Articles by Jared Anderson

IOC Emphasizes $100M In Aid After Economist Calls For Olympic Delay Payments

The IOC says it has already provided $100 million in aid – in part, a response to an economist who called for IOC payments for the Olympic postponement.

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Blueseventy Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 7/15/2020

Swimming at Schroeder YMCA’s Summer Sprint this week, 15-year-old Lilly Zippel broke through with a two-and-a-half-second drop in her 100 breast.

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IL Lawyer Sues To Lift Pandemic Rules For Illinois High School Sports

An Illinois lawyer who has already sued the state governor over pandemic restrictions is now suing the Illinois High School Association.

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SEC Postpones Start of Volleyball, Soccer & Cross Country Amid Pandemic

The Southeastern Conference has postponed the start dates for competition in three fall sports, though football is not yet included, due to the pandemic.

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20-21 Pro Swim Series Adds Irvine Stop in November With Morning Finals

USA Swimming updated its 2020-2021 calendar, adding a second November Pro Swim Series stop and announcing night prelims & morning finals for half of the PSS.

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Sources: Texas A&M Swimmers Among Positive COVID-19 Cases

Texas A&M, one of the first college swim teams to return to training, has had multiple swimmers test positive for COVID-19, sources tell SwimSwam.

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Blueseventy Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – National Team Edition, Pt. 5

This week, we track down age group breakthroughs from national teamers including Olivia Smoliga, a national high school record-setter in 2012.

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Officers’ Court Claims Contradict Police Reports In Detainment of Jaylan Butler

Police mistook EIU swimmer Butler for a suspect in 2019. Officers dispute allegations they threatened to shoot Butler, but police reports show otherwise.

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Wingate Promotes Doyle And Hennessy To Associate Head Coaches

Wingate has promoted two assistant coaches to associate head coaches: Greg Doyle (women’s swimming & diving) and Kevin Hennessy (men’s swimming & diving).

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Former Georgia High School Swim Coach Charged With Sexual Battery

A former swim coach at Meadowcreek High School in Georgia has been arrested and charged with sexual battery after reports from former students.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Zirk’s Estonian Record 800 Free

Kregor Zirk lowered his own Estonian record with a three-second drop in the 800 free – an early triumph in the sport’s return from pandemic shutdown.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 51% Pick Michigan To Rise To Top of Women’s Big Ten

Just over half of voters picked Michigan to surge to the top of the women’s Big Ten in 2021, compared to just 28% voting for defending champs Ohio State.

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ESPN: Big Ten Likely To Cut Non-Conference Matchups For All Fall Sports

ESPN reports that the Big Ten Conference is likely to restrict its fall sports to only conference matchups – that includes college football.

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High School All-America Lists Heavily Impacted By California Cancellation

California had a combined 425 high school All-America awards in 2019, dropping to just 13 in 2020 when the state’s high school swimming season was canceled.

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Application Period Open For Additional $1.5M of USA Swimming COVID Grants

USA Swimming is now accepting online applications for phase two of its COVID-19 Relief Program, which offers up to $1.5 million to support swim clubs.

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