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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.

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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.

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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.

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Olympian Krapyvina Pulls Out Mid-Swim As Kirpichnikova Takes 10k Title

First-timer in the open water, Anastasia Kirpichnikova got it done for gold at the Russian Open Water National Championships.


Atherton Snags Multi-Golds While Dekkers Impresses In 200 Fly Once Again

The Vorgee Brisbane Short Course meet saw the likes of Minna Atherton, Chelsea Gubecka and Northwestern University’s Calypso Sheridan get some swims in.

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16-Year-Old Sam Short Wreaks Havoc On Aussie Age Rankings

This weekend, Sam Short took on the 200m/400m/800m/1500m freestyle events, with the teen reaping gold across the entire spectrum.


Swimming Australia President Bertrand’s Term Set To Expire

Swimming Australia’s John Bertrand will be stepping aside from his role as president of the organization, with a new appointee to be revealed shortly.


Ippei Watanabe Posts 2:09 200 Breast In First Race In Nearly 8 Months

World Championships bronze medalist Ippei Watanabe got back in the pool for his first 200m breast race in nearly 8 months.

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200 Free Worlds Medalist Matsumoto Hits 100 Fly PB At Chiba Meet

World Championships silver medalist Katsuhiro Matsumoto hit a new 100 fly PB in the 23-year-old’s first meet back post-positive-doping-test exoneration.

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KNZB Publishes Complete Selection Policy Roadmap For 2021-2024

The Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) has published its entire qualification policy set for elite international competitions spanning 2021-2024.

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Milestone Return Qualifies Ikee To Race At October’s Student C’ships

Japanese sprinter Rikako Ikee’s return to racing at last month’s Tokyo Special Swimming Tournament was significant on several different levels. 

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Introducing Adam’s Baby Boy: George-Anderson Adetola Peaty

Deep breaths for reigning Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty as he and girlfriend Eirianedd Munro (Eiri) welcomed their son into the world.


Chalmers Eases Back Into Racing At Short Course South Aussie Meet

Australian Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers got wet this weekend, contesting the local South Australia Division 1, Meet 1.


2021 Aussie Nationals Set For Gold Coast With Tokyo Timing

Swimming Australia announced that the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships are now slated for April 14th-18th at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.