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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: Ledecky wins four at Tyr Pro Swim Series opener

To the surprise of absolutely no one, American superstar Katie Ledecky dominated the season opener of the Tyr Pro Swim Series, winning four events at the Jones Aquatics Center at the University of Tennessee. Ledecky won the 200 m Freestyle on Thursday night in an excellent 1:55.78, a mark bettered by only four other swimmers […]
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SWIMMING: Ledecky posts 200 m Free and 400 m Medley wins at Tyr...

The first significant U.S. competition of 2019 opened with a strong performance by superstar Katie Ledecky, who won two events and then said she had no intention of swimming one of them seriously in the future. She was the only double winner on the first full night of the Tyr Pro Swim Series opened before […]
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SWIMMING: Flickinger leads with five qualifying events at Winter Nationals

No U.S. teams were going to be selected from the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina over the weekend. But as qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials was now open, it attracted multiple Olympic stars to the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The big winner in terms of qualifying was 200 m Olympian and World […]
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SWIMMING: Ledecky first Olympic Trials qualifier at Winter Nationals

No surprise, really, that Freestyle superstar Katie Ledecky became the first Olympic Trials qualifier at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina....

SWIMMING Preview: Olympic Trials qualifying starts at Winter Nationals in Greensboro

The U.S. Olympic Trials for the 2020 Olympic Games are a long way off. But starting Wednesday, American swimmers can begin qualifying for the Trials with performances at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because of this opportunity, the meet is being held in a true Olympic-sized pool of 50 m in […]
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SWIMMING: Three “Golden Goggles” awards for Ryan Murphy

USA Swimming’s annual awards program, the Golden Goggles, was held on Monday evening in New York, with Freestyle superstar Katie Ledecky making some more history. Ledecky won the women’s Athlete of the Year award for the sixth consecutive year, the most wins in a row by any swimmer in the history of the awards program, […]
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LANE ONE: Being no. 1 today isn’t good enough for USA Swimming, looking...

It’s hard to imagine much concern at USA Swimming over the performance of the world’s no. 1 swim team, as the U.S. has been for decades, and showed once again at the Pan-Pacific Championships earlier this year. But there is. What is there to worry about? In an off year for the U.S., with no […]
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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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Want to promote your sport? Start with better statistics!

Did you know that Teddy Riner is undefeated since 2010 and riding a 144-match winning streak? Do you know who Teddy Riner is and what sport he competes in? You aren’t alone. Riner, the French judoka who is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic heavyweight champion and a nine-time World Champion, now owns a 144-match winning […]
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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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USADA survey: U.S. athletes believe doping is being better controlled

TSX HEADLINES – for August 10, 2018: There was a time when, sadly, American athletes were at the forefront of doping in Olympic sports. But things have changed. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of an 83-question survey from 2017, in which nearly 900 U.S. athletes who are part of the USADA drug-testing […]
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USADA survey: U.S. athletes believe doping is being better controlled

TSX HEADLINES – for August 10, 2018: There was a time when, sadly, American athletes were at the forefront of doping in Olympic sports. But things have changed. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of an 83-question survey from 2017, in which nearly 900 U.S. athletes who are part of the USADA drug-testing […]
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EXTRA: World 100 m Backstroke Record for Kathleen Baker!

TSX EXTRA – for July 29, 2018: When 16-year-old Regan Smith set a World Junior Record in the morning prelims, it became clear that the final of the women’s 100 m Backstroke was going to be a hot race. So hot, in fact, that Rio silver medalist Kathleen Baker – swimming next to Smith – […]
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EXTRA: World 100 m Backstroke Record for Kathleen Baker!

TSX EXTRA – for July 29, 2018: When 16-year-old Regan Smith set a World Junior Record in the morning prelims, it became clear that the final of the women’s 100 m Backstroke was going to be a hot race. So hot, in fact, that Rio silver medalist Kathleen Baker – swimming next to Smith – […]
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