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SWIMMING: Lazor lights up King, moves to no. 2 all-time U.S. in Tyr...

The story of the second and third days of the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Bloomington, Indiana has been Indiana star Lilly King, who set world-leading marks in the 50 and 100 m Breaststroke events. But on day four, she got Lazored. The gold medalist in the 2018 FINA World Short-Course Championships in the 200 […]
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LANE ONE: Is the Tokyo swimming schedule better for Katie Ledecky or Caeleb...

/Updated: see Endnote/ Now that the Tokyo organizers have released much of the detail of the 2020 Olympic sports schedules, it’s finally possible to see what some of the projected stars of the Games might be able to accomplish. This is especially so in swimming, where the added events and relays create a dizzying set […]
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LANE ONE: Morning swimming and track finals in Tokyo are the price of...

“Having finals in the morning, as requested by the International Olympic Committee, will enhance the visibility of athletics across all time zones.” That comment from IAAF Competitions Director Paul Hardy sums up the news from the release of the session-by-session schedule by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee, with all of the swimming finals in […]
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SWIMMING: Andrew stuns Kalisz in 200 m Medley on final day of Tyr...

“That hurt so bad; I have a massive headache. I didn’t expect that at all.” Neither did anyone else, as 19-year-old Michael Andrew dominated not the 50 m sprint races he’s famous for, but the 200 m Medley, defeating superstars Chase Kalisz and Caeleb Dressel on the final day of the third Tyr Pro Swim […]
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SWIMMING: Dressel back to dominant with four wins (so far) at Tyr Pro...

After seven gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships, there seemed like nothing Caeleb Dressel couldn’t do. Then came a motorcycle accident last June that almost caused him to miss the U.S. Nationals, the meet which principally selected the U.S. team for the 2019 World Championships. That contributed to what Dressel called “just a […]
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SWIMMING: World leader for Ledecky, PR for Smith in 800 m Free headlines...

The third leg of USA Swimming’s Tyr Pro Swim Series in Richmond, Virginia showcased some of the world’s best swimmers in the middle of a hard training time. And it showed. The marks were good, but not great compared to the world’s top marks as most of the other important swimming nations are in the […]
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SWIMMING Preview: World leaders Ledecky and Flickinger headline Tyr Pro Swim Series 3

The third leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series comes this week in Richmond, Virginia and the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, beginning on Wednesday (10th) with the 800 m Freestyles and following with full programs from Thursday through Saturday. When we last left the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, Iowa in early March, […]
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SWIMMING: Two wins for Michael Andrew and four world leaders at Des Moines...

There are still two full days to go in the second Tyr Pro Swim Series meet, but the first visit to Des Moines, Iowa has already been a success. The meet has produced four world-leading marks so far, but it was 19-year-old Michael Andrew was the most impressive with two wins in 13 minutes! He […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Second leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series bows in Des...

USA Swimming has made a substantial effort to liven up its Tyr Pro Swim Series in 2019, especially by bringing it to new places. The Wellmark YMCA in downtown Des Moines, Iowa is the site for this week’s festivities and is importantly connected to the city’s Skywalk system, since this weekend’s highs are forecast from […]
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SWIMMING: U.S. dominates FINA World Short-Course Champs

In another demonstration of how dominant the United States in swimming, a powerful American team overran the rest of the world in the 14th FINA World Short-Course Championships in Hangzhou (CHN). The American team, which did not include a number of stars, won 36 total medals, more than the combined total of runner-up Russia (14 […]
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SWIMMING: Six World Records set so far in FINA World Short-Course Champs

World records are not usually set with this much frequency, but the truth is that high-level competition in short-course (25 m) pools doesn’t come around that often. So there is surprise – but not too much – for the tsunami of new world marks at the 14th FINA World Short-Course Championships in Hangzhou (CHN). So […]
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SWIMMING: World records start FINA World Short-Course Champs

The 14th FINA World Short-Course Championships have exploded out of the blocks in Hangzhou (CHN), with two first-day world records and American Records in three events: ∙ Japan’s Daiya Seto, the 2013-15 World (Long-Course) Champion in the 400 m Medley, pulverized the world Short-Course mark, winning in 1:48.24, ahead of the prior record holder, Chad […]
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LANE ONE: Tokyo 2020 swimming schedule will allow six medals each for Ledecky...

What will become one of the most hyped-up attractions of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo was perhaps decided very quietly on Wednesday. The Tokyo organizers released the day-by-day schedule for the swimming events for the 2020 Games and with it, the medals ceilings for American superstars Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel. For Ledecky, the […]
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SWIMMING: Why Caeleb Dressel wasn’t up to par this season

It made no sense that Caeleb Dressel didn’t dominate the U.S. National Championships this season after winning seven gold medals at the 2017 World Championships and looking so strong in early-season meets. Now, more information is coming out. During the NBC telecast of the Pan-Pacific Championships, announcer Dan Hicks mentioned that Dressel had suffered a […]
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Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the...

TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three men vaulting at the magical 6-meter mark and two clearing it. Then an 18-year-old competing for Sweden won the event at 6.05 m (or 19-10 1/4), not only setting his third […]
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Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the...

TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three men vaulting at the magical 6-meter mark and two clearing it. Then an 18-year-old competing for Sweden won the event at 6.05 m (or 19-10 1/4), not only setting his third […]
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Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first comprehensive report public and there’s one conclusion to be drawn. Doping is still with us. The report on the AIU Web site shows a total of 120 cases handled by the […]
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Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first comprehensive report public and there’s one conclusion to be drawn. Doping is still with us. The report on the AIU Web site shows a total of 120 cases handled by the […]
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U.S. Senate hearing outcome: 50% of USOC revenue directly to athletes?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 6, 2018: The headlines from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate sub-committee hearing are all about ex-USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer any questions at all. That was not the critical outcome. In fact, the key testimony came before Penny even took his seat at the […]
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U.S. Senate hearing outcome: 50% of USOC revenue directly to athletes?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 6, 2018: The headlines from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate sub-committee hearing are all about ex-USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer any questions at all. That was not the critical outcome. In fact, the key testimony came before Penny even took his seat at the […]
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