Articles by Loretta Race

Hazing Accusations in Western Kentucky Swim Program Prompts Title IX Investigation

A Title IX investigation has led to findings of sexual harassment, sexual assault and hazing against the Western Kentucky University swim team.


Australia’s Kyle Chalmers Lowers His Own 100m Freestyle Age Record – 48.6

Australian teen sprintster Kyle Chalmers lowered his fresh new 100m freestyle age record for 16-year old boys by another two tenths…


United Arab Emirates Fires Russian Head Coach Sergey Burkov

Sergey Burkov has been dismissed as UAE’s head coach.

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Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Ellen Johnston Named National YMCA Coach of the Year

Westport/Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team Head Coach, Ellen Johnston, has been named as National YMCA Coach of the…


SwimMAC Elite’s Roy Burch Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Bermudian sprinter star, Roy Burch, suffered a big-time leg injury, rendering him in a temporary wheel chair for his immediate future.


“Transformation 2022”: A New Global Plan for Future Commonwealth Games

Following a Commonwealth Games Executive Board meeting held in London in early March, a new seven-year strategic plan entitled “Transformation…

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Final Night of 2015 Portuguese Nats: Carvalho and Santos Clear 200 IM Rio Qualifying Standard

Diogo Carvalho is one of two men who clocked Rio-qualifying 200 IM times on the final day of the 2015 Portuguese Nationals. This marks the first time that Portugal will have two athletes swimming in the same event at an Olympic Games.

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Femke Heemskerk Becomes 6th-Fastest 100m Freestyler of All Time at Eindhoven Cup

The Netherlands’ Femke Heemskerk blasted a 52.79 100m freestyle to top the 2015 world rankings, as well as to slide into history as the 6th-fastest performer of all time in the event.


Arizona Bill 2299 Proposes Expansion of the Term “Persons of Trust” to Include Coaches

An interesting piece of news coming out of the state of Arizona points to expanding the definition of “persons of…


Pedro Oliveira Completes Backstroke Win Tri-Fecta on Day 3 of Portuguese Nats

Pedro Oliveira scored his third backstroke win at the 2015 Portugues Nats meet, completing a hat trick of 50-100-200 backstrokes.

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Phelps Lands On Another ESPN.COM List; This Time a Bit Higher

SwimSwam readers were all about commenting on Phelps’ 9th-ranked position on the’s “Top Athletes of Last 20 Years” list. Let’s hear what you have to say about where he falls on the site’s “Top Moments” lineup.


Hungary Approves Plan to Expedite Aquatics Center Timeline for 2017 Worlds

As a by-product of Budapest, Hungary stepping in as host of the 2017 FINA Aquatic World Championships, the country’s parliament…


Pedro Oliveira Scores Second Backstroke Victory on Day 2 of Portuguese Nats

Pedro Oliveira topped the field in the 200m backstroke tonight to collect his second individual gold medal so far at the 2015 Portuguese Nationals.

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Chris Walker-Hebborn Considered Quitting Swimming Post-2012 Olympics

Elite backstroker Chris Walker-Hebborn describes his thoughts on quitting after a disappointing London Olympics.

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15-Year-Old Becomes First-Ever Female UAE National Swimmer

The Arab Swimming Championships taking place at the Hamdan Sports Complex beginning today already kicked off with a monumental achievement….

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