• 18 Months after Cutting Men’s Swimming, Eastern Michigan Adds Women’s Lacrosse

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    18 months after announcing the cut of it’s men’s swimming & diving program, Eastern Michigan University has announced that it will add a Division I women’s lacrosse program in the 2021-2022 academic year. The announcement coincides with the addition of the sport to its conference-sponsored offerings beginning that same season.
    The new Eastern Michigan women’s lacrosse program will include the maximum-allowed 12 scholarships and a target ros
  • Julie Meynen: “It’s A Good Practice” To Swim Fast In The Morning (Video)

    By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam
    2019 NC STATE/GAC INVITEThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Greensboro Aquatic Center – Greensboro, NC
    Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
    Short course yards (SCY) format
    Live results
    Results also on Meet Mobile as “NC State GAC Invitational” Reported by Robert Gibbs.
    WOMEN’S 50 FREE – FINALSNCAA ‘A’ Cut – 21.66
    2019 Invite Time – 22.23
    Julie Meynen, Auburn, 21.80
    Alyssa
  • Tokyo 2020 Water Survey Shows Mixed Results On E.Coli Levels

    By Tomas Rodriguez on SwimSwam
    Per Japanese news outlet The Japan Times, organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Friday said they are confident next year’s marathon swimming races won’t be canceled thanks to measures to keep E. coli bacteria at acceptable levels.
    Last year, we reported that in October of 2017, a water quality report released by Tokyo 2020 organizers jump-started concerns over conditions at Odaiba Marine Park, site of the marathon swimming and tr
  • Anna Hopkin Delivers Fifth-Best Relay Split Ever on Mizzou Invite Night 3

    By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam
    2019 MIZZOU INVITATIONALWednesday-Friday, November 20th-22nd
    Mizzou Aquatic Center, Columbia, MO
    Short Course Yards
    Live ResultsThe Mizzou women just missed their school record in the 200 medley relay, winning in dominant fashion with a 1:35.69, almost two seconds clear of Arkansas. Haley Hynes (23.62 backstroke leg) and Sarah Thompson (22.22 fly leg) had immense swims, with freshman Molly Winer at 27.70 in breast and sophomore Megan Keil 22.15 anc
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  • Kate Douglass Swims 3rd-Fastest 200 IM in History by a Freshman

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2019 TENNESSEE INVITATIONALNovember 21st-24th, 2019
    Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    SCY, Prelims/Finals
    Meet Details
    Psych Sheets
    Live Results
    Results on MeetMobile: 2019 UT InviteVirginia freshman Kate Douglass swam a 1:52.84 in the 200 IM on Thursday at the Tennessee Invitational. That ranks her as the 3rd-fastest freshman in NCAA history in that event, and the 16th-fastest swimmer of any age.
    The only swimmers who have
  • Erika Brown Throws Down 21.19 to Match Hopkins in All-Time Top 10 List

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2019 TENNESSEE INVITATIONALNovember 21st-24th, 2019
    Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    SCY, Prelims/Finals
    Meet Details
    Psych Sheets
    Live Results
    Results on MeetMobile: 2019 UT InviteTennessee senior Erika Brown swam a 21.19 in the 50 free on Thursday evening at the Tennessee Invitational, which ties her as the 7th-fastest performance in history.
    The swim matches the time done a night earlier by Arkansas’ Anna Hopk
  • Erika Brown Throws Down 21.19 to Match Hopkin in All-Time Top 10 List

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2019 TENNESSEE INVITATIONALNovember 21st-24th, 2019
    Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    SCY, Prelims/Finals
    Meet Details
    Psych Sheets
    Live Results
    Results on MeetMobile: 2019 UT InviteTennessee senior Erika Brown swam a 21.19 in the 50 free on Thursday evening at the Tennessee Invitational, which ties her as the 7th-fastest performance in history.
    The swim matches the time done a night earlier by Arkansas’ Anna Hopk
  • Yale Men Shock with School-Record 200 Free Relay at OSU Invite Night 1

    By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam
    2019 OHIO STATE FALL INVITEThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University)
    Prelims – long course meters (LCM)
    Finals – short course yards (SCY)
    Live resultsYale pulled an upset win in the men’s 200 free relay, clocking a school-record time of 1:17.96. Their old record was a 1:18.67 from 2018, and this time around they were led by Henry Gaissert‘s 19.26 second split and freshman Joseph Page&l
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  • Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas Becomes Fastest Teenager Ever in 200 Yard IM

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2019 ART ADAMSON INVITEThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
    Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
    Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
    Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
    Live resultsTexas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas entered the all-time top 10 in the 200 yard IM, swimming a 1:40.16 on Thursday at the 2019 Art Adamson Invitational. That swim ranks him exactly 10th all-time in
  • 2019 Art Adamson Invite: Night One Finals Live Recap

    By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam
    2019 ART ADAMSON INVITEThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
    Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
    Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
    Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
    Live resultsWOMEN’S 200 YARD FREESTYLE RELAY – TIMED FINAL
    MEN’S 200 YARD FREESTYLE RELAY – TIMED FINAL
    WOMEN’S 500 YARD FREESTYLE – FINALS
    MEN’S 500 YARD FREESTYLE –
  • Funky Trunks and Funkita addPrints to the Eco C-Infinity Swimwear collection

    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam
    Funkita Athlete Madi Thompson wears the Strapped In One Piece in Toucan Do It
    Funkita and Funky Trunks are once again proud to be adding exciting new prints to their existing range of environmentally conscious Eco C-Infinity swimwear that is made using recycled plastic bottles. The Eco C-Infinity swimwear is now available in four vibrant new prints – Toucan Do It, Touche, Squeaky Squid and Sucker Punch.The Eco C-Infinity fabric used for the eco range
  • 2019 Tennessee Invite: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

    By Ariana Palmer on SwimSwam
    2019 TENNESSEE INVITATIONALNovember 21st-24th, 2019
    Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    SCY, Prelims/Finals
    Meet Details
    Psych Sheets
    Results on MeetMobile: 2019 UT InviteThe first finals session of the 2019 Tennessee Invitational will be Thursday night, where top-20 Division I programs Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Indiana will compete along with top-20 Division II program Carson-Newmann.
    Among the highlights of the morning s
  • 2019 NC State Invite Day 1 Finals Live Recap

    By Robert Gibbs on SwimSwam
    2019 NC STATE/GAC INVITEThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Greensboro Aquatic Center – Greensboro, NC
    Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
    Short course yards (SCY) format
    Live results
    Results also on Meet Mobile as “NC State GAC Invitational”We’ve got a ton of college mid-season invites over the next few days, and we’ll be trying to provide live recaps for some of the bigger ones. In Greensboro, NC S
  • Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Announces Agenda For Arrival Of Olympic Flame

    By Tomas Rodriguez on SwimSwam
    The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee has announced the schedule for the 2020 Olympic torch relay. The Olympic flame will be lit at the historic site of Ancient Olympia in Greece on March 12th, 2020 – a day later than originally announced. After a week-long initial leg of the Olympic Torch Relay in Greece, a flame handover ceremony will take place at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on 19 March 2020.
    A special aircraft bearing the name “TOK
  • Olympic Update: Tokyo Heat Still In The Spotlight Amid Surprising Findings

    By Tomas Rodriguez on SwimSwam
    With the construction of the various Olympic venues, including the $500 million-plus aquatic center, winding down in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Organizing Committee is still trying to find new ways to combat the blazing heat and pollution that have put the city in the headlines during the months leading to the Games. This comes amid the discovery of 187 bodies at the new National Stadium’s construction site. Here&rsq
  • World Juniors Semi-Finalist Pia Murray of Great Britain Commits to Florida St.

    By Braden Keith 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.
    British international swimmer Pia Murray from Preston, England has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Florida State Seminoles in the
  • Beata Nelson’s 1:53 IM Heads Day 1 Prelims of NC State Invite

    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    2019 NC State/GAC InviteThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Greensboro Aquatic Center – Greensboro, NC
    Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
    Short course yards (SCY) format
    Live resultsWisconsin’s Beata Nelson put up a nation-leading 1:53.85 in prelims of the 200 IM, one of many nationally-ranked swims from this morning’s Wolfpack Invite.
    Nelson was a three-event winner at last year’s NCAA Champi
  • Caeleb Dressel And Ben Kennedy Release Debut Podcast

    By Ben Dornan on SwimSwam
    The Ben and Caeleb ShowCaeleb Dressel SwimSwam Bio
    Ben Kennedy UF Bio
    The Ben and Caeleb Show: Episode 1Between a heavy training schedule and various ISL meets, Caeleb Dressel sat down with his former University of Florida teammate, and current best friend, Ben Kennedy to film a Q&A style podcast. Dressel, an elite professional athlete and Kennedy, a current law student opened up and gave some candid responses to a couple topics ranging from time management, to arti
  • Queens Swimming, Stanford Water Polo (W) Among Teams Set for White House Visit

    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    Queens University’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams, as well as Stanford’s women’s water polo team, are among the group of NCAA champions scheduled to make an appearance at the White House Friday.
    The Stanford women won the NCAA women’s water polo championship in May of this year, while Queens are the 5-time defending NCAA Division II champions in swimming and diving. While Queens also won in 2019, it is actually the 20
  • Cal (M) and Queens Swimming, Stanford Water Polo (W) Set for White House Visit

    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    Queens University’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams, as well as Stanford’s women’s water polo team, are among the group of NCAA champions scheduled to make an appearance at the White House Friday.
    Update: Cal men’s swimming — which won the 2019 NCAA title — is also making the trip, SwimSwam has confirmed. 
    The Stanford women won the NCAA women’s water polo championship in May of this year, while Q
  • Elizabeth Beisel on Survivor, Episode 9: A Twisty Double-Tribal

    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    Three-time U.S. Olympian Elizabeth Beisel is part of the cast of the 39th season of CBS’s reality TV show ‘Survivor.’ We’ll be recapping her game weekly… as long as she survives. ‘Survivor‘ is, of course, an edited, pared-down television program that condenses roughly three full days of on-island time into a one-hour program. There’s always more context to what we see, but our commentary is merely to have fu
  • High School Swimmer in Oregon Drowns after Swim Practice

    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    -year old Nabila Maazouz, a member of the swim team at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, was found dead on Wednesday night after a team practice, Hillsboro police say.
    According to a statement made by local police, Maazouz was found underneath the pool cover.
    After a practice at the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center’s outdoor pool, the swimmers pulled the cover over it before leaving the water. After the swimmers got out of the pool and started
  • SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: 2T1

    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwamSwimSwam thanks SwimmersBest for sponsoring “Drill of the Month.”  This is a SwimSwam recurring feature that brings drills and idea submissions from various creative and innovative coaches all over the world.
    This month the drill comes to us from Dave Ling, head coach of the St. John’s Legends Swim Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The easternmost club in all of Canada, the St. John’s Legends are perennial Provincial Champions and the
  • Dolfin Swim of the Week: Rudolph’s 47.7 Relay Split

    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwamDisclaimer: Dolfin Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of the week, but rather one Featured Swim to be explored in deeper detail. The  Dolfin Swim is an opportunity to take a closer look at the context of one of the many fast swims this week, perhaps a swim that slipped through the cracks as others grabbed the headlines, or a race we didn’t get to examine as closely in the flood of weekly meets.
    In a weekend
  • Kate Douglass Clocks Lifetime Best 1:54.30 200 IM at Day 1 Prelims of UT Invite

    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    2019 TENNESSEE INVITATIONALNovember 21st-24th, 2019
    Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    SCY, Prelims/Finals
    Meet Details
    Psych Sheets
    Results on MeetMobile: 2019 UT InviteCompeting TeamsTennessee
    Indiana
    Virginia
    Georgia
    Carson-NewmanThe first session of the Tennessee Invite kicked off this morning with the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free. Tonight’s finals session will also include the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay. Pa
  • Casas Hits 1:58 LCM 200 IM In Prelims of Art Adamson Invite Day 1

    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    2019 Art Adamson InviteThursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
    Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
    Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
    Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
    Live resultsTexas A&M sophomore star Shaine Casas crushed a career-best 1:58.54 in the 200 long course meter IM this morning. That would have ranked 6th among American men last season, and currently
  • SwimSwam Pulse: 44% Most Excited For Tennessee Invite

    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side, or you can find the poll embedded at the bottom of this post.
    Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to pick the most exciting college invite of this weekend:
    RESULTS
    Question: Which NCAA invite are you most excited for?Tennessee Invite (V
  • A Look Inside The 90%-Completed 2020 Olympic Games Aquatics Center

    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled the inside of the Tokyo Aquatics Center, site for the swimming, diving, artistic swimming and several Para Swimming events at next year’s Summer Olympic Games.
    Located in Tatsumi Seaside Park in Koto Ward, the Aquatics Center’s construction was considered 75% complete in August and 90% complete as of October of this year. The goal completion month is February of 2020.
    The estimated cost of the more than 700,000 square foot faci
  • Tamas Kenderesi Sanzionato Da Federazione Ungherese Per I Fatti Di Gwangju

    By Giusy Cisale on SwimSwam
    Tamas Kenederesi, durante i Campionati del Mondo FINA di Gwangju, veniva accusato di molestie sessuali nei confronti di una ragazza coreana.
    Gli eventi in questione si sono verificati in un locale notturno.
    Kenderesi era stato interrogato dalla polizia circa il crollo avvenuto nel Coyote Ugly di Gwangju ed è poi stato trattenuto per le accuse a suo carico.
    L’ungherese secondo fonti della polizia era all’interno del locale al momento del cr
  • International Swimming League: Team-By-Team Previews For 2019 European Derby

    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – EUROPEAN DERBYSaturday, November 23 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
    5:00-7:00 PM Local Time (12:00 noon – 2:00 PM, U.S. Eastern Time)
    London Aquatics Centre – London, England
    Short Course Meters (SCM) format
    European franchises: Aqua Centurions, Energy Standard, Iron, London RoarIt’s time for the European Derby – we preview each team for strengths and weaknesses, focusing in on the all-important sk

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