Representatives from USA Swimming and Swimming Australia have both told SwimSwam they are not planning to attend the first-ever “Youth Programme” FINA recently announced the week before Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
After Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping lab was stripped of its accreditation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last year, Brazil is still without a certified drug testing laboratory two years out from the next Olympics, which it will host.
Kim Williams will look to sweep the IMs for 2014, coming in as the top 200 IM seed this morning.
Curtis Ogren leads the Palo Alto boys, who sit atop the boys team points. PASA is second in combined scores to Carmel which has gotten 218 from its outstanding girls crew.
The Auburn Tigers have released their 2014-2015 schedule, headlined by home duals against national powers Florida and Texas.
Townley Haas will have some company tonight in the 200, where he’s seeded third behind Michael Domagala and breakout prelims star Maxime Rooney.
Despite the political chaos and rocket fire currently tearing up the Gaza region, Israel’s top swimmers are taking to the pool for the country’s national championships this week at the Wingate Institute (pictured).
NOVA’s Townley Haas will try to double his win total today, holding the top 400 free seed a day after smashing the field in the 100.
Countryside YMCA’s Alisabeth Marsteller is the top seed in a pair of races heading into the last session of YMCA Nationals. The incoming Princeton Tiger leads the 100 free and 200 IM after Friday morning’s prelims.
Georgetown University swimming & diving Head Coach James Holder has announced his 24 student-athlete recruiting class that will begin competition this fall. The class is the second largest to be recruited during Holder’s tenure as head coach at Georgetown.
Erin Voss further obliterated the national record in the 200 back, taking two more seconds off after cutting three from it in prelims. Somerset Valley’s Brad Zdroik and Zack Warner also won two titles apiece on the night and three boys 800 free relays got under the national record.
Veronica Burchill is one of three Carmel girls in the 100 free final, and will also likely swim on its 400 free relay, which has a legitimate shot of taking down the 15-18 NAG record set by Missy Franklin & co. in 2010.
Amy Bilquist will begin her quest for three individual titles today, running away with the top seed in the girls 100 free.
Slovenia has put together an 11-person roster for the European Championships this fall, the WSCA reports, including three of its current breaststroking national record-holders.
16-year-old Erin Voss of the Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings went 2:12.43 in the 200 back this morning, obliterating the standing YMCA national record in the event.