Articles by Andy Cheng

Winter Juniors Qualifier Ella Jones Sends Verbal Commitment to Alabama

Ella Jones has verbally committed to Alabama for fall 2023, and brings SEC Championship scoring potential with her best times.

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Cyprus National Record Holder Nic Antoniou Commits to Cal Bears

Cyprus national record holder Nic Antoniou has committed to the University of California Berkeley Golden Bears starting in 2023.


Ontario Creating List of Approved Swimmers for Training in Indoor Facilities

Ontaria, Canada, has limited most indoor sports amid a spike in COVID cases. Swim Ontario is working on a list of exempt athletes for indoor facility use.


Research Shows No COVID-19 Spread Between Tokyo Athletes, Local Residents

New data from the Japanese Government has confirmed there was no spread of COVID-19 between Tokyo’s population and the Olympic/Paralympic athletes.


Olympic News Roundup: IOC Asks Sport Federations to Ensure Fair Competition

Read the biggest Olympic and Paralympic stories outside of the swimming world, like the IOC’s push to ensure all countries can fairly compete in competitions.

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2021 Swammy Awards: Heart of a Champion Award, Rikako Ikee

Rikako Ikee has been honored with the 2021 Heart of a Champion Award winner for her accomplishments two years after her leukemia diagnosis.


Cornell Picks Up Commitments from Winter Junior Qualifiers Simoes, Marsh

Winter Junior Qualifiers Daniel Simoes and Mac Marsh have announced their commitment to Cornell University beginning in the fall of 2022.

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Joe Hancock Commits to Denver, Brings Times that Could Win Summit League Titles

Joe Hancock verbally committed to the University of Denver and brings with him times that could win first place at the Summit League Championships.

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“Best of the Rest” Breaststroker Justin Bender Commits to Gardner-Webb

Breaststroke specialist Justin Bender committed to Gardner-Webb University, bringing times close to school records and with “A” finals scoring potential.

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World Anti-Doping Agency Publishes 2019 Testing and Sanctions Study

WADA published its 2019 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report which provides details on 1,912 violations, 50 of which came from aquatics.

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Tommy Hancock Commits to University of Denver

Tommy Hancock committed to the University of Denver and brings immediate “A” finals scoring potential in freestyle and IM events.

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Olympic News Roundup: Tokyo Olympics Costs Lower Than Anticipated

Catch up on the biggest Olympic and Paralympic storylines outside of the swimming world, featuring stories about Tokyo, the NHL, and Salt Lake City.

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Meg Howell Sends Verbal Commitment to Purdue Class of 2027

High school Junior Meg Howell of Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club and Maclay School will join the Purdue Boilermakers in the fall of 2023.

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Olympian Chiara Pellacani Joins LSU for Spring 2022

Italy’s Olympic Diver Chiara Pellacani will join Louisiana State University in Spring 2022, and brings international competition experience to the Tigers.

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North Carolina’s Bid for 2027 World University Games Starts Heating Up

The bidding process for the 2027 World University Games was updated, and a decision between North Carolina and South Korea could be made in October 2022.