Articles by Loretta Race

South Africa Includes Racial Component in National Team Selection

The Swimming South Africa National Team selection criteria reads fairly straightforward, but there is a notable clause related to race within several of the squads’ determination criteria.


Swimming Australia Enters National Event Camp Season

Dean Boxall, coach of Commonwealth Games gold medalists Mitch Larkin and Ariarne Titmus, is heading up one of seven Australian National Team Camps kicking off this month.

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Swim England Talent Squad Headed To Nice

Edward Mildred (right) is one of 20 Swim England budding swimmers who is taking to the Piscine Jean Bouin in Nice for this year’s FFN Golden Tour.

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Guy & Hosszu Join Gkolomeev In Greece For Apostolos Pavlos Meet

The 2019 Apostolos Pavlos international swimming competition is set to kick-off tomorrow in Kavala, Greece, with 2018 Mediterranean Games gold medalist Kristian Gkolomeev among the list of competitors.


FINA Publishes 2019 Open Water Swim Series Schedule

The world’s swimming governing body, FINA, has revealed the 2019 open water schedule as it pertains to the FINA Marathon Swim World Series and FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series.

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Seychelles Selected As Site Of 2020 World Junior Open Water C’ships

The nation of Seychelles will be come the first African country to host an elite junior swimming competition when it becomes the site of the 2020 World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.


Swim Ireland Focusing On Future With European SC C’ships Selections

On the heels of its Transition Squad announcement, Swim Ireland has also now published its qualification criteria for the 2019 European Short Course Championships taking place this December in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Paralympics Australia Re-Brand Brings $12 Million Funding Influx

The Australian Federal Government announced an injection of $12 million in new funding for its para athletes ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


Swim Ireland Selecting Transition Squad For July Croatia Meet

In an effort to further support athletes finishing their junior international swimming years and aid them in transitioning to senior international representation, Swim Ireland will be selecting a squad to race at this year’s Golden Bear Meet in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Scott Awarded & Samurai Swimming

Catch up on a few stories from around the aquatic web in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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6 Ways To Repurpose Your Swim Meet T-Shirts

Make the most of your swimming wardrobe by finding new uses for old t-shirts.

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World Champion Magnussen Still Weighing Retirement Decision

Even though James Magnussen remains among the top 3 freestylers in Australia, the 27-year-old is considering retirement.


Stirling Standouts Make Waves At Scottish West Districts

Ross Murdoch produced a solid, in-season 2:12.57 200 breast winning effort at the Scottish West Districts over the weekend.

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Swimming New Zealand Announces Tokyo 2020 Qualification Criteria

Lewis Clareburt surprised with a Commonwealth Games bronze last year on the Gold Coast. Could he be an Olympic medalist in 2020? He’ll need to get through Swimming New Zealand’s selection criteria first.

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2019 SEA Games Granted FINA Approval As 2020 Olympics Qualifier

Although several months away, the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games has received a big boost in the form of FINA’s sanctioning the 12-day competition as a qualifying meet for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.


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