Articles by Retta Race

Abrosimov Snags 16k Gold At Russian OW Championships

The 2020 Russian Open Water Championships wrapped up today in Anapa, but not before Kirill Abrosimov snagged another gold, this time in the 16k.

  Comment First!

Paris 2024 Reportedly Considering Changing Swimming Venue Plans

In an effort to control costs, organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games are reportedly now considering abandoning original swimming pool plans.


Japan Continues To Focus On Athletes’ Mental Health

The subject of mental health is embedded within the Japanese sporting structure in light of the toll a pandemic and Olympic postponement can have on athletes.

  Comment First!

High-Level International Meets For October 2020

Be sure to mark your aquatic calendars for the key international swimming meets set to take place during the month of October.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Irie Releases Book & Shioura Gets Married

Want to learn the 54 habits Japanese Olympic icon attributes to his success? Read on in this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines.

  Comment First!

European Jr Medalist Adam Hloben Is Golden In Znojmo

Czech swimmers got some racing in earlier this month, taking part in a short course competition in Znojmo. The filed included Euro Jr medalist Adam Hloben.

  Comment First!

Sasha Touretski Takes 100 Free In First Meet After Father’s Death

Sasha Touretski took part in her first meet back in the water since the death of her legendary coaching father Gennadi Touretski.

  1 Comment

Ikee, Hasegawa & Sato Ready For JPN Student Swimming C’ships

Suzuka Hasegawa threw down a massive 200m fly time last weekend and is set to compete at the Japan Student Championships.

  Comment First!

London Roar Hit With Mass Aussie Withdrawal From ISL Season 2

A huge chunk of London Roar has departed, as the team announced that its Aussie constituents have pulled out of ISL season.


Due To Coronavirus Restrictions, NZL SC C’ships Move Cities

New Zealand’s Short Course Championships are still set for October but will be changing venues due to coronavirus restrictions.

  Comment First!

Tokyo 2020 CEO Reportedly Denies $15.84 Billion Games Price Tag

A wide-ranging study by the University of Oxford now puts the costs of the Tokyo Games at $15.84 billion, a mark nearly 3 times the original budget.

  Comment First!

Shane Ryan Heads Up Top Tier Of Swim Ireland’s Performance Squads

Multi-international medalist Shane Ryan heads up the top tier of Swim Ireland’s just-announced national performance squads for the 2020-21 season.

  1 Comment

Kroniger & Steiger Split Breaststroke Races At Bochum Challenge

German national record holder Jessica Steiger was back in the water for the first time in months, shaking off those competition cobwebs.

  Comment First!

Young Blood Infused Across ISL Rosters For Season 2

Several new faces have the potential to shine brightly during season 2 of the International Swimming League (ISL) competitions.


2020 Olympic Games Sports Director Leaves Post 10 Months Out

Just 10 months prior to the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games, Koji Murofushi, the organization committee’s Sports Director, has resigned.

  1 Comment