Articles by Retta Race

Beyond The Lane Lines: Matsumoto Returns To The Pool

Catch international happenings in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Japan’s World Championships silver medalist Katsuhiro Matsumoto.

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Suit Up For A SwimSwam Swimmer Scramble

Have some fun with our Swimmer Scramble #2, mixing up some aquatic-related words with only you being able to put them back to their original states.

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Great Britain’s Ellie Simmonds Talks Mental Health (Video)

Get some sound insight into everyday stresses by taking a look at British Swimming’s conversational video with para swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

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Brazilian World Championships Medalist Bruno Fratus Is Back In The Water

Brazilian sprint freestyle ace Fratus has been able to get wet once again at his home pool of Coral Springs Swim Club in Florida.

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Spanish Para Swimmer Ariel Schrenck Stalked By Sharks While Training (Video)

19-year-old Spanish Para swimmer Ariel Schrenck swam for his life when his open water training turned dangerous in the blink of an eye.

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WADA Study Shows No Link Between TUE Use & Olympic Medals

Brazil’s sprinting ace Etiene Medeiros is one of several elite swimmers who trains and competes while suffering from asthma.


Storied Lakeside Swim Club In Louisville, Kentucky Staying Dry This Summer

One of the most unique outdoor pools in the United States will not be opening this summer as Lousiville, Kentucky’s Lakeside Swim Club will remain dry.


South Africa’s Meiring On Schoenmaker’s Motivation, Corbett’s Injuries

Our 2019 Swammy award winner for African Coach of the Year, Rocco Meiring, has been facing training difficulties over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Party In Iceland As Reykjavík Swimmers Celebrate Midnight Pool Reopenings

Check out how pool-hungry swimmers in Iceland celebrated the fact their public pools were able to reopen earlier this week.


Australia’s State-By-State Pool Reopening Guide

Check out key dates for pool reopenings within the Australian states as their roadmaps to recovery continue to roll out this month.


Taastrup NTC Swimming Pool Open For Danish Elite

The Danish Swimming Union has confirmed that elite swimmers have the ability to return to the National Training Center at Taastrup Swimming Hall

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Japan’s Swimming Club Association Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines

Japan’s Swimming Club Association and Health Sports Medical Science Committee have collaborated on official COVID-19 guidelines for when pools can reopen.

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World Record Holder Atherton Takes Home Prestigious UniSport AUS Award

‘Bondy’ Minna Atherton took home UniSport Australia’s award for ‘Most Outstanding Sporting Achievement by a Student-Athlete.’

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Rikako Ikee Embraces Her Recovery Look For Inspiring Ad Campaign

“Today, I will show you myself like this for the first time,” reads 19-year-old Rikako Ikee, the Japanese Olympian stricken with leukemia in early 2019.


Adam Peaty Speaks Candidly About Drinking, Depression & Moving On

We’re used to hearing Adam Peaty set big goals and have a clear vision in mind. But there was a time when the Olympic champion was living under darkness.