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British Swimming’s 6-Olympics CEO David Sparkes Retires

After leading British Swimming through 6 Olympic games, CEO David Sparkes will step down at the end of the this…

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Jim Ritter Sets Masters World Record

60-year-old Jim Ritter set a new Masters World Record at Miami University (Ohio) on June 17. His historic race in…

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STUDY: The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Swimming

Swim England is the first sport governing body to look in-depth at the relationship between health and well-being and swimming. With…

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The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

This year on June 22 3-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines led the swim lesson at the Aquatica in Sea World. Olympic bronze medalist Tom Wilkens was in attendance at the event in New Jersey and Janet Evans emceed the event in Orange County. The goal is to reach out to as many people as possible to actively reduce the risk of drowning in the water.

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Olympic diver Kassidy Cook out of World Championships

Olympic diver Kassidy Cook will not head to Budapest this summer for the World Championships. USA diving announced yesterday that this is due to shoulder injury. She was set to dive in the synchronized 3-meter with Maria Coburn.

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UCLA Water Polo Coach Steps Down

After a loss to Stanford in the NCAA final game in May, UCLA Water Polo head coach Brandon Brooks announced…

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FINA Proposes Rule Changes in Water Polo

On May 26 at a meeting in Budapest, all the Water Polo Federations present unanimously agreed and declared that the…

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Ben Keast Takes Position with Canada’s High Performance Centre

Ben Keast has accepted a position with the High Performance Centre – Vancouver as assistant to Tom Johnson beginning September…

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Natation Gatineau Hires Craig McCord

Natation Gatineau (Southwest Quebec) announced that Coach Craig McCord and Steven Marchand will be joining the staff for the 2017-2018…

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The Natalie Bolin Swim Camp

2017 NKB Camp Application The Natalie Bolin Swim Camp is held every summer in honor of Natalie Bolin who lost…

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Speedo Signs Paralympian Becca Meyers

Team Speedo has signed on triple Paralympic Gold Medalist Becca Meyers this month. She was welcomed to the team by world record holder Missy Franklin on June 2nd. Meyers competes in the 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, and 200m IM.

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Estonian Swimming Head Coach Resigns

Estonian Swimming Federation head coach Janno Jürgenson is stepping down due to family reasons. His contract agreement will end mutually on July 31st. The search for a new head coach will start on June 14th. Janno Jürgenson will be in the office full time until the end of July.

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Alex Baumann Steps Down From High Performance Sport New Zealand

On Sunday Alex Baumann announced his retirement from High Performance Sport New Zealand. Baumann has been the Chief Executive for…

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Florent Manaudou To Commentate At World Championships

Florent Manaudou, Olympic Champion in the 50 free at London 2012, will be commentating World Championships in Budapest this summer. …

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Emma Sougstad New Assistant Coach at Miami University (Ohio)

Emma Sougstad has been hired as an assistant coach at Miami University (Ohio) this coming 2017/2018 season.  Sougstad will join…

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