The University of Iowa has released its official schedule for the upcoming season, highlighted by the team’s second-ever chance to host the NCAA Championships.
25 more swimmers jumped onto the Pan Pacs team after the Japan Open, while 17 more made the Asian Games roster.
England’s Prince Harry has been in Brazil this week taking in the World Cup, but he took an opportunity earlier today to tour the Minas Tenis swimming facility.
Fresh off a pair of wins at the Santa Clara Grand Prix, outgoing Wolverine senior Connor Jaeger returned to Michigan to one more collegiate award – the University of Michigan’s Male Athlete of the Year crown.
Coach Charlie Wilson, a well-respected swimming coach and founder of the U.K.’s British Swim Coaches Association, has passed away, the BSCA reports.
Christopher Clarke, a 45-year-old business owner and Masters national record-holder, was pulled from the water this weekend during the Indy Open Water Challenge. Clarke was rushed to a local hospital where he was later declared dead.
Katie Hoff, on the comeback trail in the Sunshine State after a swimming hiatus, won four events at the SFTL meet, including a 200 IM that would have won the Santa Clara Grand Prix by over a half second.
The overall Grand Prix points race had some big finishes come down to the wire, with Conor Dwyer taking the men’s title by a single point and Caitlin Leverenz earning the women’s BMW lease by just a half-point.
Van Dyken flashes the trademark positive attitude that has characterized her public reaction to the injury so far, saying she plans to ‘rock it out’ with the coolest wheelchair she can create.
The Santa Clara Grand Prix is the next stop on the Michael Phelps comeback tour, and will also be the 2014 Grand Prix series debut for Missy Franklin.
19-year-old Adam Peaty has put himself right in between Christian Sprenger and Cameron van der Burgh in what once looked like a two-man race for world’s top sprint breaststroker.
Holland High School, a Michigan powerhouse and three-time defending Division 2 state champions on the girls side, has turned to former Holland standout Sam Soukup to lead its boys and girls programs.
The Japan Open will kick off this Thursday in Tatsumi, Japan, and the home country has shown up in full-force, according to the start lists, which include Olympic bronze medalist Kosuke Hagino.
Swimming South Africa announced last week that it had signed Memoranda of Understanding with 12 schools to begin building a system to accredit schools that could serve as good development homes for young swimmers.
Keep your eyes out for Olympic stars Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who make sneaky appearances in this Tonight Show bit. (Video courtesy of The Tonight Show on YouTube).