Articles by Hannah Hecht

Get in the Olympic Mood with a Flashback to London 2012

To get excited for Rio, dive into the SwimSwam archives and revisit the London 2012 Olympics.


Watch: FGCU’s Lani Cabrera on Making the Barbados Olympic Team

Watch here as Barbados national record holder Lani Cabrera talks about her Olympic journey.

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Olympic Talking Points To Impress Your Non-Swimmer Friends

Take your mark, swimming fans, because after enduring countless Super Bowls and March Madnesses, it’s our time to shine.


Coughlin to Join Local NBC Station for Nightly “Olympic Moment” Piece

Natalie Coughlin will join her local Bay Area NBC station for a nightly segment called “The Olympic Moment of the Day with Natalie Coughlin.”

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Rio Travel Advice on Zika, Safety & More from Dr. Albert Levy

Going to Rio? Dr. Albert Levy has advice on how best to stay safe, healthy, and Zika-free during your travels.


Photo Vault: Brazilian Olympic Team Training Camp in Sao Paulo

Get a peek inside the Brazilian Olympic training camp in Sao Paulo with Satrio Sodre (and Henrique Rodrigues, pictured above).

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Kelsi Worrell

Meet Kelsi Worrell, the American record holder out of the University of Louisville who will be representing the US in the 100 fly in Rio.

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Rio 2016 Photo Vault: Aquatics Stadium and Warm Up Facility

Look here to see pictures of the Rio 2016 Olympic aquatics facility and the athlete warm up pool.

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WADA “Disappointed” IOC Didn’t Decline All Russian Athletes’ Entries

In a statement released today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) expressed its disappointment that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did…


Russian Sports Minister to IOC: “We Are Very Grateful”

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko thinks that the IOC made the right decision today in refraining from implementing a blanket…


USADA: IOC Decision Is “Significant Blow” to Clean Athletes’ Rights

The BBC is reporting that the United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) said that the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC‘s) decision not…


IOC President Bach: Russian Decision a “Twofold Approach”

In a conference call today with media across the world, IOC president Thomas Bach posed the question “how far can you make…


Lehane Improves 8th-in-the-World 200 Back at Brown Deer Sectional

Olympic Trials fourth place finisher Sean Lehane dropped his best 200 back time yet again tonight at the Speedo Sectional in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.


Putin Calls for National Russian Anti-Doping Commission

Without addressing the WADA report that confirms state-sponsored doping in Russia, Vladimir Putin has called for a new Russian anti-doping commission.


Video: A Day at Olympic Camp w/ Calvyn Justus & the South African Team

Rocket launches, body surfing, Pokemon, and more: spend a day with South African Olympic team members at their training camp in Cocoa Beach, Florida.