Articles by Retta Race

All 2020 British Championships & Home Nation Meets Now Cancelled

The British Summer Championships is among a host of meets cancelled by British Swimming today, due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Japan Swim Olympic-Qualifying Event In Limbo As Games Moved To 2021

As of today, the 2020 Japan Swim remains on the international calendar, essentially representing the sole elite swimming meet for the month of April.


British Swimming Fully Supports Decision To Postpone Olympics To 2021

British Swimming says it ‘welcomes the decision of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games.’

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Australian OLY Committee, Swimming AUS: We Cannot Assemble OLY Team For 2020

Big-time announcement coming first from the Australian Olympic Committee, then supported by Swimming Australia regarding Tokyo 2020.


Japanese Prime Minister Abe Now Considers Olympic Postponement

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Parliament today that the world isn’t in the right position to hold the Games.


Aussie Swimmers React To AOC ‘No Team In July’ Announcement

Kyle Chalmers and more are among Swimming Australia’s elite taking to social media, mourning what could have been for Tokyo in July.


South Africa Announces New OLY Trials Date For Postponed Event

Swimming South Africa has announced its revised dates for the National Championships which doubles as its Olympic Trials.

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Most Elite Aussie Swimmers Still Training In The Water

Swimming Australia’s elite talent is still (mostly) able to train in the water, as opposed to the United States, GBR, the Netherlands and many others.


2020 Japan Swim (Olympic Trials) To Include Pre-Entry Temperature Checks

The Japanese Swimming Federation has instituted temperature checks at its upcoming Olympic-qualifier of the 2020 Japan Swim.


South African Olympic Trials Postponed, Opening Door For Schoeman

The South African Olympic Trials have been postponed, leaving just the 2020 Japan Swim on the docket for the month of April.


Swimming Australia Calls For ‘Level Playing Field’ At Olympic Games

Swimming Australia published a formal statement addressing the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, including a call for level playing field.


Kira Toussaint, Blake Pieroni, Hannah Miley Share Stuck-At-Home Workouts

With the majority of swimmers, as well as athletes in general, stuck at home around the world, tune in to what some elites are doing to stay in shape.


IOC Chair Kirsty Coventry: “Athletes Want The Olympic Games To Continue”

Kirsty Coventry, IOC Athletes Committee Chair, gave the details pertaining to a call that took place yesterday. She says athletes want the Olympics in July.


The Latest COVID-19 Directives From Denmark, Norway & Belgium

Read through the latest directives stemming from Norway, Denmark and Belgium against the backdrop of the COVID-19 situation worldwide.

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Germany Cancels All Meets Through May; Swimmers Training Abroad Brought Home

The German Swimming Association (DSV) published additional directives in light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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