Prices are up from 2018, when fans could purchase full day tickets for $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. All-session tickets, which are not available f
  • Bellarmine Set to Move to Division I Ranks, Join Atlantic Sun Conference

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    Beginning in the 2020-21 season, Bellarmine University Athletics will be a part of the Division I ranks and also the Atlantic Sun Conference, the school announced on June 18.
    “ASUN is a perfect fit for the Knights, because – like Bellarmine – every school in the conference is committed to putting students first,” Bellarmine Athletic Director Scott Wiegandt said. “Our student-athletes already meet Division I academic standards, and our play
  • Northern Kentucky Clippers Tab Chad Rehkamp as Head Coach

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    The Northern Kentucky Clippers, based in Erlanger, Kentucky, have named Chad Rehkamp as their new head coach.
    Rehkamp replaces Norm Wright, who left the program in order to transition into a head-coach-in-waitng position with NOVA of Virginia Aquatics in Richmond, Virginia.
    Rehkamp is not a new face around the Clippers organization, as he has worked with the program for more than 20 years, beginning as a part time coach in 1999 and most recently ascending to associate
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  • Amy Bilquist & Lauren Barber among 585 Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    A record 585 female college athletes have been nominated by their member schools for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.Click here to read the full listIn total 37 swimmers and 3 water polo players were selected for th
  • 95-Year Old Kalis Rasmussen Sets 3 Long Course World Records

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    After setting five short course Masters World Records in late April at the 2019 Swim Ontario Masters Provincial Championships, 95-year old Kalis Rasmussen was at it again last weekend, putting her name on three long-course records for the 95-99 age group.
    The Etobicoke Olympium Masters Aquatic Club’s Long Course Masters Warm Up meet provided the venue for Rasmussen’s standout efforts.
    The latest records to fall at Rasmussen’s hands – the 50 brea
  • Leonardo Castro Out as CBDA CEO After One Month on the Job

    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    Brazil’s swimming federation, the CBDA, has parted ways with CEO Leonardo Castro one month after he took over, the organization announced in early June.
    “The main reason [for the exit] was a divergence of ideas in the management of the entity,” Castro told Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte (translated from Portuguese). Castro took the role over from Ana Paula Alves, who had been with the organization since July 2017. Castro had worked with teams in Rio d
  • Sjostrom & Company Gear Up For Pre-Worlds Racing At Swedish Championships

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    2019 SWEDISH SENIOR/JUNIOR/PARA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPSFriday, June 28th – Tuesday, July 2nd
    Lindängsbadet, Malmö, Sweden
    LCM
    Meet Information
    Start Lists/Live ResultsThe 2019 Swedish Swimming Championships are kicking off on Friday of this week, with the nation’s senior, junior and para athletes all competing together at Lindängsbadet in Malmö, Sweden. The competition spans 5 days, with heats starting at 10am local and finals at 5:30pm
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  • Mizzou Names Tracy Martin As Associate Head Coach

    By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam
    The University of Missouri has announced Tracy Martin as new Associate Head Coach for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program on Wednesday.
    Martin is the first addition to the coaching staff under the leadership of new head coach Andrew Grevers, who was promoted from interim head coach after suspended coach Greg Rhodenbaugh was ‘reassigned’ from his position for what the university called “team management allegations.&rdquo
  • Lilly King Makes the Top 3 in CWSA Honda Cup Finals

    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    After winning the College Women’s Sports Award for women’s swimming back in December, Lilly King was named a finalist for the Honda Cup in April. The Honda Cup is awarded to the top female collegiate athlete of the year. At the CWSA Honda Cup Awards show in Los Angeles on Monday, King came in 3rd. Congrats, @_king_lil!#HondaCup #IUSD pic.twitter.com/ignJaTbE49
    — Indiana Swim & Dive (@IndianaSwimDive) June 25, 2019King earned this award after b
  • Gabriel Santos Positivo A Test Antidoping – Sospeso Anche Da ISL DC Trident

    By Giusy Cisale on SwimSwam
    Il 23enne velocista brasiliano Gabriel Santos è risultato positivo ad un test antidoping alla sostanza “clostebol”.
    Santos, che viene da San Paolo, è stato sottoposto ad un test antidoping fuori gara il 20 maggio nella sua città natale.
    Il clostebol è considerato un debole steroide anabolizzante androgenico, utilizzato come ingrediente del turinabol orale, un punto fermo del programma antidoping sponsorizzato dallo stato de
  • Deutsche Meisterschaften im Freiwasser: Masters, Jugend, offene Klasse

    By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam
    Deutschen Jugend- und Junioren-Meisterschaften über 2,5 km, 5 km, 7,5 km und 3 x 1,25 kmInternationalen Deutschen Masters-Meisterschaften über 2,5 km, 5 km und 3 x 1,25 kmInternationalen Deutschen Meisterschaften über 5 km, 10 km und 4 x 1,25 km27.06.2019 bis 30.06.2019
    Wöhrseebad Burghausen, Wöhrsee 2, 84489 Burghausen
    Veranstaltungsseite
    Meldeergebnis
    ProtokollBei den DMF (Deutsche Meisterschaften Freiwasser) werden ab Donnerstag zahlreich
  • Glenmark 36th Sub Junior and 46th Junior NAC Day 1 – 4 New Meet Record Bne

    By Sanuj Srivastava on SwimSwam
    Glenmark 36th Sub Junior and 46th Junior National Aquatic Championships
    36th Glenmark Sub-Junior And 46th Junior National Aquatic Championships 2019 26 June Se 30 June Tak Rajkot, Gujrat Me Hone Jar Hi Hai. Championships Me FINA Rules Ke According Jo Age Groups Rakhe Gye Hai Wo Kuch Is Prakar Hai. Swimming Ke Sare Events Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Swimming Pool, Kothariya Road, Rajkot Me Honge, Jisko Gujrat State Aquatic Association Host Karega.
    Official Website: Sw
  • Following Positive Test, Gabriel Santos Suspended From ISL DC Trident Squad

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    We reported yesterday how 23-year-old Brazilian sprinter Gabriel Santos had reportedly tested positive for the banned substance Clostebol stemming from an out-of-competition test conducted on May 20th. The substance is considered a weak anabolic androgenic steroid on its own, but was used as one ingredient of oral turinabol, a staple of the East German state-sponsored doping program back in the 1970s and 1980s.
    Also this week Santos was announced as a member of the In
  • FINIS Set of the Week: It’s All in the 3’s

    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwamSet of the Week is courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner.
    This week’s set comes from Masters Swimmer Mori Paulsen.
    This set is ideal for the swimmer that’s looking to build a solid pace. A great way to rev the engine during early season training or training trips. For max effort, be sure to emphasize top speed on the 300’s.
    1 x 300 – Push pace, middle 100 is stroke (other than freestyle)5 x 100 Base Pace1 x 300 – Push pace
  • Ufficializzate Le Nazionali Di Nuoto E Pallanuoto Per Le Universiadi Di Napoli

    By Giusy Cisale on SwimSwam
    UNIVERSIADI  – NAPOLI 2019Napoli (ITA)
    Piscina Felice Scandone – Vasca Lunga
    Porzione nuoto 04/10 Luglio 2019
    sito web dell’evento
    Biglietti
    Swimswam Italia Preview
    Calendario gare nuotoSono state ufficializzate oggi le squadre italiane del nuoto e della pallanuoto che parteciperanno alle Universiadi di Napoli 2019.
    Le convocazioni sono state diramate attraverso il sito della Federazione Italiana Nuoto
    NUOTO
     Paola Biagioli
    Linda
  • Swim Mom Musings: We Are Not the Enemy

    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Elizabeth Wickham
    There are too many stories about parents yelling at officials and coaches and being way over the top. Two recent examples are the brawl between parents at a Denver Little League baseball game and the number one helicopter parent LaVar Ball. He’s made himself into a modern day legend by interfering with his basketball star sons. Those are the exceptions. Most of us are pretty boring, reasonable and downright helpful.
    Parenting
  • How UConn’s Return to the Big East Would Affect the Swimming Landscape

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    Various media outlets are reporting that the UConn huskies are on the verge of returning to the Big East Conference, in all sports besides football, and leaving the American Athletic Conference. Reportedly, a vote of approval is already in the books regarding the addition of UConn back to the Big East ranks, here’s a look at the impact it would have on the conference’s swimming landscape, which would expand, moving to six teams on the men’s side and s
  • Universiadi Napoli 2019-Calendario Completo Gare Nuoto, Orari E Trasmissione TV

    By Giusy Cisale on SwimSwam
    UNIVERSIADI  – NAPOLI 2019Napoli (ITA)
    Piscina Felice Scandone – Vasca Lunga
    Porzione nuoto 04/10 Luglio 2019
    sito web dell’evento
    Biglietti
    Swimswam Italia PreviewTra una settimana esatta si terrà allo Stadio San Paolo di Napoli la cerimonia di apertura della XXX Summer Universiade.
    Il giorno dopo i cancelli della nuova Piscina Felice Scandone si apriranno per accogliere nuotatori e nuotatrici provenienti da tutto il mondo.
    Chi non
  • “Why is my swimmer not being moved up a group?”

    By Olivier Poirier-Leroy on SwimSwam
    by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. You can join his weekly newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here.
    There isn’t much that is more exciting than improving for swimmers.
    And with young age group swimmers, this improvement is happening like crazy.
    Personal best times tumble fast and furious thanks to a whirlwind combination of new skills, increased conditioning, and the natural strengthening and size that comes with sprouting like a weed.
    (Must be nice
  • Arena Lancia Nuova Signature Collection Con Peaty-Sjostrom-Hosszu-Paltrinieri

    By Giusy Cisale on SwimSwam
    arena lancia la nuova signature collection dei suoi 4 atleti olimpici di punta Gregorio Paltrinieri, Adam Peaty, Katinka Hosszu e Sarah Sjostrom.
    Una collezione che esalta la loro passione, le loro personalità, la spinta straordinaria che li anima rendendoli degli atleti eccezionali.
    Motivo dominante è il ricorso al significato simbolico di alcuni animali.
    Ognuno dei quattro atleti si identifica profondamente con un animale, riconosce in sé le car
  • KAP7 Water Polo Tips: Wolf Wigo’s Turbo Santa Barbara Water Polo Camp

    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwamWolf Wigo’s Turbo Santa Barbara Water Polo Camp
    You are watching Water Polo Tips courtesy of KAP7.
    Too see all KAP7 Water Polo Tips, go here. ABOUT KAP7KAP7 is proud to support the development of water polo through our direct sponsorship.  We invest capital and product at all levels across the globe to foster the development of Water Polo.  We sponsor teams at the Club, High School and University levels.  We are also a proud sponso
  • Inspiriert vom Spirit der Champions: Arena’s Signature Collection

    By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam
    (Pressemitteilung vom 21.06.2019)
    ARENA’S SIGNATURE COLLECTIONS 2019: INSPIRIERT VOM SPIRIT DER CHAMPIONS
    Sarah Sjöström’s, Katinka Hosszú’s, Adam Peaty’s und Gregorio Paltrinieri’s angeborene Leidenschaft, ihr innerer Instinkt, beflügelt sie, täglich für ihre Träume und Ziele zu kämpfen. Er hat sie dazu angetrieben, zu den Besten der Welt zu werden und den Höhepunkt ihrer Karriere zu errei
  • Pressesprecher Harald Gehring beendet Zusammenarbeit mit DSV

    By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam
    Wie der Deutsche Schwimmverband in einer Pressemitteilung am Dienstag bekanntgegeben hat, beendet Harald Gehring seine Arbeit als Pressesprecher des Deutschen Schwimm-Verbands (DSV). Seit über acht Jahren hat der heute 45-Jährige das Amt ausgeübt un zudem bereits in früheren Jahren für den DSV gearbeitet, gehörte er doch über viele Jahre dem Team des langjährigen DSV-Pressesprechers Gerd Heydn an.
    „Der Schwimmsport liegt
  • Santiago Grassi Blasts Argentine 100 Fly Record At 2019 Richard Quick Invite

    By Eamonn Keenan on SwimSwam2019 Richard Quick Invitational
    June 21st – June 23rd, 2019
    James E Martin Aquatics Center
    Auburn, AL
    Prelims-Finals, Long Course Meters (50m)
    Full ResultsThe 2019 Richard Quick Invite proved to be a battle between some of the top age groupers in the country and a plethora of elite collegiate and post-collegiate athletes, primarily those affiliated with Auburn University.
    One of the more dominant Tiger athletes was rising senior Santiago Grassi, who broke the na
  • Northwestern Picks Up Turkish Record-Holder Selen Ozbilen for 2020

    By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Northwestern University has added sprinter Selen Ozbilen to their women’s class of 2024. Ozbilen helped set Turkish national records in th
  • Jordan Andrusak Announces Transfer to New Mexico Sate University

    By Robert Gonzalez on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Jordan Andrusak, a rising college junior, has announced her intent to transfer to New Mexico State University (NMSU) for the 2019-20 season.
  • Why Alex Rodriguez Pays Ryan Lochte $15,000 a Month

    By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam
    As Sports Illustrated rolls out its annual ‘Where Are They Now?’ issue on former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, one name that has kept swimming in headlines (for reasons palatable and not) appears some 70 paragraphs down in the spread: Ryan Lochte.
    For all Lochte has done in the pool– which has amounted to one of the most impressive careers in the sport, as he has collected six Olympic gold medals and over 50 gold medals in major inte
  • Brazilian Sprinter Gabriel Santos Tests Positive for Anabolic Steroid

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    23-year old Brazilian sprinter Gabriel Santos has been flagged for a positive doping test, Brazil’s Globo Sport is reporting. Santos swam on Brazil’s 400 free relay at the 2016 Olympic Games, the 2017 World Championships, and the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. That includes winning gold at Pan Pacs and silver at the World Championships.
    He also swam in the 100 free individually for Brazil at the World Championships in 2017, placing 14th.
    He was s
  • Adnan Beji Snags Serbian National Record At Belgrade Trophy

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    2019 BELGRADE TROPHYBelgrade, Serbia
    Saturday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 23rd
    ResultsMulti-gold medalist at last year’s Mediterranean Games, Velimir Stjepanovic, was in the water this weekend, competing at the 2019 Belgrade Trophy. The 25-year-old Serb collected 2 medals over the course of the 2-day competition, first in the 200m free with a time of 1:49.35 and then in the 200m fly in 1:59.02.
    The 25-year-old owns personal bests of 1:45.78 and 1:54.99 in th
  • Houston Scores Verbal Commitment from Virginia 4A Runner-up Maddie Wallin

    By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Chesterfield, Virginia’s Maddie Wallin has made a verbal commitment to swim at the University of Houston beginning in the 2020-21 season. She
  • U.S. Paralympics Swimming Names Roster for 2019 Parapan American Games

    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: USA Paralympics Swimming
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. Paralympics Swimming today announced the 35 athletes selected to represent Team USA at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019 from Aug. 23-Sept. 1 in Lima, Peru. The team, which is comprised of 19 women and 16 men, features eight Paralympians.
    “The Parapan American Games happens every four years and is always a competitive atmosphere with some of the top swimming athletes in the region,” sai
  • BSN Sports Swim Team of the Week: Stingrays Swimming

    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwamStingrays Swimming of Cobb County, GA, is a USA Swimming Bronze medal club with over three decades of experience in “training for life,” as the club’s mission statement says.
    The Stingrays’ leadership strives to ensure that each swimmer is treated as an individual and to create an environment that allows each athlete to grow. In order to do this, the Stingrays make a concerted effort to foster values like “fitness, discipline,
  • Julie Meynen Breaks Luxembourgish 100 Freestyle National Record (Race Video)

    By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam
    2019 SE RICHARD QUICK INVITATIONALFriday-Sunday, June 21-23
    James E. Martin Aquatics Center, Auburn, AL
    Long Course Meters
    Results available on Meet Mobile: “2019 SE Richard Quick Invitational”Auburn’s Julie Meynen lowered her own days-old Luxembourgish National Record in the 100 meter freestyle Sunday at the 2019 SE Richard Quick Invitational, hitting the wall in 54.49. Meynen had an impressive meet all around, breaking three Luxembourgish National
  • Watch Santiago Grassi Lower Argentine National Record in 100 Fly to 51.88

    By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam
    2019 SE RICHARD QUICK INVITATIONALFriday-Sunday, June 21-23
    James E. Martin Aquatics Center, Auburn, AL
    Long Course Meters
    Results available on Meet Mobile: “2019 SE Richard Quick Invitational”Argentina’s Santiago Grassi lowered his own Argentine National Record in the 100 meter butterfly Sunday evening at the 2019 SE Richard Quick Invitational, hosted by Auburn University.
    Grassi, who represents Auburn University in the NCAA, lowered his own 100 met
  • 106 DI Men’s Teams, 184 Women’s Tabbed as CSCAA Scholar All-America Squads

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    A total of 777 teams from 480 colleges and universities have been tabbed as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) for the spring semester, meaning the teams have registered a 3.0 or higher GPA for the term.
    A record 106 Division I men’s squads were honored as well as 184 women’s teams.
    All told, among all divisions, the average GPA among women’s teams was 3.45, the highest to date. The men’s a
  • Record 777 Teams Named as CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

    By Wendy Mayer on SwimSwam
    A total of 777 teams from 480 colleges and universities have been tabbed as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) for the spring semester, meaning the teams have registered a 3.0 or higher GPA for the term.
    A record 106 Division I men’s squads were honored as well as 184 women’s teams.
    All told, among all divisions, the average GPA among women’s teams was 3.45, the highest to date. The men’s a
  • 5 Swimmers, Divers Among Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Recipients

    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Pac-12 Conference
    SAN FRANCISCO –– The 2018-19 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal recipients were announced today. A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.
    Conference medal winners have been named every year since the 1960-61 academic year.
  • Tennessee’s Matt Kredich Receives 5 Year, $1 Million Contract Extension

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    Tennessee head swimming & diving coach Matt Kredich has received a 5-year contract extention through June of 2024. The new contract will bring his average annual salary to $214,000, or $1,070,000 over the life of the extension.
    Tennessee swimmers and divers earned 44 All-America certificates in 2019. Diver Zhipeng (Colin) Zeng won the 2019 NCAA Championship in 1-meter diving (the second NCAA title of his UT career), and the women’s 200 medley relay team
  • Sebastian Sabo Cleared To Compete For Hungary In Gwangju

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    If you’ve been following our extensive international swimming coverage so far this year, you may have noticed the 23-year-old Sebastian Sabo has represented 2 distinct nations throughout the first half of 2019.
    At the Hungarian National Championships this past March, Sabo was still representing Serbia, the nation for whom he won 50m fly bronze at the 2017 Short Course European Championships. Since then, however, the man has had the HUN abbreviation after his nam
  • Top 2018 Recruit Eva Merrell Expected to Make UGA Debut This Fall

    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    Eva Merrell, who was SwimSwam’s top-ranked recruit out of the women’s high school class of 2018, expects to make her debut for the University of Georgia this fall, she confirmed Tuesday.
    In March, Merrell detailed her ongoing struggles with physical and mental health early in her freshman year that kept her sidelined last fall, and ultimately brought her back home to California for treatment throughout the spring. Her last race was in August 2017 at the U.S
  • New California Bill to Pay Student-Athletes Could Lead to NCAA Ban

    By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam
    The State of California is currently considering a bill that, if signed into law, would allow for NCAA student-athletes in California to profit off their name, image, and likeness beginning in 2023. Though four years may seem a far-distant future, it means that freshman beginning in the fall of 2019 could start earning money while still playing in the NCAA as 5th-year seniors.
    Since the bill would only work to the benefit of student-athletes in California, NCAA Presid
  • Murdoch, Scott & Willmott Among Scottish National C’ships Racers This Week

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    2019 SCOTTISH NATIONAL OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPSThursday, June 27th – Sunday, June 30th
    Aberdeen Centre, Aberdeen Sports Village
    LCM
    Meet Site
    Entry List
    Live StreamWith the summer’s biggest competitions on the horizon, Scottish athletes are readying with final opportunities to fine-tune their racing about a week out from the World University Games and a little longer for the World Championships.
    Ross Murdoch, Duncan Scott and Aimee Willmott are amo
  • Seemanova Cracks 5-Year-Old Czech Record In Women’s 400 Free

    By Loretta Race on SwimSwam
    2019 CZECH SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPSThursday, June 20th – Sunday, June 23rd
    Podolí Swimming Stadium
    LCM
    ResultsMembers of the Czech Republic’s World Championships roster got in some final racing before the main event next month in Gwangju, with the likes of Jan Micka, Barbora Seemanova and Simona Kubova putting up some solid performances at the nation’s Summer Championships over the weekend.
    19-year-old Seemanova already nailed a new
  • Russia Clinches Nine Titles at European Junior Artistic Swimming Championships

    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    As usual in this discipline, the Russians swept the titles in every event they entered at the European Junior Artistic (Synchronized) Swimming Championships in Prague. Young swimmers from Ukraine and Spain were also frequent participants in the victory ceremonies.
    With the exception of the figures competition held on the opening day, the young Russian prodigies didn’t let a single title slip out of their hands at this year’s junior Europeans. They swept all ti
  • YNats Finalist Ben Doyle Verbally Commits to Penn State for 2020-21

    By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Ben Doyle, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Exton, Pennsylvania, has announced that he recently committed to swim for Penn State Universi

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