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SWIMMING: Indiana’s King posts world leader in Bloomington, while Adrian returns for fourth...

While the focus heading into the Tyr Pro Swim Series meet in Bloomington was the return to competition of Nathan Adrian, an Indiana star actually stole the headlines. In her professional debut, ex-Indiana star Lilly King – swimming in her home pool – won the 100 m Breaststroke in a world-leading 1:05.68, the only best-in-the-world […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Nathan Adrian returns to the pool in Tyr Pro Swim Series...

The feel-good story of the 2019 swimming season will come this week at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center at Indiana University with the return of five-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian for the fourth leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series. Adrian, now 30, disclosed in January that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer, […]
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SWIMMING: Paltrinieri and Twichell shine brightest at U.S. Open Water Nationals

Of the four senior races at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Miami, Florida, American swimmers won only one. But that was hardly the point as the meet served to select the U.S. swimmers for the Open Water events at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Korea in July. And it showed that […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Pan American team spots on the line at Open Water Nationals...

USA Swimming’s Open Water Nationals are on for this weekend at the Miami Marine Stadium, with racing on three days: ● 3 May: 10 km National Championships ● 4 May: 5 km National Junior Champions (16 and under) ● 5 May: 5 km National Championships The U.S. Pan American Team will be selected from the […]
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LANE ONE: Planning your time off for 2020 yet? How about U.S. Trials...

With the announcement of St. Louis, Missouri as the site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for men and women, the United States Olympic Committee – and its television partner, NBC – have assembled two weeks of continuous Olympic Trials action for next June. Over the course of almost a year, four U.S. Trials events […]
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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: Five wins for Andrew and 11 world-leading marks in excellent Tyr Pro...

The first Tyr Pro Swim Series meet held in Des Moines, Iowa probably shouldn’t be the last. Over four days in what is normally a heavy training period, eight U.S. swimmers and Anton Ipsen from Denmark produced 11 world-leading marks (including one equaled): ● Men’s 800 m Free: 7:54.28, Zane Grothe (USA) ● Men’s 1,500 […]
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LANE ONE: FINA asks for dismissal of International Swimming League and athlete suits

Following the cancellation of a high-profile swimming meet scheduled for last December, the new International Swimming League (ISL) filed suit against the international governing body for swimming – the Federation Internationale de Natation or “FINA” – in U.S. Federal Court. ISL filed its own suit, and one in the names of U.S. stars Tom Shields […]
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SWIMMING Panorama: Doping rumors about China’s Yang Sun, and a cancer challenge for...

Rough news this week for two of the finest swimmers in the world, both from the medical side: ● China’s Yang Sun, the triple Olympic gold medalist and nine-time World Champion in distance Freestyles, is in the news thanks to a sensational story in the Sunday Times (GBR) that “A clash with anti-doping testers ended […]
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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 Preview: Tyr Pro Swim Series opens in Knoxville; what will Katie do?

USA Swimming is placing significant emphasis on raising the importance, profile and showmanship of its Tyr Pro Swim Series, starting with the first leg this week in a new venue, the Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee. The fields are excellent, especially for a meet in January and especially on the women’s […]
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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: 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: Senate hearing asks four NGBs to turn control over to its...

Should athletes run the sports they participate in? The key exchanges of Wednesday’s fourth hearing on “Protecting U.S. Amateur Athletes: Examining Abuse Prevention Efforts Across the Olympic Movement” before the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security came near the end of the session with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) asking […]
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LANE ONE: More fireworks are not going to bring more spectators to swimming...

USA Swimming’s (fairly) new chief executive, Tim Hinchey, released a “State of the Sport” post on the organization’s Web site on 19 September and for incurable Olympic-sport junkies (like me), it made for fascinating reading. Hinchey, you may remember, made one of the best impressions at the multiple Congressional hearings earlier this year into the […]
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Will the 2019 U.S. swimming team suffer the same letdown as 2015?

Kelsi Dahlia and Mallory Comerford were celebrating in 2017; what about next year?TSX HEADLINES – for August 3, 2018: The last time that USA Swimming picked its World Championships team a full year before, it didn’t go so well. In 2015, the U.S. won 20% less medals than it did at the 2013 Worlds, and […]
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