Articles by Jack McCormick

Olympic Medalists Bronte Barratt, Patrick Murphy Welcome First Child

Bronte Barratt and husband Patrick Murphy, who both represented Australia at Olympic games, welcomed their first child last week.

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Club Teams Make Return to Water While Following Strict Safety Protocols

As many states begin to allow the re-opening of pools, swim teams across the country are able to return to the water for the first time in months.

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IOC Member Says October Key in Deciding Future of Olympic Games in 2021

Australia’s John Coates says that October will be crucial in determining if the Tokyo Olympic Games can go forward in 2021.

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Youngstown State Makes Athletic Department Budget Cuts, Won’t Cut Teams

Youngstown State University has announced that, due to the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be reducing athletics budgets.

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Brisbane Puts 2032 Olympic Bid On Hold

Brisbane, Austalia’s 3rd largest city, has announced they will be placing a hold on their bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games.

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Delaware Swimmer of the Year Ashley Chompre Commits to Duke

The defending Swimmer of the Year for Delaware, Ashley Chompre will be joining the Blue Devils as a member of the class of 2025.

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Chloe Freeman Commits to BYU with a 100 Back Time Better than the School Record

Freeman’s best time in the 100 yard backstroke is faster than the BYU School Record in that event by almost half-a-second.

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Duke Adds Diver Emily Rakestraw to Class of 2020

A newcomer to the sport after spending 10 years as a gymnast, diver Emily Rakestraw has commited to join the Duke Blue Devils beginning in the fall of 2020.

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Former Congressman, Cincinnati Swimming Alumnus Bill Keating Sr. Dies, Age 93

Univeristy of Cincinnati swimming alumnus and former U.S House of Representatives member Bill Keating Sr. has died at the age of 95.

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Wisconsin’s State-Wide Stay-At-Home Lifted, Counties Make Individual Decisions

Following a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled the state’s stay at home order unlawful, paving the way for the reopening of pools.

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Olympic Champion Vladimir Salnikov Speaks on Pandemics Effect on Sport

Russian Swim Federation and Olympic champion Vladimir Salnikov spoke on the countries hopeful return to training and the impact of time away from the water.

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Anton Chupkov Selected for Forbes Russia’s 30 Under 30 List

23-year old Anton Chupkov was selected as one of three Russians to earn the honor of being on Forbes 30 Under 30 in the “Sports and E-sports” category.

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Wyoming to Allow Pools to Re-Open In Limited Capacity

Wyoming has recently joined the growing list of states to allow swimmers to return to the water in a very limited capacity.

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Junior Nationals Finalist Ange Harris Commits to Arizona State (2021)

Junior Nationals finalist Ange Harris of Sound Beach, New York has verbally committed to join the Arizona State Sun Devils class of 2025.

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Former Head Swimming Coach of Maine, Plymouth State Al Switzer Dies at 90

The long time head coach of UMaine and Plymouth State University died last month. He was 90. Switzer won several awards as both a swimming coach and diving coach.

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