Articles by John Durham

Former FSU Swimmer McKenna Keith Beats Cancer

Former FSU swimmer McKenna Keith overcame Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and graduated with her degree in sociology. Keith is currently applying to nursing schools.


Four Florida State Freestyle Sprinters Hitting Their Stride

Florida St. Swimmers William Pisani, Emir Muratovic, Jakub (Kuba) Książek and Vladimir Stefanik have all swum under 50 seconds in the 100 meter free in 2019.


Cannonballs Across America Bike Ride Campaign Has Close Swimming Roots

Cannonballs Across America is a cross country bike ride campaign that has a goal of raising awareness and funds for a cure to pediatric brain cancer, specifically DIPG.

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Kasia Wilk Reflects On Impressive Swims at Polish Nationals

The former USC Trojan, turned UNLV Rebel, Kasia Wilk broke her country’s record in the 50 freestyle last week at Polish Nationals with a time of 24.73.

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Fundraising Efforts Continue For New Sandusky Aquatic Center In Ohio

The community of Sandusky, Ohio, is close to reaching fundraising goal for new aquatic center (artist’s rendering above).

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Former Cal Coach Kristen Lewis Cunnane’s New Book Seeks To Help Other Abuse Victims

Kristen Lewis Cunnane’s (left) recently published book Undoing Jane Doe tells her account of how she placed her sexually abusive teacher in prison and she now shares her story to help other victims.


Doping Network Linked To 21 Athletes Around The World

A total of 21 athletes from three winter sports and two summer sports were connected to an “internationally active doping network” back in late March.


British Connection For Arkansas Swimmer Anna Hopkin Helped Lead To First Year Success

Anna Hopkin’s close relationship with head coach Neil Harper was one of the reasons she was able to have success in her first college season.


New Sports Complex Will Allow Russian Teams To Train In Kaliningrad

In a region where swimming pools that allow for international swim meets to best are few and far between, a new sports complex in the Russian province Kaliningard will open to address that need among many others.

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The Pool is a Safe Haven for Rian Covington as He Battles Cancer

Futures Qualifier and Bolles School Shark Rian Covington continues to swim while battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Q&A: Jay Holmes Offers Thoughts On SEC Championships

Texas A&M men’s coach Jay Holmes provides his thoughts before the SEC Championship meet in Athens, GA.


Coaches Ray Looze And Mike Bottom Set To Face Off at B1G Championships

Coaches Ray Looze and Mike Bottom (above) preview the upcoming B1G Championships in Bloomington.


Javier Acevedo Nearing Return To Full Strength

Javier Acevedo nearing return to 100 percent following foot injury ahead of SEC Championship and NCAAs.


Akron Coach Brian Peresie Discusses Impact Of International Swimmers

Akron head coach Brian Peresie discusses the impact of international swimmers on his team as well as upcoming championship meet training habits.


Distance Swimmer Greg Reed Coming Into His Own At UGA

Greg Reed is breaking out this season for Georgia as a distance freestyle swimmer.

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